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Higher Education Opportunities

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2015 | 4:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Congratulations to Deborah Gordon and John Matthews. Their success stories indicate that once again, Jamaican students show that they possess the ability to attain the high standards that are expected to gain acceptance into Ivy League and other top universities throughout the United States. Other students who have set goals to further their education in the United States should not give up hope if their circumstances do not permit them to apply to an Ivy League university. There are many well-known colleges and universities where the quality of education may even exceed the offerings provided at an Ivy League university. Furthermore, some of these well-respected universities have even eliminated the need to use results from the SAT and ACT as one of the determining factors for admissions. Therefore, while some students may not be able to afford the costly fees to obtain college placement services from local companies, opportunities and scholarships at US universities are available for international students and, with determination, such information may be found online.

JOAN CAMPBELL

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