Academic Accomodations

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Often, young college students appear anxious, depressed, and their grades suffer. Family members are left scratching their heads and asking, “Why is my child, who did so well in high school, struggling to succeed in college?” Sometimes these students are characterized as having a mental illness and their parents even question if they “missed” identifying […]

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November 14th, 2018
Depression College Students

Generalized Anxiety Disorder in High Functioning College Students and Relief through Meditation

Anxiety is an inherent part of college for most high achieving students. To succeed in college and matriculate to graduate school a student typically must take heavy course loads per semester, maintain a stellar grade point average, and engage in a variety of extra classroom work such as aiding graduate students with research projects. To […]

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November 1st, 2018

Technology use and mental illness in college students

Finishing a degree, whether for undergraduate studies or a post graduate program, is among the greatest challenges many of us face in our lifetimes. While this comes easy for some, for others it takes a substantial amount of effort to summon the drive needed to push through academic programs.  Aside from school work, other elements […]

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October 15th, 2018

Cheating is a rampant problem on college campuses

With every passing year, being admitted to a top tier college or graduate school becomes more difficult. The proverbial and sought after 4.0 no longer passes muster for high school students. With A.P. classes and dual credit courses in high school, the GPA ceiling seems higher and higher every year. Students not only have to […]

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October 9th, 2018
Unfair penalties for disabilities not diagnosed until adulthood

Unfair penalties for disabilities not diagnosed until adulthood

In the high stakes world of graduate school admission, getting a few additional points on an entrance exam like the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, or GMAT can make the difference between a lower tier versus a top tier law school. For instance, the median LSAT scores for Stanford Law, Harvard Law, and the University of Chicago […]

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September 13th, 2018
Depression College Students

Depression and mental health in college students

According to the World Health Organization, Major depressive Disorder affects over 300 million people worldwide and is the world’s leading causes of disability (http://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/depression). The National Institute of Mental Health noted that in the U.S. in 2016, the highest incidence of major depression in adulthood was among individuals aged 18-25 (10.9%) (https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/major-depression.shtml). In other words, […]

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September 13th, 2018
Accommodations for MCAT

The Medical College Admission Test “MCAT” Academic Accommodations for ADHD

The Medical College Admission Test or, MCAT, as it’s known, is the standardized test that purports to assess your readiness for medical school. Your MCAT score is a vital part of your academic package. It can not only compensate for a less than stellar GPA, it can have a direct effect on the tier of medical […]

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September 13th, 2018
LSAT Academic Accommodations

Academic accommodations for ADHD on the The Law School Admissions Test “LSAT”

The Law School Admissions Test or, “LSAT”, is the standardized test thought to assess the intellectual and academic skills that are necessary to attain your Juris Doctorate (“JD”) and, hopefully, work as an attorney. The LSAT is vital in determining the tier of law school to which you are admitted. The LSAT is comprised of […]

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September 13th, 2018
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