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Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE Scores, GRE, GRE scores
GRE, GRE scores, GRE score improvement: Hi, Pablo. For a doctoral program they may want Quant (math) scores in the mid 600 s. Your Verbal score is good, though they may prefer just a bit higher. I d suggest you contact the programs you are applying to and find out what the average scores...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: grad school, GRE, grad school
GRE, grad school, SLP: Hi, K. When you say competition, I m not sure if you are talking about competition for getting into a masters SLP program or competition for getting a job. I believe that there is still plenty of work for SLP s (though I don t really know for sure.) ...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Law School Admission, LSAT, law school
LSAT, law school, law admissions: Hi, Richard. Are you still a couple years away from law school? Would you be starting F11? Your practice scores indicate that you have a good aptitude for the LSAT. If you were to work with an experienced LSAT specialist(such as myself), you could probably...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: low GRE Scores and Grad Admission, GRE, grad school
GRE, grad school, low GPA: Hi, Nate. For an English program they will probably not care much about the math section of the GRE, I m assuming. In case they do, it s relatively easy to improve significantly on the math section with some expert guidance. I ve had many students who...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: MBA, MBA, joint MBA
MBA, joint MBA, dual degree MBA: Hi, Caroline. This is also something that you need to check with various MBA schools. They would probably let you enroll, I suspect. The question is whether it is worth your while. It sounds like you are experimenting with a variety of career options,...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: MBA certified programs, GMAT, MBA
GMAT, MBA, MBA admissions: Hi, Joe. You should probably check with AACSB to find out the pros or cons of attending a non-accredited school. I would have some concerns about it but I don t know how big of a deal it would be when you go to get a job. If St Thomas is really a dramatically...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: PCAT and Pharmacy School, pcat, pharmacy school
pcat, pharmacy school, pharmacy school admissions: Hi, Stacy. I work with the PCAT myself so I can give you some suggestions that should help. You didn t say how you scored on the specific sections of the test. If you had trouble on the science sections, there are two possible factors. The first is...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Personal Statement - "Future Plans", science graduate program, political science graduate
science graduate program, political science graduate, writing a personal statement: Dear Andy, Thank you for the thoughtful question, Andy. In your case, I think you may be overthinking this essay a touch. You have specific goals for your program -- to show them effectively to the university to which you are applying, you need to develop...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: want to go to grad school for engineering with low GPA, GRE, grad school
GRE, grad school, low GPA: Hi, Patty. Your GPA is not that terrible, especially for a difficult field such as engineering. It will be important for you to get a strong score on the GRE, however, since the GPA is also not as competitive as it could be. You should aim for at least...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: confused about masters degree choice, generation immigrants, cognitive neuroscience
generation immigrants, cognitive neuroscience, race families: Hi Sofia It looks like you are interested in something most related to clinical psych - via clinical psych you can relate to and obtain background on children, immigrants, racial issues, etc... and do not have to choose which you focus on, although you...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: selection of MBA colleges in US, udct mumbai, keith berman
udct mumbai, keith berman, composition skills: Dear Sandeep, Your question is a common one. The short answer is that, with your profile, virtually any MBA program will consider you. You will need to do well on the TOEFL as well (a requirement at all the top schools), so you should make sure to get...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: 9/11 and my gpa, GRE, grad school
GRE, grad school, low GPA: Hi, Ren. If your GPA is actually below a specific minimum set by a program, they may simply discard your application. It would be good to ask them specifically if they will accept an application with your GPA if you feel you have extenuating circumstances....

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Essay fo Graduate school, GRE, grad admissions
GRE, grad admissions, personal statement: Hi, May. The GPA shouldn t prevent you from getting in but you may have to do some additional work to compensate for it. I don t think one D would turn a high GPA into a low one, so most likely you have a number of grades that are on the low side. You...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Grad School, getting into graduate school, prospective advisors
getting into graduate school, prospective advisors, average gpa: Hi Lynn I would suggest providing an explanation of the GPA and discussing the difficulty level of your undergraduate curriculum. Many grad schools allow you to add an additional optional essay, or you may choose to add one yourself. You can also try...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Graduate program, GRE, grad school
GRE, grad school, psychology: Hi, Ansel. It sounds like your first step is really career research, which means getting a better idea of what you would like to do and then finding out if it is realistic to get a job in that field in your geographical area. I know it is hard to know...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Medical School, GRE, grad school
GRE, grad school, med school: Hi. I think this depends on how competitive a school you want to go to for grad or med school. If for some reason you feel you need to get into the most competitive school possible, you should be planning now for a number of ways to make sure you can...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Transfer Student - cumulative GPA for Grad School, GRE, grad school
GRE, grad school, low GPA: Hi, Sam. Your cumulative GPA will be calculated by the schools. You don t need to calculate it for them. They should consider all undergraduate work, so most likely your cumulative will be above 3.0. If a school has an absolute rule that you cannot apply...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Grad school application, GRE, grad admissions
GRE, grad admissions, personal statement: Hi, Dominique. You should start by identifying grad school programs that you would like to get into and then find out if your residence status would permit you to attend. If so, then they can tell you what is required for the application process. Typically...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Graduate Admissions, GRE, grad admissions
GRE, grad admissions, personal statement: Hi, Lyssa. I don t see any reason why you couldn t be a strong candidate for grad school. Even your current cumulative GPA is within a reasonable range and your major GPA is excellent. I m not familiar with the scoring on the SAT so I m not sure whether...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Masters Degree, gmat, mba school
gmat, mba school, mba admissions: Hi, Stephen. I had to do a search to see what an MSM is. Looks like it is a business degree designed for people without much business background and is designed to be one year. I think that is how employers would look at it as well. It is probably...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Business School PhD Admission, gmat, mba school
gmat, mba school, mba admissions: It might be good to talk directly with some of the programs you are thinking of applying to. They can give you a better idea if you have enough experience in business to apply for the PhD. I know a lot of engineers become project managers, so business...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE, GRE, grad admissions
GRE, grad admissions, personal statement: Dear Piratheesh, I don t have materials to help you with your English skills. I think it is good to take formal coursework on English so you can get a structured program and can get good feedback. As for the GRE, you can review my website. There is...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Getting into grad school..., GRE, grad admissions
GRE, grad admissions, personal statement: Hi, Samuel. I think you are asking for some feedback and wanting to know what could have gone wrong. The primary criteria are undergrad GPA, GRE score and personal statement. It s not clear whether your 3.9 is undergrad or masters GPA. They will look...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Interview, GRE, grad admissions
GRE, grad admissions, personal statement: Hi. You didn t mention what graduate field you are applying to. In general, programs don t interview everyone, so, yes, you have passed the first hurdle. In some programs they do interview everyone who meets certain minimum criteria, in which case getting...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Graduate Admissions, GRE, grad admissions
GRE, grad admissions, personal statement: Hi. It depends on the school. It is probably ok to send an email to the admissions office and ask them what their procedure is for letting people know of either acceptance or rejection and when you might expect to find out. Hope that helps. If you...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Graduate School Letters of Recommendation, generic letter, school letters
generic letter, school letters, letter of recommendation: Dear Jai, You are asking great questions -- many people deal with recommendations very haphazardly, and it hurts their chances of both acceptances and scholarships. Recommendations, especially for academic programs, are the keys to getting scholarships....

Help with College & Grad School Applications: PHD FINANCE WITHOUT GMAT/GRE, Ph.D., MBA
Ph.D., MBA, admissions: Don, Actually, the answer to your question is not particularly straightforward, but that is a very good thing. US universities may, at their discretion, waive test requirements based on where you are from, how much work experience you have, the caliber...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Question from an older student., undergraduate performance, grad program
undergraduate performance, grad program, mba program: Dear Josh, If your record in your associate s program is very strong, you will have many options for a transfer -- essentially, that is the way to effectively erase performance you are not proud of, by proving you can do much more. Getting straight...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: volunteer experiences?, volunteer experiences, leadership opportunity
volunteer experiences, leadership opportunity, dear liz: Dear Liz, You should get a recommendation from either your boss or the head of the organization, depending on how well each knows you. If the head of the organization is familiar with your work, that would be preferable. Good luck, and keep saving the...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: College?, mcat, med school
mcat, med school, med admissions. medical school admissons: Hi, Corrina. There are plenty of student loans available to get through med school. Yes, it is a big investment. You will come out of med school with a large student loan debt but this is how everyone does it. There may be some programs that will let...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Education in USA (california), american education system, princetonreview com
american education system, princetonreview com, california state system: Dear Tore, There are a number of questions here, and I will do my best to sort them out. First, the SAT is indeed given in Norway. You should go to collegeboard.org, and learn what the exam is -- in general, it is an aptitude exam in mathematics, writing,...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: business school, GMAT, MBA
GMAT, MBA, business school: Hi. You should probably expect an MBA program to be slightly to moderately more demanding than undergraduate school. If your main concern is how much work grad school will be, I wonder if you really have a good reason to go. Maybe you need to do a little...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: College?, college question, good relationship
college question, good relationship, little trouble: Hi, Corrina. There are not that many scholarships but if your grades are good you might get one. The important thing is that there are loans available. Almost everyone pays for their education through loans. It is the normal way to do it, so you shouldn...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: College?, ivy league schools, scholarship money
ivy league schools, scholarship money, college question: Dear Corrina, Honors sounds like it is the next step in a sequence that might include gifted courses in middle school. Challenging yourself in high school is important. While the material may be harder, you are older and wiser, so it probably is a good...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Getting into grad school w/ a low GPA, GMAT, MBA
GMAT, MBA, low GPA: Hi, Jake. Schools will often look at a pattern of improvement in your GPA. So if your last couple years had a higher GPA than the earlier years, you can cite that. If you had higher grades in your major courses than in general, you can cite that as well....

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Med school personal statement, mcat, personal statement
mcat, personal statement, med school: Hi, Lina. Yes, I have done a lot of work with personal statements and would be glad to go over yours. I have a free booklet on the personal statement and it might save some time for you if you want to go through that first. You can get it at http://www.cuttsreviews.com/mcat/...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Medical School Admissions (General), MCAT, med school
MCAT, med school, med school admissions: Hi, Conor. Med schools will see all of your grades from both schools and the GPA that they go by will include all of the lower grades as well. You can t escape the low grades by transferring. It s true that your Kansas GPA may not reflect the lower Fordham...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Applying For College, guidance counselor, decision control
guidance counselor, decision control, stream of consciousness: Dear Jaz, These are all good questions. The answer to the first is that you should begin your application now, without a doubt. It will allow you to show your guidance counselor your work as soon as you return to school (you should make an appointment...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Applying to grad school for masters in teaching art, fashion institute of technology, applying to grad school
fashion institute of technology, applying to grad school, public high schools: Dear Basia, These are excellent questions, and thank you for providing some of the context of your decision. Let me start with the question about a teaching degree, as there are more options than you listed here. There is nothing preventing you from applying...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: chances of getting into grad school, GRE, grad school
GRE, grad school, GRE tutorial: Hi, Jamie. Your chances are a little borderline as things stand now. You may find a school that will accept the 490 Verbal score if they don t care about the math score. Since you asked for some feedback, honestly there are some other areas of concern....

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE scores and GPA, graduate admissions, personal statement
graduate admissions, personal statement, statement of purpose: Hi, NM. Your overall GPA is not that low and your GRE socres are excellent. I think you could be competitive at very strong schools, even with the 3.43. You should definitely mention in your SOP what your major GPA is. This is standard procedure to...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE Taken Multiple Times, GRE, GRE prep
GRE, GRE prep, GRE tutor: Hi, Shayla. Yes, grad schools will see all scores that are on record. Most schools do seem to consider the higher score, but they may be influenced by the fact that you scored lower the first time. You have a number of other options to your current...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Graduate school despair, GRE, GRE prep
GRE, GRE prep, GRE tutorial: Hi, Jade. Your Verbal score is quite good. With some expert instruction you can probably get it even higher. As for the Quantitative section, the news is GOOD! That section is very learnable. I ve worked with many students who were even math phobic...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Graduate school help, graduate school programs, governmental problems
graduate school programs, governmental problems, grad work: Hi Bill, There are many graduate school programs in both public policy as well as international affairs. I am unsure exactly what you are interested in, but general public policy degrees often get people into entry level government jobs - often ones where...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: higher education in the US, indian universities, b schools
indian universities, b schools, b school: Dear Duff, Thank you for your kind words about my previous postings. I certainly am glad you found what I posted interesting and useful, and hope you are not alone! Duff, your question is a challenging one indeed. To have a profile that B-schools will...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: MD, question area, doctor of philosophy
question area, doctor of philosophy, average person: Hi Henry, An MD is a medical doctor who has attended 4 years of college and 4 years of medical school. (Usually MDs go on to complete a residency in a certain area, and sometimes a fellowship). A Ph.D is a doctor of philosophy - something that generally...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Non traditional applicant, subject test scores, states marine corps
subject test scores, states marine corps, west point grad: Dear John, Congratulations on recognizing ways to grow beyond high school. Your story is an interesting one -- I highly recommended you read The Unforgiven Minute by Craig Mullaney, a story of a West Point grad who goes on to teach at naval history at...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Admissions Essay, arab israeli conflict, conflicts in the world
arab israeli conflict, conflicts in the world, peace in the middle east: Dear Shane, First, many congratulations on your 4.0 from your CC. That is a huge achievement, and it sounds like UT will be lucky to have you next fall if that is any indication. Shane, the topic you propose is absolutely fine in your case, especially...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: application essay topic, keith berman, negative fashion
keith berman, negative fashion, cardinal rule: Dear Sander, This topic might work, but you would definitely want to make the essay about more than just admission to your high school. You would have to give a specific example of how that choice benefited you, and how your high school helped you grow...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: what would be a good match college fo me?, worchester polytechnic institute, suny stonybrook
worchester polytechnic institute, suny stonybrook, suny binghamton: Hi Sander You may be interested in applying to the following colleges - they all have BME programs and are within your score range. Some are more of a reach than others. NY Cornell - reach SUNY Stonybrook - safe SUNY Binghamton City College - very...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: graduate school aplication, harvard extension school, adult education center
harvard extension school, adult education center, keith berman: Dear John, I am glad that you looked into extension school programs, and found a good match for you. The answer to your question here is, in a word, yes. Graduate schools will not require anything of you in terms of high school scores, GPA s, attendance...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Can you help me decide on an area of study?, psy d programs, counseling psychology
psy d programs, counseling psychology, program that interests: Hi Ibrahim, You may be interested in organizational psychology. This is a branch of psychology that looks at performance in the workplace, consumer behavior (aka where to put the candy stands so that a store makes sells the most money, etc). See the following...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Letters of recommendation, graduate admissions, personal statement
graduate admissions, personal statement, statement of purpose: Hi, Alfonso. Of course you will have trouble finding anyone who can talk about your art skills just based on your business connections. I suggest that you find people who have had some observation of your art skills and interests even if they are not through...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: low GRE, GRE, GRE prep
GRE, GRE prep, GRE tutorial: Hi, Shikha. The GRE math score is low for an engineering program. They probably want more like 650 as a minimum. The Verbal score would be ok at about 450. If you want to get a better idea of what each school is looking for, you can contact them directly....

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Scholarships, federal tax information, keith berman
federal tax information, keith berman, applying to colleges: Dear Krystal, This is a challenging but very good question. Especially for schools that require the CSS profile, you can be fairly sure you will need to use both of your parents income information -- in fact, this will even continue to be the case at...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Law School- Transfer gpa, LSAT, low GPA
LSAT, low GPA, LSAT prep: Hi, David. The other aspects of the admissions process that you have control over are the LSAT, the personal statement, letters of recommendation and possibly a special research project. There are several other minor things that can slightly improve your...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Learning Disability/ADHD, GRE scores, and Grad School Admission, GRE, grad school
GRE, grad school, psychology: Hi, Hannah. You can certainly mention your learning disability in your personal statement. You can point out your strong GPA, which was achieved despite the learning disability. You would mention this in terms of the GRE score, pointing out that you had...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: low gre grades, masters in international relations, gre exams
masters in international relations, gre exams, gre scores: Hi Shondra With those GRE scores you would honestly not have a good chance of admission this year. They do not seem reflective of your GPA. The disparity is quite striking and could help your application, but it depends on the schools you are interested...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Medical School, med school, MCAT
med school, MCAT, MCAT prep: Hi. You may have a good point for exactly the reasons you stated. On the other hand if your GPA is strong and you can get a strong MCAT score, you might get accepted even without the volunteer time, clinical experience and additional course background....

