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Why the SAT still matters: an empirical breakdown

Why the SAT still matters: an empirical breakdown

Given the flurry of US universities that went “test optional” over the pandemic, students were left wondering whether they could truly evade taking the SAT – a long-standing pillar of the university admissions process. Pandemic restrictions added another layer of uncertainty to this question, as at the height of lockdowns and spatial constraints, administering the SAT became nearly impossible in certain countries.

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What is the UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test)?

What is the UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test)?
Behind every stellar UCAT score is a robust understanding of the exact question types you will encounter, backed also by a stringent preparation timeline leading up to your chosen test date. We recommend starting your preparation for the test early, taking into consideration your existing commitments and study load.  Continue reading

What are Super Curricular Activities?

What are Super Curricular Activities?
It takes more than stellar grades to get into a top university in the UK. Every year, tens of thousands of academically gifted students apply with straight As and high GPAs, yet every year many still end their admissions cycle with disappointing outcomes. Continue reading

What goes into an application to US Universities?

What goes into an application to US Universities?
Admissions officers are incredibly interested in understanding who you are as a person, along with what drives you. Extracurricular activities are a fantastic way of sharing your personal motivations and interests. It also provides admissions officers with a real insight into how passionate, creative, entrepreneurial, and original you have been when it comes to taking these activities to the next level. Continue reading

The SAT Moves into the Digital Age

The SAT Moves into the Digital Age
The Collegeboard has instituted a number of sweeping changes that aims to take the standardized test in a more modern and positive direction - one of these changes is that it will be fully administered online. Continue reading

Tips for Writing Your UCAS Personal Statement

Tips for Writing Your UCAS Personal Statement

The personal statement is a daunting task, one that is amplified by the fact that it could make or break your application and define the trajectory of your academic or professional career. Let's talk about what you can do to create a cogent and persuasive personal statement.

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10 Tips to Study for the SAT and ACT While Serving National Service

10 Tips to Study for the SAT and ACT While Serving National Service
Full-time National Service is a significant time commitment, and we at IvyPrep salute you for your service. Many servicemen aspire to study in the United States after serving their National Service, and taking the SAT or ACT is the first step towards building up a strong college application. Continue reading