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  • It's All About Fit: A Framework for Selecting Schools
  • It's All About Fit: A Framework for Selecting Schools
    Prepare > Begin a List of Schools
  • Choosing the right school is about viewing the problem from all angles and prioritizing your needs. Once you know what you want, and all the factors that are involved, the right decision will naturally fall into place.
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  • Choosing Target Schools — Factors to Consider
  • Choosing Target Schools — Factors to Consider
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  • This two-part approach will clarify and expedite your target school selection process. Once you evaluate how important each criterion is to you, including size, cost, location, opportunity, and more, choosing between alternatives will be much easier.
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  • Let's Take Inventory! Identifying Your Assets
  • Let's Take Inventory! Identifying Your Assets
    Prepare > Optimize Your Candidacy
  • Depending on the type of program you're applying for, there may be a number of different areas that schools look at when evaluating your assets. Use this short article to understand which areas are most relevant to you, and make a plan for showing off what you've got!
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  • How to Identify and Optimize Your Assets
  • How to Identify and Optimize Your Assets
    Prepare > Optimize Your Candidacy
  • There's more to optimizing your application than addressing your weaknesses. It's just as important to improve upon your current intellectual and interpersonal assets, highlight your unique perspective, and talk about the clubs, committees, and causes that are important to you.
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  • Identifying Weaknesses — Factors to Consider
  • Identifying Weaknesses — Factors to Consider
    Prepare > Optimize Your Candidacy
  • From the obvious to the obscure, this article covers a dozen candidate weaknesses we've seen. From poor GPA's and low test scores, to transcript breakdowns and club positions, you'll find the right tool to assess it here.
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  • What are my weaknesses?
  • What are my weaknesses?
    Prepare > Optimize Your Candidacy
  • Even after significant introspection, many candidates struggle to identify their own weaknesses. This quick quiz will shed some light on the portions of your application that might need a little extra work.
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  • Proactive Ways to Address & Mitigate Weaknesses
  • Proactive Ways to Address & Mitigate Weaknesses
    Prepare > Optimize Your Candidacy
  • This video details the most common weaknesses found in graduate school applications and offers a few clever ways to mitigate them. Moral of the story: think critically about how your application might appear to others and then put in the work to fix it.
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  • Program Type Cost-Benefit Analysis Worksheet
  • Program Type Cost-Benefit Analysis Worksheet
    Prepare > Pick a Type of Program
  • The type of program you choose will affect how long you spend in school, what you pay for the experience, and what you get out of it. Use this template to examine your values in terms of grad school and pick the best program type for your needs.
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  • Which MBA Program Type is Right for Me?
  • Which MBA Program Type is Right for Me?
    Prepare > Pick a Type of Program
  • If you still can't decide what program type suits your needs, try this quick quiz! Tell us about your background, constraints, and preferences and we'll tell you what direction to take.
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  • When to Retake the Test & How Many Times
  • When to Retake the Test & How Many Times
    Prepare > Take the Tests
  • When considering a retake, you need to think about more than your score. Your test prep strategy, timing restrictions, and other considerations play a role. Read on to find out whether you should retake the test and learn how to create the ideal testing conditions.