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Canadian Universities Event – Updates & Highlights

October 25, 2015 by  
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On Tuesday, October 6 the Options Team of Consultants (Melinda, Edwin, Sara and Amanda) and Office Managers (Michelle and Brittany) travelled downtown to meet with university representatives from across Canada.  It was the annual CUE (Canadian Universities Event) held at the Marriott Hotel.  While we enjoyed warm pretzels and tea, we got a brief snapshot […]

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NACAC Updates: Tips on U of California Application for Undergraduate Admissions

October 22, 2015 by  
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In California, there are three major groups of public colleges: The University of California (UC) institutions, California State universities, and the California community colleges. The most popular of the three, the UC system, has nine undergraduate campuses dotted across the great state and one graduate/professional campus at UC San Francisco. With 193,873 applicants last Fall […]

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NACAC Updates: Princeton Review: 5 Things You Need to Know about the New SAT

October 19, 2015 by  
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While at NACAC 2015, Options Solutions attended an information session given by Princeton Review about the new SAT. Here are five things you need to know about the redesigned SAT: 1. SAT “words” are gone. The new SAT exam will no longer have sentence completion. Vocabulary will be tested in the context of reading passages. 2. […]

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NACAC Updates: Here’s What’s New with the Common App

October 13, 2015 by  
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If your student is interested in applying to a US post-secondary institution, chances are you’ve come across the Common Application website. The Common Application, an online application portal used by more than 600 colleges, has made several important modifications to their system for the 2015-2016 application cycle. Options Solutions attended their informational session at NACAC […]

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Why Get Supplement Writing Assistance?

October 8, 2015 by  
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At Options Solutions, we recognize that writing plays an important part in the application and scholarship process for Canadian, US and UK universities. Business and Engineering programs in Canada are becoming increasingly selective, and many universities, including Queen’s and UBC, require writing samples from ALL students. Effective writing matters! The writing portion of applications are […]

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Meet with Molly!

October 8, 2015 by  
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Team Options is excited to introduce our newest team member, Molly, who joins us as a writing coach for the South Surrey and South Granville offices, and a writing workshop leader. Molly helps students improve their writing as a one-on-one instructor and as a regular writing workshop leader in supplement writing workshops. She specializes in helping […]

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Updates from NACAC

October 2, 2015 by  
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On their first day at the Nacac Conference, Team “E” (Elyse & Edwin) gathered the latest information on the changes to the Common Application, the SAT exam and the ACT exam, and met many other educators who are excited to help their students succeed. To see what they are up to today, follow us on […]

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