Avoiding Cliches

Avoiding cliches in your personal statement

Your personal statement may be your only chance to introduce yourself to admissions officers – so you'll need to leave a lasting impression.

UCAS schools

A quick guide to the UCAS application

The UCAS is the application portal for nearly all universities in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Read more about it here!

Writing a letter of recommendation

How to Write a Letter of Recommendation

Writing a great letter of recommendation requires thought, patience, and input from your student. Learn more about this important skill!

Sending in an early application

A Quick Guide to Early Applications

The most common procedures for early applications are called Early Action and Early Decision. Knowing the difference between the two is key!

University Admissions

University Admissions Consulting with Occam

Occam Education does more than test preparation. Learn more about how we help students with their university goals during their senior year!

Liberal arts college

What is a “Liberal Arts College”?

What's the difference between “university” and “college”? We'll help you understand the common terms used in secondary and higher education.

Liberal arts college

A Guide to Liberal Arts Colleges in the US

Small student populations and quality faculty characterize liberal arts colleges. Learn more about the benefits of such close-knit communities.

Student in a business program

3 Tips for Preparing for a Business Program

If you know you want to study business as an undergraduate, what can you do in high school to build your résumé? Learn the answer here!

Getting accepted to MIT

What type of student gets accepted to MIT?

MIT is one of the most exclusive universities in the world. So what did the average MIT student do in high school to gain admission?

Getting a student visa

The US Student Visa: A Brief Glossary

Occam Education helps families understand the arduous process of getting a US visa. Here, we break down the four major types of US visas.