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Amanda San Román

How coronavirus (COVID-19) will impact college admissions

March 13, 2020, Posted In Admissions Strategy
Amanda

By this time, you’re well aware that the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has emerged as a serious global threat. Fears of the spread have affected gatherings of all sizes around the country, from large events such as SXSW and Coachella, to small gatherings of students in elementary, middle and high school. In addition to high schools … Continue reading How coronavirus (COVID-19) will impact college admissions

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How BS/MD applications are reviewed

February 14, 2020, Posted In Admissions Strategy
Amanda

BS/MD programs or combined undergraduate/medical school tracks are some of the most selective and often the most coveted programs in the country. While the process can seem confusing and daunting, in this post we’ll pull back the curtain on the BS/MD admissions process from the perspective of Kyle Cortley, an AcceptU counselor and former admissions … Continue reading How BS/MD applications are reviewed

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Summer STEM activities

January 10, 2020, Posted In Activities List
Amanda

Even though the new year just began, now is the time to start planning your summer activities. Admissions officers like to see that students have done something with their summers – whether it’s going to camp, working at an ice cream shop or attending an academic program or internship – anything is better than nothing. … Continue reading Summer STEM activities

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The advantages of an admissions consultant

November 26, 2019, Posted In College Admissions
Amanda

When beginning the college admissions process, it’s important to work closely with your school counselor – he or she can serve as a resource for information on developing a college list, standardized tests and financial aid. However, because the ratio of students to guidance counselors can be as high as 500:1, working with just your … Continue reading The advantages of an admissions consultant

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The Three Things Juniors Need to Know About Paying for College

November 7, 2019, Posted In Financial Aid
Amanda

By Sabrina Manville For Juniors, the rubber meets the road with respect to college research. You’re probably starting to build your list, investigating colleges that interest you, and perhaps planning your visits in the spring and summer months. As you dive in, you may be tempted to leave financial considerations off your radar for a … Continue reading The Three Things Juniors Need to Know About Paying for College

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