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Universities That Do Not Require Supplemental Essays
December 1, 2021 | College Application College Search Early Admission
Universities That Do Not Require Supplemental Essays

It's no secret that test-optional policies are becoming more widely accepted among universities, even top tier institutions, but lately, colleges are also moving to an optional stance on their admissions essays. More colleges than ever before are ditching the "Why…

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How can I find a mentorship in my field as a recent graduate?
November 17, 2021 | Linkedin Press
How can I find a mentorship in my field as a recent graduate?

If there's one thing most graduates search for after leaving their college days is experience. One of the best ways to gain this valuable experience is by finding a mentor. This early mentorship is crucial to success, with the majority…

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List of Supplemental Essays Required By Top Colleges
October 31, 2021 | College Application Early Admission
List of Supplemental Essays Required By Top Colleges

Looking for a quick reference to the essays required by the colleges on your list? Check out our list of supplemental essays required by many of the top colleges students apply to each year.  Adelphi University The Honors College is…

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Avoiding the MCAT: An Interview with Elite Medical Prep
October 27, 2021 | College Application Medical Admissions Press
Avoiding the MCAT: An Interview with Elite Medical Prep

Students targeting medicine as a career all face the same daunting hurdle: the MCAT. But do they have to? Admission into a direct medical program, or BS/MD program, can often mean skipping the MCAT requirement altogether. Every program differs with…

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Three Ways You Can Stand Out When Applying to Colleges
October 20, 2021 | College Application Early Admission Press Summer Plans
Three Ways You Can Stand Out When Applying to Colleges

With college admissions increasingly getting more competitive, applicants are searching for innovative ways to stand out to their top colleges. Even the best students find themselves on the waitlist or rejected from top schools on their list. If your heart…

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How Much Do Extracurriculars Matter In College Admissions?
October 13, 2021 | College Application Press Summer Plans
How Much Do Extracurriculars Matter In College Admissions?

College acceptances are not just about the numbers anymore, with a solid GPA and SAT/ACT score as only half the battle. The secret to a successful applicant is in their resume.  In fact, these days most applicants will have near-perfect…

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What’s the Best Major to Prepare Me for Medical School?
October 8, 2021 | College Application Medical Admissions Press
What's the Best Major to Prepare Me for Medical School?

Most new undergraduate students entering college with the intention of later applying to medical school assume they need to major in Biology to be properly considered "pre-med." They assume this major will best prepare them for medical school. And they'd…

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As Medical School Applications Skyrocket, More Candidates May Turn To The Caribbean
September 22, 2021 | College Application Medical Admissions Press
As Medical School Applications Skyrocket, More Candidates May Turn To The Caribbean

One thing is clear: applications to medical school have skyrocketed. According to the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), applications increased 18% over the 2020 cycle. The average growth has been less than 3% per year over the last decade.…

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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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