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College Curricula: Which One is Right for You?

Open, closed; flexible, rigid; gen-eds, majors—despite commonalities in their approach to education, universities in the United States differ on what they expect of their students and their educational philosophies. All schools require a set number of courses prior to graduation,...

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College Admissions

How to Choose Your College Courses

Introduction to Computer Animation; Boatbuilding: Design, Making, and Culture; Coming of Age in Postwar Czechoslovakia; Javanese Gamelan. [line_break] [line_break] Like a Spinney’s aisle loaded with forty-seven kinds of energy bars, college course catalogs offer a dizzying array of options for...

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College Admissions

The Common App Personal Statement Prompts are Out…Which One Should You Choose?

Just weeks after our seniors finished submitting their applications for the Fall of 2019, the Common Application announced this year’s personal statement prompts. The good news: The prompts haven’t changed since last year. The bad news: Well, there is none....

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Test Preparation

The SAT Curve and How to Beat It

You may have the right résumé and grades for your top-choice college, but one hurdle yet remains: The SAT Exam. What scores do you need for the SAT, and how hard is it to improve your score? Is there a...

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College Admissions

The Early Acceptances Are In. . . And We’re Ecstatic!

It's been an incredible journey for our students who applied to US universities this year. As the dust settles, and students in the Class of 2019 say goodbye to test preparation and essay writing, we are excited to announce the initial results of...

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College Admissions

Diversity on US Campuses – What to Expect

It’s no secret that universities and workplaces are becoming increasingly diverse - both in America, and across the world. As globalization pushes people of different nationalities, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds into closer contact and collaboration with each other, cross-cultural understanding...

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College Admissions

Why You Should Apply Early

In the endlessly complicated alphabet soup that is American university admissions, there are three acronyms that every prospective applicant needs to be familiar with as they lay out their application strategy: ED (Early Decision), EA (Early Action), and RD (Regular...

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College Admissions

College Rankings Explained

Almost every prospective college student and parent has taken at least a passing glance at the US News and World Report annual college rankings. Every year, US News and World Report releases a comprehensive list of what they deem to...

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Test Preparation

The best SAT preparation courses in Dubai – understanding your options

Standardized tests are one of the most important aspects of the college application process. However, SAT and ACT test scores are not the only factors Admissions Officers consider when assessing your application. One aspect of the application process that many...

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College Admissions

How to apply to a US university from Dubai

While for the most part, students applying to American colleges and universities use the Common Application, some schools require students to apply using other application portals such as the UC (University of California) application or the Coalition App. However, knowing...

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College Admissions

The Class of 2018: Trends and Takeaways

Summer is officially upon us! While that phrase may elicit a chorus of groans from many of us in the UAE who now see our thermometers regularly ticking above forty degrees, this is also a time of great excitement and...

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Test Preparation

The ACT is Going Virtual: What Now?

ACT will no longer be offering a paper-based test.  You have read that correctly! Starting September 2018 (and only in international locations), the ACT will only be offered on the computer. They’re calling it the ACT CBT, which stands for...

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