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Below are interesting articles worth reading. They are meant to shed light on current events around the world pertaining to universities and post-undergraduates. Articles should be taken with a grain of salt. Additionally, there will be articles preparing/ informing you in your search, application, decision making, and transition for university. If you would like to share an article you've found, please pass it along to your university advisor for posting.


SAT/ACT and College Tour Information Session

If you are planning to attend a university in the USA, or apply to a university that runs on an American application system, then you may need to take the SAT or ACT. 

TS College Tours and Testtakers Singapore are pleased to announce that they will be holding a joint information session for international school students and parents at the Hilton Singapore.

Come learn about the differences between the SAT and ACT, test-taking strategies, how to get the highest score, and discuss the best testing timeline. Additionally, TS College Tours will be sharing information about their summer tour programs and also be providing advice for parents who wish to organize their own family visits to US colleges.

The event is limited to 100 participants. Sign up to reserve your spot! Both parents and students are welcome to attend. Coffee, tea, and canapes will be served.

Learn more about Testtakers here:
Learn more about TS College Tours here:

Monday, 26 February 2018
6:30 pm
Hilton Singapore, Vista Room 2&3

Register to attend here

Free ACT materials

Some universities (mainly in the USA) may require external exams such as the SAT and ACT to complete your applications. 

The ACT has announced they will be offering free test prep materials. This is in line with SAT, which already offers free study material through Khan Academy. See the article below.

"Free test prep materials will soon be available online for students preparing to take the ACT.

The Iowa-based testing company announced this week that it would launch ACT Academy in the spring. The platform will include video lessons, interactive practice questions, full-length practice tests, and educational games.

Each student will receive a personalized study plan based on their scores from the ACT test, the PreACT, ACT practice tests, or diagnostics completed within the ACT Academy platform."

Read more.

Common App Essay Prompts 2019

It has been announced that the essay prompts for Common App 2019 (for USA applications only) have not changed from this year. So, if you are thinking of applying to the USA come November 2018, then you can get ahead start with your essay over the summer holiday. 
This link below gives you further details.