Applying to university is a big complicated task and every element is important, but don't let that stop you. We're here with advice from industry professionals on personal statements, SAT tests, interview technique and everything else you need to know. 

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personal-statements

“Why Personal Statements Get Rejected”

Anybody applying to study at a college or university in the United Kingdom should know that a large amount of the application will be dependent on the personal statement. The styles of writing for personal statements for students wishing to apply to the UK and the USA are vastly different so be sure… read more

Getting The Most From Your College Counsellor

“Getting The Most From Your College Counsellor”

As you begin to plan for college in high school, your college counsellor can be one of your greatest resources. Your counsellor has valuable information on the application process, has access to important contacts at many institutions, and has the skills to assist you in exploring career and college… read more

College Admissions Help

“College Admissions Resources - For Counsellors & Students”

After reading a post in an online forum for college counsellors asking if there were any resources out there for helping their students with their college admission applications, we thought that it was about time that we wrote a brief overview of some of the articles which we have available on the t… read more

college-counsellor

“How to get the most from your College Counsellor”

i-studentglobal spoke to Dr Martin Harris, who amongst his many duties is the College Counsellor at Malvern College in the UK. We asked him how students can make the most of their educational counselling sessions and how to get the best out of the counsellor. Here's what he had to say on the matter.… read more

Why More International Students Are Interested in the ACT Now

“Why More International Students Are Interested in the ACT Now”

Although in the U.S. more students take the ACT than take the SAT, globally this is not the case. Far more international students take the latter test and there are far more SAT test centers in the world than ACT centers, making it the more convenient test for many international students. But the S… read more

7 Tips For A Great “Why This School?” Essay

“7 Tips For A Great “Why This School?” Essay”

“Dear Student, why do you want to attend our school?” - Application essay guru, Sharon Epstein talks us through how to answer this question. This is an important essay; you have to give it time and thought. Why? Because schools want to know that you understand why they’re special and how you'… read more

College Scorecard - Helping US Students Choose College

“College Scorecard - Helping US Students Choose College”

It's fall in the US and College applications are being written left, right and centre, but how do the students know which college is best for them and what they want to pursue? A new tool called the College Scorecard has been released in the USA just in time for the College applicatio… read more

6 College Application Tips for International Students

“6 College Application Tips for International Students”

College is a big change for most students as they leave behind the comforts of home to make new friends in a new town. However, what if you’re traveling all the way to a new country? If you’re considering attending university in the United States, there are a few tips to keep in mind to help you… read more

Standardised Admission Tests

“Standardised Admission Tests”

SAT The SAT reasoning test is accepted by nearly every university and college in the USA and measures ability in ten sections, covering: Critical reading The critical reading section includes two twenty-five minute sections and one twenty minute section covering reading comprehension, sentence co… read more

Using social media to get ahead

“Using social media to get ahead”

Ashley Houston is an Academic Advisor specialising in online education and she's also got a passion for using social media to market yourself to employers.  1. Your Pinterest boards are great. What tips do you have for posting portfolios or resumes on Pinterest?Pinterest has become a… read more

Careers: How to write a great cover letter

“Careers: How to write a great cover letter”

Nowadays, it’s expected that anyone applying for any job position should have a well written cover letter. A cover letter ultimately serves as your ‘pitch'. Why should the employer read your resume?  What skills/qualities/experience do you bring that will benefit the company you ar… read more

The interview process

“The interview process”

Guidance Director Mary Hoyt offers tips and advice for the college interview and lists the best ways to arrange and prepare for an interview Interviews are a very important component of the complete college application process. They give the student a chance to demonstrate his or her verbal skills,… read more

How to ace the college interview

“How to ace the college interview”

Jessica Guiver is an American Education Consultant providing counselling services, advice and support to students who are applying to study for a degree at a college.  The college interview; possibly the most nerve-wracking part of the whole college application process. It’s one thing to be… read more

Winning personal essays in 500 words or less

“Winning personal essays in 500 words or less”

Great personal statement advice from education professional Sharon Epstein. Here she gives us her top tips for acing the application essay despite the tight word limit. Many college essays, including the essay for The Common Application, limit you to 500 or fewer words. It can be tough to write an … read more

10 Tips For Writing A Successful College Application Essay

“10 Tips For Writing A Successful College Application Essay”

Sharon Epstein gives us her ten top tips for writing that all important college application essay. Many students I talk to worry about writing their college application essays. They know the essay is important but they don't know what to write about or what colleges want to see. As more students ap… read more

10 tips for international student SAT preparation

“10 tips for international student SAT preparation”

Our friends at ArborBridge are experts at SAT preparation. Here are 10 top tips for international students who want to study in the USA 1. Register earlyRegister for your exam early to guarantee your first choice for location. This also promises that the SAT is offered in your desired city on the s… read more

Writing a personal essay

“Writing a personal essay”

Remember, when you're writing a personal statement, that you aren't just writing a simple list of past and present successes. Your personal statement should reflect who you are, what you want to accomplish, and what your plans and dreams for the future are. Your writing should tell university … read more

how to write a personal statement

“how to write a personal statement”

Chris Williams is an Australian master’s student at Oxford University. He gives the following advice on writing a personal statement, also known as a statement of purpose or personal essay. Advice I was given: For everything you write, ask yourself the question “so what?” For most applicat… read more

Oxford interview questions - revealed

“Oxford interview questions - revealed”

University of Oxford last week dispelled some of the myths surrounding the famously tough interview process by releasing some examples of the types of ‘curve-ball’ questions they may ask prospective students. There have always been rumours surrounding the University of Oxford interview process,… read more