Nervous about helping your teenager negotiate their way through all those university applications? We understand!
Before you start the process, watch our amazing Facebook Live Chat with Diya Aswani, a Senior Student, Canadian School Hong Kong, and Emerson Fox, Senior Student, Hong Kong International School, and learned so much about navigating university applications!
NAVIGATING THE APPLICATION PROCESS
- In the US, you need to take the SAT or ACT, and submit a common application essay. Supplementary essays are required by each university.
- The SAT is focused on literacy, grammar, and math. The SAT includes a science section.
- In the US, there are three different types of applications you can submit: you can apply early decision, early action, and regular decision.
- In the UK, you use the UCAS portal and submit a personal statement of around 4,000 words about yourself and your academic achievements.
- If English isn’t your first language, you need to take an English proficiency test when applying to universities in the UK, US and Canada.
PREPS, TALKS, TIPS AND TOOLS
APPLICATIONS DURING COVID
- Virtual university fairs enable you to chat with admission officers
- Accept there’s a limit to what you can understand online and trying to find things on the university websites isn’t always easy
- Begin your research as soon as you can as the pandemic continues
Good luck with your applications – you’ve got this!