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Reviewing Your Financial Aid Letter
April 14, 2021 | Early Admission Paying for College Press Scholarships and Financial Aid
Reviewing Your Financial Aid Letter

With most acceptance letters received and financial aid offers in hand as college decisions approach on May 1 (or May 3rd this year for the Ivy schools), sometimes the final choice for college comes down to the cold hard numbers.…

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A Guide for Pursuing Independent Scientific Research Opportunities in High School
March 31, 2021 | College Application Covid-19 Medical Admissions Press Summer Plans
A Guide for Pursuing Independent Scientific Research Opportunities in High School

Finding research opportunities as a prospective science major in high school is always a difficult task even in ideal conditions. In this new virtual world since the onset of COVID-10, research positions for high school students have become nearly non-existent.…

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BS/MD Programs That Don’t Require The MCAT
March 24, 2021 | College Application College Search Medical Admissions Press
BS/MD Programs That Don't Require The MCAT

For high school students planning to go into medicine, the most guaranteed route is through a BS/MD, or direct medical program. BS/MD programs allow for a smooth transition from undergraduate learning straight into medical school, guaranteeing their admission to medical…

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The Best Way to Start Your College Search? With a List
March 17, 2021 | College Search Press
The Best Way to Start Your College Search? With a List

Every year, a new group of students begin to piece together a college list. With so many choices in colleges, from private colleges to state universities, it's often difficult to know where to start that list. Knowing which schools to…

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College Scholarship Guide
March 10, 2021 | College Application Press Scholarships and Financial Aid
College Scholarship Guide

As tuition prices increase, so does your projected student loan debt. One way to diminish the overall cost is by pursuing scholarships, both merit and external. With most colleges exceeding $40,000 in their cost of attendance, any financial assistance seems…

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Online Opportunities For Premed Students During Covid-19
March 4, 2021 | College Application Covid-19 Medical Admissions Press Summer Plans
Online Opportunities For Premed Students During Covid-19

Many premed students had to re-evaluate their carefully planned summers this past year with the onset of the pandemic. Resume plans were derailed as shadowing hours and internships across the country were canceled with minimal notice. Students on the medical…

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College Board Will Not Offer An At-Home SAT
February 24, 2021 | College Application Press Standardized Tests
College Board Will Not Offer An At-Home SAT

On the heels of the announcement that there will no longer be SAT Subject Tests or SAT with additional Essay, College Board has made it clear that there will not be a virtual option to take the SAT. In lieu…

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How Should I Prepare for My Admission Interview?
February 19, 2021 | College Application Interview Press
How Should I Prepare for My Admission Interview?

Although college admission interviews are an necessary component of the college admissions cycle, there are ways to prepare to make them less stressful. Practicing the right interview questions in advance and knowing what interviewers are looking for in the interview…

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Five Tips for Getting Off the Waitlist and Into the Admit Pile
February 17, 2021 | College Application Deferral Early Admission Press
Five Tips for Getting Off the Waitlist and Into the Admit Pile

As college experience record-breaking numbers with application numbers for the prospective incoming freshmen class, more students than any other year are finding themselves placed on the waitlist. Being added to the waitlist is essentially telling a student that the college…

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How to Choose the Best College if You Have an Intellectual Disability
February 3, 2021 | College Search Press
How to Choose the Best College if You Have an Intellectual Disability

Historically, college may not have always been in the cards for students with intellectual disabilities, but thankfully higher education has come a long way to create inclusive campuses. Colleges everywhere are broadening their academic catalogs to accommodate students with these…

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