Coronavirus

What Will College Look Like in the Fall 2021?

Will college life look more normal this fall? Will vaccines be required for all students returning to campus? Will students still need to wear masks in the classroom? Read more to find out what colleges have planned for the fall of 2021.

Three Tips for Identifying a Summer Service Program

Giving back to one’s community is an important part of personal growth throughout all stages of life, and high school students can benefit greatly from these opportunities.

Summer Academic Programs for High School Students

High school students and their parents often come to us requesting guidance on how best to spend the summer break. Our advice varies based on the student; it’s a personal decision that needs to be considered within the context of the child’s interests, preferences, and schedule, as well as family ...

Six Tips for Teens to Cope with the Covid Blues

The Covid-19 pandemic introduced new concepts for people around the globe: quarantine, stay-at-home orders, remote learning, virtual events, drive-by birthday celebrations, and the list goes on! With all of the effects of a global pandemic also comes an increased risk to people’s mental health, especially for teens. A recent New ...

The Role of Grades in College Admissions

Your grades throughout high school remain the most important factor in college admissions.  While colleges also look carefully at your standardized test scores, essays, recommendations, and other personal factors, they view your academic performance in high school as the strongest predictor of your academic success in college. Covid-19 has changed ...

Becoming a Doctor: Med School Admissions

The traditional path to becoming a physician in the United States is to obtain an MD (allopathic) degree from a US medical school. This blog will provide a brief overview of the application process to receiving an MD. An alternative option is the DO (osteopathic) degree, which involves a more holistic ...

What College Looks Like this Fall

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of everyday life – and higher-ed is no exception. Since the spring, school leaders have been reimagining what college will look like, trying to come up with creative solutions for residential life, student activities, admissions events, and of course, educating their students. ...

Researching Colleges During Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has halted most in-person college tours, but there are still so many ways to learn what a college has to offer. In fact, it’s never been easier to research from home. Here are six ways to virtually visit a college and find out if it’s the right ...

MCAT Changes Due to COVID-19

The MCAT is the standardized test used for medical school admissions. While other factors – including grades, clinical experience, shadowing, research and recommendations – are also considered, the MCAT has a unique role in the evaluation process because it provides a robust assessment of a student’s knowledge of science and ...

What Will College Look Like in the Fall?

The picture of what college will look like this fall is murky at best. The simple fact is, it is just too soon to tell, given the uncertainty of how the coronavirus will evolve and the unknown feasibility of new plans for academic and residential life. Some colleges have already ...

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