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Attention Aspiring Doctors: How to Choose the Right Major for Medical School
September 15, 2021 | College Application Early Admission Medical Admissions Press
Attention Aspiring Doctors: How to Choose the Right Major for Medical School

Every year, our students as which undergraduate major they should choose when entering an undergraduate university. Which major will best prepare them for medical school? It's a great question, especially when we consider that there are majors other than Biology…

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Seven Things No One Tells You About Being A BS/MD Student
September 8, 2021 | Medical Admissions Press
Seven Things No One Tells You About Being A BS/MD Student

When we connect with students hoping to enter the medical field, they are understandably eager to attend a BS/MD program to be able to skip the dreaded medical school application process, and in some cases, the MCAT altogether. But what…

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Does Taking a Gap Year Affect College Admission?
August 25, 2021 | Gap Year Press
Does Taking a Gap Year Affect College Admission?

This past year, more than ever, has seen a rise in the popularity of taking a gap year. In fact, some schools even encourage gap years, to ensure students are prepared to enter their college years. In fact, a report…

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Top Insights Into The College of New Jersey’s 7-Year Medical Program
August 18, 2021 | Interview Medical Admissions Press
Top Insights Into The College of New Jersey’s 7-Year Medical Program

At Moon Prep, we spend our time outside of meeting with students researching and interviewing the Admissions Directors of the direct medical programs we focus on. Specifically, we know the BS/MD programs in New York and New Jersey can feel…

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How Business Majors Can Stay Sharp This Summer
August 11, 2021 | College Application Online Courses Press
How Business Majors Can Stay Sharp This Summer

If you are heading toward a major in business, there are many ways to boost your resume over the summer. In fact, maximizing your summer is one of the most valuable tools you can employ in your college admissions process.…

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Seven Reasons Entrepreneurship May Be The Missing Puzzle Piece To A Successful College Application
August 5, 2021 | College Application Press Summer Plans
Seven Reasons Entrepreneurship May Be The Missing Puzzle Piece To A Successful College Application

These days, it's not just enough to have good grades and test scores to gain admission to the top colleges in the country. These schools are looking for a "wow factor" that often cannot be found within the walls of…

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Interview with Moon Prep counselor, Nidhi
July 28, 2021 | Interview
Interview with Moon Prep counselor, Nidhi

Other than joining us for our regular webinars, we know there are few ways for students to meet the Moon Prep counselors in advance. We sat down for a brief interview with Moon Prep counselor Nidhi, so she could share…

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Skip The MCAT With These BS/MD Programs
July 19, 2021 | College Application College Search
Skip The MCAT With These BS/MD Programs

MCAT: The mere mention of that acronym induces stress for many students considering medical school. It’s a draining exam, over six hours long, taken by more than 85,000 students a year, that requires intense preparation.  The Medical College Admission Test, or…

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BS/MD Admission Insights From The 2020-2021 Cycle
July 16, 2021 | College Application Covid-19 Press
BS/MD Admission Insights From The 2020-2021 Cycle

This past admissions cycle was unlike any year we have seen before. With colleges going test optional, record low acceptance rates for BS/MD (direct medical) programs, and huge changes to the SAT with the cancellation of SAT subject tests and…

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2021-2022 Supplemental Essay Prompts
July 12, 2021 | College Application College Search Early Admission
2021-2022 Supplemental Essay Prompts

Are you ready to tackle the supplemental essays this fall? While many schools will open their applications on August 1st, some have begun to release their essay prompts for students to gain a head start.  Use the summer to get…

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