May 7, 2017

Last evening I attended the Study in the USA Information Evening at Redlands in Cremorne jointly delivered by Linden Educational Services and EducationUSA. Redlands Hall was filled with students, parents and career advisers from all over Sydney and beyond as both the organisers and representing colleges gave their insights into US student life and opportunities.

“If you study abroad you will have a life changing experience” said Rob Force, Vice-Consul, US Consulate General Sydney prior to the introduction of the eight university representatives in attendance which included: Central Penn College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Uni, Fairleigh Dickinson Uni, Uni of Buffalo - New York, Uni of Colorado Boulder, Uni of Hawaii at Monoa, Uni of South Carolina, and Whitworth University. Each spoke about...

May 2, 2017

As part of the US undergraduate application requirement to most four year institutions, students are required to submit a standardised test score, either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT), both of which are administered privately and outside of school hours. Both tests are assessing competencies in comprehensive reading and writing and maths – the ACT also has a testing section on science which does require knowledge in the subject matter, however, many of the questions are analysis and interpretation based. Both tests have an optional writing component required for admission purposes by some institutions.

The College Board, who administers the SAT, announced in February 2017 that it will be reducing SAT testing dates outside of the US from six to four per ye...

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