Monthly Archives: February 2013

Another New SAT

The College Board’s president, David Coleman, announced Monday that the College Board would be embarking on the development of another new SAT.  The last revision of the SAT was in 1994, when a number of changes were made (adding the … Continue reading

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March Madness For Real –Part II

At Duke University, Durham NC, each year the students inhabit a tent city which they call “Krzyewskiville” after Duke’s men’s coach, Mike Krzyewski, on campus in anticipation of Duke’s participation in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.  The university has strict … Continue reading

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March Madness For Real—Part I

IESolutions recently visited Duke University, Durham NC:  an elite, private university which is also a leading contender most years in the NCAA “March Madness” men’s basketball tournament.  Bill Morris, in the 2/24/13 New York Times, delved into the culture of basketball at … Continue reading

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Who is a TCK?

Third Culture Kids offer an admirable cultural perspective to the college campus. They also experience unique challenges. This video provides insight into the lives of TCKs on campus. Informed Educational Solutions is committed helping TCKs find a school, college or … Continue reading

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IES Visits Hofstra University

Looking for a mid-sized university in a suburban setting with proximity to a major city, Division 1 sports teams AND a strength in preparing students for careers in business and business administration?  Check out Hofstra University in Long Island, New … Continue reading

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IES Visit to Duke University

Students looking for a northeastern-feel university with milder weather, and who have the credentials to be thinking about the Ivies, ought to look towards Duke University in Durham, NC. Just minutes away from a truly southern university, University of North … Continue reading

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Finding the Best Fit College/University is both Intellectual and Emotional

Eric Furda, Dean of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, offers great advice on finding the Best Fit College.  To watch the video, click here.

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The Westtown School

We recently toured The Westtown School with the Director of Admissions, Nathan Bohn. Nathan went over the many attributes of the school and gave us the opportunity to witness Westtown’s magic in action. We enjoyed a full campus walking tour where … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on MOOCs From IESolutions

The development of MOOCs inaugurates an exciting and unprecedented moment in education. For the first time, we can really speak about global learning and global education in actual terms. The chance for leading scholars to reach and teach virtually anyone … Continue reading

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Bucknell/US News and World Report: Case Closed

On January 25, Bucknell reported to the US. News and World Report, College Board and other entities that there had been irregularities in reporting average SAT scores over a seven year period. IESolutions covered this news in our post of … Continue reading

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