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Course Selection

Why do we do the college application process?
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By Anita Gajula
May 9, 2022 | 6 minute read

What’s the point of this college admissions process? I like to say there are three questions that come up repeatedly in life, and each time, the answers are different. Those basic and...

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AP courses vs. IB courses
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By Anita Gajula
May 2, 2022 | 8 minute read

Both IB and AP are considered the most rigorous level of courses that high school students can take. They are popular because they have standardized course content and because students can...

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Spring Break College Visits: Are They Worth It?
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By Verónica Leyva
March 23, 2022 | 5 minute read

Spring break is a great time to visit colleges. Whether you’re near or far from home, the time off of school can be great for touring colleges while students are on campus. But, much like...

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Your GPA Doesn't Tell Your Academic Story
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By Sam Joustra
January 26, 2022 | 5 minute read

During my eight years working in selective college admissions, the question I got asked most often was, “Is it better to get an A in a standard-level class or a B in an AP-level class?” The...

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How To Get An IB Diploma
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By Cecilia Grano De Oro
September 16, 2021 | 8 minute read

Editor’s note: If you’ve already read our first installment of the IB programme blog post, this post now goes through the nitty gritty of the program. Whether you’re a student or parent...

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What is IB? Making Sense of the IB Diploma Programme
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By Cecilia Grano De Oro
September 15, 2021 | 5 minute read

Editor’s note: This is a two-part series to help our readers better understand the IB programme, offered at many high schools both in the US and abroad. We’ll be back next week with even...

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