Dr. Don Martin
Articles by Dr. Don Martin
Negotiate in good faith and know when to ask again to get more money for grad school.
Consider reducing your debt load and whether you’ll be able to work before starting grad school.
Make a spreadsheet and weigh financial aid offers to decide which graduate school to attend.
Start financial planning and prepare to relocate once you’ve received a graduate school acceptance.
Act professionally and think positively if you are placed on a graduate school wait list.
Rejected applicants should ask for feedback, act professionally, and not take the decision personally.
Check your essays and prepare your payments ahead of graduate school application deadlines.
Create a work station and set aside regular time to complete graduate applications by the deadline.
Use this time to track application deadlines and prepare for the essays.
Make sure family pressure or word of mouth aren’t driving your decisions on where to apply.