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Graduate School Preparation with Donald Asher

9/9/17 10:00am to 12:30pm
Hannon Room

During this session, Donald Asher will deconstruct and demystify the ever-challenging and seemingly more impersonal application process for getting into graduate and scholarship programs. After interviewing thousands of graduate school students and Directors of Admission across the country, Asher has created a detailed plan of attack for achieving success.

Join this session to learn:
-Tips that can give you an edge over equally—or better—qualified applicants
-Advice on how to lobby your way into the most competitive programs
-What to do if you're wait-listed -Guidance for timing your application most effectively
-Information on financial aid and graduate admissions testing

Information about Donald Asher:
Donald Asher is one of the nation's foremost authorities on the graduate admissions process. Hundreds of thousands of students have seen his lectures, tapes, and teleconferences. He is the author of twelve books, including Graduate Admissions Essays, the best-selling guide to the graduate admissions process, and The Best Scholarships for the Best Students.

He has been a keynote or featured speaker for the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP), the Ronald E. McNair Scholars National Conference in Delevan, Wisconsin, the Penn State TRIO Training Institute (offered coast to coast), the SREB Compact for Faculty Diversity, the annual Penn State McNair Directors Training Program in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Maryland McNair Conference, the Oregon Statewide Graduate School Fair, the Indiana Statewide Conference on Undergraduate Research, Caltech's Ph.D. Career Development Days, and at hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the United States. He has been the keynote presenter for over ten years for the Professional Development Series of live teleconferences and webinars offered by the University of Tennessee, where he has four times hosted the National Teleconference on Graduate Admissions.

He has been a contributing writer to MSN homepage, MSN Encarta, the Wall Street Journal’s and,,,, the Los Angeles Times’ career development web site, USAirways magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Examiner, and Dow Jones, Inc.’s National Business Employment Weekly and Managing Your Career magazine. His work can also be found in professional journals, including national and regional publications of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP).