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3 Tips for Your Secondary Medical School Applications

With medical school application season in full swing, anxiety levels are noticeably high–I can personally attest to the stress of waking up for two months with the “Did I get an interview e-mail?!” alarm going off in my head. As you start putting together your secondary applications, there are some core principles you should follow. Now, I’m […]

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How to Calculate Your EFC and True Cost of College

Here’s a helpful article on financial aid and your expected family contribution. We hope this helps you calculate the cost of college! What is the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)? The EFC “is a measure of your family’s financial strength and is calculated according to a formula established by law.” Source: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/help/fftoc01g.htm. In a nutshell, it […]

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Boarding School Admissions Formula: Revealed!

We’ve cracked the admissions code! Many parents have been asking what it takes to gain admission to top boarding schools like Exeter, Andover, Choate, Hotchkiss, Lawrenceville, Loomis, Milton, and many more… We interviewed many boarding school admissions officers, and here’s the boarding school admissions formula: 40% SSAT score + 20% GPA/Grades + 15% interview + […]

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Things to Consider When Choosing a College: Compare Reputation with Cost and Majors

The topic of today’s blog post is comparing a school’s reputation versus cost and majors – extremely important factors that go into making your college choices. With nearly 6000 higher education institutions in the United States, college-bound seniors have quite a few choices of colleges and universities to sift through to pare down their choices […]

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College Applications and Attendance Up As Value of College Degree Grows

College Applications and Attendance Up As Value of College Degree Grows Recently released findings from the National Association of College Admissions Counseling and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics shed light on the state of American higher education and the continued value of a college degree. 1. College Applications Have Increased In 2010, 73 percent […]

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Interesting College Admissions Trends….

As applications continue to climb for the most competitive colleges and acceptances sink to the single and low double digits, it is crucial that students and their families be conscious of trends which will impact upon their prospects. Four college admissions trends follow. 1. Challenging High School Courses Are a Must But in Moderation While […]

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A Four Year Plan for Getting into College

Want a four year plan for getting into the best colleges? If you wait until your junior or senior years in high school to prepare for college, you’re behind the curve and the challenge of finding the right institution can be elusive. A four year plan for getting into college and maximizing your potential follows. […]

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Debt to Degree: A New Way of Measuring College Success

Researchers Kevin Carey and Eric Dillon from the think tank Education Sector have come up with a new way of measuring college success using a “borrowing to credential ratio” which sheds light on the dual problems of dropouts and debt. For each college they take US Department of Education data showing the total amount of […]

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What are the most popular college majors? and what do college grads earn for salaries?

A just released study by the Center for Education Statistics provides a profile of American college students. Selective results of the study entitled, “2008-09 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study” follow. Majors Twenty-three percent of 2007-08 first time bachelor’s degree recipients majored in a business-related field; 16 percent in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics; 16 percent […]

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How long does it take to complete a bachelor’s degree? Ranking by Timing of Entry, Type of Institution, and Major

A newly released federal report, “2008-09 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study,” confirms the wisdom of going straight into a private four year bachelor’s program immediately after completing high school. The report observes that bachelor’s degree recipients in 2007-08 who began their post-secondary studies at a community college took almost 20 percent longer to complete their […]

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