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7 Tips for a Successful Oxbridge Interview
As December draws closer, your anxiety levels are probably skyrocketing in anticipation of your interview with Oxbridge university tutors. One thing you can do to calm your nerves is to be prepared. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for an interview with Oxbridge university tutors: 1) Don’t believe the myths: Numerous myths …
Why Are Boarding Schools a Great Option for Holistic Education?
Have you ever considered sending your child to boarding school? Historically and even today, children are enrolled in boarding schools because: Local schooling options do not match the family’s goals Families feel that the experience of boarding school builds character and makes their children more independent Because family circumstances (health, work, etc.) are such that …
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 …