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How to Stand Out When Applying to US Universities

By IvyWise on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Here's What International Students From the UAE Need to Know When Applying to US Universities

By Dr. Kat Cohen, IvyWise CEO & Founder

Applying to US universities as an international applicant can be a daunting process, especially since admission rates for international students at top US universities can be significantly lower than those for US students. According to the most recent Open Doors report, there are over 90,000 students from the Middle East studying in the US. Applicants from all over the world are competing for spots at the top universities in the US, and with limited spots, the process is extremely selective.

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4 Tips for International Students Looking To Maximize SAT/ACT Scores

By IvyWise on Wed, Apr 03, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Starting Early and Working Smart Can Help International Students Get Ahead on Standardized Tests

By Richard, IvyWise Master Tutor

When it comes to getting a great score on the ACT or SAT, the process of preparing and studying for the exam can seem quite complicated, especially if students are applying from abroad and aren’t familiar with the test. Instead of stressing out, know it can be done—as long as students learn about the exam and create a testing strategy.

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What Students Need to Know About the Computer-Based International ACT

By IvyWise on Thu, Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:27 PM

There are a Few Tools and Quirks That Students Need to Be Aware of Before Taking the CBT International ACT

The ACT recently launched computer-based testing (CBT) for all international students testing outside of the United States. A first sitting of the ACT in the CBT format occurred in September, and while there were a few bumps with the initial proctoring of the exam (test centers cancelling administrations last minute and materials not arriving on time) it seems that the ACT has finally ironed out some of the quirks. Here’s what international students need to know about the computer-based ACT – including some of the quirks with the new tools and practice materials.

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TOEFL Dos and Don’ts

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Dos and Don’ts for International Students Considering Taking the TOEFL Exam

If you’re an international student planning to apply to US universities, and English is not your first language, chances are you’ve heard of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Whether you’re unsure about taking the test, or need pointers on how to study, these do’s and don’ts will get you on the right track to ace the TOEFL.

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ACT Changes for International Students

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 @ 01:48 PM

Here's What International Students Taking the ACT Can Expect in 2018

The ACT is shaking things up this year for international test-takers. Starting in September 2018, the ACT is transitioning to computer-based testing for all international students, meaning students will need to take their entire examination on the computer (unless the student has approved accommodations that approve them for paper testing).

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The Ultimate US Admissions Guide for International Students

By IvyWise on Thu, Apr 09, 2015 @ 01:01 PM

Here’s What International Students Need to Know About Applying to College in the US

As the admissions season for the class of 2019 wraps up, a new crop of anxious college bound students is getting closer to starting their own admissions journey. For international students interested in studying at a US university, the application process can be confusing as the US admissions process is very different from other parts of the world.

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Why Record-Number of International Students are Studying in the US

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 20, 2014 @ 04:39 PM

More Options, Liberal Arts Focus Draws International Students to US Universities

After twelve years of boasting the highest number of international students of any university in the US, the University of Southern California has finally ceded that title to New York University, according to a study by the Institute of International Education. Across the board, international students are attending US universities in record numbers.  

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Insight Overseas: The College Admissions Process Outside the US

By IvyWise on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 @ 12:01 PM

International Admissions Places More Empahsis on Career Path and Test Scores

Most high school students, both US and international, would agree that US colleges and universities are great models of higher education. US students are familiar with the SAT, ACT, and the Common Application, so it’s very tempting to simply examine college admissions through an American lens. However, doing so would be a disservice to the unique and complex college admissions processes of countries outside of the United States.

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Tips For International College Students

By IvyWise on Tue, Jul 02, 2013 @ 01:21 PM

How to Make an Easy Transition into American College Life

The number of foreign students studying in the US has grown steadily over the years, making up 6% of college students enrolled in US colleges and universities. But while more and more international students are coming to the US, the transition into American college life can be challenging for some. Different cultural customs, lifestyle, and living arrangements can make the first year of college a little tougher to navigate for an international student.

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A Partnership in Global Higher Education

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 01, 2013 @ 02:29 PM

Education City in Qatar offers programs across disciplines through universities from around the world

American universities have expanded their global impact over the past decade by opening campuses abroad. With programs that offer the same degrees, courses, and high-level of academic quality around the world, many schools have been able to give students even more opportunities to expand their knowledge and integrate a global perspective into their education. One excellent example of this endeavor is Doha, Qatar’s Education City. 

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