Monday 21 January, 2019
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How to get accepted to a Direct Medical Program

BY KRISTEN MOON* Getting accepted into a medical program isn’t easy. In 2017-2018, the average acceptance rate hovered around just 7 percent. For the uber-competitive programs, the acceptance rate drops to below 3 percent. Because of [...]

5 mistakes to avoid on the FAFSA

BY KRISTEN MOON* Regardless of your financial level, if you are planning on going to college, you should be filling the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA opened their application on October 1st, and if you haven’t [...]

SAT Subject Tests explained

BY KRISTEN MOON* The SAT is one of the most well-known, and perhaps one of the most dreaded, college admissions tests. A little less infamous are the SAT Subject Tests, previously called the “Scholastic Achievement Tests” or SAT II. [...]

5 things all parents need to know about the FAFSA

BY KRISTEN MOON* College is a huge investment for many families and most need a little bit of financial help. If you are looking for ways to pay for college, one of the first resources you may turn to is the Free Application for Federal Student [...]

The secret to gaining acceptance to the Ivy League

BY KRISTEN MOON* Most high school seniors have college admissions on their mind. Many students have the same desire: opening an acceptance letter which says “Welcome to Harvard”. It is no easy feat to be accepted to the Ivy [...]

How to use demonstrated interest to your benefit

BY KRISTEN MOON* If you’ve read about tactics for improving your odds at college admissions, you may have heard the phrase “demonstrated interest.” What “demonstrated interest” means is your level of engagement and sincerity when [...]

Engaging ways to open your Personal Statement

BY KRISTEN MOON* Summer is here and rising seniors have college applications on their mind. The Common Application essays have not changed from last application cycle. Therefore, students can get a head start and use their summer to write [...]

A productive way for high school students to spend their summer

BY KRISTEN MOON* As summer approaches, high school students (and their parents) are trying to find the best and most productive way to spend their time away from school. Many students are asking, “What can I do this summer that will [...]

3 tips for students applying to the Ivy League & highly competitive programs

BY KRISTEN MOON* When applying to these prestigious institutions and programs you must give your absolute best, and you can start as early as you like with your personal development and experience. Here are three guiding concepts to bear [...]

AP Scholar Awards Explained

BY KRISTEN MOON* As May approaches, students are preparing for their AP Exams. AP Exams will be administered over two weeks in May. Competitive colleges do not simply look at a student’s GPA; they examine the rigor of the courses. If [...]