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The process of applying to US colleges is not only complex, but also highly competitive, with acceptance rates to top universities like Stanford, now under 4%. Crimson’s unique college admissions consultancy model lifts students above the global applicant pool addressing every aspect of the application with equal intensity.
As a Crimson student, your personally matched strategist will help you build a university application list specifically for you, taking into account:
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Developed by Ivy League grads, PhDs and top tutors from around the world, Crimson’s SAT/ACT courses reduce your study time while maximising your results. Crimson's global online high school, Crimson Global Academy, also offers AP classes in multiple subjects, providing you with the opportunity to showcase your academic skills in specific areas of study. Want to see test yourself on some 'typical' SAT questions? Download this free mini-test with answers here.
Having a highly personalised and comprehensive extracurricular and leadership (ECL) profile is essential to creating a competitive college application. It is necessary to showcase your personal and intellectual interests in a way that helps you stand out above the crowd. These six points represent the key building blocks your Crimson ECL mentor will work with you to achieve.
Your personal statement and supplemental essays hold a unique degree of importance on the success of your US application. That's why we provide every student with a specialist essay mentor — someone who has graduated from a top university themselves and knows what admissions officers are looking for. To get an idea of exactly what kind of essay makes the competitive top US school cut, you can download this free booklet of Crimson students personal statements written by admits to the Ivy League, Stanford, Duke, UChicago and more.
When it comes to the US, the alumni interview represents your last chance to impress your target universities. But what will they ask you and how do you prepare?
Crimson’s experienced interview mentors will walk you through all possible question scenarios, undertaking mock interviews and showing you how you can shine in a limited period of time — both in answering the questions you are asked, and coming up with relevant university-specific questions you can ask in return.
While your grades provide numerical evidence of your academic record, your teacher recommendations bring those grades to life! They are important because they:
Your Crimson mentor will help you identify teachers to approach for recommendations and helps your teachers format letters that showcase your character, leadership abilities, intellectual curiosity, creativity and more!
The teacher recommendation letters need to act as a compliment and exemplifier of what has already been expressed in your application as whole, which brings us back to making sure every element of your application is the best that it can be!