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The Latest Insights And News Covering The Competitive Admissions Landscape.

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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How Your Medical School Might Limit Your Chances At Top Residencies
July 9, 2021 | Press Uncategorized
How Your Medical School Might Limit Your Chances At Top Residencies

Medical schools in the U.S. are notoriously difficult to get into, and that doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon. Out of the 118 ranked allopathic medical schools that reported their fall 2018 acceptances to U.S. News, the average…

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Interview with BS/MD and BS/DO Moon Prep Student
July 7, 2021 | College Application College Search Medical Admissions
Interview with BS/MD and BS/DO Moon Prep Student

If you are an underclassmen considering applying to BS/MD (direct medical) programs, there is certainly a lot to know. Honestly, it can be hard to know what the process is like until you've started applying. Here's where we come in. …

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Student Activity Spotlight: Common Humanity Collective
July 1, 2021 | Covid-19 Summer Plans
Student Activity Spotlight: Common Humanity Collective

One question we are always asked by new families and students looking to sign up to work with our Moon Prep counselors, is "what type of passion projects are your students working on?" This can be difficult to answer, because…

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Resources For Students To Get Ahead This Summer
June 25, 2021 | Online Courses Summer Plans
Resources For Students To Get Ahead This Summer

High school students preparing for college applications might be wondering how they can spend their summers wisely. They should use this time to learn a new skill, take an interesting course or prepare for standardized tests like the SAT or…

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Three Ways To Make Your High School Resume Impressive To Colleges
June 21, 2021 | College Application
Three Ways To Make Your High School Resume Impressive To Colleges

Admission rates at top colleges have become more competitive over the past ten years, with even the best students finding themselves on the waitlist or rejected from many of the schools on their list. If you have your heart set…

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Insider Tips From The 2020-21 BS/MD Admission Cycle
June 18, 2021 | College Application Covid-19 Press
Insider Tips From The 2020-21 BS/MD Admission Cycle

In 2021, Harvard University was the most competitive undergrad school to get into, with only a 3.4% acceptance rate. It was closely followed by fellow Ivy League school, Columbia University, which had a 3.7% acceptance rate. It’s no secret that…

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