US College Admission Open Day

Learn about the application process to selective US universities

Do you have pupils interested in going to university in the United States in 2019? The World Leading Schools Association (WLSA) brings the US University open day experience to you.

Meet the Deans of Admissions from six highly selective US universities and learn about the facilities, the application process, and the grants system. You will also have the opportunity to benefit from having your personal questions answered one on one with the Deans over afternoon tea.

The US College Admission Network open day aims to give information, facilitate understanding and fit between university and student and solve any practical problems you may envisage. Understand what US Universities look for from UK applicants.

Program sessions will include an introduction to US Higher Education and the Holistic Admissions Process as well as a presentation of Case Studies on Holistic Review in Action. The full program will be published soon.

Oundle School Parking Directions

November 5 | 14:00 - 17:30

Millfield School Parking Directions

November 6 | 12:30 - 15:45

This open day is free, with limited space available. 

Registration is compulsory  and is now open.

Hosted in the UK

This open day is for potential students, parents, career staff, and anyone interested in learning more about university in the US and what it can do for you.

Program

Oundle School

Monday November 5th

14:00 - 14:30

Registration

14:30

Welcome Word

Introduction to US Higher Education and the Holistic Admissions Process at
Selective Universities
14:35 - 15:30

This session will explore the Holistic Admissions process at highly selective universities in the United States. Focusing directly on the various types of college applications and the importance of academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership, engagement, essays and personal statements. The session will further take these concepts and discuss how they are applied in an international context. In addition the overall financial aid process for international students will be discussed.

Case Studies - Holistic Review in Action
15:40 - 16:40

This session is designed to provide insight to the selective college admissions process and to demonstrate how a variety of factors, not just strong grades and standardized test scores, are weighed in a college or university’s review of a student’s application. Since no two colleges evaluate applications in the same way, panelists will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate and select which applicant(s) are competition for admission to their respective institution.

16:45 - 17:30

Afternoon Tea with the University Reps

Millfield School

Tuesday November 6th

12:00-12:45

Registration

12:55

Welcome Word

Introduction to US Higher Education and the Holistic Admissions Process at
Selective Universities
13:00 - 13:45

This session will explore the Holistic Admissions process at highly selective universities in the United States. Focusing directly on the various types of college applications and the importance of academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership, engagement, essays and personal statements. The session will further take these concepts and discuss how they are applied in an international context. In addition the overall financial aid process for international students will be discussed.

Case Studies - Holistic Review in Action
14:00 - 14:40

This session is designed to provide insight to the selective college admissions process and to demonstrate how a variety of factors, not just strong grades and standardized test scores, are weighed in a college or university’s review of a student’s application. Since no two colleges evaluate applications in the same way, panelists will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate and select which applicant(s) are competition for admission to their respective institution.

14:45 - 15:30

Afternoon Tea with the University Reps

Meet The Speakers