Making wise choices –
from test preparation to college application to enrollment
American universities can open doors to global opportunities, conferring an unmatched breadth of education and resources. College Goals counselors help families understand the advantages and challenges for international applicants to US (and UK) universities and the importance of selecting universities that fit each student, where they will thrive and succeed. With multifaceted admissions experience, we know how to help students create applications that stand out.
What do families need to know in order to start the university search and application process? How can students prepare for their tests and do their best on the applications? This presentation will address these issues and more – and our experts will take your individual questions, too.
About our Speakers
Joyce Reed has for ten years been the Director of College Goals LLC, a highly-experienced university admission and higher education consulting firm, after serving as Associate Dean of the College at Brown University for 14 years. collegegoals.com
Andrea van Niekerk, a College Admissions Consultant with College Goals, served as Associate Director of Admission at Brown University for many years, where much of her work focused on international applicants. collegegoals.com
Jilly Warner is a College Admissions Consultant with College Goals. Originally from England, she has many years' experience coordinating international and transfer admissions at a major US university, and understands the challenges and concerns of international students. www.collegegoals.com.
Karen Berlin Ishii, a Brown University graduate, is a highly experienced college test preparation tutor who teaches students in New York and internationally. karenberlinishii.com
Some of the topics we'll cover include:
College Choice and Admission:
- Advantages and challenges for international applicants
- Options for financial aid
- Why and when to visit college campuses
- Parents’ role in the college search and application process
- Enhancing skills and candidacy through summer programs, internships and other activities
- Crafting the college list – What criteria are most important?
- Overview of college entrance exams: SAT or ACT? Subject Tests? TOEFL?
- Strong basic test techniques and strategies for both the SAT and ACT
- Why scores matter and how to choose which scores to submit
- What tests are required, optimal test dates, alternatives to testing
- When and how to prepare: the best books, courses, tutoring, online resources
Date: Saturday, March 22
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Place: Florida State University, 99 Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3LA
Cost: £ 20 /family (up to 4 members)
Advance online reservations and payment required – seating is limited!
When & Where
College Goals is ready to help exceptional young people, from any part of the world, who are eager to take up the challenge of personal and global responsibility that the privilege of an excellent higher education invokes.
Whether your interest is in neuroscience or playwriting, economic modeling or environmentalism, the choices and decisions you will make, shaped by the learning that you are seeking, will influence society and the globe itself. That is such an awesome privilege and opportunity!
We are here to help you develop and articulate your dreams, and forge a path to build the skills to match your goals. www.collegegoals.com
Karen Berlin Ishii joins College Goals in presenting "Choosing an American University Education." A Brown University graduate with over 20 years' experience as an academic and test preparation teacher, Karen tutors students in person in New York City and internationally via Skype. She specializes in reading, writing, grammar, math, and preparation for the SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, TOEFL, GRE and other standardized tests. www.karenberlinishii.com