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How to Get into Johns Hopkins

August 16, 2019

When I was an admissions officer at Johns Hopkins University, I reflected upon the many aspects of Hopkins that make it attractive to its applicants: the size, resources, campus setting, and outcomes that allow Hopkins graduates to be some of the most successful in the world. Traveling across the country as an admissions officer for the university,

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InGenius Prep is on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies for 2019!

August 14, 2019

InGenius Prep ranked #432 of all private companies nationwide in terms of annual growth on the distinguished Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies. Additionally, InGenius Prep was the top-ranked admissions counseling company on the list, the 2nd fastest-growing company in Connecticut, and the 6th fastest-growing education company.

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An Analysis of the Common App Personal Statement Prompts 2019-2020

August 13, 2019

After months of research, weighing your options, and comparing acceptance rates, you’re finally settled on a college list that you’re happy with. Chances are, at least a couple of the schools among your choices use the Common Application. Aside from allowing you to fill out your personal and academic information once (instead of a dozen or so times!), the Common App is where your personal statement goes to help schools get to know you

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Supplemental Essays 2019-2020: The Ultimate Guide

August 9, 2019

You're probably applying to a wide range of colleges, all of which have their own unique supplemental essay prompts. If you're starting to feel a bit overwhelmed by the many different essays you need to write, you're not alone! Luckily, we have a master list of supplemental essay prompts from

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A Guide to Applying for Merit-Based College Scholarships

August 2, 2019

College is expensive. More and more expensive, it seems, every year. So it should come as no surprise that many students are dependent on financial aid to help their families absorb the cost. While the process of applying for need-based aid is fairly straightforward and outlined on university websites, merit scholarships and aid are often less obvious.

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How to Write the Rice Supplemental Essays 2019-2020

August 1, 2019

You might be drawn to Rice University for a lot of reasons. You could be drawn in by the strong bonds formed thanks to the residential college system which groups students attending the same program within Rice. You could also be excited by the Houston weather, the generous availability of merit scholarships, or the chance to study under esteemed musicians at The Shepherd

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A Guide to the UChicago Supplemental Essays 2019-2020

July 31, 2019

You probably already know that admission into the University of Chicago, with its acceptance rate of only 5.9%, is far from guaranteed. But as you gear up to apply to the school, you might get further thrown off by the essays you have to write. Alongside the required classic “why UChicago” question,

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When Should I Submit My Law School Applications?

July 30, 2019

If you’re planning to apply to law school, it’s almost go-time. You’re probably aware that the applications for many top law schools open as early as August, and almost all of them are out by early September. Hopefully you’ve racked up those extracurriculars, beefed up that resumé and are happy with your LSAT score (or preparing for the next sitting). As you check in on your recommendations, while

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Should I Go to Medical School? 50 Questions to Ask Yourself

July 29, 2019

It’s easy to say that you want to become a doctor when you’re a kid. But when it comes to planning the logistics and approaching the matter practically, “should I go to medical school?” is a valid question, considering the tremendous time and dedication the profession demands. Long story short: attend medical school only if you’re serious about

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How to Approach the Dartmouth College Supplemental Essays 2019-2020

July 25, 2019

If you’re planning to apply to Dartmouth College, you probably already know that you need to build a stellar application in order to stand out among the tough competition. After all, Dartmouth only accepted 7.9% of students for the Class of 2023. Your scores, extracurriculars, and personal statement are undoubtedly important. But you send

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