Narrowing down your short list of US colleges may be the easy part. Perhaps you have a talented child who wishes to pursue his goals in a State-side college that excels in one particular area, such as sports or the fine arts. Maybe you yourself attended an elite school and you wish your children to carry on the family tradition. Or perhaps you are an expat living in Canada, but your kids have dual citizenship and you are happy to let them select the American university of their dreams.
There's no doubt that US colleges offer unique opportunities that are not found anywhere else. For higher net worth parents who seek the most influential education for their children, Ivy League schools such as Harvard, Princeton and Yale may unlock the door to the most impressive opportunities (though according to a recent Forbes best-schools list, America's top two colleges in 2013 were Stanford and Pomona, on the west coast). The cachet of exclusivity, status and wealth gives a US college education an "I have arrived" appeal to Canadian parents that isn't going away anytime soon.
But there's more to going to school in the States than choosing décor for the dorm room. It's a two year, sometimes three year process. Rigorous testing and evaluation is required to gain admission to a US college or university; the most commonly taken test is the SAT, a mostly multiple choice test designed to assess a student's readiness for college. How can a Canadian high school student prepare for this gruelling exam that takes the average student nearly four hours to complete?
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Obviously if you have read this far, you want the best education in the world. You want to join a mobile and motivated population of American college students and develop relationships and skills that will open up many career opportunities after graduation. PREPSKILLS® can help you make those dreams come true.
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