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Daily Link Roundup: July 7

Graduate School Admissions: What’s the Role of GPA in Graduate School Admissions? by Tara Kuther, Ph.D. from Graduate School @ – This article explains that when admissions committees look at your GPA, they also consider the quality and difficulty of the courses. It also goes into the reason for standardized exams and what you […]

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Daily Link Roundup: July 6

International Students: How I got in Ivy League with 1170 GRE from Happy Schools Blog – After receiving a disappointing GRE score, this student decided to hold off on applying to schools in the US and focus on other accomplishments. This strategy ultimately paid off because he or she is now attending a great school. […]

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Daily Link Roundup: July 1

Student Stories: “Non-Traditional” Grad School Applicants – For people who’ve been out of school for a while… from – This is a very active forum thread about applying to grad school at a later age. Graduate School Admissions: 6 Hopeful and 4 Scary Trends for Grad School Grants by Kim Clark from U.S. News […]

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Daily Link Roundup: June 30

International Students: GRE Verbal guide for non-native english speaker – This presentation has some great tips on memorizing vocab words and creating flashcards efficiently. Student Stories: June 30th GRE – 1520; 720 v, 800 q from – Here’s a short positive story from today about a student who got a much improved score the second […]

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Daily Link Roundup: June 29

Graduate School Admissions: What’s It Worth?: The Economic Value of College Major from Georgetown University – This is an eye-opening report about the economic outcomes for different undergraduate and graduate majors. It also shows the differences in median income for different genders and racial backgrounds. This is a PDF of select findings so it is a […]

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Daily Link Roundup: June 28

Graduate School Admissions: A Brief Introduction to Writing Personal Essays from – This is a great article that gives an overview of what you should consider before writing your personal essays. It even covers the hard questions about why you are qualified and how you are exceptional. International Students: 10 Traits of F1 Visa […]

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Daily Link Roundup: June 27

Student Stories: 1500 in 3 weeks (for those feeling anxious and hopeless) from –  This is an amazing story from a student who only had three weeks to study for the GRE. Those three weeks were filled with intense studying but disappointing results from practice exams. Nevertheless, this student received an impressive 1500. International […]

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Daily Link Roundup: June 24

International Students: Importance of undergraduate research experience for MS, PhD, Career in USA from RedBus2US – Research experience is important for applying to many US master’s and PhD programs. It can also help you get to know professors and improve your job prospects. Student Stories: Q: 800 V:600 AWA:? + 1 Question for someone who […]

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Daily Link Roundup: June 23

Graduate School Admissions: The CV Doctor Returns – 2010 by Julie Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong from The Chronicle of Higher Education – This article gives general advice on creating a CV or resume. Click the links in the “Related Content” box on the left to see real before and after examples. International Students: Days between […]

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Daily Link Roundup: June 22

Student Stories: If I knew then what I know now… Advice for first timers from –  Students who have already gone through the application process use their experiences to offer advice to future grad school applicants in this forum topic. International Students: How to get Scholarships in US Graduate Schools for MS, MBA? GRE, […]

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