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UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS 15 THINGS TO DO SUMMER 2011

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  1. UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS15 THINGS TO DO SUMMER 2011

  2. ALL applicants 1. Gateway – Update your HE profile 2. Revise personal statements (UK, Canada, HK, Australia) 3. Re-check uni/college entry requirements (Kaplan SAT preparation course information in this week’s School Bulletin) Collegeboard: www.collegeboard.org

  3. UK applicants 4.UCAS Apply 2012 – available now. UCAS buzzword: succeed 5. LNAT, BMAT, UKCAT registration 6. Oxbridge & medicine – 15 Oct deadline

  4. 7. College essay titles available from mid July8. Early Action/ Early Decision – 1 Nov deadline9. Common Application unis (over 400): Form available from 1 August (NOTE: DO NOT INVITE YOUR HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELLOR OR SUBJECT TEACHERS TO GIVE YOU AN ONLINE REFERENCE) US applicants

  5. US applicants Non-Common Application unis (e.g. USC, Georgetown) 10. Download ALL forms relating to school E.g. - Teacher evaluations - Secondary school recommendation - Others e.g. school recommendation for scholarship application

  6. Applications to other countries 11. HK and Canada – applications begin from late Oct 2011 12. Australia – applications begin in 2012 Between now and then identify which Y10-Y12 extracurricular activities/ achievements you want to highlight in your application

  7. Uni campus tours/visits 13. Some questions for student tour guides: • What academic support and career services are available? • What’s the local town/city like? • What’s it like to live in that specific region of the country? • What would they change about the uni/college? • How’s the food, residential hall and class sizes? • What’s campus safety like? • What’s the tour guide’s personal experience at the uni? • Why did the tour guide chose the uni?

  8. Uni campus tours/visits 14. Some questions for Admission Officers/Faculty Staff: • Do you accept IB Certificates, BTEC Level 3 National Diplomas? • Do you require SATs (I/II) or ACT and what’s the expected score range? • This year, what were the offers made to IB/BTEC students from HK? • How many of your undergraduates are from HK? • This year, how many applicants applied for a place on the XXXX programme? • How much weighting is given to the personal statement /essay? • What do you look for in a candidate? • How are candidate applications reviewed/shortlisted? • What scholarships /financial aid are available? Is there a separate application for them? • How does the uni/college assess students requesting home status/local fees?

  9. ALL APPLICANTS 15. Get plenty of rest. Year 13 will be FULL ON