Something that I hate having to do as part of my job is denying certain students entrance into our graduate programs. Many of the rejected students are probably great candidates and would likely succeed in graduate school, but they were unable to convey their true potential; essentially, they were unable to sell themselves. Don’t let this happen to you!
Regardless of whether you are just starting college or University or you are a few months away from application deadlines, if you are willing to put in the time and work, there are steps you can take to improve your chances of getting into graduate school. My advice, however, is not to wait until you are in your last year to start preparing for graduate school and as I emphasize in the eBook and on my blog, many of the recommended steps take a good deal of time to implement.
Dave G. Mumby, Ph.D. graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1992. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Concordia University and a member of the Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology (CSBN) He has supervised many graduate students over the past 15 years and has served on numerous graduate admissions committees at Concordia University. He is also an academic advisor for the Psychology Department and holds frequent workshops on applying to graduate school.