Hilary Cairns
Hilary Cairns is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and has a BA in English/Creative Writing. She's an established freelance writer who also has a hand in marketing, social media, and editing for various businesses across the United States.

A Simple GRE Breakdown

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Standing for Graduate Record Examinations, the GRE is a required test for almost all graduate schools within the United States. If you’re considering attending grad school in the near future, this exam is something you’ll have to prepare for. This is what you need to know. Overview The GRE, hosted by the Educational Testing Service …

A Basic GMAT Breakdown

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If you’re planning on going after a Master’s in Business Administration, you’ve most likely heard of the GMAT. It’s an exam that’s central to your education at graduate school and your future in management. Here’s what you need to know about the GMAT: Overview The GMAT, which stands for Graduate Management Admission Test, allows students …

SAT Subject Tests: Physics


You’ve taken (or will take) the SAT or ACT, but have you considered the benefits of the SAT Subject Tests? If you have a strong background in physics and are wishing to pursue a career in this science field, you can give your college applications a strong boost with the Physics test. Here’s a rundown …

What NOT To Pack For College

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As you’re making your list of what to bring to college this year, you’ll probably write down quite a few items that you end up not wanting to bring or you shouldn’t be taking to the dorm at all. Here are a few things you should definitely not be adding to the packing list: Prohibited …

SAT Subject Tests: Mathematics Level 2


If you’re interested in a particular subject and want to let your school know about your passion for it and your knowledge of the subject itself, SAT Subject Tests are a great way to do just that. In this previous article, we covered Mathematics Level 1, but here’s what you can expect from Level 2. …

3 Myths About Financial Aid


There are plenty of misunderstandings when it comes to financial aid for college, particularly when it involves the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA. Here are just three you may have heard: FAFSA Equals Free Money Some parents and students apply for the FAFSA under the impression that any offers …