Tag Archive: foreign students

Aug 17

6 Things You Should Never Do As The Parent Of A College Applicant

Some real good advice.  “They are on the cusp of living without you picking up their dirty socks from the floor. They need to know they can do this without you hovering….College admissions officers claim that they can usually tell if the essay wasn’t written by the student.” Click here to read more.

Nov 15

Confessions Of An Application Reader- UC Berkeley

“A HIGHLY qualified student, with a 3.95 unweighted grade point average and 2300 on the SAT, was not among the top-ranked engineering applicants to the University of California, Berkeley. He had perfect 800s on his subject tests in math and chemistry, a score of 5 on five Advanced Placement exams, musical talent and, in one …

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Jun 08

Apps to Help Students With Dysgraphia and Writing Difficulties

Technology can be a great tool for all students and adults! Learning has never been better for those with learning disabilities. Check out some of these apps here.

Jun 02

Check Out The Scoop on Choosing a Major

I help students find their passion; oftentimes, their everyday interests can lead them to discover what they might want to pursue. Does your major as an undergraduate impact admission to medical school? An article in the NY Times states, “Many readers may be surprised to learn, for instance, that humanities and social science majors are …

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Apr 15

Highly Controversial Editorial from a Student Who Was Rejected from Colleges and More

Suzy Lee Weiss writes an editorial in the Wall Street Journal of how she relied on colleges telling her to “Just be yourself.”  “That is great advice, as long as yourself has nine extracurriculars, six leadership positions, three varsity sports, killer SAT scores and two moms.”  She was rejected from many of her top choice …

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Feb 10

Having the Freedom To Choose as discussed by a student in India

She says, “Having the freedom to choose is what I found most exciting about attending a U.S. college.” This article from a little over a year ago deserves to be re-read. It highlights the differences of education in India and the U.S. and the difficulty international students, in general, have in deciphering the U.S. College …

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Dec 02

Chinese Enrollment in US Colleges Soars

“China continues to lead the way as the No. 1 country of origin, with 194,029 students in 2011-12, a remarkable 23.1 percent increase from the previous year.” Click here to read more.

Jul 05

Are you a foreign student?

Are you a foreign student interested in studying in the U.S. in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math? “Under the OPT program, foreign students who graduate from U.S. colleges and universities are able to remain in the U.S. and receive training through work experience for up to 12 months. Students who graduate with …

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