VIU Grad School Questions & Answers

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The list of grad schools I'm considering is too long. I’ve tried narrowing it down based on location, cost, and prestige, which result in different lists. How can I determine/rank what my priorities are in a graduate program?

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How is applying for grad school the same as undergrad? Or different?

Grad school applications involve much more rigorous application materials (multiple statements of purpose, college transcripts, several... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Some grad schools have application fee waivers, how do I know if I qualify and how do I get a fee waived?

The easiest way to find out if you qualify for an application fee waiver for grad school is to contact the schools and programs you're... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I feel as though my campus climate is not ideal for me. The university culture and values do not align with my own which is impacting my personal and academic success. I don’t want to transfer, what should I do?

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Is it okay to ask for a recommendation for grad school from my previous boss or supervisor, or is it better to stick to professors?

I think it is O.K to ask use a recommendation from a previous boss or supervisor as long as it is from a position relative to the field... (more)Read 1 Answer
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How far in advance did you study for the GRE? Do you think you should've studied more or less?

I began studying for the GRE in the fall of my senior year of college and it was way too late-- my scores did not even arrive until after... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What are the pros and cons of taking a gap year following graduation?

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How should students go about applying for their first credit card?

Do not do so lightly. Definitely research the credit cards and pick the one that's right for you. For example, most college students go... (more)Read 1 Answer
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This definitely varies depending on the field/program, but generally, how much more difficult are graduate-level classes compared to undergraduate classes and why?

I would say there's a lot more time and effort involved. Undergraduate level programs tend to focus more on the surface of a topic, while... (more)Read 1 Answer
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In my graduate program, students can choose how long they want to take to finish their degree (by taking more/fewer courses per term). What factors should I consider when trying to decide how long to take to finish my master's?

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I'm having a hard time deciding if I should go to grad school straight after I graduate, or wait a year or two. Any thoughts?

I actually just wrote a full-length article on this subject, so I am attaching the link to it here. But in summary it really comes down... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Any general advice for someone who's applying to grad school in the near future?

Do your research. No two programs are the same, so have a pretty clear idea of what you want to get out of your program and make sure... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What are some of the best study practices/programs that people have used to prepare for the GRE?

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How early should I start my grad school applications? Most deadlines are in late November-early December...

Start as early as you possibly can--or as early as the applications are released. Start no later than 3ish months before the deadline... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Should you pick a thesis advisor that you vibe well with but isn't very organized, or one that's on top of it but you don't really get along with?

You always want to choose one that you vibe with! You will be working with this person for several years and they have to write you... (more)Read 1 Answer
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How do people best budget their money as a recent college graduate? How do you make sure you don't go through money too quickly?

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What are the best tips for graduate students in their first few weeks of their new program? What should they do/know/think about?

I think the most important tip by far is to stay organized. You can get very overwhelmed very quickly in a graduate program, so the most... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I would like to make friends with the other students in my graduate program . How can I maintain a friendly but professional relationship?

Start by talking to them! Before class starts, talk to some of the people in the class -- you may find that you have multiple classes... (more)Read 1 Answer
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A friend is not enjoying grad school as much as she could be because she doesn't like the people in her cohort. How much should this factor into someone's decision to resign from grad school or switch schools?

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How should I prepare to take the GRE?

There are many test prep books and sites to get you started, but it's not a bad idea to look into getting a tutor, either. Basically, you... (more)Read 1 Answer

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