Not sure how to respond? Spend a few minutes researching their program and try to answer these three questions.
Does the program match your research interests closely? Keep in mind there are often several names for the same or closely related fields so it doesn’t need to be a 100% keyword match. However, if you’re set on studying Zoology and the university only offers Marine Biology, the answer should be “No”.
Is the program located somewhere you’d be open to living? While you probably set preferred regions in your profile, that doesn’t mean programs outside of those locations can’t find you. If you’re open-minded, don’t cross them off the list. Then again, if the program is in Alaska and you want to live in Zimbabwe, that might be a little bit of a stretch.
Does the program have the proper accreditation for the field you’re hoping to enter? While we don’t allow ANY for-profit programs on our platform, there are still different types of programs at different universities and making sure you find the right one is part of your pre-grad school homework.
If the answer to all three of these questions is “Yes”, consider bookmarking them back and starting up a conversation. Talking to someone from the program is the BEST way to figure out if it’s a good fit for you.
Can we help with anything else? Let us know - we’re happy to help.
Until next time,
Camila and the Gradschoolmatch team
We have over 50 years of experience in graduate education and we're putting it to good use to make discovering your perfect program AND getting in less like finding a unicorn and more like following a recipe.
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