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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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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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FAQs about Studying in Canada

Here are some common FAQs about studying in Canada: How do Canadian universities compare to those in the US? As someone who has studied in both Canada and the US, I can say the most striking difference between the two...

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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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A Guide to Canadian Universities

Canada often takes a backseat to the US and the UK as a study destination for international students. Yet the number of international students in Canada has been rising steadily over the last decade. Between 2008 and 2015, the number...

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Liberal Arts Colleges: The Educated Choice

As the global economy continues its shift towards technological innovation and entrepreneurship, questions have been raised as to the perceived value a liberal arts education holds today. Does a liberal arts degree offer as strong a return on investment, both...

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Vis-à-visa: Tips for Securing Your F1 Student Visa

It seems so real, you can almost touch it. There’s the famous statue with its sage inscription in ancient Greek. And behind it, the library donated by that revered patron of higher learning. Dream school, here I come! Well, not...

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Why You Should Consider a Women’s College

I still remember when I first informed family and friends of my decision to attend Mount Holyoke, an all women’s college in the US. They facetiously remarked, “Is that a medieval convent in the US?” “Aren’t you going to miss...

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What to Expect from Your First Week in College

You’ve been accepted, received your visa, and packed your bags. But what should you expect from your first few weeks in college? What is Freshman Orientation? Every college arranges a freshman orientation for its first-year students; one or a few...

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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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Overcoming Rejection: A Survivor’s Guide to US Universities

Walt Disney, JK Rowling, Thomas Edison, Jack Ma, Albert Einstein….what do these celebrated figures have in common? Would you say they each possessed a brilliant mind, or lived to achieve unparalleled success in life? While this may be true, more...

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Summer Programs 101: How to Make the Most of Your Summer

A meaningful summer can take many forms: an athletics camp, an online course, volunteering, shadowing a professional in a career you’re interested in, or a program deeply focused on an academic topic you love, whether creative writing, medicine, aerospace engineering,...

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