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Stephen Friedfeld

Financing your graduate degree

January 9, 2017, Posted In Uncategorized
Stephen

Are you planning on applying to graduate school in the coming years? Before you do, it’s always important to understand the long-term ramifications of a graduate-level degree. This, in part, involves an awareness of how the financial aid process works and what it means for your goals post-graduation. Does your graduate field produce a high […]

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What to do after you’ve been deferred

December 27, 2016, Posted In Early Decision/Action
Stephen

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 […]

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Differences between Early Decision & Early Action

October 14, 2016, Posted In Applying Early
Stephen

Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA) plans are designed for students who have carefully narrowed down a list of colleges and understand the advantages (and potential risks) of applying early. Here are the primary differences to be aware of between both rounds: Early Decision (ED) is the earliest round in which a student can apply. Applications […]

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What is on the MCAT?

September 7, 2016, Posted In Medical School
Stephen

Last spring the MCAT changed in significant ways, from subject matter to test length to scoring scale. The older version is no longer available. Here are some of the more notable changes: More test topics and prerequisites with the current MCAT. There are three additional semesters’ worth of material: college-level biochemistry, introductory psychology and introductory […]

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Should I get a Ph.D.?

September 6, 2016, Posted In Graduate Admissions
Stephen

Not everyone is ready for a doctorate (Ph.D.) and not everyone is suited for one. A Ph.D. is the highest academic degree a student can earn and sets you up for careers in academia, research or consulting. The degree is for those who are truly passionate about an academic field in which they hope to […]

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