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Taking the PSAT as an international student

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The PSAT is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship. Unfortunately, National Merit is only awarded to students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. That’s why taking the PSAT as an international student may not seem obvious. After all, why does the PSAT matter if you aren’t going to get National Merit? Even if you are not a U.S. citizen, it …

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Do international students have an admissions advantage?

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Many colleges take a vested interest in being able to claim that their student body is diverse. This begs the question: Do international students have a college admissions advantage in the US? International students aren’t rare If international students were truly unique, colleges might jump at the chance to have foreigners join their classrooms. In reality, though, the US is #1 in …

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Tough questions to ask about student life

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As an international student, you want to pick the U.S. college that fits you best. There are hundreds of factors to consider: academics, scholarships, location, and more. In addition, you should also ask some really tough questions about student life. Here are three important topics to ask about: Smoking Smoking is much less popular in the U.S. than it is in other …