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Step 1: UCAS

Every year, US students rely on The Common Apps to send their application to multiple universities at once. Likewise, UK students have UCAS to do the same thing. Although you can use for some international schools, only a handful of UK universities have joined the website so chances are, you’ll have to use UCAS to get the job done.

Before you panic, don’t.

UCAS is very similar to common apps. In my opinion, it’s actually much easier, you just have to understand their lingo. Let’s walk through it together, shall we?

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Why study in the UK?

From the Ivy Leagues scattered across the east coast to the UC’s scattered across the west coast, it may be tempting to stay within mainland USA when exploring your options for higher education. However, depending on your major, personality, and financial situation, it may be smarter to earn a degree abroad.

Let’s do this Jimmy Fallon style and consider the pros and cons…

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