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University Application Overview, 2021

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Summertime and the livin’ is easy. With a little advance planning, and a bit of work while you have spare time, fall can be easy too. The following overview is meant to highlight some key dates to plug into your personal schedule. CANADA: ADMISSION APPLICATION TIMELINE Two steps. That’s a defining characteristic of the Canadian…

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Personal Statements: Three Approaches, One Goal

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ADMISSION ESSAYS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES, AND CANADA A personal statement is an essay written by a student and used for admissions purposes. For many years, they have been an important part of admission application processes in the United Kingdom and United States. More recently personal statements have gained traction in the Canadian…

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It’s decision time for admitted students

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I’ve been admitted. Now what? It’s like a load has been lifted, right? It’s a nice reward for your efforts, including all of those long days working on applications. Many congratulations! Choosing which university to attend is likely one of the toughest decisions you’ve been asked to make. You’re probably asking yourself: How can I…

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Regular Decision Notification Dates

Education is power

CLASS OF 2022 Warmer temperatures. Groundhog sightings. Birds chirping. All are sure signs of spring. Another sure sign: responses to university applications arriving in the mail. This was another record-setting year in terms of the sheer number of university applications. Universities from Cambridge to Tufts to University of Toronto, among others, report significant increases in…

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Public schools in Canada

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An alternative to boarding schools When parents consider international education for their school-aged student, boarding schools come to mind. Increasingly, many international students have found their way into the public education system. Canada is among the top choice destinations for international high school students. In recently years, there’s been a marked increase. According to a…

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Applications for student visas

Student visas

Time for the next step It happens every spring. As that old song by Mack Gordon says, “the world is young again.” And, for graduating students, university admission offers start arriving. “It happens, it always happens every spring.” This is a good point to congratulate our students admitted to post-secondary institutions from London, England; to…

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Canada’s Best Kept Secret: Liberal Arts Universities

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Overshadowed by internationally recognized research-intensive institutions, Canada’s liberal arts universities are often overlooked in discussions on Canadian post-secondary options. Why are Canada’s liberal arts universities overlooked? One reason is that university rankings often emphasize the importance of research and publications – factors that favour larger universities – rather than teaching. Location also plays a role….

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Studying in Canada: Admission Tips

It is common to hear North American parents complain about the complexity of the university search and admission process. Recent meetings with families in Istanbul reminded us that finding the right university is especially difficult for international students. While many students in Turkey choose to focus on domestic and/or American institutions, a significant number consider…

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Ontario: Program and Admission Trends

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Spring is the season for renewal and regrowth. In the field of university admissions, it is also a time to prepare for a new group of students and to reflect on topical issues and trends of the day. Each year Ontario’s universities host Regional Dialogues to update counselors on new programs and changes to admissions…

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