Category Archive: international student

Dec 04

A Guide To Getting A Bachelor’s Abroad

“While graduate programs have long attracted international students, undergraduates are seizing upon the vast opportunities to enroll in foreign colleges for a complete bachelor’s degree. The number of options to do so is growing by the year.”  Click here to read more.

May 15

Why Your New SAT Score Is Not As Strong As You Think It Is

This is an important article about the new SAT. “Many college-bound students across America are celebrating this week what appear to be impressive results from the revised SAT. But in general the scores are not as strong as they seem at first glance.”  Read more by clicking here.

May 08

Who Gets Accepted?

“What It Takes– How does Stanford’s undergraduate admissions staff decide who gets accepted? Short answer: It’s complicated…. Even perfect test scores don’t guarantee admission. Far from it: 69 percent of Stanford’s applicants over the past five years with SATs of 2400—the highest score possible—didn’t get in…. ‘When [Stanford] takes students,’ says Figueroa, who, as an …

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May 01

Hybrid Jobs Call For Hybrid Education

Will you be ready for the new jobs that are emerging? This is important to think about as you think about college. “But in addition to such familiar jobs such as engineer, consultant, or financial analyst, we’re increasingly seeing new job titles emerge: forensic technologist, digital storyteller, and marketing automation manager…. What does this mean …

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Apr 24

Where College Admissions Went Wrong

Did you know? “According to a 2013 article published in Stanford’s alumni journal, more than two-thirds—69 percent—of the college’s applicants in the previous five years with perfect SAT scores didn’t get in…. ‘What students do over four years in high school is more important than what they do on a Saturday morning,’ ‘The kid who’s …

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Apr 10

Procrastination: Some Valuable Insight

Tim Urban, co founder of Arbor Bridge presents on Ted Talk about procrastination. Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator Are you a procrastinator? What does that mean? Click here to hear the TED Talk.

Apr 03

Advice College Admissions Officers Give Their Own Kids

“Here are some of the questions she plans to ask her own kid: Do you like the idea of being the smartest student in your class or surrounded by really smart kids? Is it important to find a specific course of study or to have a wide range of options? Do you like the idea …

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Mar 06

I Said We’d Never Hire A College Admissions Adviser. Then We Did.

“As I watched my friends with teenagers begin the college search process, I quietly judged those who hired a college admissions adviser. Certainly the admissions process is hard, but hiring someone to help your kid through the process? That’s something that “those” parents do, and we were not going to be those parents. Those are …

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Jan 31

To get into college, Harvard report advocates for kindness instead of overachieving

This is an excellent article about new thoughts from Harvard on what it takes to get accepted. “For the last four years she has thrown herself into her school work, taken AP classes, studied for the SAT, worked on the school paper, played on the field hockey team and tutored elementary school children. Yet as …

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Nov 15

Ten Ways Colleges Work You Over

Must Read! Your many questions are answered in this excellent article. Some topics include: #1 Just because a school encourages you to apply doesn’t mean they actually want you #2 A college may not be as selective as it seems. #3 You may be rejected or wait-listed at a college simply because you are not …

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