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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.

Post-Baccalaureate Programs for Medical School

What is a post-bac program in the medical sciences and how can it help to improve your chances as a competitive med school applicant? Whether you are a career changer or need to improve your undergrad science GPA—find out if this path could be for you!

Regular Admissions Trends for the Class of 2025

Test optional admissions policies, more applications, more deferrals from early admissions, and longer waitlists have culminated in a wild admissions season for the Class of 2025. Read more to find out how future applicants should craft a college list.

Sibling Legacy in College Admissions: Does It Exist?

If your older sibling attends your dream school, will this help you to get in? If twins apply to a college together, will it give them any advantage? Does sibling legacy provide a hook into college admissions?

Regular Admissions Trends for the Class of 2020

Once again, it was a wild year in college admissions. Assessing the likelihood of acceptance to highly selective private and public universities was as unpredictable as ever, and while some applicants were lucky enough to receive early admission to their top choice, many students were dealt an uncertain hand of ...

Regular Admissions Trends for the Class of 2019

As a follow-up to our blog on Early Admissions Trends for the Class of 2019, we bring you highlights from this year’s Regular Admissions outcomes! From increasing selectivity to expanding financial aid programs, here are some of the most noteworthy trends in college admissions. Overall Acceptance Rates Overall, application numbers ...