Navigating Holistic Admissions

Get tips and resources for implementing holistic admissions at every stage of the process.

Navigating Holistic Admissions

Preparing for the Admissions Process

Set goals and guiding principles. Structure processes to achieve your goals. Consider committee composition and training.

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Does Testing Serve a Purpose in Holistic Application Review?

Learn more about our research on graduate admissions practices and appropriate GRE® score use. This presentation provides ideas and options for you to consider, whether your institution already has a holistic review process or is yet to embark on this journey. Discover promising practices for holistic graduate admissions processes, covering: goal setting, test score use, engaging stakeholders and application review.

Connecting Graduate Admissions Practices with Goals: Questions to Consider

As you have conversations about your program’s admissions practices, you may uncover considerations you hadn’t realized before. ETS has created a framework of questions to help guide faculty and administrators at institutions like yours who are interested in having thoughtful engagement about graduate admissions practices on their campuses. Explore these questions to consider now.

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Curated Approaches

Explore these promising practices that ETS has curated to support graduate faculty and administrators in the implementation of holistic admissions practices.