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Three tips for the GMAT quantitative section

October 3, 2016, Posted In GMAT

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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Weighted vs. unweighted GPA

October 2, 2016, Posted In Academics

Parents and students often wonder whether weighted or unweighted GPA will be submitted as part of the application, and which is given preference by an admissions committee. First, it’s important to note that the use of weighted vs. unweighted GPA is at the discretion of your child’s high school. As such, students do not choose between one or […]

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

September 26, 2016, Posted In Rankings

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 some of the best test-optional and test-flexible schools in the U.S. Wesleyan […]

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Advantages of taking the TOEFL

September 20, 2016, Posted In Grad School Planning

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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Villanova University supplemental essay questions

September 15, 2016, Posted In Supplemental essays

In addition to the essay included with the Common Application and as part of Villanova’s Member Section of the Common Application, Villanova requires that you submit one Villanova Essay (of 250-1000 words per the Common Application guidelines) from the three choices below. This essay is an important part of your application as it provides us […]

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