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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Recommended
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: Yes

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Anon
  • May-14-2014 I am a current student here

    Join clubs and university organizations. It's a lot easier to make friends when you are involved in the community. Join the marching band. It will change your life. Don't bring your car, you won't need it. When it gets close to winter, make sure you have tons of warm clothes. It gets very cold. In fact, its pretty smart to arrange your class schedule, so that you aren't moving around too much in the cold. This is really just for the spring semester though.

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  • Caroline from NH
  • Apr-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Research where you want to live if you decide to live on campus. Southwest if you like to party (or not, which is totally possible), among others. It's okay if you don't know your major at first, but try to figure it out as soon as possible because a lot of the programs are class-specific and it can be hard to figure out your schedule. Do well, get into the honors college if you can. It's a great opportunity. There's decent food, but always have snacks especially if you're pulling an all-nighter. The bus is GREAT. I would give my soul to the bus system if I could. It has it's flaws but it's so convenient. Don't bring your car- it's expensive and bothersome. It's nice occasionally but it's awful when it snows.

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  • Megan from Ayer, MA
  • Apr-26-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    It is a large campus so be prepared to walk. They have a lot of different majors to choose from. They are always building and the equipment appears to be what is used by future employers.

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  • James from Sudbury, MA
  • Mar-22-2014 I am a current student here

    get involved with as many groups as possible and expand your horizons through connections with older students that can help you with classes and any struggles you may be having in your life

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  • Abdulrahman from North Chelmsford, MA
  • Mar-16-2014 I am a current student here

    If you're a prospective student, don't forget to get involved! Choose afternoon classes. If you're living on campus and looking for a quite place, live in orchard hill or central. If you're a pretty social person, live in southwest.

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