What is the difference between a college and university?
What is a liberal arts education?
What do teachers in the United States expect from students?
What are cities like New York City, Boston, Los Angeles and Chicago really like, and where will I fit in?
How do undergraduate studies differ from graduate studies?
Which tests do I need to take (SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, TOEFL, IELTS) and when are they offered?
What are fraternities and sororities?
When do I need to apply?
When is it best to matriculate?
Are there schools that offer support for international and ESL students?
At Emerson Educational Consulting, we have extensive experience working with international students and ESL students who want to study in the United States, Canada and the UK. We have helped students from many countries, including China, India, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates and Nigeria. If you are considering applying to college or graduate school in the United States, Canada or the UK, let us help you navigate the process and find the colleges and universities that fit you best.
After spending time to get to know you and your goals, we will work together to address those topics that matter most to you, including:
- Researching college, universities and graduate programs
- Selecting schools that best fit the student
- Planning your current curriculum
- Understanding standardized testing requirements and options
- Understanding the different types of admission requirements – they vary from one school to another
- Deciding how to apply (early decision, early action, restricted early action, rolling, and/or regular admissions)
- Putting together a realistic timeline for completing applications and staying on top of deadlines
- Selecting teachers and others for recommendations
- Brainstorming effective essay topics, helping students find their voice, and fine-tuning written work product (please note that we edit the student’s work, but will not write their essays for them!)
- Creating three-dimensional applications that reflect the student’s unique background and qualifications
- Preparing for interviews
- Addressing wait-lists or deferrals
- Making the final choice once acceptances have been received
- Understand the different types of visas and the visa application process for foreign students
- What to expect during your first year