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24September2014

Transfer Applicants

by Originally published in Hindustan Times Education Supplement

At the age of 17, college students are young and inexperienced, which sometimes leads to uninformed or hasty decision about education after 12th standard. But not to worry – even if you have started college in a subject or at an institution that leaves you uninspired, you may still have options abroad as a transfer

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23September2014

Global MBA Programs Are Mixing It Up

by The Red Pen

Applicants to top MBA programs abroad are already scrambling to get their materials organized. This year the process starts earlier and involves a slightly different set of components than in years past. So, what’s changed?       Deadlines   Each year first round deadlines seem to creep earlier and earlier. Historically, deadlines for round

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23September2014

Unique Programs Offered By Colleges

by Originally Published in Hindustan Times Education Supplement

    If you are planning to study in the US for a bachelor’s degree, putting together a list of colleges is not an easy task. The standard advice is to choose around 8-12 colleges with subsets of “Dream, Target, and Safety”. While this and other conventional wisdom, will lead students and their families to

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23September2014

The Use Of A Test

by Originally Published in The Hindustan Times Education Supplement

    In India there are so many different tests, that often we forget to ask about their varying uses by the institutions which evaluate them. Whether it is the CAT, JEE, NEET, CLAT or even ICSE and HSC board exams, these tests are primarily used for entrance or placement. That is, a particular score

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