Grad School Admissions: Free Resources

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Everything you need to know about admissions to graduate school programs

Resources While You Prepare to Apply

Approaching Your Application

Resources that will teach you how to apply to grad school as efficiently and effectively as possible

Prepping for Grad School

Download our guide to learn how to start the grad school application process


Resources to help you prepare for the GRE including understanding scoring and time management

Resources For Your Application (Essays, Resume, Letters of Recommendation)

Resume Tips

Resources to teach you how to create a grad school resume that will impress the adcom

Resume Guide

Download our guide to learn how to craft an amazing admissions resume/CV

Grad School Essay Topics

Resources that will teach you what to write about in a graduate statement of purpose, how to choose your topic, and how to follow through

Personal Statement Tips

Resources to help you create a captivating, thoughtful, and well-written personal statement or statement of purpose

Grad Five Fatal Flaws

Download our guide to learn the five fatal flaws to avoid in your grad school statement of purpose

Sample Essays

Read our sample graduate school personal statements to learn what works

Letters of Recommendation

Learn how to obtain winning letters of recommendation that present you at your best

Grad School Podcast

Hear from grad school admissions directors and experts about graduate school and the application process

Resources For After You Submit Your Application

Interview Tips

Learn how to prepare for graduate school interviews

Waitlist Tips

Resources to help you transform your waitlist status into acceptance

Paying for grad school

Resources to guide you to graduate school funding

what grad school is really like

Listen to the real stories of grad school students as they share what it's really like at graduate  school

Advice for Specific Grad Programs

PhD Admissions Tips

Resources to guide you through the PhD application process

Plotting Your Way to a PhD

Download our guide to help you unlock your competitive advantage in PhD admissions

Choosing a PhD Program

Download our guide to learn what the best PhD program is for YOU

Master's in Engineering Tips

Resources to guide you through the Master's in Engineering application process


Download our guide to learn how you can get into a graduate engineering program

Master's in Data Analytics

Resources to guide you through the Master's in Data Analytics application process

Master's in Finance

Resources to guide you through the Master's in Finance application process

Master's in Finance Guide

Download our guide to learn how you can get into a master's in finance program

Meet Accepted's Expert Grad School Admissions Consultants

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Alice Diamond

Alice Diamond

35 years of experience in career and admissions advising for undergraduate and graduate students

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Karin Ash

Karin Ash

30 years of career and admissions experience at four universities, including Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Business and College of Engineering

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Vanessa Febo

Vanessa Febo

More than seven years of graduate school and scholarship consulting experience with specialties in engineering, English, social sciences, and business.

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Sadie Polen

Sadie Polen

More than 10 years of experience in higher education, reviewing SOPs, personal statements, and resumes at Harvard University

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Mary Mahoney

Dr. Mary Mahoney

Director of medical humanities at a liberal arts college in New York and a tenured English professor, specializing in the personal essay, for more than 20 years

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Christie St-John

Christie St-John

25+ years of experience as admissions director and career coach at Dartmouth Tuck and Vanderbilt Owen.

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Kelly Wilson

23 years of experience as executive director of admissions at CMU Tepper and assistant dean of admissions at Georgetown McDonough and Pittsburgh Katz

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Cydney Foote

Former admissions committee member at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine and curriculum development team member at the UW School of Dentistry

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Barry Rothman

Dr. Barry S. Rothman, Ph.D.

Emeritus professor of biology, former health professions advisor, and former director of three post-bac programs at San Francisco State University

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Esmeralda Cardenal

Esmeralda Cardenal

Nine years in admissions as former Yale SOM associate director of admissions, Michigan State director of MBA admissions, and Cardiff Business School consultant

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Flash Gordon

Dr. Herman "Flash" Gordon

Tenured faculty member at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he was also the admissions committee chair and a neuroscience graduate admissions committee member

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Natalie Grinblatt

Nearly two decades of admissions experience as former admissions dean/director at Michigan Ross, Cornell Johnson, and ASU Carey

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Valerie Wherley

Dr. Valerie Wherley

Former assistant dean of student affairs at the William Beaumont School of Medicine and former director of pre-health advisement and the Postbac Certificate Program at Sacred Heart

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Dr. Sundas Ali

More than 15 years of experience teaching and advising students, providing career and admissions advice, reviewing applications and conducting interviews for University of Oxford's undergraduate and graduate programs.

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Kara Keenan Sweeney

Kara Keenan Sweeney

More than 15 years of experience in MBA admissions at Columbia Business School, INSEAD, and the Lauder Institute's joint MA/MBA and MA/JD programs.

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