Posts Tagged ‘Grad School Admissions’

Admissions Uber-value: Leadership

By - Jul 24, 12:30 PM   Comments [0]

I just finished reading The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton by Jerome Karabel. This book's 557 pages plus 100+pages of footnotes tells the story of admissions at these elite institutions since the beginning of the 20th century,...

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Happening @ Accepted.com

By - Jul 20, 12:37 PM   Comments [0]

On Friday I promised a whole new Accepted.com,and it's up! Please check it out. We know there a few items to clean up, but please let us know what you like and dislike. You can let us know in comments below or just by contacting...

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Accepted News: Early-Bird Special, Webinar, Ebook, Telethon, & More

By - Jul 14, 10:02 AM   Comments [0]

There has been so much happening in the admissions world, that I have really failed to keep you current on events at Accepted.com. I am going to remedy that omission now. Here's what's going on: MBA Early Bird Special Start early, submit early, and access expert...

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Accepted.com MBA Admissions News

By - May 8, 12:00 PM   Comments [0]

Lots going on here: Best Practices for MBA Admissions Are you planning to apply in the fall? Wondering what you should be doing now to improve your chances? Curious about the importance of your GMAT, GPA, work experience in the application shuffle? Come to Accepted's free...

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Annual Bday Sale: 50% off Accepted Ebooks

By - May 7, 12:40 PM   Comments [0]

Just as my birthday rolls around once a year so does Accepted's annual birthday sale. I want to share my presents with you by offering you once-a-year savings on Accepted’s Ebooks and CD’s. All Accepted's ebooks are 50% off through this Monday May 11. To...

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Rankings (Part 5 of 5): 8 Flaws in Rankings

By - Apr 23, 10:43 AM   Comments [0]

How NOT to use the rankings Don’t give them too much importance. Don’t replace research and self-reflection with school ranking to determine where you apply or attend. Using them mindlessly could contribute to an expensive, time-consuming mistake. Blinding yourself to the rankings’ flaws leads to poor decisions....

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US News Grad Rankings Are Out!

By - Apr 23, 10:38 AM   Comments [0]

The US News just released its 2009 Grad School Rankings. I'm going to list the top ten for business school, law school, and medical school (research) and provide links to the ranking methodology for each category. For other graduate specialties, please visit the US News...

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Rankings: Bragging Rights? (Part 4 of 5)

By - Apr 22, 10:22 AM   Comments [0]

Why do graduate schools both brag about their ranking and complain about the rankings? The rankings reverse roles. The schools are being graded, and they don’t like it any more than you do – unless of course you earn that A or that award. Then you...

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How Should You Use Rankings? (Part 3 of 5)

By - Apr 21, 12:00 PM   Comments [0]

How should you use the rankings? For initial research and data mining. And maybe a little reputation checking if you are lucky enough to receive multiple acceptances. First for that initial research: Let’s say you are looking into the schools you will apply to. You recognize...

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The Rankings (Part 2)

By - Apr 17, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

The rankings are not… The rankings are not objective measures of educational quality that apply across the board to all students. Nothing fits that bill. Educational quality is highly subjective, and experts debate it endlessly. Moreover, student objectives vary so “quality” differs from student to student. For...

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