How to prepare your child for college

June 30, 2014 By Stephen Friedfeld, Posted In College Admissions

It’s never too early for you and your child to start thinking about college. In reality, most freshmen and sophomores consider college to be far off in the distance, and don’t get serious until it’s too late. If you have a junior, it’s essential to start thinking about the college admissions process now. For parents […]

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Should you visit business schools?

June 23, 2014 By Marc Zawel, Posted In MBA Admissions

Are you excited to move forward with your MBA applications? After narrowing down your search to a handful of programs, it is time to start thinking about visiting. Many applicants wonder if it is necessary to travel to each school, some quite far away, in the application process. But visiting a school can offer key […]

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Four tips for approaching your college activities list

June 23, 2014 By Marc Zawel, Posted In Activities List

College admissions is a holistic process – when evaluating your application, admissions officers consider many factors, such as GPA, standardized test scores, essays, recommendation letters and extracurricular activities. But which activities should you include? Maybe you’ve been involved in a variety of activities throughout your four years of high school. Whether you’ve been a JV […]

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Everything you need to know about AP courses

June 16, 2014 By Stephen Friedfeld, Posted In Academics

How many AP classes have you taken – or plan on taking? Advanced Placement courses can serve you well not just during high school but also during your college tenure. It may not really strike you that your coursework in high school can affect classes that you will take for the four years of undergraduate […]

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With extracurricular activities, less can mean more

June 9, 2014 By Stephen Friedfeld, Posted In Activities List

College admissions officers consider many factors, including your GPA and rigor of curriculum, standardized test scores, essays, recommendation letters and extracurricular activities. But which activities should you include on your application, and why? Consider joining clubs as early as freshman year. Maybe you’re not sure which clubs you’ll like and which ones you won’t like […]

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When to take the GMAT

June 9, 2014 By Marc Zawel, Posted In GMAT

After much deliberation and thinking, you have decided that you want to go to business school. With your decision to apply to business school come questions about timing, recommendations, standardized testing and the different specializations offered by MBA programs. Start your preparation with conquering the first major hurdle, the GMAT. Taking the Graduate Management Admission […]

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Do’s and don’t’s with your college list

May 18, 2014 By Marc Zawel, Posted In College Admissions

It’s easy to become overwhelmed with the sheer number of college choices. Consider these do’s and don’t’s as you begin to narrow down and finalize your school list. DON’T disregard a school based solely on its tuition. According to the College Board, the average total cost of attending a private four-year college is $29,056. Yet […]

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How many business schools should you apply to?

May 18, 2014 By Marc Zawel, Posted In MBA Admissions

Congratulations on your decision to earn your MBA! As you join the fewer than seven percent of Americans with an MBA, your degree will significantly impact your life and advance your career. With the many rankings of programs, you may be tempted to apply to all the top MBA programs with the hopes of getting […]

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