The Crucial Role of Contacting Professors in Grad School Admissions
Since 2006, Gurufi.com has helped over 5,000 applicants get into their dream schools. In the 2022-’23 admissions season, we helped earn admission into Ivy League STEM programs, elite humanities PhD programs, and Master’s programs at all levels. In this video series, we provide comprehensive advice from our consultants, all of whom have gotten into (and completed) PhDs from elite programs in STEM, social sciences, and the humanities.
When applying to graduate school, especially for Ph.D. programs, an essential step that distinguishes it from undergraduate or professional school applications is contacting professors at the programs you're interested in. This often overlooked tactic can significantly influence your admission chances. In this installment of Gurufi's 'Getting Into Graduate School' series, we delve into why reaching out to professors is vital and how to do it effectively.
Why Contacting Professors Matters
How to Contact Professors
What to Include in Your Communication
Impact on Admission
Special Considerations for Ph.D. Applicants
For Ph.D. programs, where research focus and advisor fit are paramount, these contacts can be even more critical. You're not just applying to a program; you're seeking to join a specific research group or project. Demonstrating your fit and enthusiasm for a professor's research can significantly boost your candidacy.
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In conclusion, contacting professors is a strategic step in the graduate school application process, especially for Ph.D. applicants. It demonstrates your initiative, helps assess fit, and can significantly impact your admission chances. For further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, where we can help refine your approach and strengthen your overall application. Stay tuned for more insights in our series, as we aim to guide you successfully through the maze of graduate admissions.
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