Help with College & Grad School Applications: will two classes taken pass fail senior year ruin my chances of grad school, grad school, international grad school
grad school, international grad school, GRE: Hi, Ian. I just don t see that two specific classes could hurt your applicatation. Schools will look at your overall GPA. Again, two classes can t affect your four year GPA very much. You don t say what grades you got on them. Even if you failed them, they...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: How do American universities evaluate high school transcripts from Australia?, GPA, law school admissions
GPA, law school admissions, China: Hi, Glen. Sounds like you are doing something interesting over there. I think the truth may be somewhere in between. I m not really an expert in undergrad admissions, so I m just guessing here. I can t imagine it s true that students in Australia...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: How do American universities evaluate high school transcripts from Australia?, ivy leagues, general admission
Help with College & Grad School Applications: How do American universities evaluate high school transcripts from Australia?, ivy leagues, general admission, relative difficulty

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Jerk Professor - Letter of Rec, letter of recommendation, office address
letter of recommendation, office address, best of luck: Hi Joseph, In general, you do not HAVE to sign off on that line. However, schools do take recommendations more seriously if you have done so, as they feel professors are being more honest. I am unsure why your profesor was rude to you. I would write...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: CV/Resume, jay cutts, california state university
jay cutts, california state university, academic accomplishments: Hi. The purpose of the CV is to list your academic accomplishments, including publications, special projects or special programs you ve been in. Just do your best. The program will probably choose people predominantly on their portfolio of work. You...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Sensitive Essay Matter, college counselor, college essays
college counselor, college essays, personal issue: Hi Julia, I do not believe there would be any reason your school would find out at all. If you include in the essay the fact that nobody at your school (including your guidance and college counselor) knows, even if colleges have a question about you and...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: application to Ivy League MBA program, GMAT, MBA
GMAT, MBA, personal statement: Hi, Judy. There are a lot of complexities to writing a good personal statement (the essay explaining why you want to attend the program.) I ve got an entire booklet on it. Basically, your approach is not too bad. You have started out talking about...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: What are my chances at NYU's joint IR/Journalism program, international aids conference, editor and publisher magazine
international aids conference, editor and publisher magazine, london school of economics: Dear Alex, Thank you for your interesting question, Alex. There are many questions here, but I will try to give you some guidance. First, almost every graduate program asks about interruption in your education and special circumstances. You should...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Graduate school admissions, top grad schools, graduate school admissions
top grad schools, graduate school admissions, undergraduate institutions: Dear John, This is a great question, and one that is at some level quantifiable. First, there is indeed weight placed on the reputation of the university -- a good guide to this weight can actually be found in US News & World Report. Next to each college...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Pass/Fail, MCAT, premed
MCAT, premed, med school admissions: Hi. I think your idea of switching to pass/fail for this class is a good one. Maintaining a high GPA is extremely helpful when you apply. I don t think anyone will question why it was pass/fail. This might serve as a warning to you, though, that you...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: aerospace engineering, GRE, grad school
GRE, grad school, low GPA: Hi, Akhilesh. Whether or not you have to take a GRE subject test depends on each school you apply to. I know you have many questions about the admissions process and requirements. It is not possible for me to answer all of them here but I can suggest...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: low gre and medium level toefl score and low acedamics, GRE, grad school
GRE, grad school, low GPA: Hi, Sampath. I can t tell you about admissions to a particular school. Your math GRE score is a little low for most programs. You should have at least 650. Your Verbal score is of course a bit of a problem. You should have at least 400 to 450 on the...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Medical School Extracurriculars, MCAT, med school admissions
MCAT, med school admissions, personal statement: Hi. I feel it s fine to include some highlights from high school. For some more guidance on writing your personal statement (which also helps prepare your for the interview) please see my free booklet at: http://www.cuttsreviews.com/mcat/ You can...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: deadlines, GMAT, MBA
GMAT, MBA, MBA admissions: Hi. For most schools it is probably past the deadline for Fall 2010 admissions to an MBA program but there are some schools that are still accepting applications. You should write to the schools you are interested in. Many MBA programs will start students...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Do Good Engineering schools Accept GRE scores older than 2 years?, GRE, grad school
GRE, grad school, angineering: Hi, Vic. I don t believe that schools will see a two year old score as being too old. You may consider, though, that if you don t need the score now, you may get a better score by studying more and taking the test later. Regards, Jay Cutt...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: hbs requirements, GMAT, MBA
GMAT, MBA, personal statement: Hi, Jo. Since you are asking what 4 year college you should go to, I am assuming you are a high school student now. It s good that you are planning ahead. I have a complete four year planning system that helps you plan out all the things you are asking...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: husband and wife applying together, GRE, grad school
GRE, grad school, economics: Hello, Fizza. I have heard of people applying to a university as a couple for advanced degrees. Often they are applying to different departments. I think the best thing is for you to contact the Economics department at the schools you are considering...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Retaking a class to get into graduate school?, eastern illinois university, freshman level
eastern illinois university, freshman level, psychology course: Hi Ryan I am not sure what you are planning on studying in grad school, nor if you are going for a master s or Ph.D. In general, a D freshman year that is in a subject you have stopped studying and do not plan to study will not keep you out of graduate...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: UCLA/UC Berkley, GRE, GRE scores
GRE, GRE scores, GRE score improvement: Hi, Camille. I have a free booklet and email planning system (GradTrack) for you. That should help a lot. You can access it at: http://www.cuttsreviews.com There are many aspects to preparing a strong application - GRE, personal Statement, GPA, letters...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: College Admission, cornell university, grinell
cornell university, grinell, college admission: Hi Brian I think your Cornell admission could go either way. Part of it depends on what kind of courses you have been taking in high school - are they rigorous, is your high school rigorous, etc. Part of it depends on where in your class you are - what...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Chances and Applications, school of visual arts, art curriculum
school of visual arts, art curriculum, act score: Dear Brenda, Brenda, you ask a good question. Brown s expectations on not just the SAT, but subject tests (formerly SAT II s), is pretty unyielding -- they reject students almost nine times as often as they accept them, so you could make the argument that...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GPA, subject test scores, huntsman program
subject test scores, huntsman program, level math: Dear Joon, Joon, you ask a number of interesting questions. Let me answer the questions as you have them: 1)I heard that even in middle schools, if you are in high level math and takes Algebra , then the college is going to look at it. Is this true?...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Online Degree, selective graduate, classroom format
selective graduate, classroom format, traditional degree: Dear John, John, you ask a good and challenging question. At some level, it depends on what institution is giving the degree -- there are just so many hybrid and online programs, that the variety and reputation ranges greatly. The short answer is that...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE preperation classes, GRE, math
GRE, math, math phobia: Hi, Jennifer. I actually offer private coaching for the GRE, so I m not unbiased. My program differs from the kind of commercial courses you mentioned in that all of my students work with me directly and I have 19 years full time experience. I find that...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Southern Literature, seton hall university, literature professors
seton hall university, literature professors, shotgun approach: Hi William, I did a literature search on articles related to southern literature. Professors from the following schools seemed to come up: University of North Carolina University of Virginia Duke Mary Washington College University of Memphis Seton...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: College Apps, Admissions, and Chances, liberal arts person, college apps
liberal arts person, college apps, leheigh: Hi Brittany, Let me think some more about schools. A thought - are there community colleges or such nearby that offer low level courses (such as one in basic physics) that you could take. If you took physics you might get a better sence of whether or...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: class rigor, ivy leagues, rigorous courses
ivy leagues, rigorous courses, ap classes: Hi Josh, Ivy Leagues are looking for evidence that you can succeed in rigorous courses, and will know whether or not AP etc. level courses are available at your school. It is far better to take the AP level classes than not to. 2 APs and 3 APs in 12 would...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Odd response?, residence life staff, bloody noses
residence life staff, bloody noses, counseling office: You have multiple options here: 1) Let it go entirely - I don t advise this at all as god knows what can happen if you were attacked 2) Talk to counseling / ombuds NOW and get someone on board supporting you and guiding you through whatever you choose...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Wich school has more to offer me?, carnegie mellon university, high school sophomore
carnegie mellon university, high school sophomore, math departments: Hi Sam, Unfortunately, only you know what is best for you. As you are only a sophmore, your interests may change, even next year. You may have a better grasp of how well you do in the various subjects after 11th grade. In terms of schools, MIT is typically...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: website to confidentially hold recommendation letters, grad school, GRE
grad school, GRE, letters of recommendation: Hi, Jackie. My suggestion is to have the professors write their letters now and give you a copy. You don t need a paper copy, just the file. If some time passes before you apply to grad school, you can send the professors a copy of the file and ask them...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Letters of rec, letters of recommendation, grad school admissions
letters of recommendation, grad school admissions, GRE: Hi, Chris. Most schools have a formal way that they want to receive letters. Check with each school to which you are applying. You may have to have the professor sign the back of an envelope, submit the letter electronically, submit a form with the letter,...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Question, online degress, MBA
online degress, MBA, PhD: Hi, Sami. Your questions all depend on the online program and the campus program that you want to apply to. You should contact the campus programs you are interested in and let them know about your other degrees. They will be able to tell you whether...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Application to Master degree in US, medical school graduate, studying for the gre
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Help with College & Grad School Applications: Appropriate to mention illness in a personal statement?, gre scores, doctors notes
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Help with College & Grad School Applications: application for Master degree, medical school graduate, studying for the gre
medical school graduate, studying for the gre, esl course: Dear Ali, This is a good question, Ali. There are never black and white answers when it comes to this type of question. My suggestion to you is to contact the universities to which you are applying directly, as they may indeed be willing to consider...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: application to master degree, grad school, international grad school
grad school, international grad school, GRE: Dear Ali, You will have to contact the universities themselves to find out about this. It may vary from school to school. It is sometimes helpful to also contact the office for international students at a university. I hope that helps. Regards,...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Change in GRE test, GRE, new format
GRE, new format, grad school admissions: Hello, Bobin. The main problem with the new format is that there is very little study material available in that format. I am recommending for my GRE students that they plan to take the test by July in the old format. In the new format there are not...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE, GRE, ADD
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Help with College & Grad School Applications: How important are math grades?, GMAT, math
GMAT, math, GMAT prep: Hi, CD. It doesn t sound like the math grades would be a big problem. You might want to address them briefly in your personal statement. Yes, a high score on the GMAT would allay any concerns they might have about your math abilities, especially if you...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Low GRE score, GRE, new GRE
GRE, new GRE, grad school admissions: Hi, Deirdra. Don t worry about the combined score. I doubt that schools will look at or care about the math score. If your verbal score is at the high end of your estimated range, it will be close to a competitive score. It would be better to be at...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Time-span between high school and college, appalachian national scenic trail, pacific crest
appalachian national scenic trail, pacific crest, time span: Hi Aaron You have a few options. Option #1 is easiest: Apply to and get admitted to a school that will allow you to defer acceptance for a year (or two). Many schools will let you do this. Option #2: Apply after the hike. This is harder. After...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Admission Query, Cornell SAT
Cornell SAT: Depending on where you are located, I see the next SAT testing date as December 3. If that doesn t solve your problem and you are only able to make the January 28th date, email your point of contact in admissions, at Cornell, and explain the situation. Each...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Art Supplement resume, art resume
art resume: I congratulate you on your approaching graduation. Your resume should reflect what you have done during your four years of high school. This will also include any internships, study abroad experiences, extra-curricular activities (sports, clubs, volunteer...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: My grades, acceptance letter, mitigating factors
acceptance letter, mitigating factors, initial application: Hi Danielle In most cases colleges do not like it when a student fails a class. If there are mitigating factors you might want to write a letter explaining why you are failing JROTC. If you are simply seeking to lighten your load by failing JROTC, I advise...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: My grades, mba grad, acceptance letter
mba grad, acceptance letter, planning guides: Hi, Danielle. Don t you have an option to drop the class? You should talk with a counselor about how to get out of the class without getting a fail. If there is no way, then talk with the instructor honestly about your situation. It probably would not...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Obtaining Letters of Recommendation, c est la vie, recommendation letters
c est la vie, recommendation letters, several letters: Hi Jessica You ask an interesting question. Even though you feel disconnected from your professors, that doesn t mean they can t look back at your work and use that as a reference. Many students at large colleges/universities who get swallowed up...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Obtaining Letters of Recommendation, graduate school, recommendation letters
graduate school, recommendation letters, student loan debt: Congratulations on your near completion of college. This has been a long journey and I am delighted that your hard work will soon yield a degree. You have effectively identified some of the problems of online courses. They do have much to recommend them,...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Obtaining Letters of Recommendation, GRE, grad school admissions
GRE, grad school admissions, letters of recommendation: Hi, Jessica. I suggest that you contact the graduate schools that you re applying to and ask them specifically. They may have some guidelines for people who are in your situation. They may accept letters from other professionals. If there is no way...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: My transcript grades, preparing your application, correct response
preparing your application, correct response, acceptance letter: Congratulations on your admission to Texas A&M! Having previously worked on their application, I know you spent considerable time preparing your application. As for other schools, yes, they will care. How much they care really depends on how you present...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Common Application (Family info), CEEB code, Common Application
CEEB code, Common Application, France: Hi Juliette, This is going to seem like an odd request, but could you please go back and confirm the name of the university he attended? I did a search of medical schools in France and it did not come up under that name, which leads me to think that perhaps...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Medical School Admission, medical school admission, premed advisors
medical school admission, premed advisors, getting into medical school: Hi, Nalana. I m the lead author for the Barron s MCAT book. We recently completed the book. It covers strategy in much more depth than any other MCAT book, as this is my area of specialty. The practice tests are very carefully designed to capture actual...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: West Point, merchant marine academy, coast guard academy
merchant marine academy, coast guard academy, us coast guard academy: Hi Alexander In all honesty your PSAT are not terrible with regards to entering the service academies, although strengthening them would certainly help. You have a strong GPA and have strong extra curriculars, although increased leadership would be very...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Undergraduate Research and Graduate School, assignment help, engineering arts
Help with College & Grad School Applications: Undergraduate Research and Graduate School, assignment help, engineering arts, homework help

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Med School, MCAT, med school admissions
MCAT, med school admissions, competitive admissions: Hi, Naveeshini. If you have some exceptional activities during high school, such as outstanding performance in a sport or art, etc., you can mention it when you apply to med school. As far as being well prepared, I actually have a free, four year email...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Undergraduate Research and Graduate School, grad school, grad research
grad school, grad research, GRE: Hi. I am not too familiar with what exactly is covered in the two research areas you re talking about but the first one doesn t sound irrelevant to your main interest. I would think that computational biology would have an application to your area. The...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Doctoral Program, GRE, grad school
GRE, grad school, GRE class: Hi, Jeffery. I would not know which programs don t require the GRE. Most such graduate programs do. I can only suggest that you use the internet to research various programs (a good step in any case.) The GRE is learnable. I ve had some of my GRE students...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Divergent Question
Hi Joseph, So here s my suggestion. Go to the advising office when it is open and schedule a sit down meeting. I don t know what a 3.1 average means for your school, so I can t suggest colleges. When you meet with the advisor, find out what that 3.1...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Graduate School Prospects with Low GPA, GRE, low GPA
GRE, low GPA, grad school: Hi, Ashley. I don t think the 3.02 will keep you out of grad school but you may have to work a little harder at getting in. You should discuss your GPA in your personal statement, emphasizing your GPA in your major subject. It will be a good idea to...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: please help me critcise my response to the questions my the scholarship commision, grad school admissions, personal statement
grad school admissions, personal statement, GRE tutoring: Hi, Nneka. It is a bit difficult to give very much meaningful feedback on a personal statement in this format. Your personal statement is very important in getting accepted. The most important thing is to be able to speak clearly and specifically about...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: SOP Essay, qualitative data analysis, heading in the right direction
qualitative data analysis, heading in the right direction, quantitative and qualitative data: It seems like you re off to a great start. You may want to be a bit more specific in your goals and objectives, of if you re unsure, explain that you are unsure as to how you can best promote sustainable development and helping poor communities and that is...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: healthcare admin, public health school, taking the gre
public health school, taking the gre, intern experience: Hello, Your best bet is to talk to the pre-professional advisor at your school. There are many programs that one can undertake in order to study healthcare administration, and I m wondering which programs you re intersted in - MBA, MPH, etc. I m also...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: College/Major Advice, career decision
career decision: Hi, Carley. Your question is outside my area of expertise, since I deal with admissions to graduate and professional school. However, maybe I can mention a couple things that might help. I would appreciate it if you don t give me a negative rating for not...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Planning to take the GRE, grad school admissions, personal statement
grad school admissions, personal statement, GRE tutoring: Hi, Aileen. First of all, I don t think your undergrad GPA will be a big issue. I also don t think your masters GPA will work against you. However, you may still be lacking some things to be really competitive. You didn t mention whether you have the...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Program Question, med school, MCAT
med school, MCAT, premed: Hi, Brittney. I once heard an admissions committee member say that yes, it is nice to have well-rounded applicants but that basically, medicine is biology. I don t think you can go wrong with a broad biology background. It may be possible to design your...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE Retake, GRE, new GRE
GRE, new GRE, grad school admissions: Hi. The score range is a bit puzzling. I think what is happening is that they will not be able to tell you your actual score until they have enough people taking the new test that they can create a curve, basically. The fact that your verbal range is...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Can I still get into grad school with a low gre, gre scores, public adminstration
gre scores, public adminstration, instution: Hi Rasheedah, There are many schools that would likely accept you for an masters in public admissions, but they may not be amazingly high caliber schools. Take a look at some of the schools on this page: http://mastersinpublicadministration.elearners.com/online-degrees/Master/Public-Administration.htm...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: ., university of westminster, university of bradford
university of westminster, university of bradford, algeria: Hi Houda, I would strongy suggest contacting the individual universities you wish to attend. The University of Westminster gives some info, but not enough for your specific case: http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/international/country-pages/africa/algeria...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Business Schools - Admission, MBA, GMAT
MBA, GMAT, business school: Hi, Akshat. Your first two questions are outside of my area of expertise. Most MBA schools require the GMAT exam. Some will also accept the GRE. Generally you need at least a 500 on the GMAT. For more competitive schools you will need a higher score....

