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My first private student got into Harvard!  The following year my students got offers into Harvard, Stanford, Amherst, U Chicago, & a few others…but let’s start from the beginning. My name is Wendy Beato and I have been a school counselor since 2009. I have worked at schools in New York City, Palm Beach & Cape …

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The Netherlands is fast becoming a favorite place to study for South African Students.  On Nov 8th more than 20 Dutch higher education institutions are hosting a free Study in Holland online event: “Virtually Orange.” Participating universities include: Erasmus UniversityGroningen UniversityLeiden UniversityMaastricht UniversityUniversity of AmsterdamUtrecht UniversityAmsterdam university of Applied SciencesRotterdam Business SchoolThe Hague University of …

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While COVID does not allow us to travel, technology is on our side! Join our webinars to learn about all the wonderful international universities for our South African Students to explore. See the list below. Remember to come back as we will update this page regularly! Nov 14 The University of Navarra in Spain is …

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To help those who are unable to visit universities in person, many universities are hosting online webinars. On Friday Oct 30th eight diverse institutions, Including Northwestern, Santa Clara University, and University of Tampa, will be hosting an online webinar for South African Students. They will discuss information around applications, academic programs and scholarships available for …

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The SAT Subject tests help you demonstrate how good you are in a particular subject. Universities often use these scores to admit students or to help place them in the correct courses.  Some universities specify which SAT subject tests you should take, however most allow you to choose for yourself. You can choose up to …

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The Council of International Schools (CIS) is  running a virtual university fair on 8 September for students in Africa!

There are over 170 accredited Universities from 20 countries who are taking part in this virtual event, and I’m sure they would love to connect with you!

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By now, Colleges & Universities have sent their admissions decisions.  What should you do if you end up with more than one offer? First of all, Congratulations! That is quite an accomplishment.  Applying to university takes effort and you should celebrate your results.  So here is what is next: Once you have evaluated your offers …

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Rejection letters hurt! For some students it may feel personal, but the reality is that it has nothing to do with you! Selective the universities only accept a small percentage of students, even though most who applied were academically qualified. Here are a few tips to help you keep this in perspective…

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Two days ago I woke up to a whatsapp image of our latest Harvard university acceptance.  Varsity Abroad student, Jessica Austin, of Herschel girls school in Cape Town got an offer into Harvard university– and off the waiting list no less! Now, let me pause and explain.  Acceptance to Harvard in the 2019 app year …

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