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How should US applicants choose their A-Levels?

2nd June 2021

One of the main appeals of US colleges is the educational ethos and the flexibility of their undergraduate programmes. While specialisation is the norm in the A Level system, breadth is synonymous with the liberal arts and scien ...
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What are co-op programs and where can I take them?

17th May 2021

“I want to work in business.”“Having a successful career is important to me.”“I want to study somewhere where I'll be able to get good internships and work experience.”“I learn best in a hands-on way.” These are things that we ...
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Sports in US Colleges

4th May 2021

Whether you’re an elite athlete or an armchair spectator, there’s no denying that sports are a big deal in America. They’re just as big a deal in colleges – college sport is a pathway to the professional level, and college teams ...
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How Do I Access US Colleges' Virtual Resources?

20th April 2021

Over the past few months, we have been delighted to see life in the UK slowly returning to normal, reuniting with friends and family and enjoying small freedoms that had previously been on hold. But one part of pandemic life tha ...
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Can I Get Financial Aid to Attend a US College?

6th April 2021

Financing an American college education is expensive. The cost of attendance at US colleges can rise to $80,000 per year for the most expensive private colleges and flagship public colleges (for out of state students), including ...
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What are the different curricula at US colleges?

22nd March 2021

Location? Reputation? Campus? When students begin to make their college lists, these factors usually guide their choices. But one factor that's often overlooked, but extremely important, is the college’s curriculum. After all, a ...
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Why Study in the USA?

19th February 2021

It’s been a couple of years since I last wrote about why so many international students go off to study in the USA, and the world feels like a very different place now. Given everything that’s happened, is America still a popula ...
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Does the SAT II Subject Test Still Exist?

21st January 2021

  The College Board has just announced some significant changes that will affect students taking the SAT and Subject Tests with almost immediate effect. They are:The end of the SAT essay from June 2021Disbandment of the Subject T ...
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Why Study In Canada? 4 Reasons

22nd April 2020

In this guest post, David Hawkins of The University Guys explains why students are choosing to study in Canada. Why study in Canada? Over the time that I’ve been advising students on international university applications ...
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What was the Varsity Blues Scandal?

16th March 2019

 In light of the college admissions scandal that surfaced this week, we at UES thought it wise to give some guidance for students and parents who are concerned about the situation and want reassurance that they are getting profess ...
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