You’re busy people.  You’re working or studying and applying to grad school.  So I certainly don’t want to assume that you’ll be able to take the time to review all of our admissions tips.  On the other hand, you don’t want to make more errors than necessary, right?  So why not take a quick look at the complete list from last year?

In particular, make sure you’re using a consistent version of your name.  This is a problem that haunts us (and a few unfortunate applicants) every year.  We’ve even had applications we thought were incomplete because the applicant used a different version of his/her name when registering for the GRE exam than he/she did on the application form itself.  How can we know to connect documents if there’s no basis for connecting them?  There are some safeguards to help overcome this problem.  But the best safeguard is to keep it from happening in the first place.

Fortunately for our applicants, the applications we received this week did not generate any new tips.  That’s good!  It means that everything was in order.  We’ll continue, though, to share our suggestions.  Maybe you work in an field that involves application review or data collection.  If you have tips to share, please post them as a comment on the blog!


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