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Top 4 Do’s and Don’ts of Writing the “Why Us” Admissions Essay
November 23, 2022 | Interview Medical School Admissions Consulting
Top 4 Do's and Don'ts of Writing the "Why Us" Admissions Essay

High school seniors are in full swing writing many different college admission essays. One essay question that tends to come up frequently is the "Why Us" or "Why This College" topic. This supplemental topic is asking the very specific question…

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November Medical News
November 16, 2022 | BS/MD Admissions Consulting Newsletter
November Medical News

With one of the biggest deadlines in the BS/MD admissions cycle behind us (November 1), the Moon Prep seniors are polishing their applications and essays for the upcoming November 15 and December deadlines. This certainly is the busiest time of…

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November Admissions News
November 2, 2022 | Newsletter
November Admissions News

The month of October is a whirlwind for students and Moon Prep counselors alike, with so many Early Decision (ED), Early Action (EA), and direct medical (BS/MD) programs having deadlines on October 15th and November 1st. Our seniors submitted applications…

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5 Tips For Listing Extracurriculars On College Applications
October 26, 2022 | BS/MD Admissions Consulting College Application College Search
5 Tips For Listing Extracurriculars On College Applications

For our high school seniors who are starting to apply to colleges, the activity list is an essential part of the college application. It is where you can describe your extracurricular activities on the Common App, Coalition, ApplyTexas, UC application,…

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October Medical News
October 19, 2022 | Newsletter
October Medical News

We are officially in crunch time before the November 1 deadline, the first (and most substantial!) admissions deadline in the BS/MD sphere. Our students are hard at work, writing multiple essays per week at this point in the year, and…

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40 Colleges Without Supplemental Essays 2022-23
October 10, 2022 | College Application College Search
40 Colleges Without Supplemental Essays 2022-23

As high school seniors begin the college application process, they quickly realize that applying to colleges can take a lot of work! Putting together the personal statement—a 650-word essay that helps demonstrate to colleges what type of person you are—activity…

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4 Things To Know About Applying To College In 2022
October 7, 2022 | College Application College Search Press
4 Things To Know About Applying To College In 2022

High school seniors certainly have college applications and essays on their mind. As you approach the application process, it is important to keep in mind some of important changes for the 2022-23 application cycle. Brown University, Miami University (Ohio), and…

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October Admissions News
October 5, 2022 | Newsletter
October Admissions News

College deadlines have arrived! With schools like UNC Chapel Hill with deadlines as early as October 15th, we are officially in essay crunch time. If you have a senior in your household, this is officially the last call to get…

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When To Ask Your Teachers For Recommendation Letters For College Applications
October 3, 2022 | College Application College Search Press
When To Ask Your Teachers For Recommendation Letters For College Applications

Recommendation Letters are more than just a nice touch when submitting your college applications. Many institutions actually require more than one recommendation letter when applying. But don't worry, there are actually some strategic things you can do as you try…

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What You Need To Know About Applying to College This Fall
September 28, 2022 | College Application College Search Press
What You Need To Know About Applying to College This Fall

Seniors are creating their college lists and determining which colleges they will be applying early vs. regular decision. There are definite advantages to Early Admission, particularly with Early Decision. However, there are rules that you need to know about before…

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