Donald C. Martin

Dr. Donald C. Martin is an expert in the fields of enrollment management, student affairs, and higher education administration. From 1980–2008 he managed divisions including admission, financial aid, student development, registration/advising, and career, disabled, and international services. He has been employed by some of the best colleges and universities in the United States: Columbia University (Teachers College), University of Chicago (Booth School of Business), Northwestern University (Medill School of Journalism), and Wheaton College (IL). Along with a team of dedicated professionals, Dr. Martin grew both the applicant pool and the enrollment yield at each institution he served. In addition, students’ ratings of their experience at those institutions improved dramatically during his tenure.

Having visited over 60 countries on every continent, Dr. Martin has worked with thousands of prospective and current students of varying nationalities, backgrounds, beliefs, interests, and goals. His book, Road Map for Graduate Study: A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students, was released in May of 2008. A supplement for international students was released in 2009.

Dr. Martin continues his work with students and educational organizations worldwide, speaking on college and university campuses, and also at graduate school fairs, forums, and education conferences. His focus is on the value of education and negotiating the graduate school experience from start to finish, dispelling the myths that hold many back from earning a graduate degree and financing their graduate education. In addition, he provides one-on-one coaching services for graduate/business school applicants.

For further information please contact dmartin@gradschoolroadmap.com.

Articles

7 Ways to Stand Out as a Graduate School Applicant

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12-Month Checklist for Applying to Grad School: 3-1 Month Out

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12-Month Checklist for Applying to Grad School: 6-4 Months Out

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12-Month Checklist for Applying to Grad School: 9-7 Months Out

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12-Month Checklist for Applying to Grad School: 12-10 Months Out

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Expert Answers to 7 Common Grad School Search Questions

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How to Start Your Grad School Search

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How to Be a Successful Grad Student: Insider Advice

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Expert Grad School Financial Aid Tips You Need to Know

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Waitlisted, Denied, Accepted: Dealing With Grad School Admission Decisions

What should you do if your grad school application is waitlisted, denied, or accepted? Well, it varies. But following this expert advice is a great place to start...read more