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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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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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Summer Boot Camps: US Admissions and SAT/ACT prep!

May 28, 2013 by  
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If you intend to apply to US universities in the fall, the summer months can be an important time for strategic planning. To apply to US schools, it is prudent to understand the admissions process and prepare well to attack the online applications. Before you take or re-take the SAT or ACT, it would be […]

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US Application Timeline: When do you take the SAT or ACT?

July 4, 2012 by  
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If you are planning to apply to a US college or university for undergraduate studies, taking the required standardized admissions tests such as the SAT or ACT will most likely be a major part of your preparation process. As a matter fact, altogether it is a three-year plan starting in grade 10. Grade 10: It […]

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Options Solutions Visits Sardis Secondary, Talks US and UK Admissions

April 29, 2012 by  
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Entering the vast atrium of what appears to be the heart of Sardis Secondary, Options’ Edwin Liew was greeted by students ‘aerobizing’ in full flight to the catchy pop tune of LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem”. But there was a twist; the participants were cheerleading with choreographed, flash-mob-esque dance moves to their own lyrics, voicing their support […]

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SAT/ACT Prep: Steps to Success

February 6, 2012 by  
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The decision process in applying to the U.S. for post-secondary education almost always involves taking the SAT or ACT as a standardized test for admissions. At Options Solutions, not only do we help you plan a schedule and get you organized for the entire application, but we also offer workshops to prepare you to be […]

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2012 SAT/ACT Prep Program

January 10, 2012 by  
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Options Solutions is excited to launch our 2012 SAT/ACT prep schedule.  We will offer four different prep options this season. 1.    Full Length Practice Exams and Debriefs This option includes a 4-hour exam (SAT or ACT), exam marking (including customized essay marking), and a 2.5-hour debrief. Students are each given a cover sheet to help […]

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The ACT

December 31, 2011 by  
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If you are looking for an alternative to the SAT as a standardized test for admissions to a US university or college, the ACT (American College Test) would be your choice. A curriculum-based test similar to the SAT, the ACT also measures the high school student’s readiness for US universities, but assesses not three, but […]

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Factors in US Admissions: More than GPAs and SATs

December 9, 2011 by  
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If you’re thinking of applying to a university or college in the US, aside from facing higher tuition costs, you will be encountering a number of factors that have made gaining admission progressively harder each year. At the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Education Fair in downtown Vancouver last Saturday, December 3rd, Melinda Giampietro of Options Solutions identified and […]

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