Help with College & Grad School Applications: I'm Stressin'!, homeschool home-school florida admission gpa act
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Help with College & Grad School Applications: Med School Admissions for Liberal Arts Grad, MCAT, premed
MCAT, premed, med school: Hi, Colleen. First of all, it would be a good idea for you to identify four or five of the schools you would be most interested in attending so that you can contact them directly about their prerequisites. The courses you need and the place where you get...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Graduate School Admissions, Foreign BA, international student
Foreign BA, international student, GRE: Hi, Sophia. I doubt it. You should check with the schools to which you will apply, in order to be sure. A more likely problem is how they will view a BA that was not done in English and was done at a school that they might not consider equivalent to a US...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Is this bizarre experience a good topic for an admissions essay, multiple personality disorder, jordan middle east
multiple personality disorder, jordan middle east, demonic possession: Thank you for writing. I am impressed by your determination and dedication in the face of adversity. Writing about family problems can be tricky. As you know, there remains a stigma around mental health problems. The statistic for the children of parents...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: I would like to Major in English. What classes should I take?, counselor, court
counselor, court, judge: Dear Grace, I am very impressed by your early planning. Many students make the mistake of waiting until late in their high school careers to start planning. It appears that you have already received some excellent guidance regarding the coursework you...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Chances for admission, undergraduate transfer student, stay at home mom
undergraduate transfer student, stay at home mom, freshman admissions: Hello NM, There are a lot of factors here, so I may not be able to give the most satisfying answer. As point of fact, the quality of the essay is one of the biggest factors in transfer admission, as it really gives UT an idea of how well you know the school...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Grad School GPA Calculation, GPA for grad school
GPA for grad school: Hi, Jeff. It may depend on the school. It may not make much difference. Even without getting extra points for the A+ grades, your GPA is in the superior range. In addition in your personal statement you can point out what your GPA would be with the extra...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Grad school letter of recommendation, graduate school program, college admission
graduate school program, college admission, admissions team: Dear Nick, To be clear, I would not suggest doing this. I too feel strongly about my wife and her professional acumen -- I can t imagine many husbands feel otherwise, but writing a letter to that effect is extremely old-fashioned and a bit paternal. No...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE Scores, GRE, grad school admissions
GRE, grad school admissions, letters of recommendation: Hi, Kathy. The GRE scores are in flux right now. Many schools are not sure how to use the new scoring scale. However, the practice scores you cited are equivalent to Q670 and V560 on the old scale. You haven t said what field your daughter is going into...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Internship Application Essay, video scholarship scholarship college scholarship
video scholarship scholarship college scholarship: Dear Michael, Without knowing what entity (foundation, corporation, school, etc.) is offering the scholarship it is impossible for me to give you advice on this subject. Typically, when a scholarship of this nature arises, I direct my clients to research...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: PSM degrees, PSM PhD
PSM PhD: You might want to read http://www.npsma.org/ The PSM has great value in the job market. Only the university where you wish to attend for your Phd can answer the question if they will accept your PSM in place of a regular masters in your pursuit of a...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Converting Results, alevel results, forum lowyat
alevel results, forum lowyat, cgpa: Try this website http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/505789/all You have to remember that the formula should include credit hours in additional grades to come up with with your CGPA. While I will not do the calculation for you, the website shows you how to...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Crime, forgiving others, school admin
forgiving others, school admin, best bet: In most countries, it is considered a crime. Does the application ask if you have had a felony? Was your DUI a felony or a misdemeanor? The fact that this hit you over 20 years ago and assuming you have not run into any trouble since that time, works well...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Improving my chances, graduate school application, gre score
graduate school application, gre score, full time job: Dear Oliver, I admire your determination. The insider information you are seeking is networking. These universities see thousands of applicants and if all they have before them is the application, they don t really know you. if you have your heart set...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Masters degree, science ms, science fields
science ms, science fields, science math: I notice you live outside of the United States. I am mostly familiar with the practices of schools within the U.S., but just in case you are considering a masters degree program in the U.S. I will do my best to answer. You will notice when you print...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Online High School Diploma/College, expelled crime online high school principal
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Help with College & Grad School Applications: Question about minor and graduate school eligibility., google search, computer information systems
google search, computer information systems, history majors: Community colleges are interesting creatures. More often than not, students at such college are taught by adjunct professors; people that the college have not hired on full-time to teach. It is not uncommon for these adjuncts to be rather average in their...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GPA and Medical school, applying to med school, premed
applying to med school, premed, planning system: Hi. Your GPA is not so bad. Many applicants to med school are in that range. If possible, try to keep your GPA up by reducing your course load, getting extra tutoring, cutting back on work or other responsibilities. I have a free premed planning system...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Grad school or Med school, MCAT, public health
MCAT, public health, epidemiology: Hi, Reva. You can apply to med school with a major in Public Health as long as you have all the prerequisites for med school. Check with one of you med school choices to see exactly what coursework they require. Your GPA is also in a good range. It...

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peice of cake, bsn programs, bsn program: Dear Jacqueline, The goods news is that you have lots of options. Many states have guaranteed transfer agreements between their community colleges and the four years. This means that if you have met the transfer requirements as detailed in the agreement...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Personal Statement, grad school, GRE
grad school, GRE, personal statement: Hi, Sarah. APA style refers to a specific set of style guidelines set by the American Psychological Association for formatting professional papers. You can review APA style at http://www.apastyle.org/ If the professors at your school have not required...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Letters of Recommendation, clarification on, appointment
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Help with College & Grad School Applications: High School class choices AP English, high school sophomore, admission chances
high school sophomore, admission chances, high achievers: I apologize - I am a bit confused - I am not quite sure how he is taking AP English this year and next. Did he drop it this year? Has he had difficulty in other English classes? Being nerdy or socially slow doesn t necessarily extend into ability to analyze...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Letters of Recommendation, psychology teacher, ap psychology
psychology teacher, ap psychology, high school teacher: Hi M, You can certainly ask a teacher from your sophomore year! I ll bet he remembers you. It s up to you about asking your science teacher. Recommendations aren t due for some time. Does your school have a policy on how much notice you need to give...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Re: Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, GRE, grad school
GRE, grad school, low GPA: Hi, Bilal. I think the best plan will vary from school to school. You may find some schools that are fine with your current qualifications for admitting you to a Ph.D. program. Remember also that many Ph.D. programs start with a masters program and then...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Masters in Nutrition program, masters degree
masters degree: Hi, Yolanda. I don t see why not. You may need to get some prereq classes but you ve certainly proven your ability to do academic work. My suggestion is that you start talking with advisors in Nutrition programs. They can look over the details of your...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Art Grad School, new york academy, new york academy of art
new york academy, new york academy of art, application acceptance: Dear E.M, Being placed on a waiting list does not mean rejection. It will not hurt her chances to ask reasonable questions. If she had done anything noteworthy since she initially applied to the Academy, than I strongly recommend that you send that information...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Phd application question, education performance, curricular activities
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Help with College & Grad School Applications: Phd application question, application question, application section
application question, application section, phd programme: Dear Parisa, They want to know how you will use your education to bring fame, fortune, or power to the school, its alumni and its students. The way to approach this question depends on what you are planning to study. If you are planning on studying something...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Phd application, grad school, personal statement
grad school, personal statement, GRE: Hi, Parisa. I think your best approach is to discuss how your interests are similar to those of some of the professors in the program, how your work might support theirs, and any educational or professional experiences that make you a stronger candidate....

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Low Undergrad GPA, Excellent Work Experience, GRE, grad school
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Help with College & Grad School Applications: What should I opt for after masters?, work visas, us state department
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Help with College & Grad School Applications: College bound!, math calculus, child care provider
math calculus, child care provider, elective choices: Colleges have expectations. You can learn more about those expectations by visiting the admissions website of the colleges where you would like to attend. Each school sets its own standards so while you question is a good one, I cannot say definitively what...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Psychology Degrees, masters in psychology, psychology degrees
masters in psychology, psychology degrees, phoenix school: I must admit I am not a big fan on Phoenix. School reputation can have a tremendous impact on your ability to be hired (or even interviewed) for a job. I am far more concerned about your current path than I am about any masters or Phd you wish to acquire....

Help with College & Grad School Applications: MBA application, professional snowboarder, undergraduate gpa
professional snowboarder, undergraduate gpa, mba application: I think you need to hear the truth. You are not a good candidate for and MBA. I am disgusted with universities that would happily take your money, and then plop you out on to the street with a degree. I have no doubt that you could find a program to accept...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Personal Statements, introduction paragraph, blind residents
introduction paragraph, blind residents, precise examples: Start your paragraph with something like I have always been fascinated with building a legacy. Growing up in XYZ, I was keenly aware of the many significant contributions previous residents had made to my community through the numerous companies, monuments,...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Masters in Education, GRE, grad school
GRE, grad school, personal statement: Hi, Kieran. For a graduate program in education I don t think tons of extracurricular experience will be that critical. I d focus on the strong GPA and a strong GRE score, if needed. I don t mean to sidestep your questions but the answers to many of...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: COULD YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN ME A PHRASE OF AMERICAN ENGLISH?
Buon giorno, Giuliano. The phrase you quoted is not American English. It is biblical English, which is based on a very old version of English that is not spoken by anyone today. I am guessing that the phrase is actually Today we present unto the least...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Admission to Law School, lsat score, feb test
lsat score, feb test, highest score: Hi, Lori. If you are only applying to one school and you know that they don t average the scores, then it is fine to leave this one. If you are applying to multiple schools, it is much more common for them to average scores, which really kills you. ...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Admission to MIT, score range, cutoff scores
score range, cutoff scores, ap classes: Hello Mike, I am impressed you are starting early on preparing for college. Going to MIT is a great goal! My thoughts regarding your questions... Is ACT or SAT better for getting into MIT? Some schools require that you take either the SAT or ACT. I...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Admission Query, spring summer fall, best time
spring summer fall, best time, elena: I do not believe that it makes a difference if you begin in either intake. I would choose the time period that best works for you. In terms of picking a design school there are plenty. I would first focus on what city or area you want to study in and...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Admissions essay, macadamia nuts, strawberries and cream
macadamia nuts, strawberries and cream, delicious dessert: Hi, Rachel. It sounds like you are reapplying to a 4 year school to complete your batchelors, is that right? I think your approach is creative but I would feel it is much too risky. I m not sure the school wants to know all of the details of what you...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Admissions requirement, elena rodriguez, academic writing
elena rodriguez, academic writing, graduate programs: Hello Melissa, I want to first apologize for not returning your email sooner but unfortunately I was sick with the flu. About graduate school, I would recommend you contact the graduate programs you are considering and speak to an advisor. Nevertheless,...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Admissions, high school seniors, writing a thesis
high school seniors, writing a thesis, decision issues: Hi, Dan. I primarily deal with graduate level admissions, so I can only conjecture on undergrad admissions. While studying abroad is certainly a fantastic opportunity, I doubt that it would have much impact on undergrad admissions. It seems to me that...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Application to Grad Schools, jay cutts, answering your questions
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Help with College & Grad School Applications: Applying to grad school in US with a Swedish degree, jay cutts, preparing for the gre
jay cutts, preparing for the gre, applying to grad school: Hi, Ryan. Sounds like you are saying she will complete her degree in Sweden. Most schools here are set up to deal with foreign students and should have a process in place for evaluating her degree. I don t believe she needs to do anything specific to...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Applying to a Phd (Educational Studies) Program, educational studies program, high school diploma
educational studies program, high school diploma, jewish ancestry: Okay, first - breathe! You have already accomplished a lot and I doubt that you would be incapable of completing a PhD! This is quite a complex issue, so I think we may have a couple of messages going back and forth - that s cool. Your master s program...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: admission grad school, jay cutts, personal gre tutorial
jay cutts, personal gre tutorial, applying to graduate school: Hi, Shannon. 3.4 is a decent GPA. Of course if you are applying to very competitive schools, you will need to supplement it with a strong GRE and Personal Statement. You haven t mentioned what field you are going into or what schools you are considering,...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: us admission guidance, jay cutts, gre score
jay cutts, gre score, math score: Hi, Venkatesh. Your Math score is excellent. Your Verbal score is probably fine for engineering programs. I don t think you need to improve on the GRE unless you apply to the very top schools. I think the best way to find a good school for you is to...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: admission, jay cutts, gmat score
jay cutts, gmat score, coop program: Hi, Bintou. Your undergrad GPA is in an acceptable range. You will need to get a good GMAT score. After that, you will need to write a good personal statement that shows your strengths. You may not need to talk about the difficulties you have had. ...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: application, dear sir or madam, kathmandu nepal
dear sir or madam, kathmandu nepal, elena rodriguez: What the college is asking is for the result of your examinations (grades) for the first term of your last year in high school. Midyear grades would be the grades that your receive in the middle of the year (in USA schools are formatted in semesters not quarters...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: applying to grad school, myers briggs personality, doctorate program in education
myers briggs personality, doctorate program in education, applying to grad school: Sandy: I really don t know much about grad school. But your ideas for the essay are great. I had to write a similar essay for admission to Swarthmore. I went about it by using the Myers-Briggs personality index as a launching pad. (I m an ESTJ) I mentioned...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Beauty school, moving to vancouver, running your own business
moving to vancouver, running your own business, beauty programs: Hi Tayra, Unfortunately this area is outside of my area of expertise - but I m sure that you can find listings either on line or in the phone book of beauty schools in the Vancouver area. I m not sure of what type of license you would need from the government...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Bolstering graduate applications with GRE scores, morgan state university, morgan state university baltimore
morgan state university, morgan state university baltimore, gre scores: Yes, a strong test score will help balance out a lower GPA but only for schools that require the test. For other schools it may not mean much. Refer to my site for more ways of standing out from the crowd and feel free to contact me directly for help. ...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Career Change Admission, gre score, jd programs
gre score, jd programs, ba in psychology: Getting an MBA through an online school MAY hurt your chances of getting an PhD or JD in the future if the school is not accredited or is not classified by the Carnegie Foundation. http://www.carnegiefoundation.org/classifications/index.asp?key=787 ...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Chance at Grad school?, phi theta kappa, congressman tom davis
phi theta kappa, congressman tom davis, jay cutts: Hi, Vanessa. You don t say what field you want to go to grad school in. A big part of your competitiveness will be the GRE. The GRE and your GPA are the first things they look at. It sounds like you have some interesting experience but if the GRE is...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: COLLEGE, math person, curricular experiences
math person, curricular experiences, science person: Hi Laila, Universities, especially those in the top tier, look for well rounded candidates who will add to an incoming community of students of hopefully, many different walks of life. In this highly competitive age, having good grades and test scores...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: College Application Process, jay cutts, high school graduation
jay cutts, high school graduation, councellor: Dear Mr. Weckiewicz, I know little about college entrance, as I specialize in grad school. I recommend you contact Rusty Haynes at the below email: rhaynesdmt@email.msn.com He works with students and parents on undergraduate admissions. Good luck....

Help with College & Grad School Applications: College admission, fort pierce florida, havana cuba
fort pierce florida, havana cuba, jesus jimenez: Hola, Of course! Your daughter can go to any college/university she has her heart set on. What she needs to do is explore what colleges/universities she is considering, speak to the admissions department and apply for financial aid. Since your daughter...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: College Scholarships, private middle school, college scholarships
private middle school, college scholarships, sharon davis: Hi, Sharon. I don t know anything about undergraduate admissions. I only deal with graduate programs. I m going to refer you to a colleague who is an expert in that area. He works nationally with students. Rusty Haynes: (888)551-8282 Good luck and...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: College Weight on attendence., elena rodriguez, colleges and universities
elena rodriguez, colleges and universities, attendance: Hello, Colleges will have the opportunity to see your attendance because it is posted on your transcript. If you missed a lot of school you may want to consult with the admissions advisors of the colleges and universities you are considering to see whether...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: College, informative forums, yr college
informative forums, yr college, forum thanks: Hello, thank you for your email. You may find your answer on my main website at: www.CaribbeanMedicine.com and the very informative forums at www.CaribbeanMedicine.com/forum thanks Admin P.S. If you are Canadian, then also read, in...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Collge application, language proficiency test, english language proficiency
language proficiency test, english language proficiency, english language proficiency test: Hi Maghna, 1. I suggest applying as a US Citizen because you will be able to receive financial aid, and US citizens have priority over non-US Citizens in the application process. 2. You only need to take the TOEFL if English is not your native language....

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Competition and former grades, elena rodriguez, guidance counselor
elena rodriguez, guidance counselor, university of toronto: It depends on the course and the university that you are planning on applying to. If you are not satisfied with your performance in this class that you are worried about, I would recommend you visit your guidance counselor and discuss whether or not you would...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Cornell, elena rodriguez, cornell univ
elena rodriguez, cornell univ, international baccalaureate: Hi Bryan, I think its wonderful that you are getting a headstart on preparing for the admissions process. I would contact your high school to help you with suggestions and classes you can take to improve your chances of being a competitive candidate for...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Credit Transfer, students office, wmu
students office, wmu, west michigan: Hi Kate, 1. Universities decide if you can transfer credits based on their own criteria and the subject major you are pursuing. Generally speaking, NOT ALL your credits will transfer. There is no standardized way for credits to transfer in the USA. ...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: choosing a career, elena rodriguez, accounting jobs
elena rodriguez, accounting jobs, reaching your goals: Honestly I cannot choose your career. It is something that you will have to explore when you go to college. Choose what s best for you, what will bring you the quality of life you seek, has the best job prospects, and that will also make you happy in the long...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: choosing a good grad school, computer science engineering, gre scores
computer science engineering, gre scores, reasearch project: Hello Asan, Students ask me all the time if they can get into a good grad school and I tell them truthfully that I don t know! Unless you have very poor grades, your chances are probably as good as anyone s. And your GRE scores are very good too! What...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: college, manhaten, fitnyc
manhaten, fitnyc, fashion institute of technology: Trinity, what year in high school are you in? When are you looking to apply to F.I.T. I would start by learning about the school to help you see the sorts of thing that this college looks for in their applicants because this college has a specialized emphasis....

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Getting into college..., jay cutts, getting into college
jay cutts, getting into college, professional degree: Hi, Lee. I only work with admissions to graduate school, not undergrad. I suggest that you contact the schools you may be interested in and ask to meet with an admissions advisor. They can review your background and let you know what you need to do....

