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Medical School Admissions Requirements: A Complete Guide

April 02, 2020
Written by Taylor

To hear some people tell it, future doctors need to start applying to medical school while they're still in diapers. And while that's not exactly true, it is a fact that medical schools consider a wide range of factors in evaluating their applicants, and meeting their many requirements is not easy. Before embarking on the grueling med school admissions process, it's important to make sure you can satisfy all their expectations.

How to Get into College: Tips to Help You Apply & Get Accepted

April 02, 2020
Written by Taylor

Whether you have a single dream school in mind, are planning to apply to all the top colleges, or just want to stay close to home, the college admissions process can seem like a minefield to prospective students. But in addition to having a strong grasp on the timeline and application requirements, there are also some overall factors to keep in mind during your high school experience that will maximize your chances of success at selective colleges.

How to Get Good Grades in High School

April 02, 2020
Written by Taylor

It seems simple on its face: to get into a good college, get good grades in high school. If you know what kinds of schools you're aiming for, you probably have an idea of what your GPA should be. But how exactly do you get where you need to be?

Getting into Private School: A Complete Guide

April 02, 2020
Written by Taylor

There are many reasons a family might decide to apply to a private or independent school for their child. It could be that the public schools in your area do not meet the academic standards you're seeking, or they might not be able to provide the educational support your child needs. With smaller class sizes, more personalized advising, and a distinctive learning philosophy, a private school may well be better than the local public school for your child's education.

The Best Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities

April 02, 2020
Written by Taylor

Being a student with a learning challenge can make the process of finding a college extremely overwhelming. Particularly if you're in a school that provides a lot of necessary academic support, you may be wondering how to maintain that valuable scaffolding in college. So, how do you go about making sure that a college or university is right for your learning needs?