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The Latest on the ACT and Computer-Based Testing

1st November

  What’s happened? In September 2018, the ACT became an online test (Computer Based) internationally. Students taking the test outside of the USA are now required to take the test on a computer at a test centre, unless they ha ...
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Changes to the ACT and Computer-Based Testing

11th July

  Nothing is ever simple in the world of standardised testing. After a couple of years of changes to the SAT format and dates, the ACT has now announced that it will be administering the international tests via computer. And as i ...
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Ivy League or Oxbridge?

6th July

  Are you trying to decide between top universities in the US and UK? UES explains how different those systems are, how to think about what suits you best, and busts some myths about the Ivy League. When you’re aiming high, it’ ...
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Summer Reading Ideas for the SAT and ACT

23rd April

 In this post, our Student Liaison Officer Kelli discusses great books and articles to help boost your SAT and ACT reading scores over the summer. Summer instantly reminds students of summer break, holidays abroad and endless Netf ...
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Supporting International Education Week

11th December 2017

UES is proud to support International Education Week in the UK!As part of a collective effort led by Antony Adams, Careers Adviser and founder of International Education Week in the UK, a nationwide campaign is running from 1st Oc ...
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US College Interviews

2nd November 2017

At this time of year, students applying to the US might start thinking about their interviews. Not everyone will be asked to an interview, and they can be a little confusing. What will they ask? Is it like an Oxbridge interview? W ...
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When should you start preparing to apply to college in the USA?

16th October 2017

 At UES, we're often asked when is the best time to begin preparing to apply for college in America. Is it ever too early to start prepping for the SAT or ACT test? Applying to university in the US can be a confusing process, but ...
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Why are so many people applying to study in the USA?

10th October 2017

At UES, we have noticed a surge in the numbers of British (and European) students applying to America for college. There are now over 10,000 students studying in the US, and over 5000 UK students apply for undergraduate in the USA ...
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How to get extra time on the SAT or the ACT

6th October 2017

How does a school or a student go about requesting extra time on the SAT or ACT?If a student receives extra time in exams at school, or can use a laptop, they may be entitled to similar allowances on the SAT, ACT, and Subject Test ...
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How to Apply Early Decison or Early Action

5th October 2017

The different options for applying to college in the US and the terms they use can be quite confusing. So what's the difference between Early Action and Early Decision?As we head towards the November 1st early application deadline ...
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