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LSAT Tip #1: Learn the Logic
October 10, 2014
One of the most common myths about the LSAT is that you can’t study for it. A newcomer to the LSAT experience might view the exam as some sort of an IQ test and dismiss it as the latest example of the standardized test prep world’s archaic customs.
Plotting Your GMAT Attack
October 7, 2014
Don’t look now, but business schools just keep getting more competitive. The number of applications at top programs is going up again. A recent post by the Wall Street Journal cites a rise in the number of applicants to Wharton, Harvard, and NYU’s Stern this year. That’s a break from the trend of the last couple years, with prospective applicants holding out as financial job markets continue to be difficult.
Why GMAT is King in Business School Admissions
October 3, 2014
There are a few exceptions, but the simple answer is that you want to take GMAT over the GRE if you are applying to business school. It’s more competitive, more difficult, and it more rigorously tests the skills business schools prefer in their applicants.
How Much Does Medical School Cost?
October 2, 2014
Getting into medical school requires mental and emotional preparation, as well as financial readiness. Med school is expensive, and everyone who wants to be a doctor knows this. If, despite the looming financial burden and the premed critics you will face, you are still thinking about applying to med school, below is a summary of the financial cost of attending medical school. Proceed with caution…
The Demise of the SAT II
October 1, 2014
A couple of months ago, the Admissions and Financial Aid Office of Harvard University announced that applicants will no longer need to submit SAT II subject test scores as part of their application. According to the school officials, they are making this change to encourage low-income students to apply to the prestigious school.
Checking Your Progress on the Road to Law School
September 24, 2014
As you know, getting into a top law school involves much more than excellent grades and LSAT scores. But, because everyone’s road to law school takes a different shape and is not preset like a pre-med curriculum might be, checking your progress and development along the way involves some serious self-reflection. Thus, you should try to use the following basic rubric to evaluate your candidacy at the culmination of each semester during college:
American Medical Schools that Accept International Students
September 24, 2014
Many international students wonder exactly how challenging it is to apply to US medical schools. Though not impossible, it is incredibly difficult for international students to gain admission and attend medical school in the United States. If you’re an international student hoping to get your medical license in the United States,
A Closer Look at the Integrated Reasoning Section of the GMAT
September 22, 2014
The Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT was introduced in 2012 to replace the “Analyze an Issue” essay. The Integrated Reasoning section tests your ability to quickly process information and answer questions about it, combining reading comprehension and quantitative skills (especially percent change, ratios, etc.). It tests 12 “items,” 4 of which are experimental, and you will receive a score between 1-8.
Advice for Business School Applicants: Don't Just Apply, Tell Us Your Story
September 21, 2014
It’s a well-known fact that no matter how many questions one fields regarding MBA applications and applying to business school, you will always encounter new ones. That also means, with each new cycle, business school applicants are becoming that much more savvy, greater informed, and ever more competitive.
Earning a Spot at a Top Law School: Punching Above Your Weight Class
September 16, 2014
One of the most common questions that law school applicants ask our admissions experts is some variation of the following: “are top law schools going to accord my undergraduate record less respect because it’s not a highly-ranked school?”