UES Education Blog

Mental health & learning considerations at US Unis

23rd November

Mental health & special learning considerations at US universities It’s important that the education system appreciates all the different ways that our brains can work and learn, and that students with mental health and speci ...
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Applying to Oxbridge and the US

7th November

Every year high-achieving students aim to apply to both highly selective US universities and Oxbridge. While this is possible with a high degree of organisation and hard work, making both sets of applications is very demanding ...
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Applying for SAT/ACT Extra Time/Accommodations?

18th October

A guide for students and schools For a printable and easy-to-read pdf format of this blog, please click here. *Please also watch our webinar guiding families and schools through the process! Please click here.* If a student rec ...
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Should I visit US colleges?

17th October

Visiting colleges Now that the travel restrictions brought about by the pandemic are beginning to ease, students thinking about studying abroad internationally have the option to visit colleges that interest them. The USA is ...
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What are holistic admissions?

5th September

What are holistic admissions? One thing that makes US admissions unique is that they are 'holistic.' But what does it mean for admissions to be holistic? What should you be thinking about when preparing a US application, or w ...
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Colorado College Tour Blog Post 1

17th August

Colorado College Tour Blog Post 1 With three hundred days of sunshine, the majestic Rocky Mountains, and the mile-high metropolis of Denver, the state of Colorado is a fantastic university destination for those who love the g ...
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What are liberal arts colleges?

26th July

What are liberal arts colleges? If you're thinking about applying to US colleges, you have probably heard the term 'liberal arts.' This can be a bit confusing, as the term can be used in two ways. First, it can refer to the ...
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Re-thinking ‘reach’ colleges

27th June

Re-thinking ‘reach’ colleges College counsellors wisely advise students to create a diverse college list with a range of options (sometimes called aspirational/match/likely), and many students begin that process with their li ...
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Update on Admit Rates

15th June

Update on Admit Rates At this time of year, students in Lower Sixth are considering their US college options ahead of applying in the autumn. It’s a good time to have a look at the acceptance rates at US colleges in the last ...
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Choosing between the new digital SAT and the ACT

27th May

Which Test? Update on the New Digital SAT vs ACT May 2022 Several years ago, we developed an accurate diagnostic test that predicts which standardised test for US university entrance (SAT or ACT) a student would perform bes ...
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