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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 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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Results for our 2018 student group are in! Our 2018 student group was made up from some of South Africa’s top schools: Herschel girls HS, Bishops Diocesan school, Reddam Constantia, Hout Bay International, Reddam Atlantic seaboard,  St Cyprian’s school, Crawford college- Sandton, CBC St John’s, King David school- Linksfield, Curro- hillcrest, Rondebosch boys & Somerset …

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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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