Build an Effective Grad School Application

June 9, 2007
Kaplan Test Prep

When it comes to applying to graduate school, you are “the product.” Your application is your marketing document. Marketing yourself doesn’t mean that you should lie or even embellish the facts. It simply means that you need to make a lucid and convincing presentation. Everything on your application should contribute to an overall picture of you that clearly demonstrates that you belong in the class and will make a solid contribution to the learning of your peers.

Graduate School Admission Requirements

The most common graduate admissions requirements include your undergraduate GPA (especially in your major), your GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and your personal statement. However, expectations and admission requirements vary from program to program. For example, if you are applying to a counseling psychology program, the admissions office will most likely be looking for experience in a “people-helping” profession. On the other hand, if you are pursuing an academic career via graduate school, the admissions committee will be more interested in your publications.


Kaplan Test Prep

Kaplan Test Prep



About Kaplan

We know test prep. We invented it. Through innovative technology and a personalized approach to learning, we equip you with the test insights and advice you need to achieve your personal best. Results, guaranteed.*

*Higher Score Guarantee: Conditions and restrictions apply. For complete guarantee eligibility requirements, visit kaptest.com/hsg. © 2015 All Rights Reserved

Take Our Score Predictor Quiz for GRE

How ready are you to go for your advanced degree? Kaplan can help.

Master’s degrees can pay off for graduate students—in both job availability and salary.
 

Find out how you might score on the GRE in about 15 minutes. You’ll also receive detailed video explanations of each question from a Kaplan expert.

#PredictYourScore