Help with College & Grad School Applications: college at 40, wilkes barre pa, enterprise car rental
wilkes barre pa, enterprise car rental, family responsibilities: Hello there. I can start by telling you to look for a college that fits your needs but I am a bit concerned about all the responsibilities that are already on your plate. There are a couple of things that you need to do to help you become a successful college...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: college admission, jay cutts, fort pierce florida
jay cutts, fort pierce florida, havana cuba: Hello, Jesus. Since I work with students going into graduate programs, I m not sure I can answer your questions. If she can maintain strong grades, she will have a better chance of getting into a four year college. I don t know much about the financial...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: college admission, elena rodriguez, college admission
elena rodriguez, college admission, hotmail: Sobre las aplicaciones, ud. tendria que comunicarse con las universidades que su hija desea de aplicar porque cada colegio/universidad tiene diferente requisitos y fechas de plazo. Investiga cada sitio de web para cada universidad y busca donde dice admissions...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: college admission, austincc edu, visiting visa
austincc edu, visiting visa, utexas edu: Hello again, I am happy to hear that things are going well. As for your scores, UT Austin and the Austin CC should have a summary of the average scores for entering freshman which should give you and idea whether or not you have competitive scores. ...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: college application, curriculum activities, comp science
curriculum activities, comp science, science schools: hi john, don t worry too much if you are fluent in four languages. just be yourself and do not lie. sounds like you might want to explain what you want to do with the skills you do have- - - languages and computers- - - trust me, not a bad combo :). ...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: college/personal development, elementary school kids, curriculum activities
elementary school kids, curriculum activities, related computers: Hi John, I hope you are well. It sounds like you are not quite sure what you are passionate about and that is okay. You are lucky because you have been given the opportunity to try out different activities- like music, sports, etc. The short answer...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: college prep and decisions, informative forums, chemistry course
informative forums, chemistry course, ap chem: Hello, thank you for your email. You may find your answer on my main website at: www.CaribbeanMedicine.com and the very informative forums at www.CaribbeanMedicine.com/forum thanks Admin P.S. If you are Canadian, then also read: www.caribbeanmedicine.com/openletter.htm...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: college questions, med school admissions, national dean
med school admissions, national dean, elena rodriguez: Hi Dan, I have never heard of the National Dean s List but I looked at their website and it seems like it is legit. But first verify that what you are referring too is what I am. This is the website I found: http://www.thenationaldeanslist.com/2makethegrade/stdguidelines.aspx#...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: college - I really don't know who to ask, school counselor, highland community college
school counselor, highland community college, nurse practitioner: Hello, thanks for your email. You may find your answer on my forums: www.CaribbeanMedicine.com/forum and please also visit the main website at: www.CaribbeanMedicine.com thanks Admin P.S. If you are Canadian, then also read: www.caribbeanmedicine.com/openletter.htm...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: college, med schools, undergraduate school
med schools, undergraduate school, good starting point: Ok. first, i m sorry it took me so long to get back to you. i was at a conference and couldn t get to a computer. you don t really have that big of a problem. there are many students in the states who have no clue where they want to go to school. first...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: conceptual report, jay cutts, conceptual paper
jay cutts, conceptual paper, university in germany: Hi, Stephen. Well, this is about outside my usual areas of advice! You might start by asking the school what their concerns are and what they are looking for in such a paper. Is it simply an example of your writing or are they concerned that there is...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: DECA/FBLA, jay cutts, varsity track team
jay cutts, varsity track team, model united nations: Hi, Steve. I m sorry but I don t have any info on FBLA or DECA, as I work with admissions to graduate and professional school. It sounds like you are more than covered with extracurricular activities as far as what colleges are looking for. One or two...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: DUI's and college, informative forums, forum thanks
informative forums, forum thanks, medical field: Hello, thank you for your email. You may find your answer on my main website at: www.CaribbeanMedicine.com and the very informative forums at www.CaribbeanMedicine.com/forum thanks Admin P.S. If you are Canadian, then also read: www.caribbeanmedicine.com/openletter.htm...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: I didnt do to good. Can I start fresh, elena rodriguez, colleges and universities
elena rodriguez, colleges and universities, academic goals: Hello Andre, Life is filled with growing pains but don t let the past stymie your future academic goals. Generally colleges and universities request that you send all previous transcripts to evaluate your application and if you notice the application generally...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Engineering Grad. School, average gre scores, usnews and world reports
average gre scores, usnews and world reports, top grad schools: Hi Justin, First of all, take the US News report and throw it in the trash where it belongs! Their reports are questionable at best - so please don t pay any attention! The best way you can get information is to call the departments and ask to speak to...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: early high school graduation, jay cutts, high school graduation
jay cutts, high school graduation, career counselor: Hi, David. You ll need to check with the advisor at your school. The requirements are different in different states. Have you tried asking them yet? This can also be a good time in your life to work a little with a career counselor to see how to explore...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: education, caribbean med school, caribbean medical schools
caribbean med school, caribbean medical schools, h 1b visa: Hello! please Visit: www.CaribbeanMedicine.com and the very informative FORUMS at www.CaribbeanMedicine.com/forum Guide to Medical Schools located in the Caribbean that lead to licensure in the United States. . . and Download the E-Book! ...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Which exam would be suitable for me, informative forums, forum thanks
informative forums, forum thanks, further studies: Hello, thank you for your email. You may find your answer on my main website at: www.CaribbeanMedicine.com and the very informative forums at www.CaribbeanMedicine.com/forum thanks Admin P.S. If you are Canadian, then also read: www.caribbeanmedicine.com/openletter.htm...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Have No Fear! You Will Go to University!, high school graduation, graduation diploma
high school graduation, graduation diploma, miami dade community college: Hi Liz, Wow. You have already accomplished so much independently! Good job. Do not underestimate yourself, considering how far you have already gone given your quick transition to the United States. Here are some relieving answers to your questions....

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Film School Applications, irish education system, cork institute of technology
irish education system, cork institute of technology, scholarly manner: Hi Shaun, I just spent some time trying to get some more information on the Irish education system and how it compares to US (guess I should ve asked you that!) and I m a little confused as to whether you ve completed the equivalent of a high school or college...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Foreign Language Requirements Question, foreign language courses, high school counselor
foreign language courses, high school counselor, elena rodriguez: Hello, You will need to contact the colleges and universities to see if they are willing to waive the foreign language requirement BUT I highly doubt it. When a college such as the UC system in California requires a foreign language component, that requirement...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE vs GMAT, gmat tests, gmat scores
Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE vs GMAT, gmat tests, gmat scores, direct correlation

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Can i still get into college?, faces, brother
Help with College & Grad School Applications: Can i still get into college?, faces, brother, money

Help with College & Grad School Applications: University grades and GPA, gpa conversion, gpas
Help with College & Grad School Applications: University grades and GPA, gpa conversion, gpas

Help with College & Grad School Applications: what is first?, columbus symphony orchestra, free application for federal student aid
columbus symphony orchestra, free application for federal student aid, federal student aid: Renee, I hope you are doing well. First I would like to apologize for not returning your email sooner. Unfortunately, I was ill from the flu. To answer your question, do the following to help your son and yourself in track for college: 1. Help your...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: General Graduate School Application info, chicago school of professional psychology, financial aid scholarships
chicago school of professional psychology, financial aid scholarships, john jay college of criminal justice: Hi - I had already answered this but I guess it didn t go through - sorry for the delay! You ask a lot of questions and I hope to answer them all to the best of my ability. A) GRE - there are a couple of good guidebooks out there by ETS and Princeton...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: General questions about graduate admissions, reading comprehension section, financial aid request
reading comprehension section, financial aid request, score reports: Hi. I ll address your points below. 1. You should find out the deadlines for each school. Most deadlines are between December and March for next fall, so there is still time. I teach a full GRE preparation. You can get some free info on the GRE on...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Gettting into Grad School with a 2.0, caribbean med school, mechanical engineering degree
caribbean med school, mechanical engineering degree, caribbean medical schools: Hello! please Visit: www.CaribbeanMedicine.com and the very informative FORUMS at www.CaribbeanMedicine.com/forum Guide to Medical Schools located in the Caribbean that lead to licensure in the United States. . . and Download the E-Book! ...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GMAT Prep, jay cutts, math info
jay cutts, math info, math facts: Hi, Tina. I have a lot of free helpful information available for you through my MBATrack email list. You can check it out at http://www.cuttsreviews.com/jcutts/gmat/ The list does go over some of the reasons why the GMAT is difficult to study for and...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GPA affected by grades curved around C+...., graduate school applications, mediocre performance
graduate school applications, mediocre performance, core classes: Hello, I would recommend that you try to talk to professors in your field and see what their take is in terms of how you should approach graduate school applications because of your recent grades. Since your professors are active people in the field of study,...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GPA, gre score, elena rodriguez
gre score, elena rodriguez, graduate universities: Hello Shannon, Contact all the programs you are considering, explain your predicament and see if they recommend you to retake courses. In the calstate system I believe that there is an option called Open University that allows you to take undergraduate...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRADUATE APPLICATION PROCESS, jay cutts, free suggestions
jay cutts, free suggestions, graduate application: Hi, Olja. Your GMAT and writing sample scores are pretty good and should be competitive for a mid range school. If you are applying to a very competitive school, you could probably bring your scores up. When you mention the essay questions above, I...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: The GRE, elena rodriguez, institution thanks
elena rodriguez, institution thanks, graduate program: Bruce, You only need to take the GRE once if you are happy with your score which is up to your discretion. You do not need to take it each time you choose to apply to a graduate program whether it be a masters or Phd. But one thing to keep in mind is that...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE, jay cutts, gre website
jay cutts, gre website, phd admissions: Hi, Naomi. The new Analytical Writing section consists of a couple essays. They count for almost nothing for most programs. They were designed to screen out non native speakers with low English skills. As long as you do average on them, you are ok. ...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE, gre math, math tutors
gre math, math tutors, gre prep: Hi, Carrie. I m a specialist in GRE prep. I ve been teaching it for 17 years. There is no calculus on it, fortunately. The math facts that you need are not that advanced. They are relatively easy to review. However, this is not enough to be successful...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE, jay cutts, applying to grad school
jay cutts, applying to grad school, math facts: Hi, Kari. Actually I specialize in helping people prepare for the GRE and have been doing this full time with people all around the country and internationally for 17 years. On my website I have a lot of free materials to help you with the application...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE computer-based test dates, jay cutts, gre website
jay cutts, gre website, first come first served basis: Hi, again. Yes you can take it pretty much any day. You have no option. You can only take the test on computer. If you d like to call, we could go over your past scores and options for doing well on the test the first time. Best wishes, Jay Cutts...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE cutoffs, prospective graduate student, electrical engineering computer
prospective graduate student, electrical engineering computer, top engineering schools: Hello! thank you for your email. You should find your answer on my main website at: www.CaribbeanMedicine.com and the very informative forums at www.CaribbeanMedicine.com/forum If you are Canadian, please read: www.caribbeanmedicine.com/openletter.htm...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE Essays, jay cutts, cog sci
jay cutts, cog sci, ba in psychology: You re right. It is pretty unimportant to most schools. They usually expect that you get at least an average score on it and if your score is very low, they may have some questions about your English ability. It is possible to learn what the essay is...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE and Grad School, gre score, gpa requirement
gre score, gpa requirement, biology microbiology: Hi. Your GPA is not terrible, though of course it is not super competitive either. There is probably not much you can do about it at this point. The GRE, on the other hand, is quite learnable. I ve been teaching it, along with related exams, for 17...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE-general, jay cutts, kaplan course
jay cutts, kaplan course, gre general: Hi, Monte. Well, I actually specialize in teaching the GRE. I would certainly hold off on the Kaplan course until you have checked out some alternatives. Kaplan is the most expensive of all the programs and offers the least personal attention. My approach...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE prep; Personal statements; letters of rec and the whole application process..., jay cutts, graduate school application
jay cutts, graduate school application, studying for the gre: Hi, Jennifer. You certainly came to the right place. All of these things are my area of specialty. You can start with my free booklet How to Get Accepted to Grad School - A Take-Charge Approach. You ll find it at http://www.cuttsreviews.com/jcutts/...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE's, full time work, math anxiety
full time work, math anxiety, individual learning styles: Hi, Abbie. I ve been teaching the GRE to people for over 13 years. This is my full time work, along with teaching related exams for law and business school. I don t want to reply to your serious question with a commercial for my approach but the...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE test structure, jay cutts, time allotment
jay cutts, time allotment, gre general: Hi, Maggis. The test is now computer adaptive. It can be taken only on the computer in most parts of the world. There is one section each for Verbal and Quant. and there are two typed essays. On the V and Q sections you must put an answer down for...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE vocab, gre vocab, julian fleisher
gre vocab, julian fleisher, gre exam: Es-salamu alikum, ya-Nada. I ve been helping people with the GRE for almost 12 years and my personal feeling is that it is very difficult to make much progress on the Verbal section with vocabulary. I ve had students who studied those Princeton lists...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE vocab, gre vocab, julian fleisher
gre vocab, julian fleisher, gre vocabulary: Hi Nada, I have found that Barron s GRE Preparation book OR Peterson s GRE Preparation book to be the two best for building GRE vocabulary. I recommend either (not both!) of those highly. If you have any trouble finding them, let me know and I ll hunt up...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE vs GMAT, graduate management admission test, graduate management admission
graduate management admission test, graduate management admission, gre exams: Hi Yvonne, The GRE (Graduate Record Exam) is a general exam much like the SAT, but a little more difficult. It has three sections: verbal, quantitative, and essay. There are also subject-specific GRE exams which may or may not be required by the graduate...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE vs GMAT, graduate management admission test, reading comprehension questions
graduate management admission test, reading comprehension questions, gre gre: Hi Yvonne, thanks for your question. Here is your answers: GMAT vs. GRE What is the GMAT? GMAT(Graduate Management Admission Test) The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a required part of the admissions process for most business schools....

