Are you preparing to apply for a Ph.D?

We’d like to help you by offering the following free resources – special reports, podcasts, and articles – that will guide you through the long, and often challenging, PhD admissions process. From choosing the right program, to developing an effective application strategy, to strengthening your candidacy, to securing letters of recommendation – the resources below will help you get it done…and get it done right!

  1. Plotting Your Way to a PhD: 8 Topics in PhD Admissions, a free guide
  2. Choosing the Best PhD Program, a free guide
  3. “PhD: Don’t Go” Controversy
  4. STEM PhD Applicants: Strengthen Your Candidacy
  5. PhD Advice: Choosing the Right Program
  6. How to Write about Your Research Interests
  7. Minimizing Technical Jargon in Your SOP
  8. Timing & Funding for Grad School Applicants
  9. Obtaining Graduate Assistantships
  10. Deciding Who Should Write Your Letters of Recommendation
  11. 10 PhD Interview Tips
  12. PhD Waitlist — Is There Anything You Can Do?
  13. Choosing Among Multiple Offers
  14. Reapplying to PhD Programs
  15. Plan B for PhD Applicants


  1. Non-Academic Careers for PhDs: A Talk with Dr. Paula Chambers
  2. Is a PhD a Good Idea: Dr. Karen Kelsky
  3. The Grad School Application Kisses of Death: Dr. Drew Appleby

Get the assistance you need to create an effective PhD admissions strategy when you use Accepted's PhD admissions consulting services. We look forward to helping you cross the PhD finish line!

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