Entries by Lauren Fletcher

Beyond The Standard Test: The Essay Portion and Subject Tests – Should You Take Them?

Our previous post delved into the meaning behind “test-optional” policies that universities are transitioning to in response to COVID-19. But that’s not all – the admissions landscape is more than just one standardized test that strives to assess a range of applicants’ academic capabilities. In recent years, many universities, including the most selective ones, have already […]

College Applications During COVID-19

You may have heard that the SAT and ACT (standardised tests required for entering into most American colleges) June exams are cancelled due to public health restrictions. Both exams have announced they would offer online, at-home formats of the examination in the coming fall if in-person testing remains unfeasible. Given these testing cancellations and school […]

5 Tips for US University Interviews

We recently provided tips for a winning university interview that were published on Whizpa.com. Tip 1: Take the interview Most schools don’t have an interview requirement, but some do have the option. If a school you are applying to has the option for an interview, take it. Usually an interview will help your application by adding […]