How To Improve Your MCAT Score

How To Improve Your MCAT Score

The MCAT is the cornerstone of your entire med school application process. It’s where your acceptance conversation begins. And it may be the most important factor in your application. You can actually improve your MCAT score. It’s not easy, but it can be done. The following tips can help: Practice tests: You’ve probably heard it before, but this is THE BEST WAY to improve your MCAT score. Practicing helps your brain organize and structure its thinking around the format and rigor of the MCAT. Practice tests can also rapidly improve your speed, allowing you to answer more questions. Click here for free practice tests from th ... Read More About How To Improve Your MCAT Score

How To Choose A Medical School

How To Choose A Medical School

Everyone knows the top schools, but for the most part it’s about personal preference. It’s about how you want to learn and what career you’re hoping to launch. Consider these factors as you research and tour potential med schools. They can serve as a good starting point and help you form questions for campus/school tours. Curriculum: Most schools teach just about the same information; however, the way they teach it can differ. Some schools continue to use the traditional, didactic lecture classes, but others are moving toward a more “integrated” curriculum or the problem-based learning approach (PBL). Neither app ... Read More About How To Choose A Medical School

How To Interview For Medical School

How To Interview For Medical School

Your interview could be the deciding factor in your application process. Once you are awarded an interview, the school is prepared to admit you based on your past academic performance/accolades. At that point, it’s all about your interview. Here are some tips from Varsity Tutors to help you ace your interview. Don’t try to sell yourself too much: Once you’re in that interview seat, the school already knows your MCAT scores, where you went to undergrad, how many hours of community service you boast, etc…etc. They know you’re intelligent and motivated on paper, now you need to prove yourself off paper. Be p ... Read More About How To Interview For Medical School

How To Calculate Net Price Of College

How To Calculate Net Price Of College

The government recently mandated that all colleges must include a net price calculator on their websites. However, many colleges easily found ways to hide theirs from students, according to an article in the US News & World Report.  An accurate net price calculator is designed to give students and exact figure on what they will pay to attend (tuition plus room and board/additional fees subtracted by scholarships and financial aid).  The government mandated these because many colleges were tricking prospective students into believing their schools were much more affordable than they actually were. Some colleges keep tuition ... Read More About How To Calculate Net Price Of College

Why Students Are Choosing Online High Schools

Why Students Are Choosing Online High Schools

Stanford is putting its name behind an online high school, the Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY).  EPGY has been in existence for many years now, but Stanford will now lend its name to the high school diplomas its students recieve. More than 275,000 students across the country are currently enrolled in online high schools.  Some of them soley take online classes, while others use online classes to supplement the education they receive at their local school.  Many take online classes to fit their busy schedules as aspiring actors or world-class athletes.  For some, an online high school is a much better alternative ... Read More About Why Students Are Choosing Online High Schools