Graduate School Advising Services

Graduate School Package

  • Graduate School: Master's and Ph.D.
  • Law School
  • Medical School
  • Business School, MBA Programs
  • Dental School
  • Veterinary School

The graduate school package is essential for students who want detailed help concerning the graduate school admissions process. In this package, we provide the following:

Evaluation and Selection

  • Discuss student’s career goals and desires
  • Develop a list of programs to which the student will consider applying
  • Identify schools to visit
  • Review, evaluate and finalize graduate program application selection

Development of a Plan

  • Determine remaining standardized testing schedule
  • Explore test preparation strategies / classes
  • Formulate an overall strategy for approaching applications

Essay Advising

  • Brainstorm ideas
  • Serve as a sounding board for preliminary ideas
  • Review completed essay drafts 
Resume Development
  • Assist in formulating a comprehensive detailing of student's academic and professional accomplishments

Interview Preparation

  • Prepare for interviews and meetings with faculty and admissions officers
  • Practice real interview questions and expert responses
Letters of Recommendation
  • Decide which teachers, professors the student will ask for recommendations
  • Learn how and when to approach the teachers, professors for the best results

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Undergraduate Admission Packages

Freshman and Sophomore Package
Getting started in the Freshman and Sophomore years is the best way to maximize the undergraduate college experience, and put students in the best position to get into the graduate school of their dreams.  In these packages we provide the following:

Planning and Guidance

  • Create a plan for undergraduate coursework and extracurricular activities
  • Ensure that students take full advantage of course offerings at their university, and in some instances, consider academic opportunities outside of their school
  • Help students to apply their extracurricular and academic interests in novel ways, so as to deepen or broaden their experience in these pursuits
  • Maximize summer experiences

Scheduling

  • Begin to organize future testing schedule and graduate school visits to avoid last minute scramble

The Freshman and Sophomore Packages also includes all of the services of the Junior and Senior Packages.


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Junior Package
Our junior package provides a thorough description of the graduate school admissions process and includes an evaluation of a student’s transcript and extracurricular activities as well as a standardized testing plan.  Junior year is the last chance for students to make meaningful changes that will influence their overall admission profile.  In this package the student will receive help with the following:

Academic Assessment 

  • Evaluate student’s transcript to date
  • Formulate a plan to either help the student maintain current level of performance or improve high school record

Extracurricular Profile Refinement

  • Evaluate extracurricular activities and achievements
  • Create specific opportunities for the student in the graduate school admissions process based on extracurricular pursuits

Graduate School Selection

  • Develop a list of graduate schools to which the student will consider applying
  • Identify graduate schools to visit
  • Learn what to look for on graduate school visit

Test Scheduling

  • Establish a standardized testing schedule
  • Explore test preparation strategies/classes

Letters of Recommendation

  • Decide which teachers the student will ask for recommendations
  • Learn how to approach the teachers for the best results

Interview Preparation

  • Prepare students for on campus and off campus interviews and meetings with admissions officers
  • Practice real interview questions and expert responses

The Junior Package also includes all of the services of the Senior Package.


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Senior Package
The senior package is essential for students who want detailed help concerning the final parts of the graduate school admissions process, as well as an assessment of their academic and extracurricular profile in order to refine the list of graduate programs that they are considering. In this package, we provide the following:

Evaluation and Selection

  • Assess student’s transcript and extracurricular profile to date
  • Review, evaluate and finalize graduate school program application selection

Development of a Plan

  • Determine remaining standardized testing schedule
  • Formulate an overall strategy for approaching graduate school applications

Essay Advising

  • Brainstorm ideas
  • Serve as a sounding board for preliminary ideas
  • Review completed essay drafts

Application Review

  • Provide feedback on how to strengthen a student’s application
  • Identify any red flags or inconsistencies
  • Review essays and “brag sheet"
  • Help the student to present himself in the best possible light

Interview Preparation

  • Prepare for on campus and off campus interviews and meetings with admissions officers. 
  • Practice real interview questions and expert responses

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Additional Services
International Graduate School Counselors also offers services tailored to meet the needs of students in special situations, including transfer students, international students, students with disabilities, student athletes, students wishing to reapply while taking a year off, wait-listed students, and more. Please call or email us with a brief description of your situation for more information. 

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Pro Bono
An important part of the International Graduate School Counselors mission is to maximize the educational opportunities for students of all schools and backgrounds.  Each year, International Graduate School Counselors provides free support to highly motivated/ high potential students throughout South Florida who are unable to pay for the services. 

Students interested in applying for free counseling should contact us directly at info@internationalcollegecounselors.com