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Options Solutions Community Information Sessions

October 3, 2013 by  
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Options Solutions President, Melinda Giampietro, is bringing her post-secondary admissions expertise and insight to the community through several interactive presentations. If you have questions about the admission process, particularly the Canadian admission process, these sessions are your opportunity to gain valuable knowledge into the university admission process from Vancouver and the North Shore’s premier educational […]

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Writing Workshop Schedule

September 27, 2013 by  
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With the US and UK application season well under way, and the early Canadian application deadlines approaching quickly, October is the best time to start working on your written supplements. If you have never attended a Writing Workshop before, here is how it works: We recognize that writing is a process, so we follow your […]

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Study and Go Abroad Fair – Vancouver

September 17, 2013 by  
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Come visit Options Solutions consultant Edwin Liew and representatives from several universities and colleges from Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and other countries at the Study and Go Abroad Fair on Thursday, September 26th from 2:00 – 7:00 PM at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The fair is open to the public and is a great […]

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Fall Programs at Options Solutions

August 21, 2013 by  
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Are you looking to get an early start on your university applications, on your SAT/ACT prep, or on setting up good study habits? Options Solutions has the programs available to help you prepare for the school year ahead. (Please note all sessions taking place at our West Vancouver office will be held at our new […]

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PSAT Prep

July 30, 2013 by  
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If you’re planning to apply to universities or colleges in the US, you probably have heard of the SAT and/or ACT, which most institutions require for undergraduate admissions. For those who are preparing early for a post-secondary education States side, you should also be planning to take the PSAT (Preliminary SAT), also referred to as […]

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SAT Blog: Should you take the SAT Subject Tests?

July 22, 2013 by  
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The SAT Subject Tests are taken by US-bound university applicants, as required by certain institutions, to demonstrate their program interest and showcase their academic strength in specific subjects. Prospective applicants can write up to three Subject Tests, from which selective universities can request the scores of two to determine the placement of the applicant in […]

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Upcoming Sessions at Options Solutions

January 11, 2013 by  
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Options Solutions consultant Edwin Liew will be partnering again with the New Westminster Continuing Education Department to bring information about university admissions to parents in the community. Thursday, February 7th from 7:00 – 9:30 PM, he will teach US University Admissions 101 to interested parents at New Westminster Secondary School. Two weeks later on Thursday, […]

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Final Writing and Application Workshops

January 10, 2013 by  
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Still need help with university applications and supplemental essays? We are offering 4 more Writing Workshops and 1 more Application Workshop, so please contact our office at (604) 922-8456 or info@optionssolutionsed.com to reserve your spot. Several important deadlines for Canadian universities are approaching, including: Western Ivey School of Business – January 16th at 4:00 PM EST, UBC […]

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NACAC – “Getting to Know the University of California” Luncheon

November 20, 2012 by  
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The NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) conference is the largest college counselling conference in the world. This year’s conference was held in Denver, Colorado. Options Solutions President, Melinda Giampietro has attended NACAC for the last five years and finds it invaluable for keeping up with the latest post-secondary trends, networking with university admissions […]

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Common Application Changes for Fall 2013

November 1, 2012 by  
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The most surprising news from NACAC concerns a significant change to the Common Application, the online undergraduate admission application used by students to apply to nearly 500 different United States and international universities. The new Common App for 2013 will omit the “topic of your choice” essay prompt, a decision that has sparked debate among […]

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