10 Tips to Overcome a Poor GRE Score

10 Tips to Overcome a Poor GRE Score

This blog was contributed by our friends at Magoosh Test Prep.  It happens. You get a disappointing GRE score. Whether your bad score comes on a practice test or the real thing, your mantra needs to be the same: “We shall overcome.” But how do you recover from a poor GRE score? By retrying and […]

Breaking Down Financial Aid

Breaking Down Financial Aid

This post has been provided by our friends at Carrington College.  Students who need additional funding for their college education have a number of options available. The following infographic explains the requirements you may need to meet in order to obtain possible scholarships, grants, and student loans.  Academic Requirements Scholarships & Grants: Generally speaking, scholarships […]

How to Choose the Right Law Schools

How to Choose the Right Law Schools

You’ve decided that law school is your next step.  But, there are approximately 200 accredited law schools in the US.  How do you choose which schools to apply to? Many applicants want to apply to only the top schools, as ranked by US News and World Report rankings or a similar organization.  The methodology of […]

10 SAT Tips You’ve Been Chasing

10 SAT Tips You’ve Been Chasing

#10. Pick a date and stick with it! Commit to a test date and a preparation plan and stick to it. Everyone feels nervous in the days leading up to the test, putting it off will only prolong and amplify the anxiety. #9. Your test preparation will take twice as long as you thought. Pretty much […]

Why an Ivy League May Not Be Your Best Choice

Why an Ivy League May Not Be Your Best Choice

  Let me tell you a story of my husband Eric to help illustrate my point. Eric has traveled the world for work. First as a twenty-something entrepreneur pitching to small pharma companies and then as a thirty-something entrepreneur pitching to ed tech companies. For those of us who don’t have quite as many stamps in […]

Do Admissions Committees Really Look at Your Social Media?

Do Admissions Committees Really Look at Your Social Media?

How often have you heard someone use the phrase, “Google it”? I’d guess pretty frequently. Now imagine – what if the admissions committee googled you? Now days, there is the paper application, the interview, and then, depending on the institution, the Internet search. We know you said you were a star athlete – but is […]

6 Tips for Reducing College Costs

6 Tips for Reducing College Costs

Saving on the cost of college is important – if you don’t believe me, just check out the statistics. According to the College Board, the total cost of just one year at a four-year, in-state, public institution costs an average of $18,943. If you’re thinking about private school, make that $42,419. To counter the hefty price tag, students […]

BE PREPARED: Top 9 Med School Interview Questions…and how to master them!

BE PREPARED: Top 9 Med School Interview Questions…and how to master them!

I remember receiving my first medical school interview invitation. I was walking to my dorm room when I heard my phone buzz with the email containing the invitation. At first, I was excited – I was going to interview for medical school! As I scheduled the interview date though, I realized I had no idea […]

5 Mistakes You Should Avoid on Interview Day

5 Mistakes You Should Avoid on Interview Day

So you’ve finished the paperwork required to apply to medical school – that enormous primary with multiple mini-essays and tedious data entry, and goodness-even- knows how many secondary application essays. You know that interview invites are around the corner, but you don’t know when you will hear from them. When I was in that position, I […]

This Week in #CollegeApps

This Week in #CollegeApps

Bring on the tears! It’s almost application season. Good thing we can all find solace on Twitter… Here are the tweets that spoke to us on a spiritual level this week:   #7: On being a privileged millennial: i didn't realize how boring my life was until i tried to write a college essay — […]