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How to Write the College Personal Essay

Are you feeling overwhelmed at the thought of writing your personal essay for the Common Application? We walk you through some tried-and-true tips for crafting a tight, captivating personal essay that will wow admissions officers. Read our list of dos and don'ts and recommendations for organizing frameworks.

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.

Meet the Collegiate Gateway Team! Q&A with Caroline Ferrucci, Associate College Counselor

Meet Caroline Ferrucci, Associate College Counselor, at Collegiate Gateway. Caroline joined the company in January 2012 as a Research Assistant. Find out how her role has grown and changed at Collegiate Gateway, and the advice she has for college applicants.

Three-Year Medical Schools

Find out more about accelerated three-year medical school programs and whether this path might be right for you. What are the pros and cons of three-year med school programs?

Evaluate Your Candidacy for Medical School Part I: Background Factors

In Part I of this two-part blog series, we discuss background factors that impact med school admissions outcomes. Learn how your academic factors of GPA and MCAT; and experiential factors of clinical experience, shadowing, research, and non-clinical activities all determine the competitiveness of your med school candidacy.

6 Tips for Applicants to Psychology Grad School

Read on for real-world advice about how to prepare for a PsyD or PhD in psychology admissions and make the most of your psychology graduate school experience.

MCAT Part I: The Structure and Scoring of the Test

The first installment of a three part series on all you've ever wanted to know about the MCAT! Read Part 1 to learn more about the structure and scoring of the MCAT.

6 Qs with Professor Bruce Sinclair

Get to know a little more about Bruce Sinclair, Director of Teaching at the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Researching professors on your college list can help you decide if this school offers all of the opportunities that you are looking for!

How to Plan Your Curriculum as a Pre-Med

Understand how planning your pre-med curriculum affects when you can apply for medical school. Thoughtful curriculum planning can position you for a successful medical school application.

What Courses are Required for Med School?

Are you wondering what courses are required for pre-meds? Here is a framework for navigating science courses as an undergrad and checking medical school course requirements.

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