The Parents’ Role in the College Essay

The Parents’ Role in the College Essay

You’re probably not going to get into college based strictly on who you know (unless your grandfather has a building named after him on campus). But if you establish solid relationships and excel in the classroom, the people you do know will write excellent letters that will give you the best chance of acceptance.

Here’s what you need to know about securing and submitting quality letters of recommendation.

How to Get Excellent Letters of Recommendation for College

How to Get Excellent Letters of Recommendation for College

You’re probably not going to get into college based strictly on who you know (unless your grandfather has a building named after him on campus). But if you establish solid relationships and excel in the classroom, the people you do know will write excellent letters that will give you the best chance of acceptance.

Here’s what you need to know about securing and submitting quality letters of recommendation.

How Many SAT Subject Tests Should You Take?

How Many SAT Subject Tests Should You Take?

Why add more tests to your year of testing? For one, many colleges require Subject Tests, hour-long exams, typically taken in May or June  Unlike the SAT or ACT, which mostly just measure how well you take standardized tests, Subject Tests represent your knowledge of a specific discipline.

How many should you take? That depends. Use the following rules of thumb to guide your decision.

The Savvy Pre-Med Blog

The Savvy Pre-Med Blog

The Savvy Pre-Med is our blog and newsletter of the same name.  Every week on the blog (and once a month for the newsletter), we drop some knowledge on you about how to be a better applicant to medical school.  It's wonky, obsessive, and technical (in other words, obviously best-seller material).  It's not for everyone, but that's why it's great for pre-meds who are willing to consider a better way through the admissions process.

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