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What Test Optional Really Means

By Patrick Fitz Over the past year, colleges and universities in the United States have adjusted their policies regarding standardized testing, especially for the SAT and the ACT. Though these exams were originally required by virtually all undergraduate programs, select...

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Why You Should Consider the ACT

By Patrick Fitz A common experience among some of our test preparation and consulting students is that they study diligently for the SAT but are not ultimately able to increase their score beyond a certain range. No matter how hard...

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Crafting the Personal Statement

By Ijaaz Jackaria Essay writing is often seen as a long tiresome process. You can spend hours waiting for an inspiration to come and you can spend days brainstorming possible topics. Even when you think you’ve finally nailed down that...

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The Impact of Covid-19 on APs, SAT, and ACT Exams

By Jeffrey Dalton The COVID-19 virus is continuing to impact our lives - and our education - in unforeseen ways. The transition to distance learning for many UAE high school students has been smooth, with different schools utilizing highly individualized...

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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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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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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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Which Standardized Test is Right for You?

Do you prefer vanilla or chocolate?   What about Pepsi or Coke?  Where do you stand on comic books—do you like Marvel or DC?  These preferences are rather inconsequential, but they are spiritually similar to the standardized test debate: should I...

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Considering Applying Early? Here’s What You Need to Know

Several colleges and universities in the United States offer prospective students the unique opportunity to apply for early admission. Applying for early admission can be beneficial for many reasons including: Admissions decisions may be released by January 1 instead of...

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Boarding Schools in the US: What You Need to Know

While many students in their final year of high school anxiously anticipate their move to university -- living away from home, choosing from a wider array of courses, the general increase in independence and autonomy characteristic of the college experience...

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Shedding Light on the SAT Test Dates

SAT. Every year, these three letters strike fear into the hearts of high schools students around the world. The irony is not lost on those who know that the college entrance exam originated in 1926 as an IQ test designed...

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What to Expect from a Trump Presidency – A Reflection for Future US University Students

On November 9th, I woke up at 6 am to take a quick look at how the US Presidential Election was unfolding. I had gone to bed the night before feeling calm and reassured. Like many of my friends, I...

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