September 4, 2019

The Study Overseas Information Evening held at Ascham School last week drew crowds of keen students and parents interested in learning more about post-secondary school options. Eleven US universities were represented by admission staff from the institutions and/or local alumni.

Universities represented at the expo on the night included: American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Boston University, Cornell University, Harvard University, Northwestern University, Princeton University, Rider University, Southern Utah University, Transylvania University, University of California Berkeley, University of Michigan, and Yale University.

The event was set up in an expo-style setting which allowed parents and students to speak to the respective university representatives. Both Southern Utah University and...

May 11, 2018

US colleges and universities take a holistic approach in reviewing a student’s application for admission. One of the most heavily weighted components is the transcript, or summary of a student’s marks, from every course from year nine – year twelve. These courses will be assessed on student performance and rigour. US admission committees are looking for evidence which demonstrates that a student is continuing to academically challenge themselves while at the same time maintain a high level of academic performance. Student transcripts should therefore demonstrate a balance of rigorous courses across many disciplines.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) is considered one of the most academically challenging secondary school curricula in the world. If a student is interested...

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