International Grad School Applicants: Vocab To Know

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 2:11:00 PM

Are you an international student seeking admission into a U.S. grad school? The process can be pretty daunting. Just understanding the "application vocabulary" alone can seem like you're wandering through a maze. Here are some of the most common words you'll come across as you apply; leave us a comment if you can think of any others, and we'll add them to the list, and define them!

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Topics: Law School Admissions

LSAT instead of the GRE when applying to grad schools?

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 9:03:00 AM

Some students wonder whether they can use an LSAT score instead of a GRE score when applying to graduate school. The answer is: Yes, there are certain grad school degree programs that allow you to skip taking the GRE and to use an LSAT score.

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Topics: GRE prep, Law School Admissions, LSAT Prep

Is your GRE score good enough?

Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 9:00:00 AM

It's probably the question I get from students the most: Is my GRE score good enough for the schools to which I'm applying? 

This is something that preys on the minds of all students seeking admission to graduate programs. Thankfully, it is a question that is easily answered--and you don't even need an expert to do it for you (although we'll gladly oblige if asked).

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Topics: Grad School Admissions, Law School Admissions

A graduate school application timeline

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 9:00:00 AM


Applying to grad school can sometimes feel a little complicated, particularly since there are so many moving parts. It helps to have a schedule you can follow, so that you can keep track of everything you need to be doing. 

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Topics: Grad School Admissions, Law School Admissions

Why breaks from the GRE can increase your score

Posted by on May 28, 2013 9:00:00 AM


When you create a study plan for the GRE, make sure to include liberal breaks in your schedule, anywhere from a few days to a few weeks depending on your overall time frame. At first glance, that advice may seem counterintuitive—to increase your score, plan to not study? But yes, it will help, and here’s why:

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Topics: GRE prep

When to skip a question on the GRE

Posted by on May 16, 2013 9:00:00 AM


When you're working your way through the GRE, it's easy to get caught up in a difficult question, and the test-makers know it; that is why the questions are not presented in a perfect order of difficulty (it is true that the first question of a section is generally more straightforward than the last, but there can be a good bit of variety in the middle). Even if the test makers did want to put the questions in order of difficulty, everyone has a different set of strengths and weaknesses, so “difficulty” wouldn’t apply universally anyway.

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Topics: GRE prep

Why does your GRE score matter so much?

Posted by on May 2, 2013 9:00:00 AM


With all the hoopla and the stress of an impending test day, it's not surprising that so many students often find themselves wondering why this test matters so much in the first place. From a practical standpoint it may not be particularly relevant—it DOES matter and there’s really no getting around it—however we feel that asking this question can help you refocus why you're spending so much time studying for, and worrying about, this test in the first place. So, let's ask (and answer) it: Why exactly is the GRE so important? 

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Topics: Grad School Admissions, GRE prep

What do you study in business school?

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 9:00:00 AM

Students taking the GRE aren't just applying to grad school--many of them are applying to business school or business graduate programs, too! I feel that many students opting to the take the GRE insted of the GMAT are overlooked when it comes to b-school advice; to that end, I'll be putting up occasional MBA and b-school related admissions advice here on the PowerScore GRE and Grad School Admissions Blog. Enjoy! And, as always, if you have grad school questions we can help answer, send us an email!

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Topics: Grad School Admissions, Law School Admissions