February 2017: SAT / ACT test dates this spring; free online practice tools; SAT/ACT registration deadlines; types of financial aid for US colleges.
March 2017: Changes to SAT test dates at international test centres; what to do if you are accepted or not accepted at a US college; what Year 12 students should be doing now if they are applying next autumn; what preparations Year 11 students should be making; UK and Irish students excel in Harvard women’s athletics.
April 2017: Comparative admissions results for Ivy League colleges; deadline for accepting offers of admission; SAT/ACT test dates; test day checklist; choosing between the SAT and ACT.
May 2017: MOOCs, edX, HarvardX, MITx.
June 2017: New grading system for GCSEs; applying for US colleges; school visits scheduling.
July 2017: Three methods of applying to US colleges this autumn; make good use of your summer holidays.
August 2017: Start to put together your application during August; differences between US and UK university application systems; different approaches to the personal essay; advanced notice of USA College Day 29/30 September.
September 2017: USA College Day; application timeline.
October 2017: 50th edition; application deadlines and differences between ‘Early Action’, ‘Early Decision’ and ‘Regular Action’; essential tasks for Year 12 students; practising for the SAT and ACT; SAT subject tests; test dates and test sites.
November 2017: Application details for Sutton Trust US Programme; teachers and advisers – what you need to know; Common Application Form; Universal College Application; the Coalition.
December 2017: Two current Harvard undergraduates talk about their applications; early Action admits to the Class of 2022; actions for Year 13, Year 12 and Year 11 students; school visits by Harvard outreach team.
January 2018: Researching US colleges; world university rankings; parental support for students applying to university; last chance to apply for the Sutton Trust US Programme.