How Personal Is Too Personal In Your Application Essays?

By - May 17, 05:00 AM   Comments [0]

The personal statement is your chance to stand out and make an impression on the admissions committees. How can you make your essay original? How much should you tell? And at what point are you crossing the line into TMI? When I applied to college, I...

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“Is Grad School for Me?” Authors Reveal Secrets of Successful Applications [Episode 575]

By - May 14, 05:00 AM   Comments [0]

Show Summary In this episode, Dr. Miroslava Chavez-Garcia and Dr. Yvette Martínez-Vu discuss the challenges faced by underrepresented groups in graduate school and provide advice for all grad school applicants. They emphasize the importance of finding a good fit in a program and building strong relationships...

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How to Get Accepted to Graduate Engineering Programs

By - May 10, 07:38 AM   Comments [0]

With years of experience preparing engineers for their careers – and as an Accepted admissions consultant since 2015 – I’ve seen what works and doesn’t work when applying to master’s and PhD programs in engineering. There are many academic departments within the broad engineering field,...

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How to Think About Authenticity In Your Personal Statement

By - May 9, 09:19 AM   Comments [0]

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The Diversity Essay: How to Write an Excellent Diversity Essay

By - May 8, 07:20 AM   Comments [0]

What is a diversity essay in a school application? And why does it matter when applying to leading programs and universities? Most importantly, how should you go about writing such an essay? Diversity is of supreme value in higher education, and schools want to know how...

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Oxford Lecturer Joins Accepted: Welcome, Dr. Sundas Ali [Episode 574]

By - May 7, 05:00 AM   Comments [0]

Show Summary Dr. Sundas Ali, a former Lecturer at the University of Oxford and now an admissions consultant at Accepted, discusses the differences between graduate school admissions in the UK and the US. She explains that while there are some similarities in the application process, such...

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How to Pick a Grad School

By - Apr 26, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

         After nearly 20 years of helping people get into the graduate schools of their dreams, I have a clear sense of what works and doesn’t. Since most graduate programs open their admissions portals in the fall, if you’re reading this now (end of April),...

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How to Use Stories to Supercharge Your Application

By - Apr 24, 07:46 AM   Comments [0]

In nearly 20 years of helping people get into their dream schools, I’ve made a point of working with clients to create essays that are both engaging and substantive. This balance is the key to a great essay for graduate or professional school. But, somewhere...

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What NOT to Include In Your Medical School Personal Statement

By - Apr 23, 06:37 AM   Comments [0]

         As the May 2nd AMCAS release date approaches, many applicants have begun planning their applications and personal statements. After nearly 20 years of helping people get into top medical schools, I have seen, over and over, how the best applications feature a focused personal...

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Do NOT Do This When Getting Personal Statement Help

By - Apr 22, 03:52 AM   Comments [0]

After nearly 20 years of reading, assessing, revising, and consulting on personal statements, I have seen every variety of mistake an applicant can make. More importantly for you, though, is that I am pretty good at identifying the upstream source of the problem and providing...

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