Help with College & Grad School Applications: GRE, jay cutts, gre general
jay cutts, gre general, quantitative sections: Hi, Melissa. The Analytical section is now the Analytical writing. It has nothing to do with the old Analytical section. It is basically two essays. These are not scored on the 200 to 800 scale which the rest of the test is scored on. It does not...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Grad Diploma, jay cutts, mba in australia
jay cutts, mba in australia, grad diploma: Hi, Jennifer. You will have to check directly with the schools there to see what their requirements are. In the US it is the GMAT for MBA school. Each school may be different, so it is important to check with them directly. Let me know what you find...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Grad School, jay cutts, premed advisor
jay cutts, premed advisor, undergrad college: Hi, Justin. In general I don t think a med school will mind where you went to undergrad school, as look as your grades are strong and you have the prerequisites. There are some other considerations, though. If there is a specific place you want to go...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Grad School, jay cutts, college answer
jay cutts, college answer, school question: Sounds to me like they would balance each other out. If you are concerned about being competitive enough, it would be good to focus on the factors that you still have control over, which may include the GRE and certainly the Personal Statement. If you...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Grad School Admissions, gre scores, long path
gre scores, long path, grad school: Hello, Don t worry too much about your earlier attempts. Just remember to keep your current grades up, explain yourself on your applications, make it known that you took a long path to find what you enjoy and are good at, and then make sure your GRE scores...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Grad School Admissions, graduate records examination, getting into graduate school
graduate records examination, getting into graduate school, elena rodriguez: David, when it comes to getting into graduate school, what universities/colleges look at are grades, work experience, GRE (Graduate Records Examination) score, and recommendations from faculty. As for what undergraduate school your daughter should consider,...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Grad School admissions, graduate records examination, graduate school admissions
graduate records examination, graduate school admissions, leadership developement: I would start with contacting the admissions department at the universities you are considering as well as the particular departments you are applying to about their admissions standards and application process which is quite intense. Generally, there is an...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Grad School entrance, jay cutts, dual degree program
jay cutts, dual degree program, lsat score: Hi, Albert. If you have the flexibility to relocate, there is no reason you shouldn t be able to get into a law school somewhere. The will look first at your undergraduate grade point average and your LSAT score. The next most important thing is your...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Grad School with little to show, chemistry biology, elena rodriguez
chemistry biology, elena rodriguez, specific schools: What I would do next is contact the colleges and universities that you are considering and mention that you have a poor academic records and see what sort of a GRE score you need to aim for to be competitive. Also ask what else you can do to become a much...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Grad School - Recommendations, academic recommendations, university of southern california
academic recommendations, university of southern california, school recommendations: Hi Rebecca, If you ve been out of school for several years or more, using professional references is fine, as long as they can speak specifically about the skills and qualities needed to complete advanced graduate work. I would stick with people who ve been...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Grad School, jay cutts, career counselor
jay cutts, career counselor, school question: Hi, James. I think for the kind of business management you are talking about, you can probably get a decent job based on your BA. As you work your way up, you can always go back to school if it would help you do more interesting or lucrative things. ...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Grad school app affected by Undergrad GPA, learning disabilites, effor
learning disabilites, effor, communications programs: Hi. (I tried to answer this before but don t have a record of it so I m trying to duplicate what I said, in case you get this twice.) GPA is the only way the committee can determine if you are able to do successful academic work. If your last two years...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Grad school, jay cutts, good measures
jay cutts, good measures, learning disability: Hi, James. There are so many factors that influence getting into grad school. It might be good to do some additional undergrad coursework in an area that you are interested in and prove that you can get at least a 3.0 average in those courses. If you...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Graduate School, psychology gpa, graduate selection committee
psychology gpa, graduate selection committee, preparing for the gre: The key thing to keep in mind is that many graduate programs will look at the GPA for your junior year and senior year only and generally your psychology courses. So if you are doing well you should be fine for graduate programs. But I do recommend that...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Graduate School, jay cutts, cutts graduate reviews
jay cutts, cutts graduate reviews, freshman year: I doubt that retaking a class would look bad. It would be a lot better than just having a D on your record. I believe they will give people the benefit of the doubt if they got a low grade the first time and a good grade the second time. What looks bad...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Graduate School Application Essay, graduate school application, becoming a librarian
graduate school application, becoming a librarian, letter of rejection: Hi, Janelle. First of all, I d like to direct you to my free booklet How to Get Accepted to Grad School - A Take-Charge Approach. You can request it at my GRE website: http://www.cuttsreviews.com/jcutts/ It mostly talks about the Personal Statement...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Graduate School Application, graduate school application, elena rodriguez
graduate school application, elena rodriguez, us virgin islands: Hi Christen, It depends on the state that you want to declare residence. Are you trying to get resident rate fees for a particular university? If so, the university may have their own rules about claiming residence. I would check with them as well. ...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Graduate School application process, jay cutts, graduate school application
jay cutts, graduate school application, asking for letters of recommendation: Hi, Jacob. I ve got an entire free booklet on the subject, which you can access at http://www.cuttsreviews.com/jcutts/ Just follow the link there to fill out the info for the free booklet. I go over what they are specifically looking for and how to best...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Graduate School in general..., caribbean medical schools, journey guide
caribbean medical schools, journey guide, informative forums: Hello! thank you for your email. You should find your answer on my main website at: www.CaribbeanMedicine.com and the very informative forums at www.CaribbeanMedicine.com/forum If you are Canadian, please read: www.caribbeanmedicine.com/openletter.htm...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Graduate School Outlaw?, graduate school acceptance, gpa requirements
graduate school acceptance, gpa requirements, biology honors: Hi, Calvin. You ve got some good ideas for how to be competitive. Most schools require the GRE, which is much more learnable than the MAT. If you know your schools require only the MAT, that eliminates one area for improving. A research project can...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Graduate School, jay cutts, psychology gpa
jay cutts, psychology gpa, graduate selection committee: Hi, Marcus. Thanks for the note. It sounds like you should be able to get your GPA up to a decent range. In your personal statement you will want to site you psych GPA and last two years GPA. There are some other ways to emphasize your strengths. You...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Graduate school admissions, jay cutts, graduate school admissions
jay cutts, graduate school admissions, undergraduate gpa: Hi, Minnie. They look mainly at undergrad GPA. The masters GPA is not that meaningful to them, though it may bolster your standing if the undergrad GPA is low. If you are in the application process now, you are welcome to contact me directly with more...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Graduate school, graduate admissions committee, cal state university
graduate admissions committee, cal state university, gre scores: Hi Shannon, First of all, if you re not accepted into graduate school now, that is certainly not your last chance to try for grad school! It may take you a little longer to get there, but I wouldn t give up that quickly. I would advise you not to take...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Grants Loans Scholarships, jay cutts, gre score
jay cutts, gre score, job satisfaction: Hi, Adam. There s kind of a glut on Inuit-Slavic-Hopi-Mexicans this year. Just kidding. You didn t mention what field you are going into. If you are a competitive candidate (strong undergrad GPA, strong GRE and relevant life experience) you may not...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Grants / Loans, jewish heritage, going back to school
jewish heritage, going back to school, hopi: Hello Adam, Now by going back to school I am assuming that you want to go to graduate school? You were not clear. What do you want to study? PhD or Masters? All these factors are important in helping to give you some guidance on the type of financial...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: gmat or gre, informative forums, btech
informative forums, btech, forum thanks: Hello, thank you for your email. You may find your answer on my main website at: www.CaribbeanMedicine.com and the very informative forums at www.CaribbeanMedicine.com/forum thanks Admin P.S. If you are Canadian, then also read, in...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: a good name??, montclair state university, jay cutts
montclair state university, jay cutts, appalachian state university: Hi, Nada. I wouldn t be able to tell personally which are the best schools. My suggestion is to talk with people working in the field and ask them. There is probably some general consensus. Another approach is just to find the school that has professors...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: a good name??, montclair state university, appalachian state university
montclair state university, appalachian state university, city university of new york hunter college: Hi Nada, I would urge you to be more concerned with the program at each school rather than the name - just because a school s overall reputation carries a little more weight, for whatever the reason, doesn t necessarily mean you ll get the type of education...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: grad school admission, undergraduate psychology courses, grad school admission
undergraduate psychology courses, grad school admission, clinical laboratory science: I am not sure where you are in the application process so some of this information may be irrelevant but I am going to assume that you are starting fresh from the start. If you are seriously thinking about applying to the program, I would begin by talking...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: grad school and job, mba program application, grad school application
mba program application, grad school application, mba school: Hi, d . A lot of MBA programs do prefer some work experience. You can check directly with the schools you are interested in to see if it s even worth applying. They may discourage you and yet take some people right out of college. Graduating late...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: grad school resume, grad school application, jay cutts
grad school application, jay cutts, grad programs: Hi, Lamika. Most grad programs are looking for more than just a resume. They usually want what is called a personal statement or letter of intent. I have a complete, free booklet on writing these, along with other strategies for making sure you can...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: grad school selection/gmat, networking relationships, corporate presence
networking relationships, corporate presence, decent school: Hi, Tobi. Thanks for your note. In order to give you the most accurate advice I d probably need to talk with you a bit about your career plans and goals. However, in general, a 510 is an average score that would get you in to some average programs but...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: is grad school worth it?, ivy league schools, elena rodriguez
ivy league schools, elena rodriguez, ivy leage: Hello Chris, You definately have some serious questions to consider rightfully so. Unfortunately, I cannot answer your questions because I am unfamiliar with the job market for English Literature Phd s. I strongly encourage you to seek advice from your...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: grad. school, jay cutts, average gre scores
jay cutts, average gre scores, expert guidance: Hi, Beverly. The best way to find out what scores you need to be competitive at the schools you are applying to is to contact those schools. Often they are a little evasive but there are ways to get the info out of them. In general, it can be a good idea...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: What grad schools can I get into?, admission statistics, gre scores
admission statistics, gre scores, junior psychology: Hi Jared, Each program should be able to provide you with information regarding how many student they admit each year, as well as info regarding how many they support with teaching/research assistantships, etc. If the info isn t readily available on their...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: grades, jay cutts, biology minor
jay cutts, biology minor, medtrack: Hi, Dave. No, this certainly doesn t ruin your chances, as long as your overall GPA is still good. It might be a good idea to retake the first semester course. With a D+, you couldn t have learned that much material, and you will need to know it both...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: graduate school admission, graduate school admission, applying to graduate school
graduate school admission, applying to graduate school, gpa: Hello, thank you for your email. You may find your answer on my forums here: www.CaribbeanMedicine.com/forum and please also visit the main website at: www.CaribbeanMedicine.com thanks Admin P.S. If you are Canadian, then also read:...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: gre or gmat, jay cutts, gradute programs
jay cutts, gradute programs, mba programs: Whether you need the GRE or GMAT is completely up to the gradute programs you are applying to. Most programs require a specific test. Generally, MBA programs require GMAT and other graduate programs may require the GRE. I suggest that you start contacting...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: gre vs gmat, gmat score, gre score
gmat score, gre score, mba in finance: Hi Lizzie, Here are the answers to your questions. GMAT vs. GRE You will need to research which universities you want to apply to because their admissions requirements vary. Generally if you are applying to an MBA program the GMAT is a must. ...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Help with GRE'S, jay cutts, personal gre tutorial
jay cutts, personal gre tutorial, grad programs: Hi. There is the General GRE and there are subject tests. Subject tests are only in certain specific areas. I believe there is a psych subject test. Whether you need the subject test depends on the department you are applying to. They will either...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Help with an unusual situation, high school diploma, math subjects
high school diploma, math subjects, unconventional path: Hi, Thanks for writing me. First, don t worry about your first year of high school. Second, it sounds like you are a very smart person who needed to find the right path and usually for smart people, the right path is unconventional. Third,...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Hi, My name is Matthew,..., computer science spring, jay cutts
computer science spring, jay cutts, personal gre tutorial: I am sorry but this is not my area of expertise at all. I wish I could offer you some suggestions but I can t. I can say that your GRE looks very strong. If your Quantitative score is close to 800 and your Verbal score is at least 450, you should be a good...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: High School Grad vs Transfer College, interlochen arts academy, college admissions requirements
interlochen arts academy, college admissions requirements, high school diploma: Hello, Since your daughter has somewhat of a unique situation regarding her high school studies I would strongly urge you to consult with the admissions departments of the colleges and universities that she considering because they may each evaluate her transcripts...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: High school elective, high school counselor, elena rodriguez
high school counselor, elena rodriguez, reaching your goals: Hi Shazi, I have a few questions to ask you because you are unclear as to what you are asking. What are your goals? What do you want to do in your future? Also I would recommend that you please talk to you high school counselor because they are the people...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: help me please, caribbean med school, caribbean medical schools
caribbean med school, caribbean medical schools, h 1b visa: Hello! please Visit: www.CaribbeanMedicine.com and the very informative FORUMS at www.CaribbeanMedicine.com/forum Guide to Medical Schools located in the Caribbean that lead to licensure in the United States. . . and Download the E-Book! ...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: hi, elena rodriguez, 4 year universities
elena rodriguez, 4 year universities, money time: Hi! Before I answer your questions, what are your educational goals? Here is an excellent link that tells you the difference between community college and a university: http://www.collegeboard.com/article/0,3868,4-21-0-2,00.html Attending a community...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: hi, elena rodriguez, admissions department
elena rodriguez, admissions department, student visa: Hello, I would highly recommend that you contact the admissions department of the colleges/universities that you are considering because each institution may have different requirements or opinions of how they view your academic work. Speak to a counselor...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: How much honor societies count?, phi beta kappa, graduate school applications
phi beta kappa, graduate school applications, e mail address: Hi, Christine. I answered this last night and don t remember what I said exactly, so I ll summarize. If his goals are to be very prestigious, then the $100 is a drop in the bucket compared to all of the things he will have to do. If he is not so concerned...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Information about Harvard, harvard phd, animal cognition
harvard phd, animal cognition, specialization area: Hi, Antonio. I understand your concern! I don t know the details of exactly what Harvard is looking for. However, I do understand in general what it takes to be competitive at a good school. They will be looking at a combination of grades, GRE score...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Information about Harvard, harvard phd, harvard admissions
harvard phd, harvard admissions, animal cognition: Hello Antonio, You seem to have a plethora of varied experiences in your field and I commend you. As for Harvard admissions I recommend you try to communicate with people in the department to gain a better grasp of the characteristics they seek in PhD candidates....

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Information about internships, jay cutts, internship option
jay cutts, internship option, psychiatry department: Hi, Antonio. I m sorry I can t answer your question personally, as I don t know. I suggest that you contact Brown U and see who can answer your question. There may even be an office for international students. Hope that helps. If you need help...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: international programs+, gre score, gre scores
gre score, gre scores, taking the gre: Hi, Nick. Your GRE and GPA sound like they are in a range that would get you in to at least some schools. You can probably increase your GRE score but I d need to talk with you more to see if that would be worth it. The personal statement can be critical....

Help with College & Grad School Applications: almost ivy...can i get in?, elena rodriguez, catholic hs
elena rodriguez, catholic hs, academic options: Hello Ali, I hope you are having a nice day. I would recommend that you contact the Admissions Department at NYU and see if you can talk to an NYU admissions representative to give you some advice. One thing that people in admissions generally do is research...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Job to pay for grad school?, mental health field, ba in psychology
mental health field, ba in psychology, northern maine: Hi Brianna, Well, most jobs that pay for graduate education are in the tech or business fields. I m not familiar with any specific agencies/hospitals, etc. that offer those benefits, but that doesn t mean they don t exist! The other option is to try...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Junior college, elena rodriguez, dean college
elena rodriguez, dean college, college financial aid: Randy, Hello, First I want to apologize for giving you a late response. Unfortunately I was having email trouble. Congratulations on your son s achievement, you must be a very proud parent. This link should be able to answer your question. It provides...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Law School Personal Statement, examples of personal statements, law school personal statement
examples of personal statements, law school personal statement, free booklet: Hi, Alison. I actually have a site myself with a completely free booklet on the subject. It s something I have put a lot of work into and people seem to get a lot out of it. You can get it at: http://www.cuttsreviews.com/jcutts/lsat/ It will go over...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Law School Reference Letters, jay cutts, lsat score
jay cutts, lsat score, working in calgary: Hi, Jen. Check with the schools you are applying to. They may require that a certain number letters be from university professors. After you meet that requirement, then anyone should be ok. My only concern is that it is probably better to have more current...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Letters Of Recommendation, jay cutts, university letterhead
jay cutts, university letterhead, computer eng: Hi, Shahriar. Hmmmm, interesting question. I d ask them to write letters now for you. If possible, they can write them on university letterhead. Why don t you also ask them for contact information so that you can reach them if you need to have them...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: LSAT Preparation, jay cutts, taking the lsat
jay cutts, taking the lsat, hidden patterns: Hi, Malcolm. Though this is not an unbiased opinion, I teach the LSAT myself. I m an LSAT specialist with over 14 years of full time test prep teaching experience. In fact, as far as I know, I am the only full time LSAT prep specialist who is available...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: LSAT preparation, jay cutts, albany state university
jay cutts, albany state university, suny albany: Hi, Dale. I do have quite a bit of free info for you on the LSAT and prelaw admissions, as I ve been teaching these areas for over 15 years. If you or Aaron can go to: http://www.cuttsreviews.com/jcutts/lsat/ you will find a description there of...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: LSAT tutoring schedule, phone time, practice materials
phone time, practice materials, payment arrangement: Hi, Maria. You can work with me as long as you need to (I m assuming you are not in New Mexico. I have a different program here.) The $275 is your basic registration fee, including the one free hour of phone time together. You will probably need at...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: law school admission, law school admission, degree granting institution
law school admission, degree granting institution, acredited: Hi. The law school will look at your undergrad GPA. If you are getting your degree then the degree granting institution must have accepted a lot of credits from your first school, even though it was unaccredited. I think the important thing is that an accredited...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: law school interest- at age 46!, jay cutts, maryland baltimore county
jay cutts, maryland baltimore county, undergrad degree: Hi, Sandra. Age isn t a barrier to law school so I d say go for it. Part-time is fine. Full time may be an option too, since you can take out the loans to live on as well as for school and of course you will be done faster and earning a higher wage, hopefully,...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: letters of reference, informative forums, letter of reference
informative forums, letter of reference, letters of reference: Hello, thank you for your email. You may find your answer on my main website at: www.CaribbeanMedicine.com and the very informative forums at www.CaribbeanMedicine.com/forum thanks Admin P.S. If you are Canadian, then also read: www.caribbeanmedicine.com/openletter.htm...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: letters of reference, jay cutts, letter of reference
jay cutts, letter of reference, letters of reference: Hi, Josh. Actually the best thing is to contact the school and ask them that. They probably have a policy about it and it will vary from school to school. I wouldn t be surprised if it was fine to attach a letter to the form but you should definitely...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: lost..., admissions requirements, sight reading
admissions requirements, sight reading, music schools: Hello Daniel, I am not sure if I can be of much help but I do recommend that you contact the schools you have already considered to see what sort of admissions requirements they have to gain a better perspective of what your weaknesses are and what you can...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Master program, jay cutts, languages dept
jay cutts, languages dept, masters programs: Hi, Abdalla. I am not familiar with such programs myself, unfortunately. I will have to recommend searching the internet for options. I do have information for you on applying to masters programs and on the GRE. You can get that info at: http://www.cuttsreviews.com/jcutts/...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Masters in Healthcare Administration, masters in health administration, american dental association
masters in health administration, american dental association, elena rodriguez: Hi, For a general list of universities that offer a masters in Health administration programs along with details about the programs you can refer to the following links: http://dir.yahoo.com/Education/Higher_Education/Graduate_Education/ http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/rankings/hea/heaindex_brief.php...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Masters in IT, illinois institute of technology chicago, illinois institute of technology
illinois institute of technology chicago, illinois institute of technology, professional masters: Hello Sai - I will try to answer your questions as best as I can. I checked out the website for IIT in Chicago - yes, it does seem that the degree is professional (also known as a terminal degree). But I don t think this would hinder you from moving...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: MBA vs. MSA, third party administration, public sector organizations
third party administration, public sector organizations, msm program: Hi Gary - and thanks for the clarification! I think your plan is wonderful and it s possible that you may not even need the advanced degree in order to teach. When you say you want to teach college courses, I would ask if you had a particular school in...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: MIT Admissions, elena rodriguez, fin aid
elena rodriguez, fin aid, foreign students: Hi Zee, I would contact the admissions office of MIT and Stanford to explore what sort of scholarships they offer. Here are some helpful links... Stanford: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/uga/financing/index.html MIT: http://web.mit.edu/finaid/fin_aid/index.html...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: master degree in child development, elena rodriguez, education higher education
elena rodriguez, education higher education, universities united states: Hello, There are a few colleges and universities that offer a masters in education or child development. I would encourage you to look at the following websites: For the tops schools in this field take a look at: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/rankings/rankindex_brief.php...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: med school, jay cutts, mcat score
jay cutts, mcat score, getting into med school: Hi, Christen. Your undergrad GPA is a limiting factor. The grad school GPA is not counted in the same way. They may consider it but it will not offset your undergrad GPA. I do think it will help establish that you can do the academic work. You should...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Non-traditional Programs, johns hopkins school, elena rodriguez
johns hopkins school, elena rodriguez, adult return: Yes I am familiar with adult programs/re-entry programs. Ultimately, you should pick the institution that best suits your needs and offers the programs that you would like to study under. All the universities you name are top tier universities and I would...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Nurse Practitioner Training, jay cutts, vanderbilt univ
jay cutts, vanderbilt univ, vanderbilt university: Hi, Mike. Finances isn t my expertise, so please take this with a grain of salt, but it seems like the question is really would the extra $64000 pay off since you re already committed to the first $76k. The question then is how much more would you...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Nurse Practitioner Training, vanderbilt univ, national institutes of health
vanderbilt univ, national institutes of health, vanderbilt university: Hello Mr. Eidson, That s a tough call to make and one that I think only you can decide. I can only give you my opinion, which is that I think it may be a bit too much, especially when you need to consider what you need to save for retirement, which is somewhat...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: How can I get college applications, elena rodriguez, left hand side
elena rodriguez, left hand side, college applications: Hi Joshua, To find out about college there are several websites that you can use. The US Department of Education offers the following sites which also houses numerous other sites to help you plan for college. If you notice on the left hand side of the website...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Online Applications, old fashion way, better than the rest
old fashion way, better than the rest, safe side: Hi Yin-Yin, There is no preference in admissions in terms of written vs. online its just that its easier for them to gather all the data in the application if applications are done online. I would say that the safest way to apply would be on paper since you...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Ph. D Research Paper as a part of the application process, language literature, application packet
language literature, application packet, english teacher: hi mia, i can better assist you if you tell me what type of phd you are applying for? tell me what department, and their methodology (i.e. interdisciplinary, case study, quantitative). also, let me know what you care about and why a phd is important to...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Princeton Review Private Tutoring, jay cutts, princeton program
jay cutts, princeton program, princeton review: Hi, Paul. Actually I know quite a bit about this as I am a specialist in preparing people for the LSAT. I ve been doing this for over 13 years and work full time with people around the world. In my opinion it is completely unnecessary to pay that kind...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: personal statement, jay cutts, pharmacy school
jay cutts, pharmacy school, personal statement: Hi, Sheila. Actually I ve written a booklet about the personal statement that should be helpful. I can also give you a brief review of a draft for free and can work with you more extensively on it at an hourly rate. You can get the book by going to...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: personal statements, mba school, religious affiliation
mba school, religious affiliation, outreach work: Hi, Emily. It s an interesting question. If you want to avoid specifics, I see no problem with saying I was president of an ethnically based professional society or even avoiding the ethnic part. Likewise you can - and should - talk about work you did...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: preparatory course, jay cutts, school gpa
jay cutts, school gpa, strong high school: Hi, Jenna. I don t have experience with undergrad admissions, which it sounds like you are talking about. I imagine it would be something like a review of basic language and math skills to ensure that you have the basics to do well in college. I m not...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: getting into a program, volunteer assignment, letter of recommendation
volunteer assignment, letter of recommendation, physical therapist: Hello you can volunteer at any time. You can do it now or in college or both! Ideal places to volunteer are: Hospitals Clinics Group Homes Nursing Homes With a physical therapist Make sure you get a letter of recommendation after you finish your...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Question on graduate school and professorship, jay cutts, graduate schooling
jay cutts, graduate schooling, local community college: Hi, Shannon. I wouldn t be too worried about the undergrad GPA. You will have many years of masters and phd level work to balance that off. Your first challenge will be to be accepted at the best school that you can get into. There are many ways that...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Race/Ethnicity, law school admissions, applying to law school
law school admissions, applying to law school, college gpa: Hi Kays, That section tends to be added for statistically purposes. When applying to law school admissions tends to put heavy weight on your college gpa and the LSAT score. If you are worried as to whether or not include your ethnicity, I would consult with...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Recommendations, jay cutts, applying to grad school
jay cutts, applying to grad school, undergraduate school: Hi, Kelly. Check with your schools you are applying to to see what they require. Most require a certain number of professors and the rest can be anyone. Each school s requirements may be different and it is critical that you follow them exactly unless...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: References and timing, graduate level courses, elena rodriguez
graduate level courses, elena rodriguez, phd programs: Hello, sorry about delaying the answer to your question. As for getting your professors to write a letter or recommendation, I would give them a call ASAP. You should consider get at least one from your post-graduate work and one for your undergraduate work....

