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How To Show Leadership Through Music Extracurriculars

November 24, 2020

Many high school students are usually primarily focused on their GPA, SAT scores, and AP tests. However, colleges aren’t just looking for high numbers; they want unique and interesting students. A fantastic

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A Step-By-Step Guide to the MyMIT Application Portal

November 23, 2020

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a dream school for almost every student interested in STEM—and even for business and humanities candidates. But gaining admission to MIT is easier said than done. With only a 7.3% acceptance rate, the bar is unsurprisingly set quite high. Plus,

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Are You Ready to Take the MCAT?

November 19, 2020

If you are planning on applying to medical school, the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is the behemoth hurdle that premed students dread. This standardized, multiple choice test has been a part of medical school admissions in both the United States and Canada for over eighty years. The test assesses your scientific and verbal knowledge, problem solving, and critical thinking. Up until now the applicant’s scores were measured in the areas of Physical Sciences, Verbal Reasoning, and Biological Sciences.

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What it is Like to Study at the University of Oxford?

November 16, 2020

The history and prestige of the University of Oxford, and the competition to gain admission, mean that a significant aura is generated by the place and the people who study there. Many students

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Unpacking the Princeton Supplemental Essays 2020-2021

November 11, 2020

Having held that coveted number one spot in the US News Ranking of Best National Universities for the last few years, it should come as no surprise that to get into Princeton University, you need to bring your A-game. Obviously your grades, scores, and extracurricular activities matter a great deal. But don’t underestimate the power of well-written answers to the prompts offered by the Princeton supplemental essays 2020-2021.

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Understanding the 2020-2021 College Admissions Landscape

November 10, 2020

As COVID-19 heads towards a new wave of cases, daily lives continue to be affected across different industries and the 2020-2021 college admissions landscape is no exception. Naturally, students and their families

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Should You Apply to an Early Decision II School?

November 10, 2020

You might be anxiously awaiting your ED I decision, or you might not have applied in the first ED round at all. No matter what your circumstance, you may be wondering whether you should consider an early decision II (ED II) school. But how do you know if you’re ready to commit to an institution, especially

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A Guide to NYU Undergraduate Programs: The Dos and Don’ts

November 5, 2020

As one of the most diverse and globally integrated universities in the world, approaching New York University (NYU) can be as daunting as it is exciting. As a Former Admissions Officer, I’m here to provide some context about the NYU undergraduate programs, as well as demystify the undergraduate application process.

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Caltech vs MIT

November 2, 2020

You’re conducting your school research and when you look up the best colleges for science focused students, the same two schools come up over and over again: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Or, you may have always known that

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Which University of California Essays Should You Write?

October 28, 2020

The University of California application system is a centralized portal which allows you to apply to any or all of the UC schools at once. As part of the process, you must answer several essay prompts in order to let the admissions officers know who you are, where your interests lie

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