Ten graduate school programs that don’t require the GRE

October 5, 2015 By Aidan Sullivan, Posted In Grad School Planning

While the GRE is an admissions requirement for most programs in the U.S., there are a select few that do not require the exam. Here is a sample of ten programs that are test-optional across a variety of disciplines. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA): School of Media Arts and Sciences Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY): Newhouse School […]

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Three tips for the GMAT quantitative section

October 4, 2015 By Marc Zawel, Posted In MBA Admissions

The GMAT is split into four parts – writing, verbal, quantitative and integrated reasoning. Practice makes perfect on this standardized test, so chugging away at practice tests is a must. If you find that your math skills aren’t quite at the level that they used to be, three simple tips can be used to maximize […]

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The best test-optional schools in the U.S.

September 30, 2015 By Aidan Sullivan, Posted In Standardized Testing

Standardized testing, for better or for worse, can be a distinguishing piece of your child’s application. Students with subpar test results and an otherwise strong academic record should look to SAT/ACT optional institutions to help improve their chances of getting admitted. Here are the best test-optional and test-flexible schools in the U.S. (in order) based on […]

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What matters most when applying to PhD programs

September 28, 2015 By Aidan Sullivan, Posted In Graduate Admissions

As a prospective PhD candidate, your applications should reflect the significance of achieving such a degree. Whether you are motivated by the opportunity to contribute to the academic community or seek increased job prospects, you should first consider what matters most. Undergraduate transcript, GPA and prestige of university. Your past academic performance will be the most […]

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Best MBA programs for international students

September 25, 2015 By Marc Zawel, Posted In MBA Admissions

Applying to business schools in the United States as an international student can be quite challenging. As you may have experienced applying to undergraduate schools, the competition is high and support is limited. Applying to business schools can be equally stressful. But there are great business schools in America for international students looking to study […]

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How to get great letters of recommendation for grad school

September 20, 2015 By Aidan Sullivan, Posted In Grad Admissions

Letters of a recommendation are an important part of graduate school applications. Letters – typically from current/past professors, coaches, mentors or employers – assess an applicant’s character, skills and abilities. Why are letters of recommendation necessary? Letters of recommendation provide admissions officers with a fuller picture of the student – as well as aspects of […]

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8 study tips for the GMAT

September 20, 2015 By Marc Zawel, Posted In GMAT

Studying for the GMAT can be a stressful and daunting experience. With these eight tips, you will arrive on test day confident and prepared. Familiarize yourself with the format of the exam. There are many practice tests available online. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the types of questions that will be asked. Identify your […]

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How to choose a college major

September 20, 2015 By Aidan Sullivan, Posted In For Juniors

When it comes to selecting a major, your child has a variety of factors to weigh before reaching a decision. Here are five simple tips to consider as they finish high school and enter their first year at college. Find something you’re good at. While it may sound overly simplistic, knowing your strengths and weaknesses is […]

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Advantages of taking the TOEFL

September 14, 2015 By Aidan Sullivan, Posted In TOEFL

As an international applicant applying to U.S. graduate schools, there are five distinct advantages of taking the TOEFL exam: First and foremost, the TOEFL helps an admissions officer determine how your language skills will apply to an academic setting. Parts of the exam will test your speaking and reading skills in a similar fashion to […]

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