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ACT Scores Needed for Top Colleges

Since the ACT is accepted by all 4-year universities in the United States, most college applicants take the ACT (either in addition to the SAT or on its own) as part of the college admissions process. Whether you’ve already taken the ACT and you have your scores back, or you’re about to take the ACT […]

How to Plan Your ACT Prep

If attaining your target ACT score is the ultimate, final step of the journey that is taking the ACT, then the first step you will need to take is choosing your test date. While this may seem obvious, it’s an important step to focus on because when it comes to performing well on the ACT, […]

What is the IB Programme?

The International Baccalaureate, or IB, programme is a set of 4 programmes designed for students ages 3 – 19. For high school, most students participate in the longest-running IB programme: the Diploma Programme, first offered in 1968. The Primary Years Programme was first offered in 1997 and is available for students age 3 – 12. […]

All About Early Decision and Early Action

Early Decision (or ED) is an early admissions process where students make a binding commitment to attend the college if accepted. This commitment includes signing an Early Decision agreement form (which your guidance counselor and parents also must sign). This is different from Early Action (or EA), which is a non-binding process that allows students […]

All About the Common App

The Common Application (or Common App) is the free online college application used by 800 colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. For many schools you apply to, the Common App is the only application you have to submit. The Common App asks you questions on many topics. In addition to objective data, […]


The AAMC recommends that students spend between 300 to 350 hours over several months preparing for the MCAT. When you take the MCAT is up to you. Consider the workload of the classes you’ll be taking in the 3-5 months leading up to the test, as well as any other commitments you’ll have that will […]

Digital LSAT 2019-2020: Top 4 Tips and Strategies

The digital LSAT is a big departure for the exam and its first major change in decades. As one of the last remaining paper-based standardized tests, the LSAT got a digital facelift and moved from the paper booklets we’ve known forever to a digital and mobile interface, on a tablet. Just as important as what changed on […]

Best 10 Law Schools for Environmental Law

Environmental law courses cover topics including climate change, conservation, energy policy, public health, food systems, and sustainability. Though many law schools have classes in environmental law that students can elect to take, several American schools have standout programs. An expertise in environmental law can lead to careers at law firms, nonprofit organizations, corporations, or governmental […]

Top 10 Law Schools for Clinical Training

An influential part of law school for many students is getting hands-on practical experience in clinical training. In most law school clinics, students provide legal assistance pro bono under the direction of faculty members. You’ll get to apply what you learn in the classroom, advising and counseling real clients as a member of a professional […]

Top 10 Law Schools: GPAs and LSAT Scores

A good LSAT score can be a deciding factor in your law school application. Of the 192 law schools that are fully accredited by the American Bar Association, 10 (well, 12 this year because of a three-way tie for the #10 spot) are chosen annually by U.S. News and World Report as the best in […]