Getting into Graduate School


Articles, expert advice and answers to your questions about getting into a graduate school program. Everything from understanding the admissions criteria and application essays to taking your standardized tests and getting letters of recommendations and acing your interview.

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  • The Downfall of Law School? What Current Enrollment Trends Mean

    Both applications and attendance are down at law schools across the country. What are the implications for students interested in the law? Here’s Noodle Expert Keith Scheuer’s take on the future of the profession.

  • Coming Up With Examples for the GRE Issue Essay

    The topics for the GRE issue essay are broad, but you can successfully prepare for the test with these tips and strategies. Learn what examples to have in mind as you go into the test.

  • When Can I Skip Taking the GRE or GMAT?

    Different post-graduate degrees call for their own entrance exams. Prospective doctors have to take the MCATs, future litigators are locked into the LSATs, and the majority of other students are required to take either the GRE or GMAT. But what if no test was necessary to continue schooling after a Bachelor’s degree?

  • The Key Differences Between the GRE and the GMAT

    As with most standardized tests, neither of the GRE nor the GMAT measures how much you know. They measure how well you can take an exam. Explore the key differences between these two standardized tests.

  • Important Questions to Ask About Master's Degrees

    "What goal do I think this program will help me achieve?" Answer this question before you go further in searching for a Master’s degree. Why? Because knowing your goal will determine the questions you need to ask.

  • How to Study for the GRE Without Realizing It

    Is it possible to prepare for the GRE and actually enjoy it? Well, yes. This is how.

  • How To Apply to Grad School in 10 Easy Steps

    Grad school isn't easy. Neither is applying for it. Here are 10 simple steps for applying to grad school, from finding the right program to showing up for the first day of class.