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Cecilia Yan

Questions you should be asking about graduate school

October 12, 2018, Posted In Grad School Planning
Cecilia

Whether at a graduate school fair or during an on-campus visit, it’s important to take advantage of the opportunity to talk with an admissions officer. Moreover, there are certain questions that all prospective applicants should be asking: Do you evaluate how a student’s skills and interests will align with potential research efforts of faculty? Within … Continue reading Questions you should be asking about graduate school

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University of Michigan supplemental essays 2018

August 14, 2018, Posted In Supplemental essays
Cecilia

For those of you applying to University of Michigan, read below to see how our team of former admissions officers would answer the supplemental essays: If you could only do one of the activities you have listed in the Activities section of your Common Application, which one would you keep doing? Why? (Required for all … Continue reading University of Michigan supplemental essays 2018

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The University of Chicago supplemental essays 2018

August 13, 2018, Posted In Supplemental essays
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The University of Chicago supplemental essays are notorious for making students think outside of the box with unique questions crafted by current students and alums alike. Read below for advice on answering Chicago’s supplemental essays: Choose one of the six extended essay options and upload a one- or two-page response. 1. In 2015, the city … Continue reading The University of Chicago supplemental essays 2018

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What to do after you’ve been deferred

December 20, 2017, Posted In Admissions Strategy
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Deferrals and rejections are an unfortunate part of the college application process that high school seniors will confront each year. While we encourage families to hope for the best, it’s equally important to be prepared for an unfavorable decision following Early Decision/Early Action applications. Here are some useful tips for students whose early applications have been deferred: Keep your head … Continue reading What to do after you’ve been deferred

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Q&A with former Stanford Graduate Admissions Officer

July 19, 2017, Posted In Admissions Overview
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AcceptU has assembled the largest team of former admissions officers to support applicants in the admissions process. In this blog series, we invite you to learn more about our team and insights gleaned from their previous admissions experience. Our second counselor Q&A comes from Kristen, who was previously a Director of Admission at Stanford’s Graduate School … Continue reading Q&A with former Stanford Graduate Admissions Officer

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