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Insider Scoop: How US and UK Universities Make Admissions Decisions
The university admissions processes in the US and UK differ greatly, so it’s important for students who may apply to universities in either the US or UK to understand how their applications will be evaluated.
IvyWise Premier Counselor Christine, who served as an Assistant Director of Admissions at both Yale and Georgetown, will cover the holistic US admissions process and the Common Application, as well as the UK evaluation process and UCAS, giving students insider knowledge on what universities are looking for in applicants.
This presentation will provide families with expert insight into what types of university experiences they might want to consider (large university vs. liberal arts) and whether a US or UK university might be the best fit for them.
Families will come away with a firm understanding of how these university admissions systems work, what their students need to consider when making university admissions goals, and how decisions are made so they can ultimately stand out in the highly competitive admissions process.
For parents and students
AAS & The American Club Member* (Individual): $20
Non-Member (Individual): $25
AAS & The American Club Member* (Student + Parent): $35
Non-Member (Parent + Student): $45
*The American Club members may also register through The American Club. Call 6737-3411, email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by the Concierge.
About the speaker:
Premier College Admissions Counselor
Former Assistant Director of Admissions,
Christine specializes in students seeking admission to highly selective schools and underrepresented minorities.
Christine is a former Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at both Yale University and Georgetown University.
Christine graduated from Yale University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in History. She also holds a Master's Degree in Public Policy and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Georgetown, where she also taught courses. Her research focuses on the intersections of politics, religion, gender, and race and ethnicity, and her academic work has appeared in political science journals and books.
Christine relishes the opportunity to work with students and their families. As an IvyWise counselor, she has guided both US and international students through the college admissions process.
Christine also places a high value on the learning aspect of higher education and believes it helps to develop who you are. She says, "At the undergraduate level, it's so formative. You get exposed to new ideas, new people. The personal growth part is huge. I really believe that everyone should have that kind of experience if they want."
Her expertise has been cited by media outlets such as BuzzFeed, CNN Money, NBC News Radio, and Afterbuzz TV.
Christine speaks Mandarin and in her free time, enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, running and reading history books and biographies. Christine also loves to bake and is always on the lookout for a good recipe, particularly for a tasty butter cake.
CRCE Cancellation & Refund Policy:
This is a non-refundable event.