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How to Use the Common App COVID-19 Question

June 1, 2020

More so than any other time in recent memory, students applying to college this upcoming fall have been impacted significantly due to the Coronavirus outbreak — from the transition to online classes, to disrupted summer plans, and standardized test cancelations. And

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Colleges with the Highest SAT Scores: Medians at the Top Schools

May 28, 2020

As the time draws closer for students to embark on their college search, many future applicants start by looking at the US News rankings for hints of where to apply. This quantifiable data serves as an easy-to-understand indicator of selectivity and competitiveness. As

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Coronavirus and College Enrollment: Possible Next Steps

May 26, 2020

If you’re a 12th grader, congratulations on your college acceptances and upcoming high school graduation! These are unprecedented times and as with all things in the world right now, many uncertainties surround the fall semester for college. As you contemplate your options regarding the Coronavirus

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How to Get into Harvard Medical School

May 22, 2020

As the number one ranked MD institution in the United States, Harvard Medical School (HMS) is unsurprisingly a dream for many aspiring physicians. Given the competitiveness, it’s all the more difficult for applicants to receive that coveted “yes” letter. With an acceptance rate

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How to Help Your Child Avoid the High School Burnout

May 21, 2020

In the upside-down pandemic landscape, keeping your high school student’s head in the game is more important than ever. When literally no one knows how college admissions will ultimately be affected, too many kids are tempted to hit snooze on the alarm, put their head

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Reapplying to Medical School: How to Excel the 2nd Time Around

May 19, 2020

It’s become a notoriously well-known fact that gaining admission to medical school is incredibly tough. In the 2019-2020 cycle, only 41% of applicants actually matriculated into any MD and DO institution. So, if you weren’t accepted on your first try, you’re definitely not alone.

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How to Get Into UCLA

May 18, 2020

You might have your eyes on the University of California - Los Angeles, whether you’re a prospective director who is interested in attending one of the best undergraduate film schools in the country, or you’re an East Coast resident who has always wanted to move to California. Whatever your reason behind Googling

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Boston College vs Boston University: Understanding the Differences

May 12, 2020

As you embark on your college search and look through a list of options on the east coast, you may be confused to see two very similar names and think, wait, Boston College is not the same school as Boston University? That is correct. In fact, with nicknames ranging from

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33 of the Most Strategic Questions to Ask at a College Fair

May 11, 2020

College fairs provide you with the chance to talk to representatives from multiple schools under one roof. As a soon-to-be college applicant, this is an opportunity for you to learn more about available programs and extracurricular opportunities, while getting an overview of campus life at various institutions across

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How to Get Into Columbia

May 6, 2020

Even though lots of people hope to attend Columbia University, it’s easier said than done. With an acceptance rate of only 5.1%, it’s consistently one of the top five most selective schools in the U.S. Students from all kinds of different backgrounds thrive there.

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