Help with College & Grad School Applications: recommendation letter, jay cutts, independent courses
jay cutts, independent courses, recommendation letter: Hi, Eunkyu. I m a little confused about the LSAT. That s for law school and this would be way too early for you to take that. You will need the SAT and/or ACT. Your recommendation letter should be from a previous teacher from your high school. If...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Getting recommendations, jay cutts, law school admissions
jay cutts, law school admissions, lsat: Hi, Maggie. A lot of people wonder how meaningful a recommendation can be from a professor that you had a long time ago and who barely knew you anyway. And yet most programs require at least some rec s from academia. You might want to keep in touch...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: regarding admissions..., engg exams, informative forums
engg exams, informative forums, tokyo japan: Hello! thank you for your email. You should find your answer on my main website at: www.CaribbeanMedicine.com and the very informative forums at www.CaribbeanMedicine.com/forum If you are Canadian, please read: www.caribbeanmedicine.com/openletter.htm...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Self Directed Study, masters degree in psychology, career services office
masters degree in psychology, career services office, psychology programs: If you re interested in staying in the Chicago area, then you should contact Psychology programs at schools in the area. If you re currently in college as an undergrad, there should be a career services office that can help you (even if you have graduated...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Source for Grad School Programs and GRE Scores, gre score, gre general
gre score, gre general, gre scores: Hi, Craig. Thanks for the inquiry. This is actually a bit tricky. Most programs actually are not very up front about what scores they are looking for. They sometimes give a number, eg. We expect applicants to have a GRE score of 1000 . However, this...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Statement of Goals, john carroll university, two different things
john carroll university, two different things, brain freeze: Hi, Marianne. Well, it sounds to me like statement of goals should be the same as the letter of intent, so I m not sure what they are looking for. Why don t you call them and ask for clarification? Maybe they just didn t see your letter of intent. Ask them...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Switching High Schools?, unc chapel hill, auburn georgia
unc chapel hill, auburn georgia, unc wilmington: Anna: Great forethought. Yes, college admissions probably will question why you switched schools your senior year. The big question, is what is the public school like academically? If it is inferior, is there any way to supplement regular course work...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Switching High Schools?, unc chapel hill, auburn georgia
unc chapel hill, auburn georgia, added stress: Anna, Tell me more about the challenges you are facing with your peers at your current H.S. I would recommend that you not switch because during your Senior year you are already going to have the additional stress of the whole college application process....

Help with College & Grad School Applications: scholarships, financial aid maze, financial aid resources
financial aid maze, financial aid resources, elena rodriguez: Hello Barbara! Some sites to that are very resouceful in helping you get through the financial aid maze are as follows: Website from the US Department of Education http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp Publications of...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: What are schools looking for?, introductory chemistry course, undergraduate physics
introductory chemistry course, undergraduate physics, scare tactics: Hi Marty, Unfortunately, your advisor MAY have a point mainly because the opinion amongst academics is that taking a class in say chemistry at a community college is substandard to taking a class at a research university. The snob factor does exist. ...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: in-state tuition, elena rodriguez, east carolina university
elena rodriguez, east carolina university, teaching esl: Ok, here we go! I found this website from the university which clearly states their parameters for establishing residency. Now, is the address that you will provide your parent s AND do your parents live in the state?? If so, you will be ok I believe. ...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: statement of purpose, jay cutts, statement of purpose
jay cutts, statement of purpose, free booklet: Hi, Danielle. It is also called a Personal Statement or letter of intent. I have an entire free booklet on the process at http://www.cuttsreviews.com/jcutts/ Of course for a theatre program they will mostly be concerned with portfolio. Good luck....

Help with College & Grad School Applications: statement of purpose, purpose section, english applications
purpose section, english applications, statement of purpose: Hi,Marcelle. I actually have a free booklet available on the subject. It is called How to Get Accepted to Grad School - A Take-Charge Approach. About half of the booklet focuses on the statement of purpose, or Personal Statement. You can order it (again,...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Can i still get into college?, freshmen year, geometry class
freshmen year, geometry class, going to boston: Valerie, You can still get into a college. Some schools won t accept you, but others will. If you pull of a good 3 & 4th years, you should have no problem getting in somewhere especially since you were in the 9th and 10th grade. You say you want to go...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: student contributions toward college expenses, high school freshman, safe deposit box
high school freshman, safe deposit box, incoming college: Sorry im not a financial advisor, so please take my advice with a grain of salt. Let s just say that if I was in your shoes and knew that my kid was working hard to earn his money at the possible cost of losing some financial aid, I would find a way to not...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: switching schools, ucla application, private catholic school
ucla application, private catholic school, college counselors: Hi, If the private school is has a better academic reputation than the public school, then I suggest staying at the private school. If the public school has a similar academic reputation as the private school (i.e. you are in a wealthy school district)...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Types of Postgraduate degrees in Architecture, postgraduate diploma, british universities
postgraduate diploma, british universities, best bet: Hi Julian, I believe that the differences have to do with a number of issues, such as what type of undergraduate degree you hold and if you plan on becoming a liscensed architect. Some will also require that you already have work experience. Since I have...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Why are transcripts such a pain?, letter of complaint, two dollars
letter of complaint, two dollars, hoops: Yes it can always be a pain, but here is some advice that I recommend if the college on the receiving end allows this (sometimes they only accept transcripts if they are sent through the college). Request that colleges instead send official transcripts to...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: transference, proficiency exam, proper names
proficiency exam, proper names, transference: Hello, I will call the first university University 1 and the second university University 2 and you will need to substitute the proper names. 1) the student withdrew from University 1 and was admitted to University 2 2) the test could be called...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: Getting into a UK college for Masters??, computer science graduate, graduation marks
computer science graduate, graduation marks, programming abilities: Hi Khalid, I am sorry it has taken me a while to get back to you. Since I am not as familiar with the UK computer science graduate school process as I am other educational processes, I did a little background research. I do not think you should have...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: University entrance regarding grades, jay cutts, living in england
jay cutts, living in england, university entrance: Hi, Andy. Sorry to disappoint you but you must have my background confused with someone else. I never went to school in the Caribbean. I m also afraid I know nothing about this point system you are referring to. I work in the US. Best, Jay Cutt...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: University grades and GPA, university grades, numeric equivalent
university grades, numeric equivalent, letter grades: Hi. Sometimes the conversion can be tricky and sometimes impossible. In the US, typically, an A is 4.0, a B is 3.0, a C is 2.0, etc. If your grades are not on that scale, I don t know how they will convert. You might want to contact an office for international...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: usa univ. rank, list of us universities, elena rodriguez
list of us universities, elena rodriguez, princeton review: The general public in the US tend to rely on US News and World Reports issue.. http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/rankings/rankindex_brief.php The Princeton Review also has rankings... http://www.princetonreview.com/college/research/rankings/rankingCategory.asp?categoryID=1...

Help with College & Grad School Applications: where in the world do i start, hometown college, elena rodriguez
hometown college, elena rodriguez, admissions department: I would start by contacting your hometown s college admissions department to learn what requirements you would have to complete to get in because some colleges require that you take certain courses. Contact their admissions department and they should...

Hematology: elevated WBC & RBC/follow upinfo, wbc count, pattern answer
wbc count, pattern answer, white cells: Hello again, I bet that they are trying to rule out something called pernicious anemia. This is an auto-immune diseae much similar to RA and lupus, which is included in your family history. In a nutshell, pernicious anemia (PA) results from your body...

Hematology: Factor VII deficiency, hematologists, nose bleeds
hematologists, nose bleeds, contact sports: Hello Anne Marie,I m absolutely flattered that you would ask for my advice on this issue.  Unfortunately, I don t think I will be able to provide you with a yes or no answer. I understand your frustration.  It seems like such a simple question, can my...

Hematology: Low ferritin Level, low ferritin, ferritin levels
Hematology: Low ferritin Level, low ferritin, ferritin levels, l lysine

Hematology: Hemotoma, lobes of the lungs, chest exray
lobes of the lungs, chest exray, ct scanner: Hello Danielle, This is really not my area of expertise, but I will answer what I can. A hematoma is basically a bruise, in response to tissue damage that causes blood to leak out of the circulatory system into a blood filed sac. This contains the blood,...

Hematology: Internal Bleeding????, occult blood test, fecal occult blood
occult blood test, fecal occult blood, chronic blood loss: There is a condition known as telogen effuvium, which results after traumatic evants or crash diets. However, this condition is usually temporary but extended cases do happen. Are you currently dieting, what kind of diet do you have? Are there any medications...

Hematology: Low ferritin Level, hemoglobin molecule, chronic blood loss
hemoglobin molecule, chronic blood loss, low ferritin level: Hello Shruti, Ferritin is a complex of iron molecules that act much like a bank, by releasing iron as needed and gathering up iron when there is a rich supply of it. It is transported by transferrin, and together they distribute iron to areas of the body...

Hematology: Vitamin D blood test, vitamin d toxicity, vitamin d 25 hydroxy
vitamin d toxicity, vitamin d 25 hydroxy, serum calcium: Hello Bob, Vitamin D toxicity is definitely a problem, it can lead to increases in serum calcium as well as nausea and vomitting. Since the 1,25-dihydroxy type is the active form of vitamin D it shouldn t be taken ignored. However, it just above the reference...

Hematology: Blood work question- worried about the worst..., brain tumors, stress and anxiety
brain tumors, stress and anxiety, brain tumor: Hello Holly, Unfortunately, I think that this is a little out of my league. The symptoms that you explain above are not to be taken lightly. I would go to the emergency room if I were you. Unfortunately, there isn t much that I can do for you without any...

Hematology: elevated AST, liver tests, metabolic panel
liver tests, metabolic panel, vytorin: Hello Kevin, Did you have any beers the night before? I wouldn t lose any sleep over it yet. Keep mind of it next time you go for a check-up and see if it gets worse or not. Make sure you don t drink any alcohol a few days before the test. Good job...

Hematology: Blood work question- worried about the worst...
Hematology: Blood work question- worried about the worst...

Hematology: Does my iron deficient anemia have an underlying cause?, southern california university of health sciences, southern california university
Hematology: Does my iron deficient anemia have an underlying cause?, southern california university of health sciences, southern california university, anemia of chronic disease

Hematology: iron supplement and serum iron level, serum iron, iron absorption
Hematology: iron supplement and serum iron level, serum iron, iron absorption, diurnal variation

Hematology: my rdw is 18
Hematology: my rdw is 18

Hematology: Haematology & Immunology, blood chemistry, formation reaction
blood chemistry, formation reaction, knowlege: Hello Sonika, I would have to know what drug you are talking about and what kind of reaction we are talking about. Is it an overdose, is it an allergic reaction that results in anaphylaxis, is it immune complex formation reaction that attacks the kidneys,...

Hematology: Heavy Clotting, white cells, clotting factors
white cells, clotting factors, clotting disorders: Hello Aishia, There are many clotting disorders, some involve the platelets and some involve one or more clotting factors produced by the liver for the most part. Do you get enough vitamin K in your diet, because a few of these factors require this....

Hematology: hepatology, liver cirrhosis, rheumatiod arthritis
liver cirrhosis, rheumatiod arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis: Hello again, The best thing that the patient can do is to eat a balanced diet and stay away from alcohol. As far as excercising goes, I have never felt the excruciating pain associated with RA so I m not sure if that can be put on the menu. Does she work?...

Hematology: Internal bleeding, chronic blood loss, gastrointestinal tract
chronic blood loss, gastrointestinal tract, stool occult blood: Hello there, In this world, anything is possible. Blood loss through the gastrointestinal tract is the most common reason for chronic blood loss, there are also a variety of reasons for this to occur. A stool occult blood test should do the trick. If...

Hematology: Does my iron deficient anemia have an underlying cause?, iron deficient anemia, heavy periods
iron deficient anemia, heavy periods, ferrous sulfate: Hello Michaela, Sorry it has taken me so long to reply, I have been quite sick for the past three days. Hmmmm...Do you have any lab data from all of this. Have they tested your blood for iron/ferritin/%saturation etc. to come up with the iron deficiency...

Hematology: iron supplement and serum iron level, iron binding capacity, hemoglobin molecule
iron binding capacity, hemoglobin molecule, serum iron: Hello again Linda,It sounds like your in pretty good shape--I just got back from shoveling a hole in my backyard for a waterfall/fish pond and I m exhausted.  You take vitamins, get plenty of excercise and you even scuba-dive.  The minimum hemoglobin to donate...

Hematology: Low ferritin, low ferritin levels, hour glass figure
low ferritin levels, hour glass figure, pleural effusions: Hello Andrea, I am so sorry, I can t even imagine what that must feel like. I didn t even know that they would use talc to treat pleural effusions. Your ferritin should be a quick fix because all you have to do is eat food that contains iron. I would...

Hematology: Low iron and restless leg syndrome, restless leg syndrome, gluten free diet
restless leg syndrome, gluten free diet, muscle twitches: Hello Debbie, This is beyond my scope of practice, I am in no position to tell you what supplements you should be taking. However, having hypocalcemia can cause muscle twitches and a bonanza of problems. You need vitamin D to absorb calcium also. Hopefully...

Hematology: low platlets and alcohol consumption, low platlets, alcohol consumption
low platlets, alcohol consumption, incorrect diagnosis: Hello again Winnie, My first concern is her diagnosis because she is hiding the fact that she has alcohol issues. Lupus is known as the great imitator, due to its ability to mimick many other conditions. It is literally able to affect just about every...

Hematology: Platlet's, elevated platelet count, essential thrombocytosis
elevated platelet count, essential thrombocytosis, coagulation cascade: Hello Evelyn, Thats hard to say. To state the obvious, an increase in the platelet count is referred to as thrombocytosis. Platelets are a major player when it comes to blood clotting. When we cut ourselves, these platelets become active and with the...

