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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How Ivy League Admissions Work

The Ivy League may have started out as an athletic consortium, but the name is now synonymous with academic rigor, professional achievement and exclusivity. How do you get in? Start here.

How College Admissions Assistance Works

Getting in to the college of your choice requires a lot of filling out forms, writing essays and personal interviews. College Admissions Assistance will help you do it, for a fee. Should you sign up?

How Getting Your MFA Works

What does it take to make a remarkable piece of jewelry or to deliver a moving theater performance? Sure, a mastery of the fine arts requires talent and skill, but it also takes discipline and knowledge. An MFA can prepare you for the art world.

What types of questions are asked during grad school interviews?

Describe yourself. Tell us your greatest weakness (skillfully turned into a strength, of course). How would you bring about world peace? We’re just kidding on that last one, but the person opposite you at your graduate school interview may not be.

How College Waitlists Work

A university waitlist is filled with qualified candidates. What sets one prospective student apart from the next when it's time to decide who gets in and who doesn't?

How the LSAT Works

So, you want to be a lawyer. You've got a stellar GPA, and you've chosen the law school you want to attend. There's only one thing left to do before you can complete your application: take the LSAT. Why does this test instill fear and dread in so many students?

How the GMAT Works

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is used by institutions worldwide to evaluate applicants to graduate business and management programs. The test is designed to intimidate, but the key to success is practice, practice and more practice.

How the MCAT Works

If you want to be a doctor when you grow up, you'll have to get past the MCAT first. The Medical College Admissions Test is the most brutal aspect of the medical school admissions process, but you can crack it with a little help and a little practice.

What questions should I ask a college admissions counselor?

When embarking on a college career, it pays to be curious. The more questions you have, and the more comfortable you are asking them, the better you'll be able to evaluate the colleges you have in mind.

How College Visits Work

For many high school students, college looms as the place where they'll form lifelong friendships, take tentative steps toward a chosen career and -- oh -- educate themselves further. Is a college visit necessary to pick a good school?

How Applying to Grad School Works

For most people who pursue higher education, a college degree is the end of the line. But for others, it's simply a launching point to a post-graduate education. What do you need to know before you start applying to grad schools?

What are some of the top MBA programs?

For many students, higher education doesn't stop at an undergraduate degree. Post-graduate programs are plentiful, and one of the most popular graduate degrees is the MBA. But where should you go to get it?

What's the importance of campus visits in college admissions?

Picking the right college is about more than just academics. Everything from the dining hall's menu to the cleanliness of your dorm affects your experience. To get a taste of co-ed life, you'll have to visit the campus.

How College Rankings Work

Of all the metrics used to compare colleges, rankings are the most common. Learn about the controversy behind them and how best to evaluate schools.

How Online Degrees Work

Is higher education ready to enter the digital age? Many people think so -- more and more colleges and universities are offering online classes and even full degrees.

How College Admission Works

Many teenagers spend the whole of their high school years making sure they get accepted to their dream college. How does the college admission process work? And how can you increase your chances of getting accepted to your school of choice?

How SATs Work

Next to your grades and academic record, the SAT is one of the most important factors in college admissions. This new article explains the SAT in detail!


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