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Applying for SAT/ACT Extra Time/Accommodations?

18th October 2022

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 2022

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 2022

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 2022

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 2022

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 2022

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 2022

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 2022

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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What are technological institutes?

5th May 2022

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 2022

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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