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What is a Tier 1 US university?

Top US universities have shifted towards using the term ‘Top Tier’ or ‘Tier 1’ universities to prevent over-reliance on the Ivy League to represent academic excellence.

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SAT Tutoring Benefits

Preparing for the SAT is a long journey, but it has multiple benefits! At A-List, the skills our students develop as they prepare for the SAT also help them excel at university.

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Test Prep Plan What to Do and When

Whether you are taking the SAT next month or next year, a test prep plan is crucial for good SAT/ACT scores! Designing your academic planning to incorporate SAT and ACT revision with your schoolwork will help you succeed in both.

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How to use your final week of SAT/ACT prep

The December SAT and ACT are both in approximately one month. While previous blogs have focused on what to do for this final month of preparation, we are going to skip ahead and tell you what you need to plan for that final week before test day.

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How to Succeed at a US Uni

At A-List UK, we are delighted to help students get accepted to selective US unis. However, we also appreciate that adjusting to university-level course work as

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The Common App: Overview

The Common Application, which is accepted by more than 900 schools, including some colleges located outside the U.S., helps streamline one essential part of the admissions

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Tips to Improve Your ACT Score!

Good ACT scores require high individual section scores to produce a strong composite: achieving this requires comprehensive content knowledge, particularly English grammar, effective use of

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Mental Fitness and the ACT

The ACT requires mental dexterity and stamina. The exam asks students to apply comprehensive content knowledge over the long three and a half hours of the test. To earn a good ACT score, students are only allowed small margins

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