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March Admissions News
March 10, 2022 | Newsletter
March Admissions News

Final Decision Season Is Here In the admissions cycle, the month of March is always full of planning and important dates to remember. Seniors are eagerly awaiting college acceptances and wrapping up BS/MD and undergraduate interviews. As counselors, we spent…

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Acing The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)
February 23, 2022 | Interview Medical Admissions Medical School Admissions Consulting
Acing The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)

During a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI), you will be participating in various short problem-based stations. Each station will typically last for 10 minutes, and many times there will be a series of six to ten interview stations. Sometimes the medical…

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6 Steps To Finding Scholarships
February 18, 2022 | College Application College Search Press Scholarships and Financial Aid
6 Steps To Finding Scholarships

College is steadily getting more expensive each year. According to U.S. News and World Report, tuition at a public university was an average of $10,388 for the 2021-2022 year, compared with $38,185 for a private college. For an out-of-state student at…

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SAT or ACT? Tips for Deciding and Top Study Resources
February 8, 2022 | College Application College Search Press Standardized Tests Uncategorized
SAT or ACT? Tips for Deciding and Top Study Resources

The ACT and SAT are more similar now than ever before since the 2016 redesign of the SAT. But while the two exams have similar features, they do still differ enough that your choice of which to take matters. Deciding which standardized…

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Three Reasons Why You Should Pay Attention To The SAT Redesign
February 2, 2022 | College Application College Search Press Standardized Tests
Three Reasons Why You Should Pay Attention To The SAT Redesign

The College Board recently announced the SAT will shift from a traditional paper-and-pencil test to a digital exam in 2024. In addition to moving to a digital format, the 2024 SAT will undergo several format changes. To read more about…

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What Non-Traditional Applicants Should Consider When Applying To Medical School
February 1, 2022 | College Application Medical Admissions Medical School Admissions Consulting Press
What Non-Traditional Applicants Should Consider When Applying To Medical School

Medical school applications have skyrocketed. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the number of applications in this last year’s admissions cycle was up 18% over the previous year’s totals. With this increase, it is clear that medical school admissions…

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January Medical News
January 28, 2022 | Newsletter
January Medical News

With the new year comes a new set of challenges for direct medical and medical school applicants. Students continue to prepare for interviews, navigating the differing formats between a traditional BS/MD interview and MMI interviews.  Some programs skip the interview…

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SAT Is Making Significant Changes, Here’s What You Need To Know
January 25, 2022 | College Application College Search Press Standardized Tests
SAT Is Making Significant Changes, Here’s What You Need To Know

The SAT is making significant changes by moving to officially being a fully digital test, according to an announcement from the College Board on Tuesday. While the test will still not be able to be taken at home, the test…

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Got Waitlisted At Your Top College Choice? Here’s What You Should Do Next
January 24, 2022 | College Application Deferral Press Waitlist
Got Waitlisted At Your Top College Choice? Here's What You Should Do Next

If you have been deferred from your top universities you have got few options in front of you. First, decide if the university is still your top option. Is the university still your “dream school?” Or have things changed since…

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5 Tips for Getting the Most Financial Aid For School
January 19, 2022 | College Application Press Scholarships and Financial Aid
5 Tips for Getting the Most Financial Aid For School

With spring's arrival, financial aid is on the minds of every family with a senior in the household.  The amount of financial aid can make or break many student's final college decision and can be the deciding factor in whether…

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