Graduate School Admissions Consulting
Graduate-level education is nearly required for a successful career. Therefore, admissions are as competitive as ever. With TutorNerds, you’re guaranteed to have an edge over the competition. Our experienced Admissions Consultants can help you with your applications, with your interviews, even help you decide which programs are right for you.
TutorNerds Admissions Experts
TutorNerds admissions faculty is composed of seasoned admissions consulting professionals. Our admissions consultants have a deep understanding of the application process and have helped hundreds of applicants get into their target programs. Most of our admissions consultants have worked on admissions committees or as advisers—many at top universities throughout the nation. They bring real life insight into the admissions process and an idea of what admissions committees and officers are looking for.
Let us give our definition of exceptional admissions consulting: Presenting you in the best possible light. Schools need to choose you from among thousands of applicants. But their understanding of your potential is limited to what appears on the application. So the goal of TutorNerds consulting is to bring out the best version of you on the application. Our approach is highly personalized and comprehensive. TutorNerds consultants have the practical working knowledge of the field of admissions to advise you appropriately. In order to assemble the best application, it is best to start early so that our consultants have the opportunity to understand your strengths, and so you can carefully address each stage in the application process according to those strengths.
TutorNerds consultants empirically address every aspect of the admissions process, even which graduate schools would be the right fit for you. You are not left on your own with anything; consultants are experienced in all the areas you need to have a strong application. Whether you know exactly where you want to go and what kind of graduate you want to study, or if you are entirely uninformed about the available options, we are happy and motivated to partner with you in reaching your goals.
So what goes into a graduate school application?
Admissions requirements vary from school to school, but you can count on a handful to be consistent. Here is a (relatively) concise summary:
Your resume will outline your education and achievements over the course of your undergraduate education. You need to concisely and clearly list your academic and professional experience and explain how your experiences correlate to graduate school success. This is more challenging than it seems, as length requirements force students to be quite brief. TutorNerds consultants can help you boil your resume down to the points that most clearly highlight your strengths.
Graduate programs may be extremely specific in their requirements. But you can be sure that all programs are seeking high-caliber students, foremost. You need to do very well in whatever undergraduate major you choose. Throughout, consultants can help you pick ideal classes and motivate you do succeed along the way. You will need to order official transcripts from your college to apply to graduate programs. During the application cycle, consultants will be able to estimate which schools would be appropriate for you based on your goals, experience, and resume. If undergraduate performance is a concern, consider our academic tutoring services.
Standardized Test Scores
Many Graduate programs accept the GRE as your standardized test, but different programs may want different exams. In any event, standardized tests allow graduate schools to directly compare your abilities to those of other applicants. Your test performance is a major determinant of admissions competitiveness, and you may need to take multiple exams. Your consultant will be able to help you research data for any schools you are interested in, which will provide an indication of your desired performance and competitiveness. Most students invest in test preparation of some kind, so consider TutorNerds one-on-one GRE prep.
Essays are your opportunity to distinguish yourself creatively. This makes the task of crafting a personal statement and other essays an intimidating one in an application mostly composed of numbers. This needs to be balanced with the need to write for admissions committees. They are looking for you to address certain things, and avoid others. Our admissions consultants know that admissions officers ultimately want to hear your voice, so they work with you to bring your ideas out in a sophisticated, academic way. Through their experience, they know precisely what is appropriate for admissions committees.
Letters of Recommendation
You will need to get at least a few recommendation letters from teachers, advisors, or managers who have worked with you. It is important to ask the right people in order to get high-quality letters. You may also need to provide them with a resume (different from that of the application) so that they may write you a comprehensive, personalized letter. Everything related to receiving exceptional letters of recommendation can be addressed by our admissions experts.
Internships and Undergraduate Programs
Internships and similar programs for undergraduates give students the opportunity to have practical experience which require skills like those of successful graduate students. Applying to such programs requires special consideration–they are quite difficult to get into. In addition, it is important to emphasize certain experiences from such programs during the graduate school application process. Working with an expert will not only help you get into the best programs, but also make the best use of such programs in terms of your ultimate goal, getting into a great graduate school. See the “pre-consulting” section below for more.
An interview is a great opportunity to put a face and character to your application. The down side is that admissions officers are scrutinizing your application specifically, so it is important to prepare for your interview thoroughly. In addition, interviews allow you to learn more about the program. Remember, you need to find the program that is right for you. With our consultants, you will be more than prepared to make the most of your interview. You will go through common interview questions in a mock setting so that you have your ideas outlined ahead of time. Most importantly, we improve your presentation skills so that you can take on your interview with confidence.
Graduate School “Pre-Consulting”
Are you on the right track to a successful graduate school application? TutorNerds can help you find out at any point.
Many years of planning and preparation goes into a high-caliber graduate school application. With our graduate school consulting, we don’t limit our involvement to any particular time. We want to make you the strongest applicant possible, and that demands effort throughout your undergraduate education. Our pre-consulting services are integrated into our consulting programs so that you have help at every step of the way. Our consultants meet with you periodically, at your preference, to advise you on class selection, GRE preparation, extracurriculars, and any other necessary topics; and, equally important, they motivate you to continue to succeed. It takes a consultant who has the opportunity to get to know you as a student to give you the most accurate and applicable advice.
Struggle can come at any stage in the process. We happily help any applicant, any time. Even if you would like brief guidance along the way, or specialized help for a particularly challenging aspect, we have the expert services to make your application be unique and impactful.