It’s that time of year again! College Goals’ university admission counsellors Andrea van Niekerk and Karen Wehr will travel to Paris and London in March to offer presentations about the American university admission process, with special attention to how to develop a strong US university application.
Given the demands of the American university application process, students interested in pursuing higher education in the US are well advised to begin preparing early in their high school career, even before completing GCSEs or before the final two years of study toward the French bac or IB. What do families need to know for their students to be successful and satisfied by the university search and application process? How do students produce a strong and interesting US university application? We will address questions about applications to colleges and universities in the US, UK, and Canada.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The American Library in Paris
10, rue du Général Camou
Free for members
€10 for non-members
Register online by clicking here
Saturday, March 21, 2020
4 – 6 p.m.
London Study Centre – FSU
99 Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3LH
Free of Charge
Contact Carolyn Stewart to register:
Andrea van Niekerk served for a decade as Associate Director of Admission, with a focus on international applicants, and as Freshman Academic Adviser at Brown University, and as Residential Fellow in a dorm at Stanford. Still based in Silicon Valley, she now works with both American and international families as part of College Goals. Andrea has over 20 years of experience in college admission and academic advising.
Karen Wehr recently worked for 7 years as a college admission counselor for Brown University’s Alumni College Advising Program. During that time, she also served as a Freshman Academic Advisor for Brown undergraduates. She has over 15 years of experience in education administration at both the university level and in private schools.
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.