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How to Write the Coalition Application Essay 2019-20

12 Jul 2019

When it comes to applying to university in the United States, it’s important to note that the Common App isn’t the only game in town. The Coalition Application is a...

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Writing a Personal Statement for UCAS: The 10 Big Mistakes Students Should Avoid

4 Jul 2019

Writing a Personal Statement for UCAS is, in many ways, like asking a student to tell the story of their life in 4,000 characters or less.  And if that sounds...

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Introducing BridgeU Connect: Bringing University Reps and High School Counselors Together

1 Jul 2019

Since our inception in 2014, BridgeU has worked with schools in over 100 countries to help students find their best-fit university options and career pathways in an increasingly globalised higher...

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How to Start Researching Universities: The 15 Definitive Questions Students Need to Answer

12 Jun 2019

In many of our previous articles, we’ve stressed the importance of university research as a first step in the application process. But sometimes telling students to ‘do their research’ can...

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Early Decision & Early Action: Why Early College Applications Aren't Always a Good Idea

5 Jun 2019

When it comes to getting important or pressing tasks done, earlier is always better, right? After all, most of us love that satisfaction that comes from knowing you’ve tackled a...

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17 Essential University & Careers Guidance Resources for New Counselors

30 May 2019

Studying at a university abroad is becoming an attractive and viable option for an increasing number of students in countries worldwide. BridgeU’s work with guidance counselors and careers advisers all...

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Product Update: Introducing the New Countries in Our University Matcher

29 May 2019

We’re pleased to announce that, as of May, students using BridgeU will be able to both research and match with a wider range of global university destinations. Your students will...

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Studying Medicine in the UK: Should Students Take the BMAT or the UCAT?

22 May 2019

For students thinking of pursuing a career in medicine, there’s no better place than the UK. In the 2015/16 academic year, 11% of international students coming to the UK applied...

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Product Update: Indian Curricula & Indian University Application

14 May 2019

In 2019, BridgeU is continuing to expand students’ ability to research and shortlist international destinations, especially in countries where investment in higher education is growing and access to higher education...

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Studying in Germany: The 7 Steps of a University Application

3 May 2019

The clock has already started ticking. For university applicants at your school who are looking to study in Germany, the major deadlines aren’t far away. Between May and July the...

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