Pursuing a PhD is one of the most rigorous choices you can make as an academic. We're here to help.

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## Process

Before you can dive deep into your field, you have an application process to navigate. We are here to help.

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### Start your research and planning early

Each PhD program, depending on the field, follows a different application process. Be sure to do your research so that nothing comes as a surprise down the road.
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### Make a standardized test preparation plan

Depending on the program, you may need to provide test scores with your application. Familiarize yourself with the format of the exam and official resources, and start examining the gaps in your knowledge.
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### Craft and polish your applications

Writer’s block stops here. Our uniquely structured writing process guides you to a polished set of application materials.  We can also assist with navigating the critical writing sample.
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### Request letters of recommendation

The vast majority of programs require letters of recommendation. Your coach helps you select recommenders and prepare any additional information needed.
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Some programs include an interview in their process.  Your coach guides you through messaging and rehearsal so you can be the best possible version of yourself come interview day.

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We are dynamic coaches who think strategically about helping our students gain admission into the most selective graduate schools. As a prerequisite, we only work with coaches who have attended the top institutions. But, we also look for experienced editors, smart project managers, and tactical thinkers.

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## FAQs

• ### When are the deadlines to apply to PhD programs?

Typically, applications for PhD programs are due in the late fall of the year before you're aiming to matriculate (typically December or January). The exact deadlines to submit differ from program to program, however, so be sure to check each school's individual website for official dates and deadlines.
• ### What are the components of a PhD application?

Many of the requirements for PhD applications are the same from program to program. They include: your undergraduate transcript (as well as transcripts from any past graduate study), score report(s) from the GRE and/or GRE Subject Test, a resume of relevant work experience, letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose. Many PhD programs also request a writing sample from applicants. Requirements vary from program to program, however, so it's important to check the admissions requirements for the specific programs to which you're planning to apply.

• ### Do I need to sit for the GRE in order to apply for a PhD?

Not necessarily! More and more PhD programs are going test optional or entirely test blind. That said, some programs do require a GRE score, so it is important to check the specific requirements for your schools of interest.
• ### How about GRE Subject Tests?

Certain PhD programs will require a GRE Subject Test score report to be included in your application materials. Math and physics PhD programs, for example, most often require the GRE Subject Test in those fields. Be sure to check the specific requirements for your programs of interest when deciding whether or not to take a subject test.

## Plans

We've created a structured, yet flexible plans that offer everything you need to succeed throughout the admissions process.

### Hourly Rate

1 Hour

All of our coaching is available on an hourly basis. If you're not sure how much coaching you'll need, you can enroll in our "pay as you go" option.

$120$ 160

$240$ 290

### First Time Package

3 Hours

The is an opportunity to meet your coach and get started on your applications. Depending on where you are in the process, we may cover your school selection, recommendations, strategic positioning, and/or statement of purpose outlines.

$360$ 480

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### Basic Package

20 Hours 5% OFF

This package is specifically geared towards the applicant's statement of purpose and CV. It generally allows for regular meetings throughout the process, as well as remote feedback and editing on application materials by your coach. Represents our best estimate; students may need more or less time with their coach.

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### Comprehensive Package

40 Hours 10% OFF

For applicants who want to go through the process in the most efficient, effective way, this package represents our comprehensive approach to PhD admissions. Your coach will manage your process start to finish, including dialogue about your research agenda and tactical advice around professional positioning. We can also customize this package for you based on your specific needs.

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### Tutor Tiers

We have 4 tiers of coaches. The coach’s tier is based on the experience level of the coach with our team. All coaches begin working with Cambridge Coaching at the Standard tier.

0-150 hours

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250-300 hours