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So You Finished the October LSAT – Now What?

January 28, 2014

First off, congratulations! Take a deep breath. If you've made it to this post, you've completed a key component of the law school admissions process -- taking the October LSAT. Before you get too comfortable or stressed over that final logic game (like I did!), it’s time to refocus your energy on the remaining portions of your application. The good news is there are still a number of opportunities to develop the perfect application that you have complete control over.

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Choosing Writers for Your College Recommendations

January 28, 2014

So you’re agonizing over whom to ask to write your letter(s) of recommendation for college. Should you choose your AP Chemistry teacher because you’re looking to go pre-med and he can speak to your science skills? Or maybe your history teacher could capture your growth as a student because she taught you freshman and junior year?

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How to Capitalize on the Admissions Interview: Advice from a Former Admissions Officer

January 28, 2014

As a former Admissions Officer at the University of Rochester, I know that the admissions interview is a crucial factor in the decision to admit or reject an applicant. The interview is how you become not just another application on the stack, but a real person with potential. And most importantly, it’s the chance for you to get an Admissions Officer on your team who will go to bat for you during the decision-making part of the process.

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5 Ways to Study for the LSAT While in College

January 28, 2014

If you have a full college course load and a decent social life, it’s probably hard enough to balance the two. Add studying for the LSAT to the mix, and you may feel overwhelmed. This post gives you 5 ways to balance studying for the LSAT with school and life obligations.

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Medical School Interviews: 6 Common Mistakes That Admissions Officers Hate

January 28, 2014

Medical school interviews come in all different shapes and sizes. Some schools interview 1-on-1, some have multiple interviewers, some have multiple-mini-interviews (MMI). Some schools use students, others use faculty, and some use alumni.

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After the December LSAT: Getting Your Law School Applications Ready in Time

January 28, 2014

I can’t tell you how often students and parents ask me exactly what they need to do to get into Ivy League schools. As you well know, these schools are looking for the smartest and most talented individuals. In reality, there isn’t a simple answer or shortcut. There is, however, a brilliant strategy you can implement to significantly improve your chance of getting into a top school. And it is to prepare for college rowing...NOW!

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The World-Wide Web, Applications, and You: Protecting Your Online Identity before Applying

January 28, 2014

When I was applying to colleges in high school, I thought I had it made. I had a 4.0 GPA, a 2380 on my SATs, and perfect scores on my SAT II’s. I was a nationally-ranked debater, and was being recruited by debate programs at several top schools. I was sure I would get into Harvard. The Harvard debate coach even told me that I was going to get into Harvard.

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Story Selling and the MD Admissions Process

January 28, 2014

A medical school application must be a story. During the MD admissions process, each admissions committee looks for talented students they can groom into outstanding physicians who will then honorably represent their institution for decades to come.

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The Under-Utilized Law School Application Resume

January 28, 2014

share on While your personal statement is generally touted as your best or only chance to shine in law school applications, other components are just as important in crafting a compelling narrative about the kind of candidate you are. A meticulously written and edited law school application resume can not only help you stand out from the rest, but can also help augment the strength of other parts of your application.

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5 Tips for Your Medical School Interview: Advice from a Recent Admit

January 28, 2014

Think of the medical school interview as a giant, modern dating ritual. Your AMCAS application and secondary essay were the first two online dates, and now you have agreed to meet each other in person. The admissions committee already has a rough skeleton of the greatest hits of your adult life, and they have decided that they really like you. However, before they will extend a proposal, they need to meet you in person, and they are willing to spend enormous amounts of their time and your money to arrange this meeting. What your interviewer writes about you for the admissions committee will either make your application come alive, remain flat on the paper, or tragically fail.

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