What's it like to work with an overseas education consultant?

Posted by Cialfo on Mar 20, 2017 4:02:12 PM

So you've decided to apply to overseas universities? You are probably already aware of students (maybe some of your friends) using an education consultant to help them with the entire process. But do you know what exactly transpires in these consulting sessions?

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Topics: US Applications, UK Applications, Best Practices

Benefits of taking a college tour.

Posted by Cialfo on Mar 17, 2017 6:02:22 PM
 
Choices, choices, choices. The college decision process can be overwhelming. But what if it didn’t have to be?
 
So you have a couple of schools in mind, but you can’t seem to distinguish one potential college experience from another. Enter the college tour.
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Topics: US Applications, UK Applications, Best Practices, Resources

College Consulting - An Exception Becoming the Norm?

Posted by Mili Kale on Mar 15, 2017 6:36:45 PM

As admission into elite colleges becomes more and more competitive, we see a new norm: families turning to professional consultants for assistance with the application process.

In Singapore, few public schools have full time counselors to help students conquer their applications to colleges overseas. However, even in the schools that do have counselors, many simply don’t have the time or bandwidth to cater to the needs of each and every student individually - leaving many students to feel clueless and alone.

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Topics: US Applications, UK Applications, Best Practices

How will Trump impact my US college application?

Posted by Graham Link on Mar 1, 2017 11:55:59 AM

Regardless of political leanings, the election of US President Donald Trump has concerned some observers that the country is becoming less viable as a higher education option for foreign students. In the current media climate of 24/7 coverage, it can be difficult to discern the facts behind the headlines and figure out what really matters. In this article, we will cut through some of that noise and relieve a few anxieties about whether a Trump Administration could impact your US college application. Let’s start with a brief overview of the US international student population by the numbers.

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Topics: US Applications, Best Practices

SAT updates - ICYMI

Posted by Cialfo on Feb 23, 2017 3:40:05 PM

In case you missed it… College Board has just announced a reduction in the number of SAT test sittings available to international students in 2017.

The College Board is cancelling the SAT I administration in June 2017! Students planning to take the SAT I in June will be rescheduling tests to other months.

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Topics: US Applications

8 ways to spend your break time before College

Posted by Emma Brownlow on Feb 4, 2017 2:00:00 PM

If you’re one of the lucky ones who has finished with school AND received an offer from your dream school (perhaps at ED/EA), then you have a lot of time before you head to college. Here are some constructive things you can do during your break:

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Topics: US Applications, UK Applications, Best Practices

How to deal with not getting in

Posted by Timothy Laas-Nesbitt on Feb 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

By this time, many applicants to foreign universities will have gotten at least a few results back, possibly from their dream schools. And in an especially competitive application season, many will have received rejections and/or deferrals.

So… now what?

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Topics: US Applications, UK Applications, Best Practices

8 parameters to help you choose a US school that's best for YOU.

Posted by Justin Jobity on Nov 28, 2016 12:51:16 PM

As the college application season begins to heat up, it is always important to keep a couple things in mind when narrowing down your dream US school list: 

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Topics: US Applications, Best Practices

Learn from the wiz kids who cracked all eight Ivy Leagues.

Posted by Justin Jobity on Nov 24, 2016 3:25:00 PM

These wiz kids got in to all eight Ivy League schools and more. But how did they do it? What did they have? Listen to interivews of Harold Ekeh (2015) and Kelly Hyles (2016) who through sheer perseverance and hard work, make the seemingly impossible, possible.

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Topics: US Applications, Best Practices

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