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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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