Our US University Admissions service has a one-off consultancy fee of £3,500. The service, which guides students & families holistically from university selection to admission, includes the following:
We guide the student in producing the strongest applications possible. We supervise each component of an application, liaising with family and school to set timelines and monitor deadlines along the way, to ensure that an application and its written supplements are successfully aligned to each college’s institutional priorities and the student’s strengths.
We have unrivalled knowledge of a vast number of top institutions, and we conduct continuous consultations to help a family decide on suitable schools. It should be remembered that undergraduates in the US are members of a college community first; members of an academic elite second. There are just under 4,000 universities and colleges in the US, and each is trying to create its own unique community. It is crucial that a student’s choices are the right ‘fit’ – not least for the likelihood of success of an application.
We view college visits as a crucial part of the decision-making process that grants students a real ‘feel’ of the college campus and community. We can arrange private college and university visits, and our network of past and current Heads of Admissions enables us to present the very essence of a college community to a student and their family. Many universities welcome direct dialogue with a student – they believe this interaction enables the student to make more informed decisions. Many times, a college will look wonderful on paper; however, a visit will ensure that a student feels comfortable on campus and is happy with their choice.
We provide our own general strategies on SAT/ACT tuition, and work with specialised US partners to provide the most effective test preparation programmes.
We conduct a diagnostic assessment to determine a student’s suitability for either the SAT or the ACT format before recommending a suitable programme. Standardised testing remains a central element of a successful application to many of the top universities, and our tutoring models concentrate on the techniques required to maximise scores. With careful preparation, students are able to do very well even without strong subject knowledge.
We work with a student and their family to support and recommend choices of academic and extra-curricular pursuits that are likely to strengthen the overall US college application. We involve, as necessary, a number of mentors and tutors to guide a student towards creating a student profile that combines strong academics with interesting, in-depth extra-curricular involvement. Especially if started early, mentorship can be most effective in helping an applicant stand out. Upon arrival on campus, our support team will provide each student with pastoral support for the duration of their studies.
A consultation is your first chance to discuss your future academic or sporting pathways with an expert.
During the consultation, you will: