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5 Things To Consider Before Selecting a Caribbean Medical School
December 4, 2020 | Medical Admissions Press
5 Things To Consider Before Selecting a Caribbean Medical School

Despite the increasing need of doctors in the U.S., many qualified candidates still struggle to get into medical school. For students with a lower MCAT scores or clinical experiences than their peers, there might be only rejection letters from U.S.…

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Notification Dates for Early Action and Early Decision
November 14, 2020 | College Application Early Admission Press
Notification Dates for Early Action and Early Decision

With all the uncertainty the pandemic has brought to 2020's high school seniors and their college admissions timeline, it's really no wonder that many seniors are looking for a little stability right now. More than any other year, students want…

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Tips For Getting The Most Money From FAFSA
November 12, 2020 | Paying for College
Tips For Getting The Most Money From FAFSA

College tuition is rising and students are taken out more student loans than ever. Students might be making a critical mistake by not filling out the FAFSA. The FAFSA and CSS are not just for students who have the biggest…

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Quoted: It’s Not Too Late To Have Meaningful Gap Year
November 6, 2020 | College Application Deferral Gap Year Press Summer Plans
Quoted: It’s Not Too Late To Have Meaningful Gap Year

Students are still facing a drastically-altered landscape of college admissions due to the pandemic, leaving many students searching for alternatives to the traditional college path. One of these alternatives has been rapidly increasing in popularity: the gap year. Deferring admission…

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Seven Ways 9th And 10th-Graders Can Use The Coalition To Get A Head Start On College
October 27, 2020 | College Application Covid-19 Online Courses Press Summer Plans
Seven Ways 9th And 10th-Graders Can Use The Coalition To Get A Head Start On College

Preparation for college admissions is beginning earlier than ever. Since it is never too early to plan for college, there are some great resources to utilize to get ahead of the game.  With the Coalition Locker feature on the Coalition…

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How To Land Your Dream Internship
October 23, 2020 | College Application Press Summer Plans
How To Land Your Dream Internship

Whether you're in high school preparing for college application or in college preparing to enter the workforce, you're likely wondering how to be a standout applicant as you approach the next level in life. In a world where more people…

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What You Need To Know About The FAFSA
October 15, 2020 | Paying for College
What You Need To Know About The FAFSA

Every single student should be filling out the FAFSA, regardless of what their family’s financial situation is. If you haven’t filed already, this should be the next thing you do this weekend! Filling out the FAFSA can be a tedious…

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Three Big Changes Affecting College Admissions That All High School Students And Parents Need To Know About
October 14, 2020 | College Application College Search Press
Three Big Changes Affecting College Admissions That All High School Students And Parents Need To Know About

Before the last NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) conference, colleges were a little restricted in their incentive and recruiting tactics.  In fact, colleges were not allowed to: Offer incentives, like larger financial aid packages or priority housing, to…

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Moon Prep Ebook #1 in downloads on Amazon
October 9, 2020 | Medical Admissions Press
Moon Prep Ebook #1 in downloads on Amazon

Did you hear our news?  Moon Prep founder Kristen Moon made the Top 10 List on Forbes in the Education category for the past 2 weeks. Her latest article, “Online Opportunities for PreMed Students During COVID-19”, received over 11,000+ views.   …

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Here’s the Deal on the COVID-19 Essay Question on the Common App
September 30, 2020 | College Application Covid-19 Press
Here's the Deal on the COVID-19 Essay Question on the Common App

High school junior students have had every element of their college admissions disrupted by the pandemic, and now it has filtered into college applications, too. The Common Application recently announced the addition of an optional essay to their application platform…

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