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College Application Systems 2021-2022: List of Member Schools

May 11, 2021

As the college application journey begins, you have heard the terms “Common Application” or “Coalition Application” as ways of applying to different schools. In case you’re unfamiliar with exactly how these college application systems function, these portals serve as centralized locations to send your components to multiple institutions. If you fill out the different sections within these systems

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Tips for Choosing Target Schools: What's the Right Fit For You?

May 10, 2021

You’re a rising senior hoping to start coming up with a list of colleges where you want to apply. Of course, you’ve got your dream school in mind—that should be fairly straightforward as you consider where to apply early and colleges you’ve always wanted to attend. However, with the college admissions

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A Step-by-Step Guide to the AMCAS Application System

May 4, 2021

As a pre-med candidate, you’ve worked throughout college on your prerequisites, and ventured onto volunteering, shadowing, research, and more. Now, it’s time to actually create an AMCAS application system account and start filling out the application. As you probably already know, the AMCAS is a centralized

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How to Write the MIT Application Essays 2021-2022

May 3, 2021

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the dream university for many STEM-oriented students, and it comes as no surprise that it’s also one of the most selective schools in the world. If you’re set on majoring in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Computation and Cognition, or one of the other highly specialized programs

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How to Strengthen Your College Application Profile the Summer Before Senior Year

April 27, 2021

COVID-19 has completely shifted the college admissions landscape. With the 2020-2021 cycle being indisputably competitive, colleges have become more selective than ever. Grades aren’t enough, and standardized test scores are losing relevance by the day. To stand out from your peers, you must take extra steps to ensure that you have showcased a tremendous amount of

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How to Succeed as an International Medical Student

April 26, 2021

No matter where you’re from, gaining admission into an American medical school is incredibly difficult. More than half of all medical applicants don’t get into any programs every year. On top of that, if you’re an international medical student, your odds are even lower because not all schools offer a spot to international applicants.

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Pre-Med Mistakes: Errors to Avoid As You Prepare for Medical School

April 20, 2021

Undergraduate years are crucial for any pre-med student. If you are headed to college knowing that you want to pursue medicine after graduating, you need to make the most of your time there.

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College Recommendation Letters: Everything You Need to Know

April 19, 2021

Going through the list of requirements for the admissions cycle, you might be stressed by the college recommendation letters component. Which teachers should you ask? What’s the best way to ask them? What do strong

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Waitlisted at Your Dream School: What Your Next Steps Should Look Like

April 12, 2021

You had been counting down the days and finally received that coveted notification that a decision was available in your portal. But as you clicked through the screens in anticipation, you were

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Our 2021 College Admissions Results

April 12, 2021

Now that April has arrived, it’s an exciting time of the year for college applicants nationwide. Since most candidates have heard back from their top choice schools, we

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