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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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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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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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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

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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College Admissions

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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College Admissions

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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Test Preparation

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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