The run up to the Christmas and New Year holidays is always interesting as it is when we start to get an indication as to how the college application round is shaping up. This year has been exceptionally interesting as the impacts of COVID 19 has resulted in an early admissions round like no other.
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Over the next few weeks colleges will be sending out letters, or more likely emails, telling students if they have been accepted into their college. We obviously hope that every student gets accepted into their first choice college, but the reality is that not everybody will. Here are some observations on how you can deal with the natural disappointment of not being accepted.
As an international student, there are so many different steps you’ll need to understand and navigate when applying to universities in the United States, one question that we are frequently asked is ‘Do I need to take an English language test?’.
Your UCAS Personal Statement (PS) is the one opportunity that you get to talk about why you want to study a particular degree. It is your opportunity to demonstrate the drive, ambition, skills and achievements that make you a great choice for the universities you have applied to. Unfortunately, you only have a limited amount of room to sell yourself, 4,000 characters, including spaces, and 47 lines, roughly one page of A4. This limitation means that you need to express yourself in a clear and succinct way, leaving little room for filler.
As unexpected as it may sound, clicking pictures and videos of you engaged in extracurricular activities can help you stand out in your college applications.
US colleges and universities practice holistic admissions, which means that they are looking at their applicants as being whole individuals with their unique set of experiences and learnings. For this reason, your college essays need to reflect the values and skills you have developed as a result of all those wonderful things mentioned in your résumé
Stanford University is keen to understand the depth and breadth of your personality, something that doesn’t reflect in your transcripts. That is why Stanford’s supplemental essays are designed to get to know you beyond the academic data. This is your chance to diversify your application. Show elements of intellectual curiosity, volunteering experience, interdisciplinary learning, reading engagement, and tell them who you truly are as an individual.