The CollegeBound Network's New International Student Portal, MyGlobalEducation.com, Partners with Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

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Pearson helps strengthen our depth and breadth of student services, and PTE Academic adds a new level of innovation to English language testing that brings great benefits to both schools and students.

Pearson plc and The CollegeBound Network (CBN) today announced that they have formed a partnership to support the growth of international education. CBN's new international web portal, http://www.MyGlobalEducation.com, and Pearson's new English language test, PTE Academic, provide enhanced options for non-native English speakers who plan on applying to higher education institutions.

Founded in 1987, CBN is comprised of 13 content-rich websites designed to connect learners with various educational opportunities, from boarding schools and career-focused learning, to traditional colleges and universities, online degrees, and more. Its latest launch, MyGlobalEducation.com, expands the company's reach to international students seeking educational opportunities abroad.

"To help students navigate the application process to academic institutions that require proof of English proficiency, MyGlobalEducation.com is a perfect fit with PTE Academic," said Bill Colvin, director of international recruitment at The CollegeBound Network. "Pearson helps strengthen our depth and breadth of student services, and PTE Academic adds a new level of innovation to English language testing that brings great benefits to both schools and students."

The CollegeBound Network receives more than 3.5 million unique visitors per month across its various sites. The launch of MyGlobalEducation continues its commitment to being a one-stop resource portal for all students, including international students seeking overseas academic programs. Users can request information and make connections directly with colleges, universities, and/or educational agent organizations.

"PTE Academic was designed to improve the testing experience for both students and academic institutions," said Mark Anderson, President, Global Strategy and Business Development, Pearson Education International. "CBN impressed us with their matched commitment to their student and higher education customers and we welcome them to our Professional Partner program."

Pearson developed PTE Academic to fill a critical need for an accurate measurement of the English language Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing abilities of non-native speakers. In order to best serve its higher education customers and the test taker community, Pearson launched the PTE Academic Professional Partner Program to develop a broad network of support for the test.

PTE Academic delivers real-life measures of test takers' language proficiency to universities, higher education institutions, government departments and other organizations requiring academic English. The test is designed to predict more accurately the ability of test takers to function in an English-speaking academic environment. Results are delivered online usually within five business days after taking the test and can be submitted to an unlimited number of institutions at no additional cost.

PTE Academic is the preferred English language test of the prestigious Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®), owner of the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT), and is now available to test takers through Pearson's global network of secure testing centers.

About Pearson Language Tests
Pearson Language Tests (PLT) is a division of Pearson plc.

About Pearson
Pearson has global-reach and market leading businesses in education, business information, and consumer publishing (NYSE: PSO).
For more information, contact pltsupport@pearson.com, or visit http://www.pearsonpte.com.

About MyGlobalEducation.com
MyGlobalEducation.com matches students - both U.S.-based and international - with learning opportunities abroad, including programs facilitated by colleges and universities, private abroad organizations, student travel companies, and more. The site introduces an innovative Cost-Per-Inquiry model, as opposed to being a traditional directory, allowing for targeted and scalable campaigns to ensure quality leads for its partners.

About The CollegeBound Network
More than 3.5 million surfers utilize The CollegeBound Network's resource sites each month, which include CollegeBound.net, CollegeSurfing.com, MyGlobalEducation.com, SpaBeautySchools.com, TopCareerSchools.com, Advanced-Degrees.com, and others. Since 1987, The CollegeBound Network (CBN) has worked with America's leading colleges, universities, and career schools in connecting learners with educational opportunities. CBN specializes in recruitment lead generation solutions for 1000+ educational institutions and 3,500 campuses, using its content-rich portals.

For more information, contact bcolvin(at)collegebound(dot)net, or visit http://www.myglobaleducation.com/partnerportal

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