Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, Money
Preparing for and applying to college is no joke — especially when it comes to your top choices. Not only do you want to get into college, but you may also hope to get into a college with a good application.
The application process is also no joke when it comes to your wallet. College application fees can easily cost you nearly $100 a pop, so you’ll need to pick and choose carefully.
Here’s a list of 20 highly ranked colleges that also happen to have free applications.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 under Academics, Applying to College, Testing
Students dream of dominating the SAT, but what does that really mean? I’ll tell you:
dominate (v) – have a commanding influence on; exercise control over.
If you want to have a commanding influence on the SAT, and more specifically, on your success, there are certain steps you need to take. To exercise control over yourself and the test, here are three steps to follow.
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Posted on Monday, April 28th, 2014 under Academics, Applying to College, International Students, Internships, Jobs, Study Abroad, Translation
Are you thinking of heading abroad to study or for a permanent move? There might be more in store for you than just dealing with culture shock!
There are a lot of steps involved in the process of moving your life to a new country and culture, but translation of academic documents isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind.
However, a language barrier could stand in your way if you’re looking to register at a local school or university.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 under Applying to College, News, Testing
If you plan to take the SAT in the next few years, you should be aware of some major changes that will come into effect in spring 2016.
The College Board recently announced that everything from the format of the test to the maximum score would be changing. The SAT redesign is part of an effort to help students in all parts of the world.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 under Academics, Applying to College, Testing
You’re all set. You borrowed a dog-eared copy of some SAT book from your friend. You got the entire weekend to study before the test. You’ll do every question you can get your hands on. And you’ll cram the night before the test.
What could go wrong?
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Posted on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 under Applying to College, International Students
Becoming an international student in the US can be a daunting process.
So, you might be relieved to hear that many US colleges are thrilled when international applicants express their interest in attending their school.
Just take these tips into account before you start the college admissions process as an international student.
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Posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2013 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, College Rankings, International Students, Money, Paying for College
According to a US news report, 10 colleges go above and beyond in offering financial aid to international students.
International students are not eligible for US federal aid programs, though some state schools will offer in-state tuition to international students. Usually, though, attending college in the US is a very costly option for international students.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 under Applying to College, High School, International Students
If you don’t like the idea of being judged on your test scores and grade point average alone, holistic admissions should give you some peace of mind about your college application.
That’s because the schools that use a holistic admissions process pay attention to any special interests, rare talents, and even personality traits that you portray in your application, interview and essay.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, College Rankings, International Students
The amount of international students in the US has increased 7.2 percent since last year, according to the 2013 Open Doors Report from the Institute of International Education.
New international student enrollment also had a very large jump from the previous year; 250,920 international students enrolled at a US institution for the first time in fall 2012. This is a 9.8 percent increase from the previous year’s enrollment of 228,467.
However, international students are not equally dispersed across the United States.
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Posted on Monday, November 18th, 2013 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, International Students, Learning English, Testing
The TOEFL is an exam that tests your ability to speak, write, read and listen to English as a college student.
In fact, TOEFL stands for “Test of English as a Foreign Language.”
Many English-speaking colleges require international students to take this exam before the admissions process, so it is a good idea to find out what kind of scores you are expected to get on the TOEFL.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 under Applying to College, International Students, Learning English
Do you have any idea what the TOEFL is? TOEFL is an acronym for Test of English as a Foreign Language. Its purpose is to determine how well you can read, write, speak and listen to the English language.
If you are a foreign student hoping to go to college in the US, you should familiarize yourself with this exam because you will likely be required to take it.
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