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How Important Is Community Service and Volunteer Work Really? Plus Other Insights for International Students

Today’s email comes from an international student who is currently in Singapore: Hi, I am [name removed] and currently studying at a US community college in Singapore. However, I wish to take the SATs as I intend to transfer in a year’s time. However, if I only have average scores(mostly Bs and a few As) […]

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5 secrets about Advanced Placement (AP) tests and classes

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AP tests are a rite of passage for most high school students. Some of you are international students (advice on that here), some are in IB programs, but the majority will be taking Advanced Placement classes and tests. Here are some insights on APs: 1) Take as many AP classes as you can fit into […]

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4 tips for international students in college admissions

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International student applications are tough. For many top colleges, financial aid is a factor – which means that at schools like Princeton and Yale, international students generally come from wealthier families. Whether you’re from Greece or China, Korea or France, the advice below applies equally. 1) Your standardized test scores are incredibly important – particularly […]

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