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Research for Pre-Med Students: How Important is this Application Component?
February 10, 2020
If you’re currently a pre-med student, you’re probably aware of exactly how cutthroat the admissions landscape has become. Admissions committee members don’t just look for students with the best numbers – they also expect you to bring hands-on experience in the medical field, demonstrating your commitment to the profession. As a result, research for pre-med students
Volunteer Work for High School Students: Finding Meaningful Experiences
February 7, 2020
Volunteering builds character by allowing us to use our abilities, strengths, and privileges to help others. Service is humbling and rewarding - a well-spent use of the resources available to us, whatever they may be. Engaging in volunteer work for high school students is also an essential component of a competitive college application. When admissions officers evaluate candidates for admission, they look for students
Navigating the Law School Waitlist: Steps You Should Take
February 7, 2020
After a stressful few months of working hard on your essays and perfecting your LSAT score, you might be disheartened to find out that you’ve been waitlisted at your dream law school. But don’t give up - you still have a chance of accepted! Depending on the applications they receive and what they are looking for from the incoming class, law schools might not
A Guide to Navigating Early Admission MBA Programs
February 5, 2020
If you have always dreamed of starting your own business, solving problems as a consultant, rising to be a CEO, or just receiving an MBA, you might be interested in getting a head start by applying to early admission MBA programs. These tracks are designed for undergraduate students, or graduate students with no full-time work experience, who are ready to solidify the next steps in their career and education.
SAT Test Dates 2020: Strategizing Your Sittings
January 31, 2020
In the years leading up to your junior year of high school, you’ve probably heard about how you have to take the SAT at some point in order to apply to colleges. Now, the dreaded year has finally arrived. Whether you’ve been preparing for months or you’re gearing up with your prep books now, you first need to know the exact SAT test dates 2020.
Why I Loved Being a UPenn Student: Reasons and Reflections
January 30, 2020
Many colleges offer top academics, hundreds of clubs, and a brand name. From my perspective as a Quaker alumna, the University of Pennsylvania (also known by Penn or UPenn) is set apart by its connections - across disciplines, across communities, and across cultures. If you’ve got Penn on your list
Best Major for Medical School: Is There A Perfect Degree?
January 29, 2020
If you’ve taken pre-med courses and are wondering what concentration would be the most strategic selection for you, an interest in medicine often comes with the question of whether there is such a thing as the best major for medical school. Your love for medicine could automatically indicate that you’re interested in majoring in biology or chemistry, but it’s
US vs. UK Universities: Key Differences to Keep in Mind
January 28, 2020
While you might be well-versed on what makes top US universities special and understand how the admissions process works in the States, you could be curious about institutions across the pond such as Oxford, Cambridge, and Imperial College. The UK consistently has 10 or more universities in the world’s top
A Guide to the Best Undergraduate Psychology Programs
January 28, 2020
Do you ever find yourself looking at someone and trying to figure out what makes them tick? Are you curious about how the brain works? Do you enjoy helping your friends when they aren’t feeling like themselves? Then psychology might be the right major for you. If you’re considering pursuing the field
Strategies for Applying as a Non-Traditional Medical School Applicant
January 24, 2020
Whether you’ve taken a few years off between college and applying to medical school or you’ve decided once you’ve settled into another career that you wish to be a physician instead, you find yourself as a non-traditional medical school applicant. As a result, you might feel like you’re at