Preparing for Graduate School Application – What You Must Know

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Congratulations and way to go!

You are recording a landmark achievement already – submitting a complete graduate school application file to be reviewed by an international graduate school admission committee is no joke. You should give yourself a pat in the back if nobody does. It’s indeed a significant step you are taking in the pursuit of your dreams by throwing yourself all out into the competitive pool of applicants. However, it’s not enough to merely submit your application. It’s rewarding to do it deliberately.

 

3 Tips on How to Be Deliberate with Graduate School Application

Here, you would learn steps that will make you proactive in your application and prepare you for that juicy admission and funding offer.

 

  1. Develop an unrelenting positive mindset

Have you ever wondered what the greatest assets of high-achievers are? Have you asked why some choose not to give up on applications despite setbacks? It’s simply a mindset. This is a question of the stance you choose to maintain in the corners of your mind. Ever before you set out to apply, you need to tell yourself that you can and you definitely will. The outcome of your application largely depends on what you feed your mind with all along. So, now is the time to start building optimistic views about your innate abilities to compete globally. Stay positive!

 

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Tips on how to succeed with your graduate school application

 

2. Don’t be a lone ranger

You truly deserve unrestrained accolades for your independent and hard-earned stellar academic profile. You are definitely good to apply for that graduate position at your dream graduate school or university. But just a piece of advice here for your intellectual artillery – never walk alone! Don’t be a lone ranger when it comes to applications regardless of your shrewdness on the experience. You don’t know it all so you need the company of like-minds to galvanize your passion on the journey. Graduate school applications could be enervating or overwhelming so you would be doing yourself a lot of good by keeping the right association of friends pursuing similar goals with you. It’s lovely having roundtable success stories with such friends so why walk alone?

 

Don’t be a lone ranger when it comes to applications regardless of your shrewdness on the experience. You don’t know it all so you need the company of like-minds to galvanize your passion on the journey.

 

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These tips will help you ace your graduate school application

 

3. Keep a working log of your activities and strategies

Opportunities abound, but mostly for those who can be brilliantly strategic. The same strategy is key for those who receive positive outcomes on graduate school applications too. As a prospective applicant, you are in the middle of many things to attend to ranging from sending emails to logging specific application requirements for different schools. So, you must find means to carry out these tasks effectively as your mind is not a computer (at least not yet). Graduate school applications require you to pay keen attention to details so your best bet is to develop a working habit of storing those details and processing them effectively. That starts with filing daily, weekly, and monthly to-do lists, creating note pads for application requirements, logging emails, creating Microsoft excel sheets, and many more. These are skills that will later pay off in grad school and in the workplace.

 

Graduate school applications require you to pay keen attention to details so your best bet is to develop a working habit of storing those details and processing them effectively.

 

Conclusion

It’s fine to have little or no experience as an application newbie or some advanced experience if you are a returning applicant. In both cases, your experience counts and it’s surely an advantage. Stay back and anticipate more helpful tips for your graduate school application in our subsequent articles.

 

Written by: Oluwadara Olasupo

6 Comments

  1. Raphael Lazarus Chinedu

    This is really great! Thanks!

    August 17, 2020 Reply
    • Idowu Kunlere

      Thank you, Chinedu.

      September 21, 2020 Reply
  2. Ajadi Ayodeji

    Great points elucidated here! Well spelt out by Dara!

    August 25, 2020 Reply
    • Idowu Kunlere

      Thank you, Ayodeji.

      September 21, 2020 Reply
  3. Sampson Obi

    This is so educative.
    Thank you so much.

    December 29, 2020 Reply
    • Idowu Kunlere

      Dear Samson,

      Thank you for your kind words.

      January 2, 2021 Reply

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