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US College Interviews

2nd November

At this time of year, students applying to the US might start thinking about their interviews. Not everyone will be asked to an interview, and they can be a little confusing. What will they ask? Is it like an Oxbridge interview? W ...
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When should you start preparing to apply to college in the USA?

16th October

At UES, we're often asked when is the best time to begin preparing to apply for college in America. Is it ever too early to start prepping for the SAT or ACT test?Applying to university in the US can be a confusing process, but it ...
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Why are so many people applying to study in the USA?

10th October

At UES, we have noticed a surge in the numbers of British (and European) students applying to America for college. There are now over 10,000 students studying in the US, and over 5000 UK students apply for undergraduate in the USA ...
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How to get extra time on the SAT or the ACT

6th October

How does a school or a student go about requesting extra time on the SAT or ACT?If a student receives extra time in exams at school, or can use a laptop, they may be entitled to similar allowances on the SAT, ACT, and Subject Test ...
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How to Apply Early Decison or Early Action

5th October

The different options for applying to college in the US and the terms they use can be quite confusing. So what's the difference between Early Action and Early Decision?As we head towards the November 1st early application deadline ...
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Make the most of Fulbright College Day!

28th September

It's almost time for the annual College Day, hosted by our partners the Fulbright Commission!On the 29th and 30th September 2017, hundreds of American universities will be at the ILEC Conference Centre in Fulham, London, to promot ...
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The Recent Presidential Election

23rd November 2016

The recent US election of November 2016 has no doubt caused some jitters amongst students currently applying for university in the USA. There’s no doubt that the election campaign was bitterly fought, and the rhetoric around the c ...
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Why study in the USA?

18th October 2016

American university is becoming a more and more popular place to study for British students. There are now some 10,000 students studying in the US, and around 5000 UK students apply for undergraduate in the USA each year. Compare ...
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Should I take the SAT/ACT with writing?

1st October 2016

Whether you sit the SAT or ACT, you have the choice of writing the optional essay at the end. This essay is quite different to anything you would have written in school – it should be structured in a particular way and use appropr ...
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How important are high scores?

9th September 2016

The entrance tests for US college - the ACT or SAT, and maybe SAT Subject Tests - tend to take up most time spent applying. It's therefore tempting to think that these tests are the most important part of an application, that the ...
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