Navigating Financial Aid for International Students – A Comprehensive Guide

By Grey Joyner, Admission Consultant   For international students applying to study in the United States, understanding the intricacies of financial aid can be difficult. Financial aid comes in different forms and from many sources, so it can get daunting trying to make sense of it all. This guide aims to demystify the process and arm you with the information …

Harvard University – Class of 2028

Applicant E’s Background Geographic Location: Sydney, Australia Citizenship/Residence: Australia SAT: 1550+ School Ranking: Top 3 First meeting: Year 9   Case Detail We started mentoring Applicant E at the end of Year 9. At that time, E already showcased a strong academic foundation and interests in many areas ranging from Latin and debating to mathematics and computer sciences. After initial …

Princeton University – Class of 2028

Applicant J’s Background Geographic Location: Melbourne, Australia Citizenship/Residence: Australia SAT: 1550+ School Ranking: Top 1 First meeting: Year 12   Case Detail We started mentoring Applicant J in February of his final year of high school. Before the first meeting, he had achieved a remarkable academic record, topping his school in a variety of subjects and achieving national awards in …

Yale University – Class of 2028

Applicant W’s Background Geographic Location: Melbourne, Australia Citizenship/Residence: Australia SAT: 1550+ School Ranking: Top 5 First meeting: Gap Year   Case Detail Applicant W had a very special 2023. He deferred his admission into an Australian university, took a gap year, and received admission to Yale University – Class of 2028. Before we share the case detail, we need to …

Interview with an Admitted Student of Stanford Class of 2027

In the application cycle 2022-2033, we managed to assist another student admitted to Stanford University. We are excited to have her sit down with us for this brief interview to talk about her experience throughout the college application.   1. When did you have the idea of going to the US for undergraduate education? Around the second half of Year …

University of Chicago – Class of 2027

Applicant T’s Background Geographic Location: Victoria, Australia Citizenship/Residence: Australia SAT: 1550+ School Ranking: Top 10%   Case Detail Applicant T came from a high school in regional Victoria that had not seen any students apply to universities in the US before. It was a fact that concerned T and his family during our first meeting in Year 10. We understood …

Stanford University – Class of 2027

Applicant J’s Background Geographic Location: Melbourne, Australia Citizenship/Residence: Australia SAT: 1550+ School Ranking: Top 1% Significant Award: N/A   Case Detail Applicant J impressed us with her intellectual ability. Additionally, as a great thinker and writer, she showed curiosity about sophisticated academic and social topics. Therefore, the first suggestion from us was for her to start putting her ideas and …

Princeton University – Class of 2026

Applicant L’s Background Geographic Location: Sydney, Australia Citizenship/Residence: Australia Started Using Our Admission Service: In Year 12 SAT: 1590 School Ranking: Top 1 Significant Award: IB Dux and full score Admissions: Princeton University – Class of 2026, the University of Oxford (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics)   When we first met Applicant L in her Year 10, we were impressed by …