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College Board Score Review: Explained

By Jeffrey Dalton Recently, many students here in Dubai and Abu Dhabi were informed that their SAT test results from the May 2021 SAT date were under review. As many are unfamiliar with what that even means or what the...

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College Admissions

Hale’s 5th Annual Ivy Insider

By Hale Education Group This Saturday, Hale Education Group will be hosting its Fifth Annual Ivy Insider, an evening of student panelists and educational professionals who will dispel the myths surrounding college admissions and provide insight learned from proven success...

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An Introduction to Advanced Placement

By Patrick Fitz For students and parents unfamiliar with American curriculum schools, Advanced Placement is a program of courses administered by College Board, the same organization that creates and offers the SAT. Education consultants recommend AP courses as reliable college...

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College Admissions

The Benefits of Volunteering

By David Shepley There are two types of people who do not complete community service in high school. First, some students are either too self-focused or actually unaware of what it takes to build a competitive, well-rounded extra-curricular profile for...

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Cancellation of the SAT Subject Tests

By Jeffrey Dalton The recent decision of College Board to no longer offer SAT Subject Tests sent a shockwave through both the test preparation and college admissions communities. A long-standing institution in both, SAT Subject Tests have, for years, been...

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College Admissions

Student Profile: Jean Salamoun

By Hale Education Group Jean Salamoun was just 13 when he embarked on his entrepreneurial journey, driven by a passion for business and a penchant for food. Now 17 and a Dubai-based IB student off to study at prestigious Northeastern...

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An Introduction to the ACT Science Section

By Patrick Fitz Comparisons and contrasts between the two major American standardized tests, the SAT and the ACT, are frequently made. This has become more common as, over time, the tests have to some degree converged in material and methodology....

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College Admissions

How to Decide Where to Go

By Patrick Fitz The deadline to accept an offer of admission to the top colleges and universities in the US, including the Ivy League, is just around the corner. Here in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, fortunate students will have multiple...

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Test Preparation

Test Center Cancellations

By Jeffrey Dalton Students often spend months preparing for their standardized testing exams. The SAT and ACT requires students to not only learn the content but learn the exams themselves. Education consultants advise students to consider SAT prep or ACT...

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College Admissions

Student Profile: Youssef Ghobreyal

By Hale Education Group Youssef Ghobreyal, 18, is an Egyptian expat student at Gems Wellington Academy in Al Khail, in addition to being a Hale Counseling student. His passions include such fields as quantum physics. But what sets him apart...

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Test Preparation

An Introduction to the SAT Math Section

By Patrick Fitz The Math Section of the SAT examination is the last of the three sections on the exam, the first being the Reading Test and the second the Writing and Language Test. Depending on a given student’s relative...

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College Admissions

Understanding Admissions Decisions

By Patrick Fitz Admissions decisions have finally been released for the most selective colleges and universities in the US, including the Ivy League. Prognosticating that has been going on for months has largely proven true: record-setting numbers of applications, shattering...

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