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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 …

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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 …

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How to Calculate and Improve High School GPA

High School GPA Calculator & How To Raise Your GPA

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… $100,000 to University of Alabama Full tuition + room & board scholarship to Alfred State College in New York  $48,000 at University of Arizona …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Why You Don’t Need to Know Your Major Just Yet

So your kid wants to go to college- great! Except when you ask them what they want to major in, they still have no idea. Everyone else seems to know what they’re doing… They’re stressed and you’re worried. How can you go to college without a major?? Relax. THIS IS NORMAL. Here are some reasons why …

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4 Tips to Avoid Fraud When Applying for Financial Aid

When you’re applying for financial aid, the last thing you want is to be swindled out of your money. Here are four tips to make sure you can avoid fraud! Tip 1) Know the scam lines The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.” “You can’t get this information anywhere else.” “I just need your …

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Why GPA Could Make or Break Your Student’s College Career

We get asked all sorts of questions about college admissions: When should my student start planning for college? How can I make sure my child gets in? What SAT score does my child need? What’s the most important component of a college application? These questions are tough to answer because, depending on where your child …

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