Can prestigious journal publication guarantee elite graduate school admissions?

Can prestigious journal publication guarantee elite graduate school admissions?

Well it certainly is hugely advantageous.

But guarantee? - Well not exactly.

It is like the age old adage that ‘an interviewer makes up his mind whether to hire/not hire someone within the first 30 seconds - from there it is up to you to not balls it up’.

So with this in mind - you’ll certainly separate yourself from the pack in respect of standing out. Doesn’t mean you should slack though - I’d expect you to have strong academics and experience as with all other candidates as well.

So go in, don’t ‘balls it up’ and you should be fine! :slight_smile:

transcribed from grad school admissions