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The US College Landscape and Application Process

An exclusive Crimson Education talk at SEK-Dublin International School for students and parents Monday 7th March 8:35 - 9:35 am

Where do you see yourself?

Increasing numbers of UK students are studying at US universities, and its no surprise why. They offer an outstanding education, extracurricular opportunities and incomparable career opportunities. Did you know that graduate salaries often far exceed those in the UK?

One of the defining features of US universities is the liberal arts curriculum, which allows students to explore a range of subjects in the first two of years. This flexibility appeals to the growing numbers of students who are, understandably, unsure what they want to study, or those who are good at a range of different things! It's no wonder the US is such an enticing study destination.

The question is, how do you decide where to apply? With over 4,000 colleges to choose from, this can seem a daunting task. In this talk, we will walk you through the key things you need to consider when weighing up your options - from academic strengths, campus life and location to links with industry and research opportunities. In doing this, we will also introduce you to some of the most popular colleges out there, and share you into some of their best-kept secrets.

Stanford & MIT

We will cover:

+ Gain a deeper understanding of the US college landscape and curriculum

+ Uncover the distinguishing characteristics of different colleges - from size and staff: student ratio, to societies and political leanings

+ Discover which academic pathways might suit your skills and interests

+ Learn about the funding options available at different colleges

+ Hear the advantages of a US college education and why it can benefit you to apply

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How Crimson can help

Applying to top universities is a difficult and stressful 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 - from university selection to essay writing and SAT preparation.

By attending our talk you will the opportunity to book a 1:1 university strategy meeting for you and your child with one of our expert Academic Advisors. They will review your child’s academic and extracurricular profile, provide tailored guidance as to suitable university pathways and outline what they need to do to achieve their goals.

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