Hematology: possible sideroblastic anemia, sideroblastic anemias, low serum ferritin
sideroblastic anemias, low serum ferritin, sideroblastic anemia: Hello again, Taking antacids and Zegerid can have a significant impact on the amount of iron that you absorb in your intestines. Make sure to include this in your history when you are talking to the hematologist. Gastric acid lowers the pH in the duodenum,...

Hematology: my rdw is 18, iron deficiency anemia, red cells
iron deficiency anemia, red cells, foods that contain iron: Hello Diana, The RDW stands for red cell distribution width, and increased values indicate anisocytosis (variation in red cell size). There are several factors that in your case, that will cause an increase above the reference range. One reason is for...

Hematology: Serious Problem, symptoms of typhoid fever, flagellar antigens
symptoms of typhoid fever, flagellar antigens, hematology section: Hello there, How did this question end up in the hematology section? First question...The Widal test is a presumptive test that probably has more historical value than diagnostic value. This test measures the production of agglutinating antibodies to...

Hematology: weight loss and weakness, rapid weight loss, infectious mononucleosis
rapid weight loss, infectious mononucleosis, weakness in legs: Hello Pankaj, These are very serious symptoms, and it could hopefully be something benign, such as infectious mononucleosis or be something as serious as leukemia. You haven t given me much to work with here. What tests have been run, and what are the...

Hematology: Anemia, heart hypertrophy, red cell volume
heart hypertrophy, red cell volume, hypertrophy of the heart: Hello TJ Having too many red cells--like in polycythemia vera--will cause hypertrophy of the heart. Because it has to push extra-hard to move the overloaded cell volume around. However, with anemia--there are fewer red cells and depending on how severe...

Hematology: anemia iron, low iron levels, hemoglobin molecules
low iron levels, hemoglobin molecules, hemoglobin molecule: Hello DeeAnn, How did your physician come to the conclusion that you were iron deficient? Do you have the rest of the CBC--a CBC comes with not only the hemoglobin and hematocrit, but also platelets, white cells, MCV (mean corpuscular volume), MCH (mean...

Hematology: can anemia and recurring staff infection be related, hemoglobin production, nerve diseases
hemoglobin production, nerve diseases, ringing in the ears: Hello Lanai, I think I just answered this question about two seconds ago, but it was under a different name. Check out low ferritin and a reasonable hypothesis posted by Leslee. If it isn t a duplicate, it s uncanny how similar the two questions are....

Hematology: antithrombin deficiency and heavy periods?, coagulation cascade, heavy periods
coagulation cascade, heavy periods, proficiency tests: Hello Cyndi, That is probably the most common reaction, your not alone, it is actually common practice to have the lab retest over and over and over again. I guess the MDs take the best of three or something. Since I work in a laboratory, I would love...

Hematology: blood platelets, enzyme cyclooxygenase, serum proteins
enzyme cyclooxygenase, serum proteins, new socks: Hello Adrian,Did they run any tests on you at all?  Ibuprofin is a non-steriod anti-inflammitory drug, and it affects the second wave of platelet aggregation...These are essential to form blood clots.  Ibuprofin and aspirin both work on the platelet enzyme...

Hematology: blood types, abo blood types, rh factor
abo blood types, rh factor, red cells: Hello Adam, There are many different proteins that may or may not be expressed on the surface of red cells. Aside from ABO blood types and Rh factor there are many others as well. The Rh factor that you are talking about is referred to as the D antigen....

Hematology: Creatinine too low, differential count, platelet count
differential count, platelet count, fruits and vegetables: Hello Gogu, First of all, I would like to apologize for the delay. My wife announced to me a few weeks ago, that she wants a divorce and for me to leave. So, it has been difficult for me to get to everyone as promptly as I like. I will first answer your...

Hematology: confused and need help, rh neg, abo blood types
rh neg, abo blood types, oo oo: Hello Stephanie, Lets draw up one of those Punnet squares from biology class. There are 2 oligosacharides that are involved with ABO blood types. There is A and B---O is the lack of A or B---and AB which is both A and B. ______________O_________O__________MOM...

Hematology: elevated wbc, stress hormones, wbc count
stress hormones, wbc count, white cells: Hello Jeanette, There are many reasons for a white cell count to become elevated. Perhaps that is simply what is normal for you. Alone, a WBC count is only a number and just because it is slightly different than most doesn t mean that your sick. The...

Hematology: elevated wbc, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, flow cytometry
Hematology: elevated wbc, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, flow cytometry, initial shock

Hematology: low ferritin and a reasonable Hypothesis, staph, health problems
Hematology: low ferritin and a reasonable Hypothesis, staph, health problems

Hematology: Mildly high MCV, not anemic, but SOOO tired, serum iron, ferritin
Hematology: Mildly high MCV, not anemic, but SOOO tired, serum iron, ferritin, iron deficiency

Hematology: HIV??? Porphyria?? what do I have??, nose cartilage, septum surgery
nose cartilage, septum surgery, neck glands: Hello Mededith,You sound pretty stressed out---What did your physician say about all of this?  I hope that you have gone to see someone, I assume that you have because you mentioned that there was a urine analysis of some sort performed on you.  I imagine...

Hematology: hematology, platelet transfusion, ureia
platelet transfusion, ureia, blood coagulation: Hello Anita, How low are we talking? Is it 120 low or 1 low. Honestly, it is impossible to say without knowing anything about the case. Without knowing anything about current platelet funtion, or medications. Depending on the patients current status,...

Hematology: Internal bleeding 2, food sources for iron, pinto beans
food sources for iron, pinto beans, navy beans: Hello again, The best food sources for iron, are those derived from heme, which is from meat. Can you eat fish or shellfish? Here are some that are rich in heme iron: Oysters Clams Tuna, bluefin Halibut Blue Crab White tuna Shrimp As far as...

Hematology: Lab results, lambda light chains, flow cytometry lab
lambda light chains, flow cytometry lab, cbc complete blood count: Hello again, You don t absorb any oral iron...Does oral iron refer to oral iron supplements and/or all dietary sources as well. There are two dietary forms of iron, heme-iron and non-heme iron. We absorb heme iron much more effectively than non-heme iron....

Hematology: Low Platlets, breast cancer survivor, low platlets
breast cancer survivor, low platlets, platlet count: Hello Barbara, You have to understand that while you were going through chemo, that was a different set of circumstances than what you are going through now. Firstly, platelets are known as as an acute-phase reactant---which means that in times of inflammation...

Hematology: low ferritin and a reasonable Hypothesis, iron deficiency anemia, low ferritin
iron deficiency anemia, low ferritin, ringing in the ears: Hello again, Sorry about the delay again, I just found out a month ago that my daughter isn t genetically mine, so I have felt a bit under the weather and right now, a bit overwhelmed at all the questions that I have received since. Hmmmm, interesting---If...

Hematology: low ferritin, iron saturation, ferritin levels
iron saturation, ferritin levels, iron supplements: Hello again, Thats exactly what I meant. Since red blood cells contain so much iron, if you lose a substantial quantity with every menstrual period--therefore you lose a bunch of iron every month. If you aren t getting enough dietary iron, that will make...

Hematology: Mildly high MCV, not anemic, but SOOO tired, bone marrow biopsy, hemoglobin molecule
bone marrow biopsy, hemoglobin molecule, magnetic resonance imaging: Hello Tarja,Hmmmm...MR thingies.  I think that your hematologist is referring to magnetic resonance imaging (MR or MRI).  Did he explain what PNH is?  I m curious which PNH test they were referring to.  There is a HAM test and there is flow cytometry, and...

Hematology: platlets, kuppfer cells, platlet
kuppfer cells, platlet, platlets: Hello Jim,The lifespan of a platelet is about a week, they are cleaned out of circulation by the splenic macrophages and Kuppfer cells of the liver when they get old.  Ibuprofen affects the secondary wave in platelet aggregation and it acts on the cyclooxygenase...

Hematology: rh factor, rh positive, rh factor
rh positive, rh factor, mom dad: Yes it is possible. It is possible because there are two genes for Rh factor. Patients that are Rh positive can genetically be either +,+ (homozygous), or +,- (heterozygous). Patients that are Rh negative have to be -,-. I ll make a chart below. In my...

Hematology: Sticky Platelets that Clump causeing bleeding, sticky platelets, blood donors
sticky platelets, blood donors, apheresis: Hello Sara, You got to give me more info. It depends on whether or not the units were single donor platelets collected by apheresis. Or they were random donor units that were collected from blood donors, and separated from each unit of donated whole blood....

Hematology: sharks/blood, thermal convection, water molecules
thermal convection, water molecules, going in the right direction: Hello Ray, Your exactly right, but there are many variables that affect the diffusion of this drop of blood, at least in the ocean as opposed to a motionless pool of water. It is very true that a shark has a keen sense of smell, estimated at some 10,000...

Hematology: spots, student doctor, shingles
student doctor, shingles, dermatologist: Hello Lisette, I think that you need to see a specialist. There is little that I can do from here and there are many things that could cause these spots. Have you gone to a dermatologist and if you did, what did they say. Sorry, it has taken me so...

Hematology: whats wrong?, bone marrow aspirate, bone marrow test
bone marrow aspirate, bone marrow test, wbc count: Hello Aida, Is it only the white cells that are depressed? How low is your white count? Did your physician tell you what caused the pneumonia or did they isolate any organisms to come to that conclusion? What blood-work did they do, and do you have access...

Hematology: Abnormal Urinalysis, knee cartilage, protein in the urine
knee cartilage, protein in the urine, exercise regime: the protein in your urine worries me most, the rest of the results can be explained away by your diet and exercise regime, however protein in your urine is only present in two scenarios - either you have just done some SERIOUS physical exercise (they find...

Hematology: Alcohol Blood level, blood alcohol levels, blood alcohol level
blood alcohol levels, blood alcohol level, alcohol blood level: Not particularly accurate at all. Because alcohol is completely soluble in water, the alcohol content in the whole body is directly proportional to total body water content. Water content varies from person to person. In general, the less you weigh...

Hematology: Blood, vampirism, sesame street
vampirism, sesame street, vampires: Hi Sophie Vampirism is actually a disease called porphyria - the need to drink blood. If humans then consume blood from AIDs positive individuals, they can indeed get AIDs if they have cuts in their mouths. As for the fluffy, Sesame Street/ Buffy...

Hematology: Bloodwork, alcohol, CBC
alcohol, CBC, blood count: Hi, firstly, well done you! MCV stands for mean cell volume, its the size of your red blood cells in terms of how much oxygen they can carry. The normal range is between 80 and 99, so 99 is within the normal range, if at the very top. It s value is usually...

Hematology: blood donations, immune globulin, blood donations
immune globulin, blood donations, red cells: Hello Kim, Yes, you should be able to donate to your girls. Why are you going to be injected with Rh antigens? If you challenge your body with Rh antigens, there is a pretty good chance that your body will produce antibodies in response to antigenic stimulation....

Hematology: blood types, red blood cells, different blood types
red blood cells, different blood types, abo blood type: Yes. When referring to Blood Typing in general terms then we are usually talking about the ABO blood type system. The most common of the antigens (antibody producing proteins) that are found on the surface of red blood cells in humans can be roughly...

Hematology: creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, hematology lab
blood urea nitrogen, hematology lab, skeletal muscles: Hello George, Creatinine is generated from the break-down of a molecule that is used as a source of energy for our skeletal muscles, creatine phosphate. The amount of creatinine produced daily is dependent on the amount of muscle that someone has. Creatinine...

Hematology: Low iron in post menopausal woman, low iron levels, small intestines
Hematology: Low iron in post menopausal woman, low iron levels, small intestines, post menopausal

Hematology: hematology, white cells, blood plasma
white cells, blood plasma, red cells: The easiest way to collect plasma or serum is to take your own blood and centrifuge it down, the red cells drop to the bottom (the iron makes them heavy), then the white cells sit on top (this is called the Buffy layer, a fact that always makes me smile),...

Hematology: hemoglobin, red blood cells, blood vessel disease
red blood cells, blood vessel disease, headache blurred vision: Doctors use the terms polycythaemia and erythrocytosis if you have too many red blood cells, hence to much haemaglobin. Red cells make up the majority of blood cells. They transport oxygen through the body, so their main content is the oxygen-carrying protein,...

Hematology: hi i think i have anemia, iron deficient anaemia, health food shops
iron deficient anaemia, health food shops, types of anaemia: If you talked to your doctor and mentioned the bubbling and tingling in your legs then they will have taken that into account when diagnosing you. If you still think you may have anaemia, it may be worth increasing your intake of green leafy vegetables and...

Hematology: iron suplements, bleeding hemorrhoids, serum iron
bleeding hemorrhoids, serum iron, iron suplements: I m not really sure about how they tell the difference, I m pretty sure that they can though. I thik it is to do with the amount of blood found but this is as much as I know. It may well be IBS, it may be worth having a look online for some information...

Hematology: Low iron in post menopausal woman, iron deficiency anemia, bleeding internal hemorrhoids
iron deficiency anemia, bleeding internal hemorrhoids, iron deficiencies: Hi Ruthie, you re correct in your understanding that blood loss at your age is unusual. Normally, iron deficiencies in women are down to menstrual bleeding or pregnancy, neither of which apply to yourself. If blood tests show that an individual has an...

Hematology: neupogen, white blood cells, low platelet count
white blood cells, low platelet count, granulocyte colony stimulating factor: Hi, Neupogen acts as a granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor and is known to cause thrombocytopenia. Basically neupogen can enhance the phagocytic ( cell eating ) activities of neutrophilic leukocytes (white blood cells), including activity directed at autologous...

Hematology: platelets, human blood platelets, red blood cells
human blood platelets, red blood cells, white blood cells: Platelets - or thrombocytes (throm -bo-sites) - are the smallest cells in the blood. They are fewer in number than red blood cells, but greater in number than white blood cells. Normally, there are approximately 300,000 platelets in every cubic inch of human...

Hematology: blood types, gregor johann mendel, mendelian genetics
gregor johann mendel, mendelian genetics, genetics gregor: If both parents are heterozygous and have a recessive gene each, the chances of having a child that is Rh negative is 1 in 4, with a 1 in 2 chance of a child carrying the recessive gene. This is based on Mendelian genetics. If only one of the parents is...

Hematology: Liver Biopsy, liver biopsy, fatty liver
liver biopsy, fatty liver, medical pot: As long as you doctor does not feel there is a risk of extended bleeding then you will be fine. If the doctor felt you did not have enough platelets then he would order a transfusion to top yours up before the procedure. If he hasn t done this, then you...

Hematology: thelesemia, beta thalassemia, red blood cells
beta thalassemia, red blood cells, alpha thalassemia: Thalassemia is the name of a group of genetic blood disorders. To understand how thalassemia affects the human body, you must first understand a little about how blood is made. Hemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying component of the red blood cells. It consists...

Hematology: hematology WBC
Hello Kaharodin, Warm welcome you! The reason for elevated wbc count could be any infections. Most probably bacterial infection. But to know exactly what is causing it we need complete blood count and may be some other lab investigations. You can prevent...

Hematology: scared but doctor said everything ok
Hello Helen! Warm welcome to you! I saw all your lab results. Though they show mild variations, I think there is nothing to panic at this point of time. But I highly recommend you retesting CBC and peripheral blood smear after 3-4 month again. Please send...

Hematology: SHARP FALL IN PLATELET
Hello Sambudha, Warm welcome to you! Hb of 12.6 is normal for a girl so dont worry. But Definitely serum ferritin need to be raised a little. May be upto 80-100ng/mL. Also platelet count is also in normal range. Its elevated because of slight drop in ferritin....

Hematology: ITP and Bleeding
Hello Carol! Warm welcome to you! Normally splenectomy works out well in 50% of the cases. But has he tried other drugs like prednisone and danazol? Hemorrhoids is a very common issue with the truck drivers. Right now he can try stool softners and over the...

Hematology: Low Platelet
Hi Jahangir, Your lipid profile is perfectly ok. Higher value of HDL is not of much concern as its less prominent in calculating cardio-vascular risk. Other than that I think most of your blood tests are normal. Nothing much to be worried about. If the drowsiness...

Hematology: unexplained bruising and pain
Hi Kay! Glad to hear back from you! Development of bruises easily is not related to age. Initially Complete Blood Count (it includes platelet count) and CT(Clotting Time), BT(Bleeding Time) are enough. Later on if required I will suggest further lab investigations....

Hematology: bleeding and Xarelto
Hi Andey! Xarelto can cause bleeding. And this is more often when combined with below drugs: Aspirin or aspirin-containing products Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) Warfarin sodium Any medicine that contains heparin ...

Hematology: Conversion of citrated plasma to serum
Hello Lau! Warm welcome to you! I think you have misunderstood the concept. Are you a student of hematology? Plasma is the liquid part of blood without any cells. And serum is Blood without Platelets, RBCs and Clotting factors. Serum = Blood - (Platelets,...

Hematology: ITP and Hemp Protein Powder
Hello Hank, Warm welcome to you! Its been wel-established that Poly unstaurated Fatty Acids (PUFA) are known to reduce the platelet aggregation thus reducing cardiac risk. And Hemp contains good amount of PUFA. Considering the fact that you are a known case...

Hematology: MCTD?????
Hello Roxy, Warm welcome to you! Please do not confuse MCTD and MCAD. You probably have MCTD. MCAD is completely different condition. Normally ANC, ABS mono are constantly elevated in arthritis patients. But in MCTD acute inflammatory markers like CRP are...

Hematology: Purple left pinky toe
Hi sorry for the late reply! Was busy in hospital rounds all week. The fact that only single toe is involved and no the abnormalities in blood work then it could be just a local infection like Paronychia.You can use over the counter topical antibacterial-antifungal...

