University of Chicago - Class of 2023

University of Chicago – Class of 2023

Applicant S’s Background Geographic Location: Australia Citizenship/Residence: New Zealand Starting to Use Our Admission Service: Since Year 11 SAT: 1580 out of 1600 School Ranking: Top 5% Significant Award: Gold Certificate at Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee Senior Contest and Medalist of Australia Mathematics Competition Intended Major: Mathematics Admissions: University of Chicago, Imperial College London   Like many highly achieving students …

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) - Class of 2023

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Applicant J’s Background Geographic Location: Melbourne, Australia Citizenship/Residence: Australian Starting to Use Our Admission Service: Since Year 12 SAT: 1570 out of 1600 School Ranking: Top 1% Significant Award: International Informatics Olympiad Intended Major: Computer Science Admissions: MIT   When J came to us in the beginning of Year 12, he already had an impeccable academic record and astounding achievements …

How to Apply to Colleges in the US and UK from Australian High School

How to Apply to Colleges in the US and UK from Australian High School

Given Australia’s growing university tuition fees and lacklustre undergraduate-level teaching, more and more Australian high school students are beginning to consider whether they should stay in Australia for their university education. It is with no doubt that prestigious universities such as Harvard, Yale, Oxford, and Cambridge are extremely attractive to all students. However, many parents and students often talk about …

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University of Pennsylvania – Class of 2023

Applicant J’s Background Geographic Location: Melbourne, Australia Citizenship/Residence: Australian Starting to Use Our Admission Service: Since Year 9 SAT: 1510 out of 1600 School Ranking: Top 10% Significant Award: None Intended Major: Political Science; Philosophy, Politics, and Economy Admissions: University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, Carnegie Mellon University   We started our admission consulting service for Applicant J when he was …

Common Misconceptions of the Common Application Personal Essay - Part I

Common Misconceptions of the Common Application Personal Essay – Part I

It’s no secret that Common Application personal essay is important to the U.S. college application process. It has to be well-written, succinct (within 650 words), and most importantly, represent you. But what does that mean? What, exactly, are college admission officers looking for? There are so many online articles attempting to explain what colleges are looking for, without taking into …

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Brown University

Applicant K’s Background Geographic Location: Sydney, Australia Citizenship/Residence: Australian Starting to Use Our Admission Service: Since Year 11 SAT: 1560/1600 School Ranking: Top 15% Significant Award: None Intended Major: Economics, Psychology and Undecided Admission: Brown University   Case Detail When we first met Applicant K, he was in the middle of Year 11, and had not yet decided if he …

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Yale University – Class of 2020

Applicant M’s Background Geographic Location: Melbourne, Australia Citizenship/Residence: Australian Starting to Use Our Admission Service: Since Year 12 SAT: 2360 out of 2400 School Ranking: Top 1% Significant Award: National Science Olympiad Medal Intended Major: Economics Admissions: Yale University, Brown University, University of Pennsylvania   Case Detail Applicant M came to us for admission consulting in January of Year 12. He possessed …

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Duke University

Applicant P’s Background Geographic Location: Melbourne, Australia Citizenship/Residence: Chinese Starting to Use Our Admission Service: Since Year 10 SAT: 2350 out of 2400 School Ranking: Top 1% Significant Award: None Intended Major: Sociology Admissions: Duke University, University  of California – Berkeley, University of Michigan (Ross School of Business), New York University (Stern School of Business)   Case Detail Applicant P’s success …

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University of Notre Dame

Applicant S’ Background Geographic Location: Melbourne, Australia Citizenship/Residence: Australian Starting to Use Our Admission Service: Since Year 10 SAT: 1490 out of 1600 School Ranking: Top 10% Significant Award: None Intended Major: Economics/Business Admissions: University of Notre Dame, Bowdoin College, UCLA, University of Michigan Ross School of Business   Case Detail Applicant S became one of our admission consulting clients in the …