GCA Blog Posts
National College Decision Day is coming up on May 1st. It's time we take a step back and reflect on a process that can easily spiral out of control if unrealistic expectations have been set. The college admissions process has been a competitive and stressful one for quite some years now. However, as the world becomes increasingly competitive, the pressure on high school students to gain acceptance into their dream college is at an all-time high.
While the American liberal arts college model may be unique in some respects, the concept of a broad-based, interdisciplinary education is not limited to the United States and can be found in various forms in countries around the world. However, if you want to go study at a small liberal arts college, there are options for you also in Europe!
Why a Tight-Knit Community, Broad-Based Education, and Hands-On Learning Opportunities Might Be the Right Choice for You - Small liberal arts colleges are often overlooked by high school students and their parents when it comes to the college search process. They assume that larger universities with extensive course offerings and research opportunities are the only way to go, but small liberal arts colleges offer a number of unique benefits that are well worth considering.
Are you trying to find out if Common App's essay prompts will stay the same or if they have changed for the upcoming application cycle 2023-2024? You are in the right place. The Common App just released its seven essay prompts for the new application cycle, and... Keep on reading to find out more.
In March 2023 the SAT, a widely used test for college admissions will go digital. First, it will affect international students only; but in 2024 US students will sit for a digital SAT too. What can you expect from the new digital SAT? Find out what stays the same and what will be new and how the scoring will be different because of the adaptive nature of the new digital SAT.
How to create a Balanced College list - Having a Balanced College List is important. In today’s competitive landscape, students must be strategic when putting together their college applications. As such, the concept of creating a balanced list of likely, target, and reach schools has become increasingly important in the college application process. What defines a likely, target, or reach school?
As Juniors start their second semester in January many begin their college application process by researching colleges and making a list of the ones that they are really interested in and plan on applying to. Explore your college criteria before starting the college search Before you start the task of researching colleges it’s a good idea to identify some criteria that guide you in your search of finding colleges that possibly would make a good fit.
The start of a new year invites us to think about our goals and our vision of what we want to accomplish throughout this year. Goal setting is an important process for high school students starting the college application journey. It allows students to focus on their aspirations and work towards achieving them, while also providing a sense of direction and motivation. Here are some tips on how you can set and work towards your goals during the college application process:
Applying to college in Europe is much less stressful compared to the USA. It is, however, centered around specific academic requirements that need to be in place for the student to be granted direct entry to a research university. Here are your options if you want to study at a European or UK university but don't have all the requirements in place yet?