How is the GRE exam scored?

February 7, 2016 By Aidan Sullivan, Posted In GRE

For the majority of grad school applicants in the U.S., computer-based scoring will be responsible for calculating your final score on the GRE. Wondering how each section will be scored? Let’s find out: Scoring on the verbal and quantitative reasoning sections are “section level adaptive.” As a result, the computer adapts the questions you are […]

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The Common Application essay prompts 2016-2017

February 4, 2016 By Aidan Sullivan, Posted In Common Application

The Common App has released its 2016-2017 personal statement essay prompts – and yes, they may look familiar. Based on feedback and review from school counselors, parents and admissions officers, The Common App has decided to stick with the same five questions from last year: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that […]

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How to be authentic in the MBA application process

February 1, 2016 By Marc Zawel, Posted In MBA Strategy

Getting accepted to a US business school can be highly competitive. Top 25 MBA programs only accept the best of the best, and sometimes even being the best is not good enough. How do you make yourself stand out from other applicants? Here are three tips to be authentic and genuine in the MBA application […]

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Questions you should be asking about graduate school

January 31, 2016 By Aidan Sullivan, Posted In Grad School Planning

Whether at a graduate school fair or during an on-campus visit, the opportunity to talk with an admissions officer is an important opportunity to take advantage of. 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 […]

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AcceptU’s Webinar Series 2016

January 29, 2016 By Stephen Friedfeld, Posted In College Admissions

AcceptU is proud to announce its 2016 webinar series! Hosted by AcceptU co-founders Marc Zawel and Stephen Friedfeld, access is complimentary for current AcceptU families. All others can attend individual webinars for $15/webinar. Alternatively, AcceptU offers a subscription to all 6 of its webinars for $60, a savings of $30. Click here to purchase a […]

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Master’s programs with the highest salary potential

January 22, 2016 By Aidan Sullivan, Posted In Grad School Planning

While earnings potential is just one of many factors to consider before attaining your master’s degree, it is an important consideration amidst increases in tuition. According to PayScale’s 2015-2016 College Salary Report, here are the highest paying master’s degree programs: Petroleum Engineering Nurse Anesthesia Electrical & Computer Engineering Biomedical Engineering Electrical Engineering Taxation Electronics & […]

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User beware! Five social media tips for college applicants

January 21, 2016 By Stephen Friedfeld, Posted In Admissions Strategy

It was recently reported that, in a survey of college admissions officers, 40% of respondents admit that they check applicants’ social media profiles during the decision-making process, and approximately one in three admissions officers search online to find out more information on applicants. What are admissions officers trying to determine about applicants? Perhaps they want to […]

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How to fill gaps in your résumé

January 19, 2016 By Marc Zawel, Posted In MBA Admissions

If you have a gap in your résumé you might think that it will raise a red flag with companies or graduate schools. In fact, employers and admissions officers are less interested in the gap itself as they are about what you did during the gap – and how you’ve moved forward. First, some tips […]

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