Hematology: mircoscopic hematuria, flank pain, levofloxacin
flank pain, levofloxacin, azythromycin: Hello Kim, Warm welcome to you! I read your case very carefully. The condition you are having is called acute pyelonephritis . The tramadol he gave you was just an analgesic/pain killer. My suggestion is you first collect a midstream sample of urine...

Hematology: curious, clot retraction, blood circulation
clot retraction, blood circulation, proper blood: Hello dan, Warm welcome to you! In your case there are chances that the clot which formed below the bruise didnt get dissolved (retracted) over time because sometimes when you get a large bruise, the vessels below the area get so much damaged that the chamicals...

Hematology: Factor V Leiden, DVT, factor v leiden, protein c
factor v leiden, protein c, genetic variant: Hello Alex, Warm welcome to you! For understanding why clots are being formed inspite of taking coumadin(blood thinners), you need to know that Factor V leiden is a genetic disorder and no permanent cure is there for the condition. And doctors can only manage...

Hematology: Footprints - Biometric Identifier ?., immi gov au, biometric identifiers
immi gov au, biometric identifiers, reply thanks: No prashant, foot prints are not reliable as biometric identifiers because one thing they are not as easily accessable when a person is wearing footwear. And main reason is it doesnt show much variation as the fingerprints do. And most importantly since the...

Hematology: Forensic Science (Labs) Specialization., http www youtube, forensic scientist
http www youtube, forensic scientist, science forensic: Hello Prashant, Warm welcome to you! First of all are you a doctor or doing MBBS or planning to do MBBS? Then after MBBS you can do MD in Forensic Medicine and not in Forensic Science / Lab. Forensic Medicine is pretty much different than Forensic Science....

Hematology: Headaches/iron level, fever chills, gastro intestinal tract
fever chills, gastro intestinal tract, mail id: Hi Ali, Nice to see you again! The contractions of internal organs might be a sign of mild calcium deficiency. But since you dont show any serious illness, all i can predict is your diet is poor in iron content/ you may be taking foods which inhibit the...

Hematology: Hematology Labs, albumin globulin ratio, low albumin
albumin globulin ratio, low albumin, low calcium: Hello Megan! Warm welcome to you! Are you the same Megan who had mailed me about the baby having bruises? Anyway, at this point are you having any clinical symptoms? You should tell if any symptoms you are facing. So that it can be clinically co-related...

Hematology: Hemorrhage, coagulation factors, plasma proteins
coagulation factors, plasma proteins, blood transfusion: Hello Jon, Warm welcome to you! When there is hemorrhage or blood loss, body tries to stop bleeding with the help of platelets and coagulation factors present in the blood. At the spot of injury platelet plug(platelets and mesh of fibrin) is formed this...

Hematology: hematological clearance, special investigations, neutrophile
special investigations, neutrophile, neutrophiles: Hello Robert, Warm welcome to you! The neutrophiles are lowered in certain infections like influenza, typhus, tuberculosis. These disease can be contagious and can have high rate of mortality if they cause a pandemic. So during employment they will test...

Hematology: probing bone marrow after using anticlotting agents, peripheral blood smear, red blood count
peripheral blood smear, red blood count, low red blood count: Hey Greg! Warm welcome to you! There are different ways to diagnose leukemia, but they are suitable in only certain types of leukemia. Like you can get the lymph node biopsy done. Routine tests would be complete blood count, Peripheral Blood Smear and bone...

Hematology: Bloodwork anamolies, low platelet count, blood test results
low platelet count, blood test results, enlarged spleen: Hi Robin, Nice to see you again! I dont think your RBC are macrocytic. Because normal range is upto 99 femtolitres. Also if the pathologist would have seen any macrocytosis on your blood smear, he would have definitely mentioned it in the report. If there...

Hematology: CBC bop, malnutrition in children, complete blood count
malnutrition in children, complete blood count, kidney functions: Hi Heidi, Warm welcome to you! You have asked a very cute n innocent question. Because the answer for the question you have asked is very vast. Through complete blood count and blood chemistry profile, we doctors do the basic diagnosis of all the diseases....

Hematology: CBC just an opinion, tiny pores, oil glands
tiny pores, oil glands, iron supplements: Hello Sambudha, Warm welcome to you! After looking at her test i would comment like this: Since she is in her adolascence age (we call it menarche), she is prone to hormonal variations which are causing extended menstrual period(menorrhagia). This loss...

Hematology: Possible Hep-C Transmission Scenario Occured Today, hep c transmission, old arm chair
hep c transmission, old arm chair, hydrogen peroxide: Hello Miranda, Warm Welcome to you! Dont Panic! The chance of your daughter getting the Hep-C transmission is 0. There is no risk at all as you have cleaned the wound with hydrogen peroxide. So just relax. Hope that helps! Take care. Have a great...

Hematology: thypoid, widal test, drinking waters
widal test, drinking waters, eatables: Hello Pankaj! Warm welcome to you! Yes your results show you are positive for thyphoid. Anything above 1:160 is significant and if both o & h antigens are elevated it gives positive result for typhoid. Coming to your question, you dont have to worry...

Hematology: Hypersegmented neutrophils, hypersegmented neutrophil, hypersegmented neutrophils
hypersegmented neutrophil, hypersegmented neutrophils, pernicious anemia: Hello Robin Roberts! Warm welcome to you! Typically we dont see a hypersegmented neutrophil in normal person. Its mostly seen when the person is anemic either due to lack of vit B12 or folic acid in diet or when he is unable to absorb them from the diet....

Hematology: Iron Levels, low iron levels, liver function tests
low iron levels, liver function tests, inflammation of liver: Hi Ali, if possible get some basic tests like Complete blood count, peripheral blood smear, serum iron, ferritin, transferin done. Are you having any other symptoms which you think are unrelated? Eating right is important than eating a lot. Take foods rich...

Hematology: Low iron, low iron saturation, hook worms
low iron saturation, hook worms, gastric symptoms: Hello jessica, Warm welcome to you! and thank u for waiting patiently for my reply! Low iron saturation can be due to poor diet which is deficient in iron. Or the gastric abnormalities which can prevent iron from absorption, like Achlorhydria. Do you have...

Hematology: Stem cell transplant, immune system cells, stem cell transplant
immune system cells, stem cell transplant, reverse isolation: Hello L, Warm welcome to you! and thank u for waiting patiently for my reply! Yes it come under the domain of hematology. Actually Allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplant is very complicated procedure and is recommended only when treatment is more beneficial...

Hematology: cbcb, vitamin b complex, rich diet
vitamin b complex, rich diet, recommended values: Hello Heidi! Seeing the fact that all other values are within range except MCH, it could be simple iron/pyridoxine deficiency state. So give her iron rich diet and daily vitamin b-complex for 1 month. If she has any associated symptoms, you can contact me...

Hematology: Contacted Aids, hiv antibodies, lab investigations
hiv antibodies, lab investigations, hiv exposure: Hello Bob, Warm welcome to you! To get positive result for HIV antibodies It will take atleast 3-6 months. So for trustable results you can test it at 3rd month and repeat on 6th month after exposure to avoid false positive/negative in lab reports. But symptomatically...

Hematology: FALL IN PLATELET COUNT, iron deficiency anemia, sgpt sgot
iron deficiency anemia, sgpt sgot, liver function tests: Hello Sambudha! I think once you had mailed me before for iron deficiency anemia of your daughter. The drug norethisterone in the primlout-n is the cause for all the variation in the lab results. So dont have to worry. Below is the list of adverse reactions...

Hematology: hct, low hct, iron pills
low hct, iron pills, iron rich foods: Hello Frank! Warm welcome to you! You can take iron rich foods like spinach, sapota etc. Also can take iron supplements. But the root cause of your low HCT is your CKD. People with CKD are unable to produce adequate amounts of erythropoietin(produced in...

Hematology: Hemochromatosis, hereditary hemochromatosis, iron sources
hereditary hemochromatosis, iron sources, iron levels: Hello David, Warm welcome to you! Yes David I think your phlebotomies are bit far apart. You can ask for more frequent phlebotomies. Sometimes in extreme cases phlebotomies can be done several times in a week. But the frequency depends on how your body is...

Hematology: Hemochromatosis and macrocytosis, liver function test, iron chelators
liver function test, iron chelators, hereditary hemochromatosis: Hello Colleen! Warm welcome to you! Have you undergone phlebotomy previously? You can start with the phlebotomy now. But before starting if possible get the following tests done: Liver Function Test If possible liver biopsy/MRI of liver also. If the...

Hematology: Potassium blood levels, serum potassium level, elevated potassium level
serum potassium level, elevated potassium level, kidney function tests: Hello Cathy! Warm welcome to you! Potassium levels can mildly increase in many physiological conditions! Even dehydration can elevate serum potassium level slightly. Heavy gym training/exercise, metabolic/respiratory acidosis can also cause mild increase...

Hematology: Sickle Cell Trait, yellow discolouration, heart murmur
yellow discolouration, heart murmur, poor weight gain: Hi Dee! Nice to hear from you again! An elevated LDH always gives us the hint that there is tissue break down going on in the body. In your child s case it means there is little hemolysis happening because some percentage of cells are sickle shaped. I think...

Hematology: WBC, alcohol consumption, branch details
alcohol consumption, branch details, laxman: Hello Mahmoud! Warm welcome to you! Since the CBC are 8 years old they can not be considered valid now. If you have any doubts you can get it retested. But anyway if WBC count was chronically low, it can happen because of some viral infections, iron/folic...

Hematology: Beta Thalassemia minor
Hello R, Warm welcome to you! Normally beta thalassemia minor presents as occasional blood transfusions because of repeated anemic attacks in the patient. But this condition is diagnosed within 20-25 yrs of age. Because of the persistent microcytic anemia...

Hematology: high homogenous ANA 1:320
Hello Roxy, Warm welcome to you! ANA homogenous is elevated in all three conditions you mentioned (lupus, undifferentiated connective tissue disorder & rheumatoid arthritis). complement c4 is sometimes elevated in rhematoid arthritis. But in undifferentiated...

Hematology: immature granulocyte
Hello Jon, Warm welcome to you! Though slightly elevated immature granulocyte percent alone is not of any diagnostic value, but its considered a good diagnostic tool to diagnose a infection at a very early stage. Its very useful in ICU patients. Since no...

Hematology: Vascular EDS and wounds
Hello Jillianne, Warm welcome to you! I think the whiteheads you are mentioning is not a symptom of VEDS. But after bleeding it leaves a scar behind is a classic symptom of VEDS. It would be much helpful if you send a picture of those whiteheads with your...

Hematology: regarding heamatolgy
Chikkaswamy, Sorry for the delayed reply. I am out of station. Since wbc count is below 1 lakh this seems like leukemoid reaction. In leukemia wbc count goes above 1 lakh. Buy my advice is to do following test: Peripheral blood smear, wbc differential count....

Hematology: blood work question
Roxy, I am not saying you have rheumatoid arthritis. But some tests like Anti ssDNA antibodies are positive in rheumatoid arthritis also. So you may be experiencing some symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis also. In MCTD, patients will have overlapping symptoms...

Hematology: High Platelet count
Eileen, Since all your other tests are normal, and you have tested negative for arthritis, I think its probably Polymyalgia Rheumatica or chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia. You may need to take prednisone. So please discuss with your doctor in this regard....

Hematology: Olfactory seizure and high nk cells
Brenda, Sorry I was out of station. Clearly you are Iron deficient by looking at your reports. All other tests are normal. Though you have unexplained neutropenia, which is why they tested you for leukemia(Right now none point towards it, but often neutropenia...

Hematology: Anaemia from low calories diet
Ali, I will suggest you the tests. Prior to that, can you tell me whether your doctor has done any tests before to investigate this problem? If you have any of the lab reports with you please send me. I dont want you to repeat the tests if its done before...

Hematology: Why does my blood look like this
Stuart, Its not because of isopropyl, the blood thinning agent you are taking can make burr cells appear on blood smear. Yes as your doctor has said, you dont need to be worried about it. Its a normal reaction to anti-coagulants in some individuals. If your...

Hematology: High blood cholesterol?
Hello Scot, Warm welcome to you! Your BMI is above 32. So please try to loose some weight. Follow a healthy diet. In your reports, Total cholesterol is normal; Triglycerides is normal; HDL is normal; LDL is Near optimal. So by looking at these values I...

Hematology: History of not producing neutrophils
Hello Brenda, Warm welcome to you! After spleenectomy the patient is vaccinated to most of the pathogens which can induce a threat of sepsis. Thats why you dont get sick too often. And if a person maintains good hygiene n lifestyle, infections rarely do...

Hematology: Red blood cell count
CJ, In the reports you have sent, the RBC count and Serum Hemoglobin are both in range. There could be a possible error in the lab standards followed by your doctor s lab. In my opinion the regular doses of adrenaline(epinephrine) is keeping your Hb and RBC...

Hematology: Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease???
Roxy, I think we discussed this before, right? For me its clearly Undifferentiated COnnective tissue disease. Plaquenil doesnt usually cause rash as adverse reaction . Anyway I strongly recommend going ahead with desensitization protocol. Thanking you...

Hematology: HIV?
Hello Craig, Warm welcome to you! There is absolutely no reason for you to worry about. But to be sure you can get the ELISA or Western blot test done after 3 months of exposure. I recommend the tests to be on the safer side. But otherwise the HIV transmission...

Hematology: Prothrombin Gene Mutation
Hello Becky, Warm welcome to you! Since you are taking blood thinning drugs, you can sit for considerably long periods of time. But to avoid risk you can do couple of things. While sitting for long hours, try to keep moving your feet up and down. It will...

Hematology: Reoccuring anemia
Ali, Sorry for the late reply! Had been out of station for attending a conference. Normally iron deficiency due to lack of iron rich diet should be restored within 2-3 months of taking iron pills. And they do not recurrence of iron deficiency if a good diet...

Hematology: Reoccuring anemia and hair loss
Hematology: Reoccuring anemia and hair loss

Hematology: Hemophilia C and severe bleeding episodes
Hello Bella, Warm welcome to you! 1. Even in patients having tendency to bleed severely surgeries can be performed after assessing following factors: Site and type of surgery Presence of an inhibitor Combined haemostatic defects Thrombotic risk Volume...

Hematology: High C reactive protein count
Hello Babal Geoffrey, Warm welcome to you! An increase in C reactive protein is nothing to be worried of. It just means your father is having an acute infection. This acute infection will be cleared by taking appropriate antibiotics. Stop worrying. Thanking...

Hematology: Reoccuring anemia and hair loss
Ali, you said in your last mail that the serum ferritin range given by your lab is 60. You hve written should i continue to take the tablets till my serum ferittin reaches 80 since is it like 8? my normal ferritin is 50-60. The normal internationally...

Hematology: 18 year old male, high red blood cell count and bilirubin?
John, Warm welcome to you! I could have ignored the chance of polycythemia vera if i had just considered RBC count and bilirubin. These could be seen in a person exposed to heat. But chest pain is often associated with polycythemia vera. So despite of all...

Hematology: ama antibodies
Valerie, Warm welcome to you! It can not be said you are permanently negative for AMA. There are chances of developing AMA if you have any other autoimmune diseas. Also middle aged women are at more risk than men. So it is better to regularly check your...

Hematology: anti pyrexial medications for icterus patients
Hello R.j. Ibuprofen is mainly a NSAID or pain killer with mild antipyretic action. Its mild compared to paracetamol. So your doctor has given right medicine. But any drug which has extensive liver metabolism requires careful administration in patients with...

Hematology: Hemochromatosis
Hezekiah, Warm welcome to you! Having chronic iron overload in body will start damaging liver immediately within 2-3 months. But it will take couple of years for liver cirrhosis to develop. Time take for liver cirrhosis varies individually. So to get the...

Hematology: I am nervous for my upcoming blood test
Hanna, Warm welcome to you! Is the upper abdomen back pain on the right side of the body? Physiologically sometimes liver function tests may vary depending upon diet. But since you have anemia and LFT is borderline high, most common reason is hepatitis....

Hematology: Urine protein blood test
John, Warm welcome to you! Decreased urine protien level is not a concerning issue. So dont worry. Also it could be due to urine dilution due to drinking lot of water prior to test. And no its not a sign of kidney failure. In kidney failure there is increase...

Hematology: Blood Work Results
Ari, If you dont mind please rephrase your question. Your MCHC is 36.2? What about Hb? If only MCHC is increased and all other tests are normal then there is no need to worry. Its only slightly above the range. Range is 32-36. So lets not worry about it if...

Hematology: Bruising
Sarah, Your history clears you from any possibility of trauma/infection/platelet deficiency. You must be deficient in vit C. So please start taking vit C supplement immediately. Also if possible test serum vit K levels. If no improvement is seen then please...

Hematology: low ferritin and % saturation
Tina, You probable had hyperacidity and peptic ulcer. Nothing to worry about. Continue with the omeprazole only. Please keep in mind that eating too less or fasting too much can also cause hyperacidity, gas and ulcer. Eat slowly to reduce swallowing air....

Hematology: Total Protein
Mary, If Troponin was below o.1 then it means there was no episode of MI. It was probably due to intense cardio workout. But ST segment depression could mean hypokalemia(low K+ ions), angina due to coronary artery spasm. So please get the ECG/EKG done once...

Hematology: ITP
Carol, In some countries Rho(D) immunoglobulin injections are being used to treat ITP. Also Rituximab is used in ITP cases which do not respond well to conventional therapy. But ultimately splenectomy remains as an important treatment option. Thanking...

Hematology: Low ferritin and % sat
Tina, Flecks of blood could mean ulcer/parasitic infection/inflammation as seen in gluten enteropathy etc. The treatment being given to you is partially correct. You need acid blocker. But at the same time you may need anti-parasitic and diet guidelines....