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College Planning: Articles and Advice

 
Applying to Executive MBA Programs

Although EMBA programs tend to have higher admission rates than regular MBA programs, there are fewer to choose from. To ensure admission, you must prepare a compelling profile by distinguishing yourself from other accomplished applicants.

Applying to MBA Programs With Low Numbers

A low score on the GMAT or low GPA can jeopardize your chances of getting into the MBA program of your choice. But how low is too low? It depends on your circumstances. Here are some things you can do to balance them out.

Before Writing Your College Admission Essay, Know Who You Are

Mine Your Identity! When colleges ask you to "Tell us about yourself," it may sound simple, but it is not.

Beyond Med School: Residency Personal Statements

To get into medical school, you explained why you wanted to be a physician. Now that you're an M.D., you need to secure that critical residency interview so you can show what you've got. Your personal statement is key in gaining the interest of the residency committee.

Challenges for Chinese MBA Applicants

Hundreds of Chinese apply for coveted spots in the top U.S. business programs each year. What are those programs looking for in their applications?

College vs. Vocational School: 5 Tips on How to Choose

After graduating from high school, many students face a crucial decision: college or vocational school? Read on for differences, similiarities and guidelines on how to choose your educational path.

Dialing Your Number: Use College Rankings to Find the Right School for You

Overwhelmed by the numbers thrown around in college rankings? Find out how to use them to figure out whether a school is right for you.

Follow Your Passion to Success in Art, Culinary or Music School

Sometimes finding your passion is the easy part, but how to follow it can be less clear. Art, culinary and music schools offer you an in-depth education in your field, but you'll have to make some significant choices.

Funding College: How to Avoid the Student Loan Debt Crisis

As a large portion of college students depend on loans to fund their education. Here are 6 ways to avoid college student loan traps and minimize high payments after graduation.

Get Ready for an Awesome Career With Technical College

Technical college can provide you with all the training that you need to find a well-paying job in a satisfying career field.

Getting Ready to Go to College: A Timeline

Planning for college is a two-year process. And unless a rich uncle is going to write a big check for you, your college planning will involve acquiring and submitting financial aid forms, scholarship applications, and grant applications

Grad School: Go for the Goals in Your Statement of Purpose

The statement of purpose is one of the best ways that you can demonstrate your intellectual development, ability to write and think clearly, and knowledge of your field. Graduate admissions committees want to know that you understand what you're getting into

Have a Blast with Summer Reading

Looking for late-summer additions to your reading list? Try some of these fun reads, from classic sci-fi to groundbreaking graphic novel. And learn where to find more great recs.

How to Put Financial Aid to Work for You

Paying for college is no easy thing. However, financial aid through the federal government or even private banking institutions can help you advance your academic goals.

How to Win Scholarships and Awards

How to win scholarships ... Applying for scholarships can be time consuming and takes dedication and motivation. But the thousands of dollars you could receive makes the effort worthwhile. Here are some hints to help you apply for and win scholarships

If Your First MBA Application Doesn't Succeed...Re-apply!

Rejected before? Try, try again -- but know that many others are taking the same approach, and business schools are getting pickier. By following these three steps you can beat the growing competition for re-application spots.

Law School Admission Essay: Personal Statement

Law school applications are steadily on the rise, and your personal statement is the best place to make yourself stand out from the wannabe attorney crowd. What should you include in your essay to convince the admissions committee to stand up and take notice?

Law School Application: Supplementary Materials

If your law school application offers optional opportunities for submitting supplementary materials, you are wise to take advantage and give the admissions committee members more information about their most desirable applicant: you!

Making the Most of Your College Visit

Here's some advice for high school students planning a college visit: Be prepared. Plan to go when students will be on campus and also take advantage of a campus tour. And make sure to ask the right questions!

MBA Applications: Tips for Indian Applicants

Elite MBA programs receive tons of applications from Indians who want to gain the business education that will enable them to get ahead in India's fast-growing economy. Here's how to distinguish yourself from the rest.

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