Exploring Research Opportunities in Medicine

Exploring Research Opportunities in Medicine

Let me start with a bit of my own story… When I was a college freshman, my senior peers and mentors told me that “research” was a vital part of my future medical school application. Everyone around me seemed to be involved in research – they would go to their “research job” for a few hours […]

41 Unique Questions to Ask on Your Next College Visit

41 Unique Questions to Ask on Your Next College Visit

Next time you find yourself on a college tour, ask questions that matter. The following are just a few things to think about in terms of college life. Trust me, y’all: there’s nothing worse than coming up empty-handed when the Q+A portion of the tour comes up… Student Housing and Dorms: How many dorms are there […]

10 Tips for the PERFECT College Visit

10 Tips for the PERFECT College Visit

This summer, you may find yourself on a college campus alongside what seems to be a million other prospective applicants in search of their next academic home. But how can visiting students and families make the most efficient use of their time and resources? Fear not, applicants–Admit.me undergraduate expert Erica Molfetto gives the lowdown on […]

Admit.me’s New Look Part 1: Homepage

Admit.me’s New Look Part 1: Homepage

  Boring. Confusing. Bland. Just a few of the words to describe the previous Admit.me home page. You users can be brutally honest! Well, we heard you and we did something about it. We enlisted our awesome design team led by Kofi, Hypatia, Eunhae, Erica, and Jaime to get feedback. Here’s a bit about the […]

The Teenage Brain

The Teenage Brain

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I recently read an interesting article in National Geographic entitled “The Teenage Brain.”   Bet I’ve got your attention now, huh? Not surprisingly, the article’s findings substantiated recent scientific claims that the brains of teenagers are, in fact, quite different from those of adults. Certain connections are lacking; certain areas not completely developed. The novel […]

3 Questions You Should Ask Before Posting on Social Media

3 Questions You Should Ask Before Posting on Social Media

The allure of social media is strong: create a platform for yourself, rebrand your image, become the envy of all of your followers and friends. And truth be told, there are far-reaching positive societal changes as a result of the transparency that social media affords. But buyer beware. In just the past 24 hours alone, […]

Giving Our Children the Gifts of Freedom and Failure

Giving Our Children the Gifts of Freedom and Failure

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Let’s start with this premise: parenting is hard. There is no roadmap, except the one left behind by our own parents, which so many of us try desperately to avoid. There is no test of one’s qualifications, and if there were, who would administer it and set the standards? Would we measure intelligence? Aptitude? Compassion? […]

Everybody Likes a Winner: The Very Real Effects of a National Championship

Everybody Likes a Winner: The Very Real Effects of a National Championship

Congratulations, Villanova Wildcats!  You just won a national championship and subsequently increased the number of applications you will receive for the foreseeable future.  Originally an unintended consequence of athletic success, winning a national championship and a spike in applications is now deemed a causal relationship rather than one of mere coincidence.   Research originally conducted […]

Admit.me Cheat Sheet: 7 Tips to Get You Started

Admit.me Cheat Sheet: 7 Tips to Get You Started

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  Created an Admit.me profile, but not sure how to get started? Use these tips to make most of Admit.me!   Tip #1: Get a free evaluation of your admissions profile. Can I just repeat, a FREE evaluation by one of our very own experts? Admit.me users have used our feedback to: Expand their school selection Get tips to best leverage their […]

New, Reading-Heavy SAT Has Students Worried

New, Reading-Heavy SAT Has Students Worried

(New York Times) By Anemona Hartocollis. BOSTON —  For thousands of college hopefuls, the stressful college admissions season is about to become even more fraught. The College Board, which makes the SAT, is rolling out a new test — its biggest redesign in a decade, and one of the most substantial ever. Chief among the changes, […]