Tag - Lindsey Conger

Does taking a gap year affect university admissions?

Post Date: May 20, 2021

By Lindsey Conger Going to college straight out of high school isn’t for everyone. Some students might feel unprepared and unsure of what they want to do with the rest of their lives. That is why a gap year is encouraged by many schools! For example, Harvard University “encourage(s) admitted students to defer enrollment for one year...

3 ways to get research experience in high school

Post Date: April 26, 2021

By Lindsey Conger/Moon Prep Colleges have increasingly gotten more competitive: the applicant pools at Harvard University, Columbia University, and Dartmouth University increased by more than 30% for the Class of 2025. Therefore, having a strong resume that stands out is crucial for students applying to highly selective colleges or direct medical (BS/MD) programs. One way to do so...

4 things to know about College Board’s decision to nix SAT Subject Tests


By Lindsey Conger The College Board announced in January that it would stop offering SAT Subject Tests and the SAT essay. For high schoolers preparing their college applications, they might be wondering what it means. Should they still submit their scores? What if they registered but haven’t taken the test yet? Here is everything you need to know...

How to ace your college interview


By Lindsey Conger College interviews can be an intimidating part of the college application process, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. Often, the point of college interviews isn’t for the school to learn more about you, but so that you can learn more about the school. An alum or student interview has very little...

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Insider advice on how to get accepted to a direct medical program


By Lindsey Conger Direct medical programs (BS/MD) are one of the most competitive types of undergraduate programs. Designed for students who are 100% committed to medicine, the programs tend to accept a minimal number of students each year, with some programs taking as few as six students in each class.  Despite the lengthy preparation and application...