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Uk Us Admissions Preparation Timeline Final

What Admissions Officers are looking for

Top US universities are looking for the leaders and change-makers of tomorrow. As a result, they attract - and seek - well-rounded students who are not only eager to learn but likely to inspire others.

Whilst strong academics are a must, students must also demonstrate extracurricular engagement and clear personal qualities.

In short, good grades are not enough!

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Academics

Alongside A/A* grades top universities would look for 1500+ SAT / 32+ ACT scores. However good scores alone are not enough to gain you admission!

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Extracurriculars

They want to see evidence of consistent extracurricular engagement in something you're passionate about. They also want to see evidence of leadership; students who take on responsibility and inspire those around them.

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Essays

This is your opportunity for the Admissions Officer to really get to know you, it's a reflective, creative and personal essay. But, they are more interested in the effect the event had on you than the story itself.

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Personal qualities

Admissions Officers want to ensure that their university is the best fit for both you and them. They are looking for students that will compliment both the classroom dormitory atmosphere.

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414

Offers to Ivy League universities

165

Offers to Oxford and Cambridge

2,700+

Offers to top 50 US universities

1,100+

Offers to top 10 universities

Crimson is here to help!

Applying to top US universities is a difficult task which is why so many students seek external support.

Each of our programmes are tailored to the student and are delivered by a carefully selected team of mentors who provide focussed support with each and every aspect of the process.

We are proud to say that students who work with us are four times as likely to get into their dream university than those who apply alone.

By speaking to one of our Academic Advisors you will receive;

  • A full review of your academic and extracurricular profile
  • Tailored guidance as to suitable university pathways
  • An outline of what they need to do to achieve their goals
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University strategy

Multi-year support with application preparation and submission with the help of a personalised roadmap.

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Admission test tutoring

One-to-one sessions covering test content, technique and confidence for the best chance of getting a great score.

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Essay development

Support with essay statement ideation, tone, language and structure as well as multi-draft feedback.

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Extracurricular mentoring

Extracurricular and leadership project planning, execution and reporting to ensure passion and impact are demonstrated in the application.

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Interview preparation

Coaching on how to answer common questions and communicate a story persuasively.

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Financial aid and scholarship strategy

Guidance on the options, requirements and help completing necessary paperwork.

Meet some of our Crimson mentors

Our mentors have studied at the universities our students aim for, some of them have even worked in the admissions office!

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