Dr. Don Martin
Articles by Dr. Don Martin
Notify the disability services office ahead of time to arrange for any necessary accommodations.
Getting coverage through a parent’s health plan or though your school are two options for grad students.
Stagger moving and employment start dates with the beginning of grad school to make the process easier.
Make sure your loved ones understand the time and financial demands of graduate school too.
If you are still deciding between graduate school admission offers, ask yourself about your priorities.
Notify the admissions office early if you want to withdraw or defer – don’t just fail to show up.
Have an agenda for meetings and meet at least once per term to maximize graduate school advising.
Negotiate in good faith and know when to ask again to get more money for grad school.
Consider reducing your debt load and whether you’ll be able to work before starting grad school.
Make a spreadsheet and weigh financial aid offers to decide which graduate school to attend.