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How to Get Into Yale

February 14, 2020

So, you’ve got your eyes set on attending Yale University, one of the most prestigious academic institutions anywhere in the world. It might have been your dream to be a Bulldog since you were young, or you might have grown fond of the New Haven school as you learned more about it in high school. Regardless of when you started wondering how to get into Yale,

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Which Colleges Should I Tour? A Comprehensive Guide

February 13, 2020

If you’re in or approaching your junior year of high school, you’re probably aware that this is an important time for taking the next steps towards your college applications. Alongside preparing for the SAT and solidifying leadership positions, 11th grade is also ideal for thinking about the question, “which colleges should I tour?”

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ACT Test Dates 2020: When to Take the Exam

February 12, 2020

As junior year knocks on the door and you start thinking about college applications, one of the ways you can take advantage of the time you have before the pressure of senior year kicks in is by getting standardized testing out of the way. If you think that you’d benefit from a science

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Extracurriculars for MBA: What Admissions Committees Look For

February 12, 2020

The typical business school admissions officer does not rely solely on GPA, test scores, or work experience of a candidate when making application decisions. Although these factors are important, there are other criteria that MBA admissions committees look closely at, such as the candidate’s intellectual curiosity, unique personal qualities, leadership potential, and past and present engagement in

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Research for Pre-Med Students: How Important is this Application Component?

February 10, 2020

If you’re currently a pre-med student, you’re probably aware of exactly how cutthroat the admissions landscape has become. Admissions committee members don’t just look for students with the best numbers – they also expect you to bring hands-on experience in the medical field, demonstrating your commitment to the profession. As a result, research for pre-med students

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Volunteer Work for High School Students: Finding Meaningful Experiences

February 7, 2020

Volunteering builds character by allowing us to use our abilities, strengths, and privileges to help others. Service is humbling and rewarding - a well-spent use of the resources available to us, whatever they may be. Engaging in volunteer work for high school students is also an essential component of a competitive college application. When admissions officers evaluate candidates for admission, they look for students

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Navigating the Law School Waitlist: Steps You Should Take

February 7, 2020

After a stressful few months of working hard on your essays and perfecting your LSAT score, you might be disheartened to find out that you’ve been waitlisted at your dream law school. But don’t give up - you still have a chance of accepted! Depending on the applications they receive and what they are looking for from the incoming class, law schools might not

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A Guide to Navigating Early Admission MBA Programs

February 5, 2020

If you have always dreamed of starting your own business, solving problems as a consultant, rising to be a CEO, or just receiving an MBA, you might be interested in getting a head start by applying to early admission MBA programs. These tracks are designed for undergraduate students, or graduate students with no full-time work experience, who are ready to solidify the next steps in their career and education.

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SAT Test Dates 2020: Strategizing Your Sittings

January 31, 2020

In the years leading up to your junior year of high school, you’ve probably heard about how you have to take the SAT at some point in order to apply to colleges. Now, the dreaded year has finally arrived. Whether you’ve been preparing for months or you’re gearing up with your prep books now, you first need to know the exact SAT test dates 2020.

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Why I Loved Being a UPenn Student: Reasons and Reflections

January 30, 2020

Many colleges offer top academics, hundreds of clubs, and a brand name. From my perspective as a Quaker alumna, the University of Pennsylvania (also known by Penn or UPenn) is set apart by its connections - across disciplines, across communities, and across cultures. If you’ve got Penn on your list

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