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Early Admissions for the Class of 2028: Part I: Early Application Acceptance Rates

Take a look at this year’s trends from colleges’ early admissions cycle. We’ve analyzed the story behind the stats at selective schools – from another year of high application numbers to consistently low admission rates. Stay tuned for Part II: Diversity in Early Admissions; Part III: Deferral Stats; and Part IV: Who Benefits from Early Decision?

When Will You Hear Back From Colleges?

Congratulations on submitting your college applications! Now, when will you learn your admissions results? See our list of regular decision notification dates for many selective schools for the Class of 2028 application cycle.

Early Applications Rise for the Class of 2028

The Common App has released preliminary early applicant data for the Class of 2028, and applications are up! Read more to find out what this means for early applicants and how to move forward with your regular applications.

Early College Admissions Notification Dates 2023-24

Congratulations on submitting your early college applications! Now you may be wondering when you will find out your college admissions results! See our list of early admissions notification dates for many selective schools for the 2023-24 application cycle.

Tips for Creating a College Application Video Submission

Several highly selective colleges now offer the opportunity to submit a short video with your college application. Check out our advice for giving your top schools a glimpse of your unique character.

Trends in Medical School Curricula

Over the years, several alternative models have been introduced for the first one to two years of medical school instruction. Recently, medical schools have continued to develop and implement a variety of more patient-centered and collaborative approaches. Since 2020, urgent political issues including the COVID pandemic, Black Lives Matter, and the ongoing climate crisis have ushered in more changes still. In this post, we’ll walk through some of the latest trends in med school curricula.

The Impact of State Residency on Med School Admissions

Do medical schools—especially public institutions—give preference to in-state applicants? Do private institutions consider state residency in their med school admissions process? If you are applying as an out-of-state applicant, do you need a higher GPA and MCAT? In this post, we’ll walk you through what we’ve gleaned about whether in-state preference plays a role in med school admissions, and how much.

Understanding National Merit Scholarships

National Merit Scholarships are awarded based on PSAT scores. Learn more about qualifying scores, and how you might be awarded college and corporate-sponsored scholarships through this program. Are you eligible?

Merit Scholarships from Colleges

Many colleges award merit aid to entice high-performing students to attend their schools. Find out which factors determine merit scholarships and how these funds are typically awarded.

Seeking Out Local Scholarships

Local scholarships can be a wonderful way to offset the high cost of a college education, and they offer unique advantages over national scholarships. Read on to find out how to apply for this type of merit aid.

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