(PRWEB) April 27, 2005
Candidates applying to graduate schools will now have a powerful new research tool at their disposal. Launching in May, GradSchoolNumbers.com is a Web community where aspiring graduate students can log on to discuss specific programs, get advice from one another, blog, and share information.
ÂThe site began as the result of a conversation between me and fellow graduate students at the University of Texas,Â said Clifton Kornegay, GradSchoolNumbers.com founder. ÂApplying to grad school can be an extremely stressful and sometimes painful process. We felt like there needed to be a place where applicants could compare notes, share strategies, and get some much-needed support and information. GradSchoolNumbers.com is that place.Â
The backbone of the site is its unique message board system that allows users to discuss the application process at nearly every post-graduate program in the U.S. Another site feature allows applicants to weigh their application against those of other users. The Application Charts section allows users to easily bring up the statistics for all users that were admitted, rejected, or deferred to any school. The site is free, although users must register to access its features.
ÂInformation is power,Â said Carl Redman, co-founder of GradSchoolNumbers.com. ÂThe advantage of going to graduate school in the age of the Internet is that the technology can empower your search and truly inform your choices. Gone are the days when you had to rely solely upon the grad school to get your information. Now, with GradSchoolNumbers.com, you can really do some independent research and understand whether a program is right for you, and whether youÂre right for the program.Â
More than two million grad students are enrolled in the U.S. today, with countless more who aspire to be. The GradSchoolNumbers.com community has room for them all. Its infrastructure allows for 2 million users. ÂThere is really no limit as to how large the GradSchoolNumbers.com community can grow,Â Kornegay adds. ÂIn fact, the larger it grows, the more valuable it becomes.Â
GradSchoolNumbers.com is the first venture of the Aspire Group, an idea incubation firm headquartered in Washington, DC.
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