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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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What Should I Do This Summer? Experiences from the Field

Not sure what to do this summer? Our team shares their most meaningful summer experiences, ranging from sports, to college courses, to international adventures. Read on! Swimming My high school summers were spent at the pool – not lounging in...

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The Lost Student’s Guide to Transferring Universities

You’ve been accepted to college, spent a semester, a year, or maybe even two years at your college of choice. But something doesn't seem right - maybe you feel like you don’t fit in with the rest of the student...

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The UC Application: What You Need to Know

From the sun-soaked Beverly Hills coastline of UCLA to the verdant eco-sprawl of UC Davis, the sheer variety of academic, social, and professional environments offered by the nine undergraduate campuses of the University of California (UC) system make it an...

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