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3 Post-Pandemic Questions to Ask Grad School Admissions Offices

April 23, 2020 | 10:45am
How a higher education institution treats its students, faculty and staff during a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic says a lot about what you can expect if you choose to attend that school. If you’re in the process of choosing a school, keep this in mind and ask these three Read More

Common Questions about Applying to Grad School During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

April 2, 2020 | 10:57am
By now, everyone is aware of, if not affected in some way, by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For current students, instruction has likely moved online for the foreseeable future. If you’re not a student yet, the most important thing to know is that, yes, you can still apply to a Read More

The College Application Magic Number — Does It Exist?

February 19, 2019 | 9:00am
It’s time to start applying to school, but how many applications should you be preparing? While 6 to 8 is the average number of schools that students end up applying to, experts agree that there is no magic number. The number of college applications that you submit will depend on Read More

7 Tips for Filling out Your Pharmacy School Application

May 29, 2018 | 9:00am
Now that you’ve begun to navigate the admissions process, you’re probably researching pharmacy school requirements and preparing to fill out applications. Below are several tips to help you successfully fill out and submit your pharmacy school application. Don’t leave any gaps in your application. Admissions committees make decisions based on the Read More

6 Ways to Get a Jump on Your Personal Statement

February 27, 2018 | 3:00pm
One of the scariest parts of applying to college is writing the dreaded college essay. Some students hear the words “personal statement” and instantly freeze. What should you say? How much should you share? Where do you start? Use these tips to stop thinking about your statement and start writing Read More

Denied? Early Decision isn’t the End of the Road!

February 6, 2018 | 9:00am
Early decision is when students apply to one school before the regular application and admission period. If the student has been accepted to the school, they must attend. Those who aren’t accepted have their application rolled over to the regular application pool. Having an application roll over doesn’t mean the Read More

All Your Transcript Questions, Answered

November 2, 2017 | 9:00am
Ordering transcripts is a key part of the college application process, but one that you might forget in the rush to get your application done. Whether undergraduate, graduate, certificate or doctoral,  most programs require official transcripts be submitted with your application, so we've collected the most frequently asked questions about Read More

3 Ways Volunteer Work Helps Your College Application

October 3, 2017 | 7:04pm
Finding paid summer jobs can be a challenge for students, but for health care students, clinics and other health care offices often have unpaid opportunities that pay career dividends later. Talk to teachers, advisors, family members and neighbors to find open opportunities near you. It may take a little effort, Read More

The Scoop on College Application Letters of Recommendation

June 20, 2017 | 9:00am
Applying for a health professional program is no easy task. It means filling out multiple applications (unless your programs of interest use a CAS), collecting transcripts and finalizing your resume. Another key part of the application process? The reference letters. References, also sometimes called letters of recommendation, are one of the Read More

Applying to School? Add These Titles to Your Reading List

February 23, 2017 | 10:00am
Are you an avid reader who is currently going through the stressful process of applying to school? Fortunately for you, there are books available on the topic that might help! We did a little research for you and found three that you might consider adding to your to-read list, but Read More

5 Things I Wish Pharmacy Applicants Knew Before Hitting Submit

February 9, 2017 | 10:00am
Applying to college is stressful! Fortunately, there are directors of admissions like Mercer University College of Pharmacy’s Jordana Berry who are more than happy to help you through the process. Read on to learn more about what Jordana wishes pharmacy school applicants knew before hitting “submit” on their applications. 1. Read More

An Admissions Insider’s Advice for Applying to Graduate School

December 22, 2016 | 10:00am
“Remember, as much as they are looking for the right student, you should be looking for the right school,” shared Chad Oppelt, Assistant Director of Graduate and Extended Studies Recruitment at The College of St. Scholastica, during a recent conversation that we had about applying to graduate school. (EHC): Read More

The Don’ts of Applying to College

December 19, 2016 | 3:00pm
College admission reps have seen the good, the bad and the ugly. What are the most common college application mistakes? We talked to the experts about how to simplify the college application process and reduce your stress by steering clear of damaging pitfalls.   Don't test at the last minute Read More

The Dos of Applying to College

November 22, 2016 | 9:22pm
Getting into your top-pick colleges depends on the strength of your college application which showcases your top grades, extracurricular activities and personal essay. Every college has different criteria; so remember to stay focused and pay attention to details. Do choose wisely Clifford T. Thornton, Associate Dean of Admission at Wesleyan Read More

The 4 Cs of College Essay Writing

November 3, 2016 | 8:36pm
Your college essay may be just one part of your application packet, but it's an important one. Feeling anxious about showing admissions officers who are you on the page? The four Cs of college essay right can help you tell an engaging story that captures the reader's interest and makes Read More