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The Best Humanities and Arts Summer Programs for High Schoolers

January 2, 2020

If you’re a high schooler talented in theatre, dance, studio art, music, filmmaking, or writing, you might be wondering about the best way to convey your passion when you apply to your top-choice colleges. In order to showcase your dedication and hone your skills, consider applying to one of the top humanities and arts summer programs available for high school students.

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Peer Letter of Recommendation for College: What Should It Say?

January 2, 2020

Letters of recommendation can be anxiety inducing. I distinctly remember how nervous I was to ask my teachers – what if they say no? What if they turn it in late?? What if they don’t truly recommend me??? Letters of recommendation often cause stress because they are the only part of the application

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MCAT Prep: Why Simply Taking a Practice Test Isn’t Enough

December 31, 2019

The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is a daunting, lengthy test of seven and a half hours. This test is more than an assessment of knowledge – it also reflects your endurance for future tests in medical licensing. As such, it is crucial that students prepare for this exam academically and strategically. For many applicants, MCAT prep means taking multiple practice tests to plan for breaks, snacks and lunch, and ultimately to build endurance. One of the most common obstacles students

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Can You Get into College with a Low GPA?

December 30, 2019

Getting a low GPA will definitely dishearten you and may lead you to believe that you might not be able to get accepted by your dream college. The question on your mind at this point may be can you get into college with a low GPA? Your GPA can be a deal breaker, but the good news

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Do I Need a Perfect SAT Score to Get into A Top School?

December 23, 2019

A big misconception about top schools is that you can only get into an institution such as Harvard if you have a perfect SAT score and GPA. If this was true, every spot in the incoming freshman class - all 1,650 - would be filled by 4.0 students and the average SAT score of admitted students

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Are You Ready for Application Submission? 10 Ways to Know

December 19, 2019

You’ve worked for months on planning your school list, writing all the essays, and getting everything in near-perfect shape to send to your top-choice colleges. If you’ve proofread multiple times and you’ve tried your best to frame everything as impressively as you can, you should feel confident in

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How to Get Into Brown University

December 18, 2019

If you’re thinking about how to get into Brown University, first be sure that it’s the right school for you. Do you love learning about a wide variety of subjects? Do you like making connections between what you learned in English class and AP Biology, and thinking about how to apply that knowledge outside the classroom? Brown prides itself on being a liberal arts university with an open curriculum.

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Our 2020 Early Admissions Results

December 17, 2019

Now that mid-December has arrived, it’s an exciting time of the year for college applicants nationwide. Now that candidates have heard back from their top choice schools, we wanted to congratulate all of our wonderful students who have received good news with the 2020 early admissions results. These individuals have worked tirelessly throughout their time in high school

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50 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Writing Your Medical School Essays

December 17, 2019

To stand out among the tough medical school application pool, strong grades and stellar MCAT scores aren’t enough. You need to use your personal statement to tell a compelling story and convince admissions officers why you’re a unique, must-have candidate. So, your medical

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Best Study Apps for High School Students

December 13, 2019

Whether you’ve just started your freshman year or are getting ready to gather your application components for college, you might find that you frequently take breaks from to check your phone for a second. While it’s true that your social media feeds probably seem way more interesting than studying for your Spanish quiz, would you find your test quiz prep more fun if you used your phone for studying? If you’re the type of person who might focus better with the

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