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Tips on What Pre-Meds Should Do Over the Summer

May 23, 2022

If you’re a pre-med student in college, you might be considering spending your summer hovering over textbooks and studying for the MCAT. However, that’s something you can do anytime, including after you’ve graduated.

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How to Choose a College Major If You're Undecided

May 17, 2022

As you’re applying to colleges, there are a lot of different decisions to make and boxes to check. One of these is thinking about what you want to major in. While the major you select on the Common Application isn’t set in stone (unless you’re applying to a specific school within a university

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2022-23 College Application Timeline: How to Plan Accordingly

May 16, 2022

Another application season has come and gone. If you’re applying to college this year, you’ve got quite the challenge ahead. With schoolwork, extracurriculars, tests, and college applications, there’s a lot to keep track of

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University of California Admissions 2022: Analyzing the Trends

May 10, 2022

The 2022 admissions cycle was unpredictable in so many ways—many students got into their dream schools without expecting to while others might have been shocked to get denied from their targets or safeties because colleges seem more protective of their yield than ever.

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Colleges that Don't Require Supplemental Essays: Schools to Consider

May 9, 2022

As you prepare for the college admissions cycle, you might be tempted to add schools to your list that require less work than others. While some schools like Yale have over five supplemental essays, there are colleges that have none!

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Law School Personal Statement Mistakes to Avoid

May 2, 2022

Law school admissions committees can see your numbers and extracurricular activities on paper but have absolutely no idea about who you are as a person and what makes you unique.

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How Early Should I Start Preparing For College?

April 25, 2022

Whether you are a middle schooler or a high school freshman, you might have a stressful question on your mind: how early should I start preparing for college? This question is of course very important

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Applying to College from a Competitive High School: How to Stand Out

April 21, 2022

You’ve worked hard to get into a prestigious high school such as Thomas Jefferson or Stuyvesant. However, the work is hardly over. While attending a top high school does provide you with resources and guidance that can help you build an impeccable resume, it’s only one step forward

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College Deposits, Enrollment, and What Happens If You Get Off the Waitlist

April 19, 2022

If you had been waitlisted by one or more of your top choice colleges, the wise thing to have done was to submit a deposit at your next best option. Since putting in a deposit helps guarantee that a college will save a spot for you in their incoming freshmen class, it makes sense that

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What Does It Mean to Be Waitlisted? Helpful Tips for College Applicants

April 18, 2022

As you see an email from your favorite college pop up in your inbox and rush to open the message, your heart sinks when you have been offered a place on the waitlist. It can be confusing to figure out where you stand

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