10 Things to Understand for the SSAT (for Admissions)

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While we believe there are many more than just 10 important points about the SSAT, these are what Admission.org, the SSATB (the Secondary School Admission Test Board or the folks who administer the SSAT) believe Admissions Officers need to know about the exam for US Boarding Schools (and many other independent schools).  We’ll share the first […]

Richer Colleges Get Richer – The Wealthiest 10 Universities in the US

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Oxford dictionary defines an “endowment” as: “An income or form of property given or bequeathed to someone.”  It also explains it as: ” A form of life insurance involving payment of a fixed sum to the insured person on a specified date, or to their estate should they die before this date.” While the latter is […]

13% More Take the ACT vs. the SAT

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The numbers are out and the ACT continues to dominate globally. This past year in 2015, the ACT recorded a record number of test takers: 1,924,436.*  The SAT, in its most recent release of data shows that 1.7 million took the traditional exam for college admissions.** 

Exam Preparation Tips from our Math and Science Team

1.  Good preparation is the best way to calm your nerves.  Cramming for math and sciences is futile.  Here’s what to do during the semester: Read your text and understand it. Throw away the formula booklet while studying. Look it up from the textbook and read the examples. Practise past papers and textbook questions. Get […]

Better Essays for the New SAT, ACT, & SSAT: Pt. 1

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While all three of the major exams for Colleges and Top Boarding schools will be optional after March of 2016 (and currently for the ACT & the SSAT), it’s still CRITICAL for students to write a strong and effective essay for their prospective schools. One of the best methods of improving your writing skills is practicing […]

Front to the Future: Why Stanford is the Most Sought After University

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If you haven’t been keeping up with Admissions Rates, Stanford has the most selective undergraduate University rate in the United States, if not the world. This past year, Stanford admitted “1,402 high school seniors for Stanford’s Class of 2019, in addition to the 742 early action students accepted in December… At 5.05 percent, this year’s […]

How to make your H.K. daughter or son a strong candidate for a Top 25 US Boarding School

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Recently, our Admissions Consulting team had the honor of listening to talk by a Top 25 Boarding School: The Hill School located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.  The event was held at the Craigengower Cricket Club in Happy Valley, Hong Kong.  Unbeknownst to us, there would be an energy we didn’t expect by the hosts, (one of […]

Ivy League SAT Scores for Asians (Chinese+), Whites, and More

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According to the Harvard Crimson, the class of 2017 “…scored a 2237 on the SAT. Average standardized test scores varied by ethnicity…” Varied by ethnicity??? Basically, if you were born Asian (i.e., in Hong Kong or in China), you are disadvantaged from birth.  Trying to enter one of the most prestigious universities is doubly challenging simply […]

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