This blog is moving to the brand new website of our college consulting company:  UNIVERSITAS COLLEGE COUNSELING.  Come on in and visit.  We would love to have you visit.   Advertisements I ran into the article above and thought heck, I’ll try to give my own answers to the questions in there!  I won’t answer the last question because that is about in state and out of state students and international students are all out of state (no matter how hard we try!) 1.  We don’t have […]

One of the most important steps you can take when deciding what college to go to is do a campus visit.  It’s a lot like taking a car for a test drive before you buy it.  You take a car for a test drive to see how you feel while behind the wheel.  Does the […]

  Who?  For most college applicants (US or international), they’ve never heard of Loren Pope.  But they should. Yesterday, July 13, would have been his 104th birthday. If I had to think about one person who propelled me into doing certified, professional, and ethical US college admissions counseling in the Philippines, it would be this […]

In the last post, I wrote about the IB and described what it was what it entailed. The questions that now come up are: why should I take it and what happens if I don’t? For many students, they will take the IB simply because they are interested (at least preliminarily) in college abroad. And […]

If you’re applying to US colleges from the Philippines, you may have already heard of something called the IB or the International Baccalaureate. In your college research, you will have probably discovered that US colleges love this and something else called AP (that’s pretty rare here in the Philippines and we won’t talk about it […]

In my last blog post, I wrote about how people tended to overemphasize the importance of the SAT in the US college admission process. In this post, I will write about how people tend to underestimate the essay. My client who excitedly told me about his good performance in the last SAT also forgot to […]