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With extracurricular activities, less can mean more

March 5, 2021, Posted In Activities List
Stephen

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 … Continue reading With extracurricular activities, less can mean more

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College planning: 5 common misconceptions

February 26, 2021, Posted In Finding the Right College
Marc

The early stages of college planning and research for high school underclassmen can often feel like information overload. Rankings, statistics and social media provide endless amounts of information – some useful – some not so much. Over the years, we’ve received quite a bit of feedback when it comes to the college search process. Here … Continue reading College planning: 5 common misconceptions

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A peek inside the admissions office: Application review

February 8, 2021, Posted In Admissions Strategy
Kyle

The month of February is the time when admissions officers all across the country are hunkering down to review tens of thousands of applications. However, students are often unaware of exactly what happens once they hit “submit.” Here, find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the application review process to give … Continue reading A peek inside the admissions office: Application review

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Benefits of working with an AcceptU former admissions officer

February 5, 2021, Posted In Uncategorized
Amanda

There are more students applying to college than ever, which means acceptance rates have never been lower. Coupled with the confusion created by the pandemic, students are struggling to standout in an increasingly competitive pool. How can you sort through the noise of hundreds of colleges sending you marketing emails? How do you know what … Continue reading Benefits of working with an AcceptU former admissions officer

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How BS/MD applications are reviewed

January 28, 2021, Posted In Admissions Strategy
Marc

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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