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Medical School and the MCAT: A Guide to the Basics, Breakdown, and Scores
By Erik Kolb, Noodle Pros MCAT CARS Tutor What Is the MCAT? If you plan to attend medical school in the United States (and some places in Canada), you are likely aware that the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) is a major factor in the application process. Developed by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), taking the MCAT is often the most daunting task facing prospective physicians who are competing for the limited number of spots available each year at medical schools.
15 June, 2021
Get Ahead on Your College Applications This Summer
You're entering your senior year of high school — it's natural to want to celebrate. Before you pick out your dancing shoes, consider spending this summer doing activities that will help you get into the college of your dreams. The summer before senior year of high school marks the home stretch in the college admissions process. By this time, you have researched schools and narrowed down your list of where to apply. This summer is your time to prepare for the application and interview process,
04 June, 2021
What to Know: A Look into the Hunter College High School Entrance Exam with Jonathan Arak
If you're reading this, you're likely already aware of the Hunter College High School admissions process, but there is always the possibility that certain aspects of the entrance exam may be causing some uncertainty. The test typically is administered in mid-January, but given that the last year presented precarious circumstances, the 2021 test will now take place toward the end of June. Although it feels like time is running out, students still have the opportunity to sharpen their existing a
04 June, 2021
7 Things Every College Student Should Do to Succeed
When it comes to succeeding in college, there’s a lot of generic advice out there: Go to class, do the readings, study hard, and meet with your professors. Here to provide deeper and more specific insights is Noodle Expert and college instructor Calvin Olsen. Everyone knows how to succeed in college [https://noodle.com/articles/jonathan-pluckers-tips-on-how-to-succeed-in-college] : Show up to class, master the material, earn good grades, and graduate. Simple, right? Of course, it’s more compli
01 June, 2021
Life After College: How Not to Get Slapped by Reality When You Graduate
Sometimes you just need to take “Human Evolution” and try to feel excited about the body’s ability to digest milk. Many students spend their whole lives trying to get into college, only to wake up one day, post-graduation, rubbing their eyes and wondering, “What just happened?” It's the real world that happened. And it's ridiculous. How to prepare for life after college. The most powerful moment of my college experience was when I told my advisor that I didn’t feel like I was developing skill
24 May, 2021
How to Discuss Your Mental Health on College Applications
Should you write about depression in your personal statement? Should you disclose mental health challenges elsewhere on your college application? Here's what experts say. Within the next few months, many rising high school seniors will be staring at a blank computer screen with the same question on their minds: What should I write about in my college application essay?  This question can feel heavy.  After all, by the time students approach the end of their junior year, they’ve surely heard lot
19 May, 2021