Showing posts from October, 2018

What Matters in Admissions: Perspective from USC

John Marfield, Associate Director of Admission at USC, spoke to our students about the admissions process at USC on October 11. He noted that standardized test scores make up a very small part of the review process, and that he spends about 10 seconds to review the numbers. He reminded students that scores are viewed in the context of a range, so, for example, a score of 1500 and 1530 are essentially the same.

Per the College Board, "Score ranges show how much your score might change with repeated testing, assuming that your skill level remains the same. Usually, section scores for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and for Math fall in a range of roughly 30 to 40 points above or below your true ability. Colleges know this, and they receive the score ranges along with your scores to consider that single snapshot in context."

Much greater attention is spent on the essays written by the applicant. In this video, Mr. Marfield gives advice on writing college essays.

webinars about studying in the UK

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you and your upper school students to join us for our webinars about studying and applying to university in the UK. 

Studying in the UK 
Thursday 18 October 2018, 12pm-1pm BST

Hosted by our international recruitment team and students from the University of Surrey this webinar will help you understand how to choose a UK university and course that are right for you.

Register here >

How to Apply to University in the UK  
Thursday 15 November 2018, 12pm-1pm GMT

Higher Education experts and students from the University of Surrey will explain the application process to enter a UK university, key application deadlines and tips for a successful application.

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Young Doctor Programme HK

The Young Doctor Programme - Ages 15-18
Hong Kong - Sunday 18th November

We write to update you on this term's Young Doctor Programme.

On the programme, leading doctors from a variety of medical disciplines will give your students the following:

1) A fully-interactive immersion into the world of a doctor through a series of simulations including: x-ray examinations, diagnosis discussions, and suturing;

2) Dedicated coaching on every aspect of the medical school application process including interviews and UKCAT and BMAT tests;

3) A chance to meet and network with some highly-accomplished doctors who can become excellent career mentors.

Doctors on the programme will include:

- Consultant in general and respiratory medicine
- Accident and emergency doctor
- Clinical fellow in intensive care medicine
- Reproductive health doctor

and many more...

Students will leave the programme having gained a competitive advantage over other aspiring medics, and a unique experience to include on th…

Prague Spring 2019: A CAS Global Exchange Trip

CAS Trips, an educational tour operator, is organizing a global exchange trip, Prague Spring 2019.

Join students from around the world for an incredible program of creativity, activity & service in breath-taking Prague.

In this unique 7-10 day program of intercultural collaboration, students will meet and work together with students of all nationalities to participate in dynamic volunteer challenges with local charities and NGOs.

The Golden City of Prague is a truly magical place and our CAS Trips flagship student travel destination for a reason. Set on the majestic River Vltava, Prague is home to some of the most beautiful architecture in the world.

The history of Prague is also one of a kind and provides an incredible backdrop for on-site educational travel – from learning about World War I and World War II and Nazism and Communism to engaging with important social issues and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The city has a plethora of options to inspire and motivate student…

Acing Your University of California App - Webinar

It’s almost time to start submitting your UC applications, and Collegewise is here to help! Join Collegewise counselor and counseling expert Nicole Pilar for insider tips on how to stand out on the UC application. You’ll leave with all the answers to your most frequently asked UC questions, including:

Does applying to a certain major make it easier to get accepted at each campus?Are there specific activities the UCs are looking for?How can I make my activities and accomplishments stand out in the Activities and Awards section and in my responses to the personal insight questions?How do the personal insight questions differ from typical college essay prompts?Since the UCs don't super-score, how do I decide which score to send?How can I use the Additional Information section to more powerfully advocate for myself?
The webinar is free but space is limited, so register today. And don’t worry if you can’t make it on October 24th — we’ll be recording the webinar and making the video avai…

Utrecht University - Bachelor Webinar Day, Oct 13

Utrecht University is happy to announce our upcoming Bachelor Webinar Day on Saturday October 13th!

During this day you can join us to learn about the highlights of several of our English-taught Bachelor programmes, shared with you by our students and staff. Each webinar consists of a 30-minute presentation that can be watched on your own computer or your laptop. During the presentation you can also chat with our staff. After the presentation there will be a Q&A session where the presenters of the webinar will answer the questions that are coming in via the chat.

If you cannot join the webinar live, please register anyway and we will send you a link with the recording afterwards!

Registration for the webinar is now open.

The full schedule is as follows:

11:00 – 12:00*
University College Utrecht
Global Sustainability Science

13:00 – 14:00*
Economics & Business Economics
Literary Studies

15:00 – 16:00*
University College Roosevelt
Philosophy, Politics & Economics

17:00 – 18:0…

Kenyon College: Close Collaboration

A new program at Kenyon College pairs women in the physical sciences with faculty mentors to pursue intensive research.