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.

May 20, 2022

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. 

May 13, 2022

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.

Mar 24, 2022

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.

Mar 17, 2022

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.

Mar 10, 2022

How to Perform Well on a Zoom College Admissions Interview

The interview is an opportunity to highlight your personality and passions beyond the written application. Learn from a former admissions interviewer how to best prepare for your online interview and leave a lasting impression!  

Jan 11, 2022

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.

Dec 10, 2021

5 Reasons Why Students Choose to Study in the UK

Home to numerous internationally renowned universities, the UK is one of the top destinations to study.

Nov 07, 2021

Student Journey

Student Journey - K.G.

Staring down the face of BMT, K.G. applied right away and with the help of IvyPrep's senior consultant, he aced his interview and was offered a seat by Chirst’s College, Cambridge University. After he completes his NS, he will be starting his undergraduate journey. 

May 05, 2022

Student Journey - S.S.

Read about how S.S got into Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania! S.S. first knocked on our doors in early 2020. At the time, he had just started JC1, and the family was beginning to have conversations about all the steps he would be wise to take on his path towards university.

May 04, 2022

Student Journey - H.X

Read all about H.X.’s journey towards her dream school, Carnegie Mellon University!

Jan 27, 2022

Student Journey - B.K

Read about B.K’s journey in developing his personal story and applying to Ivy League universities.

Jul 25, 2021

Student Journey - A.B

Read about A.B.’s journey in putting forward a strong candidate profile for his application to his target US university.

Apr 02, 2021

Student Journey - N.L

Read about N.L’s journey in pursuing his passion in Economics and applying to Oxbridge universities.

Mar 12, 2021

Student Journey - R.S

Read about R.S.’ journey in pursuing his passion in Biochemistry and applying to both US and UK universities.

Jan 27, 2021