It's grad school interview season.

Here are 5 quality threads from United States Professors on expectations, potential questions and how to prepare.

RT to help an anxious MS or PhD applicant. @OpenAcademics #phdvoice #phdchat
Dr. Amanda Montoya - University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Dr. Ben Garcia - Washington State University in St. Louis

A bonus thread to check out may include this treasure trove from #AcademicTwitter

You'd agree that there are some reoccurring themes in the threads above.

If you're still struggling with how to develop or frame your answers to some of these questions, this may help:
Q&A from a survey of 20 successful candidates can be found here:

Lastly, see this resource for 10 questions you should ask and why
In all, be authentic. Your hardwork has brought you this far. You should be proud.

Best wishes!

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15 Oct 21
Here is the response of an Associate Professor to our friend's SoP.

In your estimation, what are the chances of this candidate for a PhD position in her department?

Good or Goooooood?
#gradschool #phdchat #AcademicTwitter
If you are still in the process of developing a captivating statement, here are the comprehensive resources this candidate used.

Paragraph 1- How to start your statement of purpose
Paragraph 2- How to explain your educational and research background

Paragraph 3- How to explain your work/volunteer experience and related skills
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14 Oct 21
I almost passed my GRE or English test. If other requirements are strong, can I still submit my graduate school application?

It depends.

Here's why!👇

A short thread
#phdchat #phdforum #phdvoice #AcademicTwitter #edchat
Your chances will depend on how the application review process works for your intended program. Unfortunately, it is mostly hard to tell from the outside looking in.
For some programs, they use the test scores as an initial metric to screen out applicants when they have many applications than they can handle.

In this case, you are at risk of early rejection if you don't meet their minimum scores
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