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LSAT vs. GRE: Which One Should You Take?

June 21, 2019

If the logic games in your LSAT practice tests keep tripping you up or if you’re unsure about your chances when the LSAT goes digital this summer, it might be time to take a step back and reconsider whether the LSAT is the right test for you. Don’t worry, you don’t have to completely abandon your law school dream. This

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Early Action and Early Decision Policies for the Top 50

June 20, 2019

Whether you’ve got a dream school in mind or you want to get the stressful college application process out of the way as soon as possible, applying early action and early decision are great options for students who feel confident with their application components and are willing to commit to a school. The difference between early action and early decision lies in the nature of the commitment. When you apply early decision, you sign a binding agreement

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Which Law School is the Right Fit for You?

June 14, 2019

Wanting to attend law school might have been an easy decision for you. But choosing which law school is the right fit for you amongst the 237 institutions across the country is far from simple. You can’t just guess based on names alone. To find your perfect law school options, you have to look over admissions statistics, locations,

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Medical School Secondary Essay Prompts: The Most Common Questions to Prepare For

June 13, 2019

You’ve uploaded your transcript, MCAT score, extracurricular information, personal statement, and finally clicked the submit button on the AMCAS. You might want to use the next couple of weeks off to relax. I wouldn’t recommend it, considering your medical school secondary essays are right around the corner.

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The SAT Adversity Score: What to Know About This New Component

June 12, 2019

If you’ve been keeping up with admissions news, you know that the role of the SAT has been a point of contention in the college admissions process for many years. You’re also probably not surprised to hear that the SAT has been criticized for favoring wealthier students above others. This tipping of the scales

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40 Questions to Ask Yourself When Brainstorming Your MBA Personal Statement

June 7, 2019

You’ve been working in consulting for a couple years, and have decided that it’s time for a change. It’s finally the year you leave the workforce for a bit and start looking into those business school applications. So you’ve got the grades, you’ve got excellent test scores, and your boss at work is going to write a wonderful recommendation. Don’t get overconfident and try to wing your essay.

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DO Programs: A Comprehensive Guide to Osteopathic Medical Schools

June 6, 2019

You’ve gathered your transcripts, drafted your personal statement, committed to some impressive extracurricular activities, and are all set to apply to medical school with high hopes. But then, you see your MCAT score and your heart sinks. It’s far below the median scores for all of the top medical schools.

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How to Take Advantage of an Arts Supplement for College Applications

June 5, 2019

If you’ve been dancing since you could walk or you’ve toured the country with your choir group, when it’s time to apply to college you’re probably wondering how to convey your talent and success beyond the limited space in the Common Application. Plus, if you haven’t had the opportunity

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High School Students Interested in Medicine: How to Build Your Profile Strategically

June 4, 2019

So you’ve decided that you want to pursue a career in medicine. Although you’re still in high school, you know that the choices you make today will have an impact on your ability to reach your goal of going to medical school and ultimately becoming a doctor. While you don’t have to know exactly what you want to do with your life, admissions officers appreciate understanding your passions and ambitions. In fact, for a strenuous career like medicine, it’s best to know as early as possible

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Poor Grades in High School: When to Explain and When You Shouldn't

May 31, 2019

Grades are a vital component to your application. Along with standardized test scores, they make up the “hard factors” considered for admission to college. But unlike test scores, your grades cover your entire high school career. Admissions officers will analyze your transcript, look for patterns or discrepancies, and form a comprehensive picture of your academic promise.

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