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Learn ‘The Dos and Don’ts of Grad School Admissions’ at GCU

Georgian Court University partners with Kaplan to offer expert advice

Lakewood, N.J., Feb. 24, 2012—Getting into graduate school is hard work, and the road to pursuing an advanced degree begins with knowing ‘The Dos and Don’ts of Grad School Admissions.’ Representatives from Georgian Court University and Kaplan, one of the nation’s premier test prep and admissions organizations, will share their expertise during a special session on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. in the Casino Ballroom at GCU’s Lakewood campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Increasingly, more college-educated adults are turning to graduate studies to get ahead. In the United States, the number of adults with advanced degrees has jumped from about 10 million people in 1990 to more than 17 million in 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

And while graduate school has always been expected in certain disciplines, people in a broader range of subject areas are turning to advanced studies as a way to bolster their future earnings. U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics point to higher median earnings and lower unemployment rates among those with master’s degrees, professional degrees or doctorates.

So what are experts advising potential graduate students to do? Thoroughly research the programs they want to attend, ask tough questions and be prepared to sell themselves---on paper and in person.

“Much of their success will hinge on the writing they do, knowing how to use key terms in their essays, and understanding how important it is to target their messaging when communicating with graduate school admissions officers,” says Kate Moore, a career counselor at GCU.

“After attending ‘The Dos and Don’ts of Grad School Admissions,’ we want students to leave with an understanding of how to successfully navigate the process,” she says. “We’ll help them identify the biggest mistakes that applicants tend to make, and offer tips on how to stand out from the crowd.”

Free registration can be completed by emailing or by calling 732-987-2602.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves nearly 2,500 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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