What do families need to know for success in the university search and application process? Why are American standardized tests so important in the application process and where do you find professional support? How do you make all your preparations come together in a strong US university application? Given the unique demands of the American university application process, students are well advised to begin preparing earlier in their high school career than most international students do. College Goals’ counselors will address the complexities of the American university application system, with special attention to the process and mechanics. They will also take questions about applications to the US, UK, and Canada.
All events are free of charge. Seating is limited.
Given how late international students frequently approach the American application process, we particularly urge families with students in Years 10 or 11, Troisième or Seconde, or Grades 9 or 10 to attend one of these sessions and to begin thoughtful and informed consideration of their higher education options now, prior to when their student starts A-Levels, Pre-Us, French BAC or IB coursework.
About our Experts
Andrea van Niekerk was born in South Africa, and was educated there and in the US. She served as Associate Director of Admission and freshman academic adviser at Brown University for over a decade. In the six years since moving to the West Coast where she now lives on the Stanford campus, Andrea has continued to work with American and international families.
Jilly Warner was born in the UK and educated there, in France and in Austria. She has almost two decades of combined experience in university admission, as Coordinator of International Admission at the University of Vermont and as an independent counsellor. She now counsels domestic and international students from many parts of the world.
College Goals is a highly qualified university admission consulting practice specializing in counseling families interested in higher education opportunities in the US and the UK. The team of four counselors collectively offers many decades of professional experience in higher education as university administrators, admission officers, educators and academic advisors.