Admissions

Not every college has the same admissions process and standards. We'll provide you with information on college admissions in the Admissions channel.

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10 Reasons College Costs So Much

According to one study, the cost of a college education rose more than 1,000 percent between 1978 and 2012. We examine reasons for the jump, and look at why some say it's not that bad.

10 Top Tips for Preparing for the MCAT

Your whole future balances on acing one test -- but no pressure. We have 10 tips on how to stay calm, make a plan and study effectively for the MCAT.

How Admissions Counselors Work

Admissions counselors in high schools and colleges help students find the best colleges for them. But what happens when a student's family hires someone to help them find the right school? That's where private admissions counselors (controversially) come in.

How Law School Admissions Works

A degree from a top-ranked law school is one of the most prestigious postgraduate degrees available. Pursuing one, however, is a lot of hard work. How do you gain admission to law school?

How Dental School Admissions Work

Dentistry can be a very lucrative career and dentists are in demand. Becoming a dentist isn't that easy, though: There are only a few dozen dental schools in the U.S. and thousands of applications for very few slots. How can you gain an edge?

How Dental School Programs Work

The dental profession is one of the few bright spots in a gloomy employment picture for the U.S. The retirement of older dentists plus low past enrollment equals a very good prognosis for the future of the field -- but how do you get dental training?

Top 5 Law School Admissions Tips

Are you interested in a legal career? To start out on the road to success, you need to get into the best law school possible, but the competition is fierce. Here are a few tips to help you get into law school.

Why Are So Many American Students Heading Overseas for Medical School?

Gaining admission to medical school can be quite challenging, and once you get in, it will likely entail four years of blood, sweat and tears. Wouldn't you prefer to do it in the Caribbean or some other exotic locale?

How MBA Admissions Works

During a downturn in the economy, it's likely that the number of people seeking out an MBA, or Master of Business Administration, will increase. With more people applying to business school, how can you stand out during the admissions process?

Where can I find successful law school application essays?

You've taken the LSAT, sent off your college transcripts and filled out the required forms. You're almost done with your law school applications, but now it's time to think about your essay.

Top 10 Study Tips for the GRE

Are standardized tests the stuff of your nightmares? Find out how you can sleep easy again with these 10 tips for making the GRE less daunting.

How Postdoctoral Admissions Works

Applying for postdoctoral positions isn't like other college admissions processes. What kinds of places can you apply to, and what information will you need to submit?

Study Tips for the GMAT

If you want to pursue graduate study in business, you'll have to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). You may have aced the SAT back in the day, but this test is an entirely different entity. Here are some tips to help you crack it.

Should race still be a factor in college admissions?

For decades now, U.S. college admissions counselors have used race as a factor when accepting applicants. The rules are constantly changing, though, as students, educators and leaders question whether race should still be a determining factor.

What is a graduate school purpose statement?

Colleges may want well-rounded students, but graduate schools want focused ones. Your graduate school purpose statement should show admissions officers that you're ready for an advanced course of study.

How College Admissions Tests Work

During the admissions process, many colleges use a standardized test, such as the SAT or ACT, to measure how well students will perform academically. What are your options, and how can you prepare if you opt to take a test?

What should be on my college packing list?

Packing for college can be stressful, especially if you're moving into the dorms for the first time. Chances are you're away from home for the first time, and you'll be taking care of yourself. What are the essentials for the college living experience?

Do college admissions officers value students who speak more than one language?

Hablas espanol? Parlez-vous francais? Sie sprechen Deutsch? If you answered "si," "oui" or "ja," your college application might stand out a little more from the rest of the applicant pile.

How Accelerated Law School Programs Work

Sure, it'd be nice to make the kind of money lawyers do, but think of the time it takes to get through law school. Can you really earn a quality law degree in just two years?

How Executive MBA Programs Work

The average student in an executive MBA already has extensive work experience and a stellar salary. Why would a successful executive go back to school?

What's the format for a letter of recommendation?

Your letter of recommendation may mean the difference between acceptance and rejection for someone else. So give it some credibility by writing it in the accepted format.

What's the difference between early decision and early action?

If you're interested in a college, but not interested enough to sign a contract that binds you to attending that school if you're accepted, then you might consider an alternative to early decision: early action. How does it work?

Where can I find a list of college admissions essay questions?

Getting everything in order for college applications can be stressful, so many prospective students look for all the help they can get.

How MBA Programs Work

The land of opportunity is also the land of entrepreneurship, the striving businessperson and, consequently, the business student. Are you looking to add those three expensive letters to your academic credentials?

How Medical School Admissions Work

Everyone knows that if you want to become a doctor, you must go to medical school first. But first you have to go through the admissions process, which is challenging itself.


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