5July, 2016

Welcome to Mapplicant

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30May, 2016

커뮤니티 칼리지를 통해 명문대학에 진학하는 열쇠? `학습습관`과 `영어`

By |May 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

지난 편에서 언급했듯이 고등학교 졸업 후 바로 명문대학으로 진학할 수 있는 학생이 커뮤니티 칼리지로 진학 후 편입한다는 것은 옳은 선택이 아닙니다.

따라서, 이번 편은 커뮤니티 칼리지가 훌륭한 선택이 될 수 있는 대상인 한국이나 외국에서 영어를 제 1 언어로 교육을 받았지만 성적 때문에 미국의 명문대학으로 진학하지 못한 학생들과 한국에서 교육을 받았으나 한국에서 좋은 대학에 진학하지 못한 학생들을 […]

27April, 2016

커뮤니티 칼리지 (Community College)? 미국의 명문대학으로 가는 마지막 기회

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학사편입이 흔하지 않은 한국과 달리 미국에서는 커뮤니티 칼리지를 통한 명문대학으로의 학사편입이 쉽고, 보편적으로 많이 이루어지고 있습니다. 이러한 학사편입을 목적으로 하는 대학이 바로 커뮤니티 칼리지입니다. 이 커뮤니티 칼리지를 통한 편입은 보통 3학년 때 하는데, 드물게 2학년 편입을 하는 경우도 있습니다.

학비가 비싼 미국에서는 2년 간 학비가 비교적 저렴한 커뮤니티 칼리지를 다니고 난 후, 명문대학으로 편입해서 나머지 2년을 […]

15April, 2016

Are recommendation letters important? The numbers say otherwise

By |April 15th, 2016|College|0 Comments

In a break from tradition, UC Berkeley’s new approach of asking select students for recommendation letters sparks a question in general about the significance of these letters in the first place.

“Unlike most private universities and some public schools, UC generally has not asked for recommendations in its main undergraduate applications. It relies instead on high […]

4April, 2016

Should you take the SAT Essay? Specific College Essay Policies for the new SAT

By |April 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

As you all know by now, the SAT has changed.

The new SAT Essay is optional, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should skip on the section because there are still many schools that require or recommend you to take and submit the writing section for your application to be considered.

The essay now asks you to read […]

30March, 2016

What to do should you find yourself on the waitlist

By |March 30th, 2016|College|0 Comments

First, what is the waitlist? It’s a way for colleges to ensure that their freshmen class is full for the coming year. Thus, it will only matter to you after May 1st, when students that received admission decide whether or not to attend that university.

So, you have to realize that the waitlist of a highly-ranked […]

17December, 2015

Missed out on your Early Decision School? Don’t forget about Early Decision II

By |December 17th, 2015|College|0 Comments

First things first, don’t worry. This year was a bit tougher than most, but getting rejected or deferred doesn’t mean as much as you might think. Now, you’re probably thinking – what next?

For those of you that were rejected, pick yourself back up because there’s a lot to be done. For those of you that […]

4December, 2015

Tufts Admissions officer opens up about what she wants in admissions essays

By |December 4th, 2015|College|0 Comments

Meredith Reynolds, Assistant Director of Admissions at Tufts University, shares her thoughts on the application essays of a Tufts student. Granted, it is just one person’s opinion, but what should be noted is this one revealing fact about what admissions officers look to do with your essays:

“this essay tells me he has an appreciation for family, […]

23November, 2015

Introducing Liam Dunfey from the Admissions offices of University of California at San Diego and Drew University

By |November 23rd, 2015|College|0 Comments

We’d like to introduce our affiliate, Liam Dunfey, co-founder of University Advisors Admission Specialists, LLC. After working for several universities over the last ten years, including the University of California at San Diego and Drew University, he now also helps students in selecting the right university as an Admissions Expert with Mapplicant.

He has visited over 375 universities, […]

12November, 2015

UC Admissions by the numbers – The International Student’s Plight

By |November 12th, 2015|College|0 Comments

Obviously, you need an excellent application if you want to get into a top UC school.

Unfortunately, just having an excellent application is not enough by itself. It needs to be different. By different, we mean it needs to stand out from a massive pile of applicants.

Let’s take a look at the numbers:

By now, you’re […]