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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:

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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,

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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.

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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.

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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?”

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Overcoming Writer's Block on Your College Essays

September 10, 2014

The personal statement and various supplemental college essays are some of the most difficult pieces of writing you will likely ever be confronted with in your life. With the stakes so high, the need for profundity under such word count and time limit constraints can be suffocating. However, you will find that once you get over the initial hump and get a first draft on paper, things will flow much more easily from there.

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How to Approach Top-Ranked Business School Application Essays

September 8, 2014

Business school deadlines are fast approaching and it’s time to write the most compelling essay of your academic and professional career thus far. As you sit down, reflect deeply and intensely on the following before you submit your business school application essays:

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4 Extracurricular Activities That Boost Your Law School Application

August 19, 2014

Gone are the times when law school admissions were only based on your LSAT scores and your undergraduate GPA. While those two factors still remain extremely important, admission committees now seek qualities that make you stand out among a diverse swath of candidates.

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9 Business School Application Mistakes You Need to Avoid

August 13, 2014

In speaking with my colleagues – former admissions officers from many of the most competitive business schools – there are some very common mistakes that applicants make that turn an otherwise highly competitive application into one that is thrown into the “maybe” list or worse, passed over completely.

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Early Decision vs Early Action: Which Option Is Best For You?

August 12, 2014

Applying to college requires making many decisions – which college to attend, which program to take, and when to apply. While admissions committees of different colleges and universities do their best to make college admissions process as simple as possible, applicants are still left with several important decisions to make.

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