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How Important is a College’s Acceptance Rate?

Is a college's acceptance rate really that important? college admissions
One of the very first things many students look at while searching for colleges is a school’s acceptance rate. It’s an indicator of how difficult it is to be accepted into that particular school. But how important are the rates, really? How will they affect your college search and application process? Safety, Match, and Reach …

Common College Prep Mistakes for Students to Avoid

Here are some common college preparation mistakes high school students make. college admissions
When you’re in your junior and senior years of high school, college preparation is becoming more important than ever. Many high school students make college preparation mistakes when it comes to this stage in their education, so here are some of the more common pitfalls to avoid. Waiting Too Long To Start Waiting too long …

Four More Ways To Boost Your Acceptance Odds

Here are some ways to increase your chances of getting into college. college admissions
It does not hurt to take time to read about and implement as many strategies as you can to increase your chances of getting into college. Here are four more tips that you can add to the original tips we’ve published on how to boost your acceptance odds. Raise Your GPA and Academic Rigor This …

Pros and Cons of Going to Grad School

Like with any decision, there are pros and cons to going to grad school. college admissions
Are you considering going to grad school after you earn your Bachelor’s degree? It’s not the right decision for everyone but, for others, it may be required for their desired field. If you’re on the fence, it may help to consider some of the pros and cons of furthering your education. Here are just a …

How To Use Demonstrated Interest To Your Benefit

Show your demonstrated interest to the colleges you're interested in. college admissions
If you’ve read about tactics for improving your odds at college admissions, you may have heard the phrase “demonstrated interest.” What “demonstrated interest” means is your level of engagement and sincerity when researching and interacting with colleges you may apply to. A school’s representatives specifically watch for this. They are trying to gauge a prospect’s …

A Simple GRE Breakdown

The GRE stands for Graduate Record Examinations. college admissions
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 Guide to the MCAT Sections

A blue stethoscope next to a laptop. college admissions
The MCAT or the Medical College Admissions Test is a standardized test that is used as a part of the admissions process for medical schools. The MCAT breaks down into four sections: Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, and Critical Analysis. Almost every medical school in the United States require MCAT scores for admissions. Additionally, many more are …

A Basic GMAT Breakdown

The GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test. college admissions
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, or Graduate Management Admission Test, allows students to demonstrate …

Reasons to Consider Attending Grad School

Is grad school worth it? college admissions
Every undergrad student faces this dilemma after they graduate—should they start job hunting right away so they can start earning and pay off their debt, or should they go to grad school? There’s an ongoing debate: going to grad school means taking on more debt, but advanced degrees will help you earn substantially more money than …