Graduate School Planning

Why Graduate School Planning is Important?

Embarking on a graduate degree program is an admirable, important decision – and one that requires careful planning. You’re not just selecting a school and submitting an application. You’re charting an academic course for your future career.

Professional graduate school planning offers invaluable support during the stressful application process. Instead of forging the path alone, our applicants receive expert guidance on applications, deadlines, and the top schools in the nation. JRA graduate school consulting and college counseling services ease the burden so that you can focus on making the right decisions for your education.

We provide expert guidance for students planning to apply to...

  • Law school
  • Business school
  • Medical school
  • Dental school
  • Veterinary school
  • Pharmacy school
  • Graduate school master’s & doctoral programs

The JRA team handles it all, from grad school admission consulting to graduate school planning. It doesn’t matter what field you’re in – we’ll ensure you adhere to all of the necessary graduate school deadlines. With us in your corner, you’ll never miss an important date.

We’ve supported countless graduate applicants across a wide range of academic disciplines. It doesn’t matter if you’re studying to become a doctor or specializing in English literature – we know what schools are looking for. Allow us to ensure your applications are competitive and impressive.

Our graduate school planning program is essential for students who want focused assistance with the graduate school admissions process. Here’s what we do for…

Evaluation & Selection

  • Clarify a student’s career goals
  • Review, evaluate, and finalize a list of appropriate graduate schools, law schools, med schools, business schools, etc.

Task Management

  • Formulate an overall strategy for approaching applications
  • Establish critical milestones for the application process
  • Determine an admissions exam testing schedule (LSAT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, etc)

Essay Advising

  • Brainstorm ideas
  • Offer appropriate suggestions for continuous improvement of essay drafts
  • Review completed essay drafts and final essays

Résumé Preparation

  • Create a distinctive résumé to showcase achievements and impact – with great content and visual appeal

Interview Preparation

  • Prepare for interviews and meetings with faculty and admissions officers
  • Role-play to ensure a great interview every time

Comprehensive or Hourly Consultation

Depending on the amount of guidance you need, you may work with us on a comprehensive or hourly basis. This way, you can work with us as much or as little as needed, targeting only those aspects of the process most in need of support.

Get Personalized Grad School Admission Consulting

When you work with a JRA grad school consultant, you won’t receive standard, one-size-fits-all guidance. We’ll work to learn about your personal goals and history so that we can provide highly tailored advice. This includes:

  • Providing guidance on prerequisite coursework
  • Offering feedback on essays and personal statements
  • Refining résumés/CVs
  • Compiling portfolios/work samples
  • Assisting with the collection of recommendation letters
  • Helping with interview and school visit preparation

Share your unique circumstances with our graduate school planning specialists. We’ll provide personalized consulting to put you on the right track.

FAQs About Grad School Consulting

Q1. Why Should I Attend Graduate School?

Graduate degrees are deemed necessary for many desired professions, especially in the law, science, and healthcare industries. You may decide to attend graduate school for your career. However, many also do so for the sake of personal education and to build connections in their field of study.

If you aren’t sure if post-graduate education is the right choice for you, speak with a grad school consultant. We’ll help you assess the pros and cons of furthering your academic experience.

Q2. What is the Graduate School Application Timetable?

Most applications are due between the end of October and the beginning of December. If you hope to pursue a higher degree, seek graduate school admission consulting and college admission boot camp in the spring or summer, giving you adequate time to prepare before the year’s application deadlines arrive.

Q3. What is the Graduate School Admission Process?

Graduate school planning is a lengthy process. When you partner with our consultants, we help you build a potential school list and learn each school’s requirements. Once you’ve aced the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), we’ll assist with the application process, including gathering recommendations, transcripts, and examples of your work. Then, it’s time to apply and wait for the results.

Q4. How Can I Finance Graduate School?

Many of our clients come to us with concerns about the cost of graduate school. To help you finance your degree, we’ll ensure that you evaluate schools with available grants, fellowships, scholarships, and financial aid options. We can also provide resources to consider private student loan options.

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