Education Counselling Services
SAT vs ACT: Which Is Right for You?
“Should I take the SAT or the ACT?” Despite many colleges adopting test-optional policies post the pandemic, we still hear this question regularly. The honest truth: It does not matter. Neither test is easier and colleges view both equally. So how are you to choose? Read on to know some similarities and differences and how …
MBA • Undergraduate
Mark your calendar: Application Deadlines
A message for parents and students who are applying for undergraduate colleges with a 31 December deadline, or MBA applicants aiming at round two deadlines: If you do not have your essays in the final stages, your recommendations well on their way and your official transcripts in hand, it’s too late! I am so surprised …
What Is the Maximum Number of Colleges to Which I Can Apply?
Recently, a worried parent approached The Red Pen, stating that, “My daughter’s school is limiting the number of US colleges to which she can apply to ten.” Our counsellor was shocked, just not in the way the parent expected. Her response was, “Ten?! That’s a lot of applications!” Until recently, applicants were satisfied with applying …
Why Is a Global MBA Worth It?
As the 2022-2023 international MBA application cycle kicks off, we’re sure that many of you are wondering, “Is a global MBA for me?” Understandably, the significant financial investment and time required to complete an MBA application are reasons enough to consider alternatives. After all, if you can do an MBA in India for a fraction …
MBA • Postgraduate • Undergraduate
10 Tips to Ace College Interviews
You might be getting ready for your interview with admissions officers, other university representatives or alumni in preparations for your studies abroad. While the purpose of the interview is to help a university better understand where you may fit into the campus environment, it is also a wonderful opportunity for you to ask questions, convey …
Only Apply Early Decision If You Are Absolutely Sure
“At Pitzer, we grapple with how many students to admit early every year. While we want to leave enough room for students who find Pitzer through the Regular Decision process, we do find that there are significant benefits to admitting students through Early Decision. Our institutional research at Pitzer shows that students who apply to …