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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
Undergraduate
How to Ace the ‘Why College’ Supplemental Essay?
In addition to the Common Application essay, several universities in the US require college-specific essays, commonly referred to as supplemental essays. While prompts may vary, the most common supplemental essay topic is a version of why you want to study at a particular college and are known as the ‘Why College’ essay. Below, we help …

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22/09/2023
Undergraduate
How to Ace Third-Party Interviews for US College Admissions
The US remains a popular destination for international students. An Open Doors Report revealed that the US had 948,519 international students in 2022, reflecting a four percent increase compared to the preceding academic year. HolonIQ forecasts that the US will see 1.2m+ international students by 2023. Amid this influx, US universities face a new challenge …

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14/09/2023
Undergraduate
US Undergraduate Application Deadlines: All You Need to Know
When it comes to the final submission of your applications to US colleges, January 1 is the first thing that comes to mind. Most students rush to complete applications in the last week of the year because several deadlines fall on this day. After that, they wait for April 1, when colleges declare their results. …

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01/09/2023
Undergraduate
How to Fill out the Common App Form: Easy Step-by-Step Guide
If you have your heart set on pursuing your undergraduate studies in the US, it’s worth your time to understand the Common Application (Common App) form. Easing the tedious process of filling out multiple forms for different colleges, Common App is a single online college application form that more than 900 colleges evaluate.  The first …

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25/08/2023