Category: UK

Early Action and Early Decision: How to Decide

September 18th, 2020

As students work diligently on their US uni applications, many are contemplating which decision pathway to use. Universities in the US offer multiple deadlines for applications. However, these deadlines are not arbitrary. Rather, each pathway has unique advantages for students. At A-List, we aim to make the US university admissions process transparent so you can … Continue reading “Early Action and Early Decision: How to Decide”

Tips for the ACT

September 16th, 2020

The ACT exam is a fast-paced, intensive critical reasoning test covering advanced English grammar, critical reading analysis, scientific data interpretation, and mathematics. A good ACT score is an excellent advantage in your college application. Below, we have curated the top tips for succeeding on the ACT. Preparation Preparation is key. For most students, this means … Continue reading “Tips for the ACT”

Holistic Review: What Does this Mean?

September 11th, 2020

admissions review process. US schools use. Holistic review means that every part of a student’s profile is evaluated. For example, perfect test scores will not make up for uneven GCSE or A-Level/ IB predictions just as perfect grades will not be enough to make up for a lack of extracurricular activities. Rather, it is important … Continue reading “Holistic Review: What Does this Mean?”

Best Universities for International Students

August 28th, 2020

If you are an international student interested in universities in the US, you might wonder which school is right for you. With over 4,500 schools to choose from, determining the best colleges for international students isn’t easy. At A-List, we are here to help. Though most universities in the US welcome international students and are … Continue reading “Best Universities for International Students”

SAT Maths: Know the Format

August 27th, 2020

Many students worry about SAT math. However, a good SAT score requires strong performance on the SAT math section. To achieve a good score, you first need to know understand the structures and patterns of SAT math questions. SAT Math: What you can Expect There are two maths sections: Non-Calculator & Calculator. The Non-Calculator section … Continue reading “SAT Maths: Know the Format”

SAT Practice Tests: How they Help

September 9th, 2020

This autumn is filled with opportunities to take the SAT test (September, October, November and December).  One of the best ways to prepare is to take regular full-length, timed SAT practice tests in the weeks and months your exam date. Full-length Practice Tests are a Savvy Investment:s Build your stamina: the SAT is not only … Continue reading “SAT Practice Tests: How they Help”

US University Rankings

September 5th, 2020

Considering the variety within the higher education landscape, it is understandable that students turn to rankings as a way to prioritize their university research process and to make decisions about where to apply.  However, demystify these rankings can actually help students find the right school for them.Understanding the metrics used as well as the methodology … Continue reading “US University Rankings”

Upcoming SAT: Top Tips

September 2nd, 2020

After months of preparation, the SAT is here. But how do you get the good SAT score you need? A-List Education, with over fifteen years of experience and thousands of student success stories, we have developed a tailored method to help each student reach their potential. Our Top Tips for the SAT: Preparation: Practice and … Continue reading “Upcoming SAT: Top Tips”

The Genre of the Personal Statement: Key Features

August 23rd, 2020

The US personal statement is a unique essay within the higher education landscape. Though most universities across the globe want a writing sample to assess your academic ability and interest in a specific course, the US asks for a personal narrative that highlights key values and qualities that you will bring to the university community. Writing … Continue reading “The Genre of the Personal Statement: Key Features”

Registering for the ACT: Practice Steps and Tips for Success

August 19th, 2020

If you would like to study at a US uni, you will need to take either the ACT or SAT. Below you will find out how to register for the ACT and next steps for earning a good ACT score. ACT international test dates: The ACT international test dates are: 11-12th September 2020, 9-10th October … Continue reading “Registering for the ACT: Practice Steps and Tips for Success”