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College Admissions

Decisions, Decisions: What Applying Early Can Mean For You

Decisions, Decisions: What Applying Early Can Mean For You 518 190 Theo Wolf

The November 1st Early Application Deadline creeps up faster than most expect. In this post, we’ll detail what it means to apply early and why you should or should not do so.

Cooking Up a Great College Application

Cooking Up a Great College Application 1280 384 Larry Liu

When it comes to applying to college in the US, there are a lot of moving parts. This can be overwhelming at times and missing even a single part can render your entire application incomplete. In this blog post, we’ll take you through a broad overview of the entire application and briefly discuss the strategy for each part along with some recommendations.

The Hidden Cost of Wealth

The Hidden Cost of Wealth 1280 384 Theo Wolf

For centuries, colleges have been bastions of wealth and power. Now, they’re trying to reform their image. For many, this is welcome news, but if you’re wealthy this could influence how colleges view you as an applicant.

The “Asian Tax” In College Admissions

The “Asian Tax” In College Admissions 595 417 Lloyd Nimetz

Are Asians judged at a higher standard than everyone else by US College Admissions? This blog post explains this hotly debated topic and provides some practical tips for Asian applicants.

“It’s a Trap!” — Five clubs to avoid in high school (unless you really, really love them)

“It’s a Trap!” — Five clubs to avoid in high school (unless you really, really love them) 1280 384 Theo Wolf

We are frequently asked about the pros and cons of various clubs and activities, so we’ve summed up our general insights about some of the clubs that are time “traps” because they don’t help nearly as much as people think.

Special Programs: Medicine (BA/MD)

Special Programs: Medicine (BA/MD) 1280 616 Larry Liu

This article covers some general insights of medical majors and specialized pre-medicine college programs. Find out which program is perfect for you right now!

Should you go to college in a Trump America?

Should you go to college in a Trump America? 556 289 Lloyd Nimetz

“Is it safe?” Many international students have been wondering how safe it’ll be for them to study in the U.S. under U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Read this post to get a sense of how Trump’s campaign and victory is affecting the education world.

Applying to the Right Colleges Part 2: Making Your List

Applying to the Right Colleges Part 2: Making Your List 800 471 Larry Liu

According to the US Department of Education, there are approximately 2,300 four year degree-granting colleges in the US. The average international student is familiar with a very small percentage of these. How should you go about narrowing down your list to the short list of (6-10) colleges that you’ll eventually apply to?

Applying to the Right Colleges Part 1: It’s All About Fit

Applying to the Right Colleges Part 1: It’s All About Fit 800 557 Larry Liu

Don’t make the common mistake of only applying to the highest ranked US colleges. It’s more important to first figure out which colleges are the best fit for you and then aim for the top colleges on that list.

Five Biggest Mistakes International Students Make When Applying to US Colleges

Five Biggest Mistakes International Students Make When Applying to US Colleges 800 440 Lloyd Nimetz

This post was made in partnership with Forbes Asia and covers some of the largest mistakes international students make when applying to colleges in the states.

What’s Your Passion?

What’s Your Passion? 800 605 Larry Liu

When it comes to developing a deep achievement Spike, passion is an essential ingredient. But for most students, discovering passion is no easy task. Like most students, you probably have too many interests and even deciding on a place to start is a challenge.

A Beginner’s Guide to Self-Studying the ACT

A Beginner’s Guide to Self-Studying the ACT 800 533 Larry Liu

It’s hard to know where to start studying for the ACT. This post outlines a few resources to help students prepare to self-study for the test.