UES Education Blog

What are technological institutes?

5th May

What are technological institutes? When applying to the US, something important to keep in mind is that not all universities there are the same! There are universities focused on the arts like Parsons and RISD; public and ...
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What is waitlisting, and what to do if waitlisted?

25th April

What is waitlisting? When you get an admissions decision from the US colleges to which you’ve applied, you will either be accepted, rejected, deferred, or waitlisted. We covered what deferral means and what to do about ...
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Standardised Testing Update April 2022

13th April

Test Optional: Should I submit SAT/ACT scores? Should I even take a test? Much has been said about the test-optional movement in the US. We’ve hosted webinars about it, and when we counsel students through their US applicat ...
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How do I know if a college is a good fit?

7th April

How do I know if a college is a good fit? One of the main characteristics of US universities that sets them apart from universities in other countries is their emphasis on finding students that ‘fit’. They are seeking to admi ...
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ACT/SAT English Best Approach & What Must I Avoid?

9th March

ACT/SAT English Best Approach & What Must I Avoid? Doing well on the English section of the ACT (section 1) or SAT (section 2) is pleasantly straightforward: learn the nine question types and the grammar rules tested within e ...
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Which other US colleges are like the Ivy League?

8th March

Which other US colleges are like the Ivy League? Whether considering applying to the US for university or not, we all know the names of the top US colleges! If you are considering an American education, it makes sense to set ...
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The digital SAT: what do the changes mean for me?

1st February

The digital SAT: what do the changes mean for me? Last week, the College Board announced some fundamental changes to the SAT that will come into effect internationally from March 2023. This will mostly have an impact on stude ...
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What Are Deferrals & Best Next Steps if Deferred?

17th January

What to do if you’ve been deferred If you applied early to a US college (via Early Decision, which is binding, or Early Action, which isn’t) then you will hear from the college usually sometime in December, but sometimes as l ...
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Clearing up Misconceptions about the Ivy League

15th December 2021

Ivy League Colleges When you ask most UK students which US universities they’re aiming for, it’s likely they will name several colleges that are part of the Ivy League—or will answer by simply saying ‘Ivy League colleges’! Th ...
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Applying to Creative Programmes

22nd November 2021

Applying to Creative Programmes The range and quality of creative programmes in the US is nothing short of incredible. There are world-leading programmes in a huge range of disciplines including music, film, creative writing, f ...
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