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    Should You Apply to an Early Decision II School?

    December 4, 2019

    You might be anxiously awaiting your ED I decision, or you might not have applied in the first ED round at all. No matter what your circumstance, you may be wondering whether you should consider an early decision II (ED II) school. But how do you know if you’re ready to commit to an institution, especially

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    Dos and Don'ts to Keep in Mind for Your MBA Resumé

    December 3, 2019

    I’m sure you already know that work experience is a key component at almost every top business school. So, it should come as no surprise that your MBA resumé is important, as it conveys the work you’ve done so far to the admissions committee members so that they can determine your fit as a candidate

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    How Admissions Officers at Top Schools Manage College Yield Rates

    November 27, 2019

    This may come as a shock to many of you, but highly selective colleges and universities do worry about getting you to say yes and actually attend their schools. In fact, schools admit far more students than they actually have space for, because they know not all students will accept their offers. The word that we use in the industry to refer to the percentage of students who accept an offer of admission is called “yield.” College yield rates matter primarily

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    A Guide to Combined BS/MD Programs

    November 27, 2019

    You might have had your heart set on becoming a doctor your entire life. If you’ve already started pursuing extracurricular activities in the medical field such as shadowing doctors and volunteering at hospitals, you might be wondering if there are any options for you beyond just regular pre-med. This is where combined BS/MD programs come into play. If you’re a strong student, have pushed yourself to earn high scores, and engaged in relevant extracurriculars, you might be a good fit for combined BS/MD programs. Moreover, if you’re passionate about medicine, know that this is the only career for you, and can’t wait to start your medical education, this is a good route to explore. But note that it is by no means easy.

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    Junior Year Checklist: Staying on Track for College Application Season

    November 27, 2019

    I work with students from all over the world and I can tell you with certainty that no matter where you are located or what type of school you attend, junior year will be the hardest year of high school. Some students think that college application season is far away. However, if you are a junior, you don’t have as much time as you think. You spend your freshman year learning the ropes of high school. By sophomore year, you feel a bit more comfortable and should start getting actively involved in your community. But, by 11th grade, there will be plenty to do and you should have a game

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    Questions to Ask at Medical School Interviews

    November 22, 2019

    After you submitted secondaries, and after what might have been a very impatient waiting period, if you’ve received one or more medical school interview invitations, congrats! You’re almost at the finish line, and your chances of gaining admission in this cutthroat process has increased substantially. While you should obviously practice the most common interview questions, there’s another component you must prepare to face. More likely than not, you will be asked if you have

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    Common MBA Interview Questions at the Top Business Schools

    November 21, 2019

    If you’ve already sent in your components for business school applications, congratulations! Don’t just sit around or plan a month-long vacation now – you need to check whether the schools on your list require you to sign up for interviews or if you have to wait until you’re invited. Now that your schools have seen your resumé – the interview is the place where the adcom gets to know you outside of paper and answer any questions you might have about the institution.

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    Supplemental Essays Guide: Analysis of Prompts for the Top 20 Schools

    November 20, 2019

    By now, you may have sent out multiple college applications during the early admissions round. Once you’re done with EA/ED apps, it’s time to start thinking about the ways you can still boost your profile before you submit to your RD schools. Writing stellar essays is an effective way to make a lasting impression on admissions officers. Along with your personal statement, there is another written component that you need to take

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    Early Decision Notification Dates 2019-2020

    November 19, 2019

    If you’ve double-checked your Common App profile, proofread the final draft of your personal statement, and sent your materials to your top-choice schools, congrats! You’re done with your early action and early decision applications. Now comes the tough part - the nerve-racking period as you await the early decision notification dates 2019-2020.

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    A Guide to the USC Supplemental Essays 2019-2020

    November 15, 2019

    You could be applying to the University of Southern California as an aspiring actor hoping to benefit from the “Acting for the Stage, Screen, and New Media” program as a steppingstone to Hollywood. Or you could be more of a STEM-oriented person, hoping to break into the gaming industry, ready to take on the “Computer Science: Games” major. Whatever your academic focus, taking advantage of the USC supplemental essays 2019-2020 is an effective way to highlight who you are and why you’ve chosen the home of the Trojans.

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