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Understanding the Questbridge Application

by Ijaaz Jackaria When it comes to sending US college applications, the good old days of mailing individual paper copies to universities and waiting to receive a Hogwarts-esque acceptance letter in the mailbox are long  gone—seriously though, it must have...

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Canada vs US: What’s a better fit?

The decision to study abroad and venture out of your comfort zone is surely not an easy one. It is no secret that the USA has consistently been the top most popular destination for international students all across the globe....

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A Letter to High School Seniors

Dear reader, Congratulations! You did it! You’ve committed to your university! This is a huge step in your life, and we are so excited for you. It comes with independence and responsibility. You are about to step into a new,...

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College Admission Applications Spike 2022 and Next Steps

By Akshatha Achar   On March 31st, many of the most prestigious institutions in the US told their applicants if they had been accepted. While we heard paeans about the record number of applications, we also absorbed a new reality....

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The Importance of the Entrepreneurial Spirit

By  David Shepley What do you think of when you hear the word entrepreneur? Titans of Industry like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, or Steve Jobs? Maybe comedic TV series like Silicon Valley which glorify eccentric egos, legendary lifestyles, sudden successes,...

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Oh The Places You’ll Go!

By  Areesha Velani Decisions are rolling in - several giddy acceptances, a few heart-breaking rejections, some nail-biting deferrals, and even the straggling waitlists to top it off. With a bountiful bouquet of exciting, yet confusing answers, how do you choose...

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Digital SAT – A New Exam Pattern

By  Jeffrey Dalton When Covid-19 hit, many US universities adopted “test optional” policies that allowed students to apply to universities without submitting test scores. This obviously benefitted students, but it also helped universities, which almost universally saw a record setting...

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Your Final University Decision: It’s More than Just Rankings

By Shahamah Tariq Every time her phone screen illuminates, or she hears a ‘ding’ from a notification, Olivia’s heart beats a little faster. She rushes to check her email, eagerly and often nervously anticipating the words “congratulations, you’ve been accepted!”...

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What is Columbia’s Famous “Core Curriculum?”

By David Shepley International students aspiring to pursue higher education in the United States do so valuing North America’s unique educational approach. The UK places primary focus on academic merit when evaluating applicants and requires them to specialize in a...

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Why Are UChicago Prompts Weird?

By Ijaaz Jackaria If you are a prospective student wishing to apply to colleges in the US, chances are you’ve come across the name of “The University of Chicago.” No, we are not an Ivy League, but yes, we are...

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Sciences or Arts? The B.A. vs. B.S. Decision

By Areesha Velani When choosing my intended major, Psychology, I was lost between which path to take. I had enjoyed experimental subjects throughout my high school years such as Biology and Chemistry, but I was also curious to explore unique...

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