FIRST: The Essential Organization for STEM-Bound Students

Co-authored by Renae Hintze Ever seen the movie transformers?  We see robots in movies like RoboCop and TV shows like Futurama, where the scene is set in the future. But the truth is that the kinds of technology we see in these movies and shows is already being used today. If you ever visited an …

USC Admissions Requirements

Co-authored by Katherine Martin It’s finally time to start looking at college applications. You spent some time in California over the summer and decided you want to move to sunny Los Angeles and go to the University of Southern California. (Can’t blame you there.) USC is a very popular and competitive school with more than …

Combined Bachelor’s M.D. Programs – What You Need to Know

Co-authored by Renae Hintze So you wanna be a Doctor, eh? Imagine this… You graduate from High School and go STRAIGHT to Med School. No MCAT.  Allow me to answer all your burning questions about taking a Combined Bachelor’s M.D. Program! What is a Combined BA/BS M.D. Program? You take pre-med majors and attend pre-med colleges …

How to Calculate and Improve High School GPA

How to Calculate and Improve High School GPA 

Co-authored by Renae Hintze What if instead of a paper with an “A” written on the top, your teacher handed you $103,800? Wishful thinking right?  Actually, no. Because that A on your paper is actually worth… $103,800 to University of Alabama Full tuition + room & board scholarship to Alfred State College in New York  $48,000 …

How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay in 10 Steps

How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay in 10 Steps

Co-authored by Renae Hintze College is expensive, but what if I told you that you could make up to $500 per hour in high school to offset the cost!? Amidst your student’s busy life of after-school sports, school dances, sleepovers, and more…college is on the horizon. And it’s an expensive horizon. While there ARE 11+ …

How to Get Into University of Chicago: Admissions Requirements

Co-authored by Renae Hintze UChicago considers itself “One of the world’s premier academic and research institutions”. Sound too good to be true? They may be tooting their own horn, but Students and faculty from UChicago have made great strides over the years, such as developing the first cloud-based computing system to process cancer data (in …

How to Get In: UC Berkeley Admissions Requirements

Ever wondered what it would be like to go deep-sea diving? Bet you didn’t know that it was a UC Berkeley Chemistry Professor that made it possible…I didn’t! UCB prides itself on a number of accomplishments and ranks highly in a number of areas. With a 20% average acceptance rate for incoming, Out-of-State Freshmen, UC Berkeley admissions …

Ivy League Admissions: Have the Extracurricular Advantage

Co-authored by Renae Hintze We have a holistic admissions process. Ever heard this before?  Yale, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, Cal Poly, Duke, Brown … All of these elite and Ivy League universities will tell you that even with a 2.0 GPA, you have a chance of being accepted. And you do… kind of. Basically, elite universities …