University Informational Evening. Expectations . The process of choosing the right University or Course is the most successful when we work as a team in the best interest of the student.
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The process of choosing the right University or Course is the most successful when we work as a team in the best interest of the student.
I am here to facilitate this process for students to find the best match for his or her higher education.
Although I will help students in their search, I do hold the students responsible for conducting research on their own.
For students taking the SAT or SAT Subject tests, this is the organization where you register. The site can seem overwhelming, as it contains a wealth of knowledge; however it is very helpful in narrowing down one’s search within the US. A helpful tool is the “where do I stack up?” link that shows you scores and grades of typical applicants at a particular university.
The Common Application
A site where students apply to most US universities. You can apply to as many as you want. If your choices are not on this site, simply go to the website of the university to download the application (I can help you with this).
It is a test with three components (reading, writing, math). Students can take this as many times as they want and the highest scores are used for the applications in most cases.
This is a binding commitment to a university stating that if a student is accepted, he or she will go there.
This is non-binding, but places the student in an early application pool, therefore giving the student an answer more quickly.
SAT tests on October 1
The deadline for most Early Action and Early Decision applications is November 1.
SAT tests on November 5.
University applications for the US must be completed before winter break.
SAT tests on Dec 3
Early decision and early action responses arrive this month.
Early decision and early application responses arrive this month.
SAT tests Jan. 28.
Some admissions decisions arrive this month.
Most admissions decisions and scholarship award letters arrive this month.
On the waiting list? Contact the admissions office and let them know of your continued interest in the university and update them on your spring semester grades and activities (I can help with this).
Final enrollment decision deadline is May 1.
SAT tests May 5.
Send your final transcript to your university choice if they ask for it.
SAT tests on June 2.
Applicants apply on-line using UCAS Apply then are given a number. The student can then check the progress at any stage of decisions made by their chosen universities using UCAS Track (I will help students get started with UCAS)
Individual interviews with students to discuss higher education plans. Our goal is to have students fill in a UCAS form as soon as possible.
All Oxford, Cambridge Dentistry, Medicine and Veterinary applicants should complete a UCAS form by the beginning of October (I will work with you to make sure this gets completed).
All other applicants should aim to complete a UCAS form by this date. Submission in November can make it difficult to have the recommendations written on time.
In early November BMAT (Medicine, etc.) and Oxford exams.
All UK and US University applications need to be completed before winter break.
15 January is the official deadline for many UCAS applicants. Many universities have been making offers from October. Individual meetings with grade twelve students will be held to discuss offers/rejections received from Universities, more specifically regarding which universities students plan to make their first (Firm) and second (Insurance) choice.
Final decision of Firm and Insurance choices must be sent to UCAS by the specified date, or UCAS assumes that all offers have been declined.
Needs to show true passion and dedication to course (this is exemplified through outside reading, familiarizing oneself with current topics within subject, work experience, etc).
It is best to have a reference from a teacher who teaches the subject or as close to the subject as possible. The teacherneeds to illustrate the student’sability to take the course. Extracurricularactivitiesarevalued, however the student is usuallyacceptedbased on his or her grades and suitability for the course.
Student chooses five courses unless he or she chooses medicine, veterinary science, dentistry (in these cases students choose four) and/or chooses a course at Oxford or Cambridge.
Student will find out his or her total score at the beginning of October and I enter each subject grade in UCAS.
Universities Colleges Admissions Service. It acts as an intermediary between applicants and Universities.
This is an organization which provides support, food and entertainment. Some have cinemas or theaters built into them.
This is a subject, like Engineering, Medicine, Business, Law or Applied Biology, which leads to employment; however it does not limit a graduate to its area.
In general, this affects you if you fail to get the grades needed for the universities you have chosen or if you get a higher score than was predicted. Mainly it happens in August when the universities find out through the results how many places are not filled with qualified students.
Sandwich Course (SW)
In many vocational courses, especially in engineering and business, instead of doing final exams in the 3rd year, students take up paid placements. This allows students to do serious work for the firm.