When it comes to applying for graduate school, academics are only one piece of the puzzle. Beyond your undergraduate GPA and standardized test performance, an effectively constructed application will help you stand out in the prospective b-school crowd.

Your performance on the GMAT or GRE is an important indication of potential success in a rigorous graduate program. Because it has such an impact on admissions decisions, you’ll spend weeks, or even months, preparing for your entrance exam. And despite all that preparation, mistakes are inevitable. There are, however, ways to minimize mistakes. Consider the following tips to improve your likelihood of success on test day.

W. P. Carey executive-in-residence and adjunct professor Steve Lockard navigates graduates’ education needs with experience from his business pivot.

Jim Millecam, Nathan Millecam, Camille Millecam-Whiting, and Jason Weber have more in common than being part of the same family. They’re all W. P. Carey graduates.

Amanda Holt (MBA '08), who is head of client services and operations at marketing and advertising agency Amazowl in Phoenix, has worked remotely for 15 years. Here's her advice for maintaining work-life balance when home is also your place of work.