Resources and Articles

Helpful tips, resources, and articles from our Admissions Experts and the CollegeAdvisor team.

BS/MD Program Overview For those unfamiliar, a BS/MD program is a dual degree 8-year program (length may vary from 6-8 years), that awards a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree after […]

The Program in Liberal Medical Education is an 8-year combined degree program intended for students interested in exploring a nontraditional medical degree. PLME focuses on fostering students that have a […]

In this Brown University financial aid guide, Admissions Expert Elinor (Brown University ‘21) shares how she paid for college, from applying for financial aid to budgeting throughout college and […]

Photographer: Windows | Source: Unsplash In this article, admissions expert Caroline shares tips for B students applying to college. For more guidance on the college application process in general, […]

It was a quiet October evening when I received an email from the College Board that my score had been released. This was the last opportunity I had to take […]

Applying to colleges can be a stressful and competitive process. According to UC Berkeley’s website, more than 80,000 students applied for the 2020 freshman class. Only 14,608 of those students […]

The college application deadline for the early rounds are approaching fast! If you’re applying to college this year, you already know there are a lot of important terms and deadlines […]

Image: Student prepping for an interview | Photographer: LinkedIn Sales Navigator | Source: Unsplash So you’ve submitted your Common or Coalition application, and now you’re playing the waiting game. The […]

The following article features’s Maria Jose Acosta Robayo. For more information about our programming and personal guidance about the college application process, head to and sign up for a […]

When the time came for Admissions Expert Anya Ranganathan to apply for college, she was well-prepared for what was in store. She was raised in the college town of […]

Getting Involved on Campus Given the abundance of extracurriculars at Harvard, one can easily feel lost trying to wade through the hundreds of options. Luckily, Harvard’s clubs are broken down […]

Congratulations! You’ve finally received admission to that dream dual degree medical program! Now that you’re in, these next 6 to 8 years should fly by with no worries, right? Well, […]

Photographer: Ethan Robertson | Source: Unsplash Are you planning on applying to college during the 2021-2022 application cycle? If so, you likely already know that the summer before senior year […]

If you’re applying to college, you probably know that your list of activities and extracurriculars can make or break your admission results. But what distinguishes a good list from a […]

Photographer: Anna Earl | Source: Unsplash Looking for ways to volunteer as a high schooler? Hoping to get more involved in your community? Searching for a meaningful experience? If you’re […]

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