May 182016
 

Yes, you need down time and will do better next school year if you aren’t rushing around all summer trying being “productive.” However, you’ll find the university application process easier later if you spend time in the summer understanding yourself, your interests, and your goals. What’s important is that you enjoy what you are doing.

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Mar 292016
 

True or exaggerated? The headline of this recent article in Le News, 80% of 12-year-olds in Switzerland told they can’t go to university, is overly sensational though the text is fairly balanced:  Relatively few qualify for university in Switzerland. To apply you need to score well in school exams at the age of 11 or 12, enter the academic stream and graduate from it, normally at the age of 19. The 20% number is an average

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Mar 102016
 

Did you know that when planning for a student’s university education, the biggest mistake students and families make is not starting the process early enough? For students planning  to start university in Fall of 2017, it is time to start the process now.Summer offers many opportunities to get ahead of the game, but only if you plan ahead. The final year of gymnase or the IBDP or high school goes by in a flash. Even those a year

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Aug 182015
 

UK universities publish minimum entry requirements for their courses – a lovely degree of transparency especially when compared to US colleges and universities that carefully avoid defining minimums. But if your predicted marks meet the minimum requirements, does that mean you can expect an offer? If only it were so simple! Here are six things you should understand about entry requirements.

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Aug 082015
 

While angst about US college applications tends to focus on the main application essay, supplemental essays require more writing effort and much more time. Many students do not recognize how important these supplemental essays are in the application process – that colleges often read them for signs of interest and knowledge about their schools – or don’t realize they must write them until the last minute.

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