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Do No Harm: Your Guide to Being a Premed, Pt III

In today’s installment of Do No Harm: Your Guide to Being a Pre-Med, we’re going to be talking about the extracurriculars you’re expected to complete. These aren’t as absolutely necessary as the Big Two of shadowing and clinical volunteering, but … Continue reading

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Do No Harm: Your Guide to Being a Premed, Pt. II

As mentioned earlier, there is no set path to becoming a pre-med; medical schools accept a wide range of students. However, there is a “core curriculum” that pre-meds are expected to have completed, which we’ll be covering in this post. … Continue reading

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UPDATE: What PSAT Scores Make the Cut for National Merit in 2016?

We want to provide an update on our previous post: What PSAT Scores Make the Cut for National Merit in 2016? Our initial estimations were based on a “sliding scale” method. Because the National Merit Scholarship Corporation is not using your … Continue reading

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Identifying the Duke Talent Identification Program

By now, most 7th grade students selected for the Duke Talent Search have already taken the qualifying ACT or SAT exam. As you wait for College Board to report back scores, you might be wondering “what exactly is Duke TIP? … Continue reading

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College Compass Introduces Staff Writer Michael

Michael recently graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in Chemistry. When he’s not educating people on the fact that you can indeed get a B.A. in a STEM field, Michael enjoys doling out unsolicited advice regarding college admissions. In his … Continue reading

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Is the Cost of Admission Worth It?

As college acceptance letters begin rolling in, you might be faced with one of the toughest decisions of your life—which university you will attend. Just as admissions officers evaluate you on a multitude of characteristics, so too must you evaluate … Continue reading

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I missed the PSAT! Am I doomed?

To those of you who are at home fighting illness and frantically combing the internet to find out if you’ll ever be a National Merit Scholar, TAKE A DEEP BREATH! You can makeup the exam! Yes, if you had to miss today’s … Continue reading

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Multiple Choice Writing Tips—Subject-Verb Agreement

Many people finds that subject-verb agreement errors is easy to spot. They makes our sentences sounds weird. So how can the SAT get away with quizzing you over subject-verb agreement? By distracting you! One of the easiest ways for the … Continue reading

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College Compass Welcomes New Writer, Katherine

College Compass is very happy to welcome new writer Katherine! Katherine graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology and Plan II Honors from the University of Texas. She earned a 2350 on the SAT in 2008 and has earned perfect scores … Continue reading

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Extra Hard SAT Math Question – Combinations

At the end of every SAT Math section, the test makers try to come up with an extremely difficult problem that will leave even the cleverest students scratching their heads. The really evil part, though, is that even these problems … Continue reading

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