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Over the past 12 years, we have accumulated a wealth of experiences that have strengthened our understanding of families, students, and the education field. From Q&As with students and parents, to articles with tips on excelling through all aspects of the admissions process, we hope our knowledge base offers some insight into the current educational climate.


Important Updates to the AP and IB Curriculums

High school curriculums are constantly changing and adapting to better align with university practices. Recently, the Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculums both underwent important changes and updates that could affect your child. Advanced Placement (AP) The AP curriculum has been updating their previous courses and exams as well as adding new courses. Exams […]

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Q&A: The SAT or ACT

Q: I’m rather confused with all the changes in the SAT and ACT. Can you advise what the changes are and which one my son should take? -Michelle   A: Dear Michelle, Starting in March 2016, College Board will be administering the new SAT, which will be quite different from the previous version. The ACT […]

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Q&A: Transitioning to Boarding School in the U.K.

Q&A: Transitioning to Boarding School in the UK Q: My son Aaron has secured an offer to attend a top boarding school in the UK for 13+ entry next year. What difficulties might he encounter in the process of settling into the school and how might we help him prepare in the next year? -Elaine […]

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How to Approach IB Diploma Subject Choices?

Do not let the flexibility of the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum give you a false sense of security in terms of subject choices. Choosing your subject combination for the IB has far reaching consequences for your path to university and beyond. When universities around the world assess applicants, while admissions reviews the grades achieved for the […]

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Q&A: Tips on U.S. Personal Statement Writing

Q: University application deadlines are creeping up and I haven’t started my personal statement! What should I do? How should I go about it? What are admissions officers looking for? Help! -Justin   A: Hi Justin, We understand your pain, as you open a new word document file and watch the menacing, black line blink […]

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