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10 Ways to Show Your Interest to a Particular School
November 28, 2014
For many US colleges and universities, a student’s demonstrated interest in the school has a significant weight to the school’s admissions committee members. They want to see how serious an applicant is about the school and what kind of fit that person would be in the incoming class; at the same time, they want to protect their yield and make sure they aren’t sending out acceptances to droves of people who will not ultimately attend the school.
The Debate About Getting Rid of the 3rd Year of Law School
November 25, 2014
In the United States, lawyers are required to earn a college degree and spend another three years of graduate study in law school to earn their Juris Doctor or J.D. degree. The three-year J.D. program provides students with an outstanding and extensive education to prepare them for their legal career.
Working without a Calculator: Tips for Complicated GMAT and GRE Math Problems
November 21, 2014
On the integrated reasoning section of the GMAT, and the quantitative section of the GRE you are given an onscreen calculator to use. But is the calculator really helpful? Often times students will use it in cases where it really isn’t necessary. In these cases they are wasting valuable time that they could be using to solve other problems on the test.
The American Obsession with Entrepreneurship
November 18, 2014
Due to the storied success of companies like Apple, Google, Facebook – and the deluge of Silicon-valley based startups – top Business Schools in the U.S. have been investing heavily in the recruitment of budding entrepreneurs.
Two LSAT Prep Tips Every Student Should Apply Now: LSAT Tip #3
November 13, 2014
In this post, I want to explain the importance of two critical LSAT prep tips every student should apply immediately: (1) knowing where you stand with your LSAT performance and (2) identifying a target for your final score on test day.
Understanding Rolling Admission in U.S. Colleges
November 13, 2014
“Rolling admission” is the name given to a very common type of admissions policy implemented by many colleges and graduate schools in the United States. This method provides applicants with a large window of time to process and complete their application to a specific school or program. The application process for schools using this type of admission policy usually opens up in the early fall
Developing Your Common App Activities List
November 11, 2014
When you’re completing your college applications, you will be asked to fill in the Common App activities list. While your test scores and academic performance are important, admission offices are also interested in your character. What could be more revealing about a person than how you spend your free time? Your achievements outside of the classroom are what make you stand out from other applicants.
The Different Focuses in Business School: Which Path is Right For You?
November 10, 2014
Demand for full time MBA programs is again on the rise. In fact, many schools recorded double-digit increases in the number of applicants in 2013. Driving the increase were students applying to more schools and international applicants. As the number of applicants increased, the number of seats available remained essentially the same — driving down acceptance rates. The competition is getting fierce.
Where the Points Are: Top 5 GMAT Fundamentals to Master
November 4, 2014
A popular term in test preparation is low hanging fruit. This simple image symbolizes high yield topics and concepts that appear frequently on the test and can be mastered for great gain. The GMAT is an extremely varied examination, but there are a few GMAT fundamentals that appear consistently and should appear at the top of your study priorities list.
Tried and True Test-Taking Strategies: Part 1
November 1, 2014
Sure, it seems naive to say that there’s any one concrete strategy, or even a group of strategies, that apply to every standardized test. After all, the gulfs between the MCAT, the LSAT, and the ACT, not to mention all of the others, are vast. But the majority of tests include some common components.