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    How to Get Into Northwestern University

    January 15, 2020

    So, you want to be a Wildcat. You want to picnic on the Lakefill, March through the Arch, and experience the Primal Scream. You want to bleed purple, brave Chicago winters, and follow in the footsteps of George R.R. Martin, Meghan Markle, and Stephen Colbert. And now you are wondering how to get into Northwestern. As an alum, both from Bienen and Kellogg, I am going to outline everything

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    Medical School Letters of Recommendation: Everything You Need to Know

    January 10, 2020

    After years of preparation, it’s finally time to take the plunge and prepare your medical school application components. While you might be busy studying for the MCAT or making sure every line of your personal statement is near-perfect, you must not forget one important component: the medical school letters of recommendation. These documents accurately

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    17 Community Service Ideas for High School Students

    January 9, 2020

    Engaging in volunteering initiatives helps build character, develops empathy and altruism, and supports a bigger cause or group of people. But if you’ve been Googling “community service ideas” in order to find just anything that you think will impress colleges, you’re taking the wrong approach. Yes, universities look at and appreciate community service experiences, but that shouldn’t be the only

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    Early Action and Early Decision Acceptance Rates 2019-2020

    January 8, 2020

    Now that the new year has arrived, top colleges have finished notifying students whether they’ve been accepted, denied, or deferred in the early application round. You might be curious about what the early action and early decision acceptance rates 2019-2020 look like

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    Business Summer Programs and Competitions for High School Students

    January 6, 2020

    As an aspiring leader, innovator, or entrepreneur, you might not be willing to wait for an MBA and instead find yourself considering an undergraduate major in business. You’re not the only one hoping to break into the industry directly out of college - business is actually the most popular major in the country! Since top undergraduate business schools are highly selective, you

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    Worst Extracurriculars for Medical School: Common Activities to Avoid

    January 3, 2020

    With 59% of all applicants rejected last year, the medical school admissions process is more intense than ever. As the landscape gets increasingly tough, it has become more and more challenging for students to stand out among the competition. Whether you’re still a pre-med student in college or taking a gap year before diving deep into the application process, you might be wondering how to make your profile unique in comparison to the thousands

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    The Best Humanities and Arts Summer Programs for High Schoolers

    January 2, 2020

    If you’re a high schooler talented in theatre, dance, studio art, music, filmmaking, or writing, you might be wondering about the best way to convey your passion when you apply to your top-choice colleges. In order to showcase your dedication and hone your skills, consider applying to one of the top humanities and arts summer programs available for high school students.

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    Peer Letter of Recommendation for College: What Should It Say?

    January 2, 2020

    Letters of recommendation can be anxiety inducing. I distinctly remember how nervous I was to ask my teachers – what if they say no? What if they turn it in late?? What if they don’t truly recommend me??? Letters of recommendation often cause stress because they are the only part of the application

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    MCAT Prep: Why Simply Taking a Practice Test Isn’t Enough

    December 31, 2019

    The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is a daunting, lengthy test of seven and a half hours. This test is more than an assessment of knowledge – it also reflects your endurance for future tests in medical licensing. As such, it is crucial that students prepare for this exam academically and strategically. For many applicants, MCAT prep means taking multiple practice tests to plan for breaks, snacks and lunch, and ultimately to build endurance. One of the most common obstacles students

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    Can You Get into College with a Low GPA?

    December 30, 2019

    Getting a low GPA will definitely dishearten you and may lead you to believe that you might not be able to get accepted by your dream college. The question on your mind at this point may be can you get into college with a low GPA? Your GPA can be a deal breaker, but the good news

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