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Importance of High School Summers for College Admissions

What are the best things for a high school student to do this summer, to prepare for the shifting realities of college and career that await them down the road? Summer vacation is one of the most misunderstood parts of the admissions process. While students think they need to do something truly amazing—hike Kilimanjaro, study […]

How to Navigate Need-Based Financial Aid

In this introduction to need-based financial aid, you will learn about the necessary terms, forms, and tools that you need to know about to pay for college. Need-based financial aid includes financial support, including grants, scholarships, federal work-study, and student loans. A father raised his hand in the back of the room–”what’s a FAFSA?” I […]

Top Tips for College Financial Planning During High School

As your child enters high school, you’ve undoubtedly started to think about the costs of college. Figuring out how exactly to pay for college and navigate the financial aid system can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to do it alone.  Keep reading for our top tips on how to take stock of your finances […]

How to Tackle the NCLEX in the COVID-19 Era

  Arming yourself with knowledge about the test itself is the most important strategy for passing the NCLEX. In the last few weeks, there have been some significant changes to the NCLEX due to COVID-19. We are hearing from students and educators alike that changes to the exam are causing more anxiety than usual. But […]


If you’re considering going to law school, chances are you will need to take the LSAT. The LSAT is valid for 5 years, so even if you are thinking about taking some time in between college and law school, you may want to take the LSAT now, taking advantage of being in study mode before […]

UBE® Passing Scores by State

Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) passing scores vary state by state. The UBE has been adopted by 35 jurisdictions—33 states, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands—and offers candidates a portable score, meaning that they can seek admission to the bar using their UBE results in any of the participating jurisdictions. The UBE, coordinated […]

Top 10 Law Schools: Legal Writing

Legal writing skills are essential for future lawyers to acquire as research, analysis, and writing permeate all facets of the work lawyers do—from drafting memos, emails, and legal documents to perfecting oral arguments. Most law schools train their students in foundational lawyering skills, including writing, in the first year, but some programs have been nationally […]

Top 10 Law Schools: International Law

International law is a diverse field that covers many issues, including relationships between nation-states, immigration, international trade, and human welfare issues. Most U.S. law schools offer at least foundational coursework on the subject, but some institutions have become known for the breadth of their international law curriculum. Many of these schools offer law students the […]

How to Study for the ACT in 1 Month

With just one month to study for the ACT, you’ll want to be as organized as possible to make the most of your time. It’s ideal to spread your ACT prep over two or three months, but one month is still enough to see score gains. Here’s how to get it done. [ RELATED: ACT 3-Month Study […]

Duke Medical School Requirements, Tuition, and More

We’re covering everything you need to know as you consider applying to the Duke University School of Medicine. You’ll learn about acceptance rates, application deadlines, average MCAT scores, tuition, curriculum, and more.   Duke University School of Medicine is located in Durham, North Carolina– a city aptly  referred to as the “City of Medicine.” Established […]