Flywire Friday: This Week’s Top News for International Students – October 23, 2015

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Here’s what we read this week:

A new Common Application? A coalition of 80 U.S. colleges and universities recently announced the creation of a free, online college application system, which will be launched next summer. The Atlantic outlines the new system and discusses how it might change the admissions odds for prospective students.

Halloweiner? Pumpkin Drop? Scare Fair? How is your campus celebrating Halloween next weekend? U.S. News shares some of the crazy Halloween traditions held on college campuses around the U.S.

Thinking about applying to grad school in the U.S.? Career aspirations are likely the most important factor in your decision-making process. According to a recent report by World Education Services, summarized in the PIE News, career prospects are the most important factors for international students applying to graduate schools in the U.S. Other major factors are the school’s reputation and cost.

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