FEW NOT-SO IMPORTANT CRITICAL POINTS

 

  • Pursuing as many advanced courses as possible. This will have many advantages; first you will gain invaluable insight into the nuances of your program and secondly, you will find different ways in which you can assist your potential professors.
  •  Even though a high GPA is not a sure-shot recipe for success, a high GPA nevertheless boosts your chance remarkably.
  • Start your application process well in advance; this will allow to modify yourself according to the requirements, it will also enable you to be astute and careful while going through the process.
  • Since, you are well aware of the importance of an essay, hone your writing skills as much as possible. 
  • Take as much as advanced courses, for that will enable you to get to know your professors better. Also, you will in a better place to decide about the ways and means to help and assist them during your graduate school.
  • Always invest as much time as possible in taking tests, and knowing your capabilities; for instance purchase study materials and guides and sit and answer the tests present there. You will certainly gain an advantage over those people who consider this process as a waste of time. 
  • Another way students can score maximum marks is by seeking the help of professional consulting services. Also, when you are taking an examination try to maximize the score the first time. Many colleges refer to your highest score, while others consider the average score. Hence, stay safe and maximize every opportunity to avail a high score.
  • As we mentioned before flair in writing will be very useful to morph lower grades or class ranks; that is, you can use the tools like re-writing and editing glorify your achievements and down-play the few lagging points.
  • Reference letter we repeat once again should be as persuasive as possible, it allows the application committee to take notice of you. Any haphazard or flimsy document will not go down well and your chances of getting through will be reduced massively.
  • You need to sell yourself; and never sell yourself short. Hence the statement of purpose is very important, it gives you an opportunity to market yourself.
  • Leadership qualities are one trait which every application committee looks forward to; so make sure to cite incidents where your leadership prowess has been displayed; so membership and quality service at clubs will be very important.
  • Appetite, passion and commitment are inherent qualities that the applications committee looks at the candidates, particularly in the field of study that you have chosen. Have you done anything which is different from the league, have you worked your way around obstacles, and have you ever shirked off your responsibilities. These are the few points that the application committee reviews very seriously and helps you to drive home your worth.
  • Never be content after applying for just one or two schools. Confidence is great, over-confidence is certainly not. Look at several other options and always keep a contingency plan.
  • As we have informed, do not compare the procedure adopted at the graduate school with the under-graduate programs. At the graduate schools, the decisions are taken by the professors in particular department, which makes it a much more personal and exclusive decision. 
  • On-site visits are very important, because it will enable you to interact with the professors’ first-hand, and discuss why and how you are planning to pursue any particular course.
  • Also, always be up-to-date with any new developments that take place at the universities and schools that you are interested.
  • Strive to score a high score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), typically scores upward 700 will be benefit you. 
  • Do not be disheartened if you have been put on a wait-list. It may happen that the primary reason for this would have been your low scores. SO instead of sitting and lamenting take another test and apply again with these scores. Also, keep in touch with the authorities about any movement on the wait-list.