Giveaway: Win Expert Admission Coaching for Grad School

Attention future graduate students: we're giving away some expert one-on-one grad school coaching! Enter our contest today.

Update: Winners have been selected. Check your email to see if you've won!

Attention future graduate students: we’re giving away more expert one-on-one graduate school coaching!

Get the advice you need to have an edge in the competitive world of grad school admission with our Grad School Giveaway. 

Dr. Don Martin has served as the Dean of Admission at Columbia, Northwestern, and University of Chicago, among others. He’s coached more than 300 grad students—with a 97% admission rate—to schools like Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Cornell, and Emory. His advice is just what you need in today’s competitive grad school environment!

Kevin Kiley has been coaching for more than 10 years and has over 12 years of experience working in higher education. He is a certified coach who has worked with a range of students, from undergraduate to graduate and beyond. His advice could give you the competitive edge you need in your grad school search!

Dr. Martin and Mr. Kiley have generously volunteered their time to offer some expert grad school input, regardless of where students are in the search and application process. Everyone who enters this contest can also receive a free copy of Dr. Martin’s book, Road Map for Graduate Study: A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students. (You can learn more about Dr. Martin and Mr. Kiley here.)

The prize

One 30-minute consultation call with Dr. Martin and Mr. Kiley, where you can talk about virtually anything related to your grad school search, such as:

  • Refining your grad school goals
  • Reviewing your application essays
  • Discussing programs you’re considering

You will also receive one hour of application coaching through Grad School Road Map (Dr. Martin’s company) for free! As an added bonus, everyone who enters this contest will receive a free copy of Road Map for Graduate Study by Dr. Martin.

How to enter

Fill out this form and describe why you want to go to grad school and the kind of advice you’re looking for in 200 words or fewer. If you would like to receive a free copy of Dr. Martin’s book, please include your mailing address as well. (Please note: we will not share your contact information with anyone else. It is only needed to send you the book.)


This contest runs from Monday, September 30, to Friday, October 11. The CollegeXpress staff, Dr. Martin, and Mr. Kiley will then choose the winner and contact them via email. 

Enter here, and best of luck!

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