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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

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

The College Application Magic Number — Does It Exist?

February 13, 2017 | 10:00am
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

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. ExploreHealthCareers.org (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

6 Ways to Get a Jump on Your Personal Statement

October 17, 2016 | 6:40pm
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 starting writing Read More

3 Ways Volunteer Work Helps Your College Application

October 3, 2016 | 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