Join us for a webinar tomorrow and learn about one-on-one research projects and internships with university professors. Some students may publishing their research, win awards, and get strong recommendation letters for college. We have a network of 100+ university professors from top colleges such as Harvard, MIT, Yale, Brown, Columbia, and the University of Pennsylvania…

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Have you been wondering how college admissions has changed because of the pandemic?  This interview with Lisa Przekop, director of admissions at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will give you an idea. As she says, “Things are much more nuanced now.” Without SAT/ACT test scores and uninterrupted GPAs to look at, admissions officers are looking at essays…

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Do you ever wonder if your child demonstrates leadership?  Colleges look for students who demonstrate leadership and have a track record of community service. Contrary to popular opinion, just volunteering at a food bank giving out food to the needy is not the highest form of service. And neither is holding a title such as “President”…

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Recently the Society for Science announced the 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists:  “Finalists’ projects span a diverse range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related topics, including diagnostic imaging to help assess the severity of COVID-19, examining the impact of e-cigarettes on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) development, and creating a new way to filter…

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Students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine may be interested in looking into virtual physician shadowing opportunities. This is especially important for students interested in applying to BS/MD programs and undergraduate pre-med students.  Pre-Health Shadowing offers virtual shadowing opportunities via the Internet, since in-personal opportunities are not readily available right now. The opportunities…

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Do you ever wonder what colleges are looking for? Recently we heard an interview with Jordan Pascucci, who served as Associate Dean in Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania from 2007-2014.  “I think that of the over 35,000 applications that we’ll receive 27,000 of them might sound exactly the same. And it’s simply because students are approaching it with…

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On March 14th, the Society for Science will be hosting a live Q&A session with the top 40 finalists of this year’s Regeneron Science Talent Search competition. This is an excellent opportunity for teens to talk with fellow peers for ideas, inspiration, and support as they think about what kind of STEM research they would like to do in the…

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If you’re considering a highly-rated college with an online degree program, it might be valuable to review the list created by niche.com. Niche offers an excellent search tool, so you can search for various kinds of programs based on your criteria. These days students are looking at online degree programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Many high school seniors will be submitting a resume to colleges this fall. Are you planning to do so?  Even though it’s optional, submitting a resume will help you stand out from the crowd. The activity section of the common app allows students to input up to 10 extracurricular activities, along with a one-line description for each…

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Are you planning to answer this year’s new Common App question on the pandemic? It’s an optional question, so an answer is not necessary, but it may be important for some students to answer this: “Community disruptions such as COVID-19 and natural disasters can have deep and long-lasting impacts. If you need it, this space is yours to describe those…

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