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Amanda San Román

Updated standardized testing policies due to COVID-19

June 16, 2020, Posted In Standardized Testing
Amanda

There have been many developments over the past three months regarding standardized testing at America’s top colleges and universities due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Below, find a list of updated policies, put together by our team of insider experts. College of William and Mary: standardized test scores optional for undergraduate applicants in the 2020-2021 … Continue reading Updated standardized testing policies due to COVID-19

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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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