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“There are thousands of colleges to choose from, yet only a subset that will be right for you. Keep reminding yourself of this throughout the process. There tends to be a herd mentality when it comes to college applications, but it doesn’t do anyone any good – you lose sight of what you actually want out of your college experience. To identify schools that are a good fit, start by making a list of 30-plus schools. Then, narrow it down by considering factors such as curriculum, course offerings and major; number of students and mix; campus environment; climate, opportunities for employment and/or further studies; alumni network; extracurriculars and sports; cost vs. brand name.” –Margaret Wells, Founder and Admissions Advisor, Magnolia Advisors
“It is generally not any more complicated to apply for university from Singapore than from anywhere else in the world. Our recommendation for students looking at US universities is to take their first SAT or ACT test in Grade 11. Students start applications in the first semester of Grade 12. Campus tours are generally done in Grade 10 or Grade 11 summer.” –Leslie Tam, Former Academic Dean and Head of College Counselling, Stamford American International School
“We have a university and careers counselling programme that aims to help our senior students make informed choices when they graduate from GESS. Counselling activities include a Careers Information Exchange in Grade 11; guidance on writing CVs and application documents both for university and for employment opportunities; support and guidance throughout the application process to universities in the UK, the US, the Netherlands, Germany and other academic destinations; university interview practice as well as advice for dealing with the transition between school and university” –Thomas Walton, University Guidance and Careers Counsellor, GESS
By Sara Lyle Bow, The Finder Kids Vol. 22
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