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Postgraduate • Undergraduate
Unique Advantages of STEM-Designated Majors in the US
“STEM”, the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, encompasses the core disciplines that drive innovation and progress today. Beyond imparting knowledge in these fields, pursuing a STEM degree offers a multifaceted educational experience that cultivates essential skills such as critical thinking, innovation, scientific literacy, and collaborative teamwork. These experiences enrich your intellectual capabilities and …

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03/11/2023
Guest Post
Reverse Admissions: Everything You Need to Know
According to a survey by the National Association for College and Admission Counseling (NACAC), more than half the students reported that applying to university has been their most stressful academic experience. With over 4,000 institutions in the US alone, students face numerous challenges, including identifying suitable colleges, crafting essays, ensuring their scores meet the school’s …

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03/11/2023
Boarding School • Guest Post • Undergraduate
Favouring US Universities: Is it a Growing Trend Amongst International Students in the UK?
In recent years, a significant trend has emerged in the educational landscape: an increasing number of international students studying at day and boarding schools in the UK are opting to pursue higher education at US universities. This shift in preference highlights the exceptional opportunities and advantages in the US, enticing ambitious young minds across the …

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25/10/2023
Boarding School • Guest Post
7 Strong Reasons to Choose Dubai for Boarding School
Dubai, with its exceptional educational institutions, accommodations, strong focus on safety, and a wealth of diverse activities, has flourished as a sought-after tourist destination and a thriving business hub. It has also gained prominence among international families seeking quality education at world-class boarding schools for their children. This blog explores why you should consider sending …

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25/10/2023
Undergraduate
How to Choose the Right Undergraduate Admissions Consultant
Undergraduate admissions get more and more competitive with every passing year. Admission rates of several US colleges reveal that the Class of 2027 is one of the most competitive years. For instance, New York University’s admissions rate fell from 12.8 percent for the class of 2025 to 8 percent for the class of 2027. Similarly, …

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13/10/2023
Undergraduate
10 Best LGBTQ+ Friendly US Colleges of 2023
Numerous studies underscore the significance of role models and supportive communities in fostering the development of LGBTQ+ identities during high school and college. It is well-documented that LGBTQ+ students frequently encounter difficulties establishing a sense of belonging, so they carefully consider housing choices, public safety, access to support groups, social opportunities, and institutional policies when …

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13/10/2023
Postgraduate
Letters of Recommendation: Leave Nothing to Chance
As you diligently work on your applications for an overseas master’s programme, your primary focus probably revolves around crafting a compelling Statement of Purpose (SOP), selecting the right colleges, and taking standardised tests. Undoubtedly, these elements play pivotal roles in your application journey. However, don’t underestimate the significance of the Letter of Recommendation (LOR). It …

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09/10/2023
Pre-College Advising
How to Boost College Admissions with Academic Rigour
As you transition from secondary school to high school and prepare for college applications, the term “academic rigour” is one you’ll frequently encounter. Those aspiring to attend a reputed university abroad must understand how colleges evaluate your profile. While a high GPA (grade point average) is crucial, several universities also assess your academic rigour. But …

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06/10/2023
Boarding School
UK Boarding School Admissions: Everything You Need to Know
UK boarding schools are renowned for their history, academic excellence, and unique approach to education. There are approximately 500 boarding schools across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, with 1,926 Indian overseas students enrolled in 2023, according to the Independent School Council. These UK schools are well-known for facilitating entry into selective universities like Ivy …

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06/10/2023
Guest Post
Oberlin College: A Distinctive Fusion of Liberal Arts and Music
When you enter Oberlin College & Conservatory, the first thing to hit you is the enchanting sound of music permeating our campus. So, when I talk to students about our institution, many say, “I thought Oberlin was just a music school.” But the reality is far more intriguing.  The institution is a small private liberal …

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29/09/2023
Undergraduate
Oxbridge Admissions 101: Everything You Need to Know
In the realm of higher education, few names carry as much prestige as Oxbridge, a portmanteau of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. These hallowed institutions, steeped in centuries of tradition and academic excellence, have consistently drawn the brightest minds from around the world. The legacy of Oxbridge universities is marked by …

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29/09/2023
Undergraduate
How to Write Supplemental Essays That Stand Out
On August 1 of every year, most US colleges release prompts for supplemental essays. These additional essays are college-specific and are usually shorter than the Common Application essay. They help admissions officers determine if you’re a good fit for their institutions. Supplemental essays are divided into five main categories: The ‘Why College’ essay  The ‘Why …

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22/09/2023