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Christmas Break Checklist

19th December 2018

  Everyone has a to-do list over the holiday break. You may have a certain number of sprouts to eat. Or perhaps you need to buy a last-minute present. If you’re applying to US colleges this year, however, there are a few other th ...
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The Latest on the ACT and Computer-Based Testing

1st November 2018

  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 2018

  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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What’s Better for Me: Ivy League or Oxbridge?

6th July 2018

  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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What Should I Read to Raise My SAT Reading Score?

23rd April 2018

 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 I Start Preparing My US Applications?

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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5 Great Reasons to Apply to the US

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

*This article has been updated for 2021 here:  ueseducation.com/blog/SAT-ACT-accommodations *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, ...
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