Are your exam results undergoing a review but application deadlines are upon you? Here are a few tips to help you navigate the college/university admissions process successfully.
Review the admission requirements for both the school(s) and program(s) that you are applying to. This is very important. Depending on your current results, being knowledgeable of the requirements would allow you to guage whether your current results are still within range of the required grades for admission.
Check to see whether there is an alternate pathway for admission into the school and program of your choice in the event that you do not meet the grade requirement. Many institutions offer pathway programs which allow students who do not meet direct entry requirement to still matriculate.
For early admission deadlines - should the institution(s) you are applying to have a deadline that may come before you receive the result of your grade review, submit your current results along with your school transcripts and any other required supporting documents. Should there be a section that allows you to insert a comment regarding your application, you may use this to discuss the situation you have with your current exam results.
Always ensure that among your school and program choices, that you include a safety option which still allows you to matriculate in the event that there is a change in your circumstances (E.g., finances, grades, personal interests etc.).
Should you have any difficulty, it is recommended that you speak with a professional educational advisor/consultant for further assistance and guidance.
Studying Medicine in the UK
This guest blog was written by Dr Elizabeth Adey – director of Uni Direct, a UK based company whot specialises in UK and European university applications.
Are you thinking about applying to study medicine at university in the UK for 2021 entry? The UK has some of the most highly regarded universities in the world, located in great cities like London, Edinburgh, Bristol and Bath.
To prepare for entry for medicine in the UK in 2021, applicants should start work now. Applying to university in the UK is usually done through UCAS, the UK undergraduate application system. UCAS has strict deadlines and applicants for medicine need to apply by mid-October the year before they start (October 15th 2020 for entry in September/October 2021). For those applying through UCAS for other degree courses, the deadline is January 15th 2021 for entry that year.
By Anicia Wood – College Sports Recruiting Consultant
Going to college and university is not cheap, it is an investment that many repay throughout their lifetimes. Receiving a scholarship for any prospective college student and their family is a dream come through. According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), more than 150,000 student-athletes receive around $2.9 billion in athletic scholarships in the NCAA Divisions 1 and 2 each year. Although this figure appears to be large, being one of the 150,000 to get a piece of the $2.9 billion pie is quite rare, considering the large population of scholarship hopefuls from across the world. There are many misconceptions about scholarships; that is the type of scholarships, how scholarship offers work, and how much aid student-athletes receive, just to name a few. College isn’t cheap, therefore understanding the details is very important if you are looking to lessen your college costs. So, let’s put it all into perspective…let’s talk the truth about athletic scholarships.
Let's Talk Ivy League
Ivy League schools are infamous for their extremely tough admissions process.
Typically, Ivy League schools have an acceptance rate of less than 10 percent. However, each year, thousands of applications from enthusiastic bright minds continue to be received by admissions without fail.
You may be wondering about the title of this blog entry.
So, what are champagne dreams you ask?
Well, I came up with the term to describe the aspirations of my students. A toast often follows the attainment of dreams, especially those that may not be visibly in the initial stages of planning. The ultimate toasting beverage is champagne, which can be quite an expensive commodity to purchase, especially if you reside in the Caribbean [inflation, price gouging and all].
It’s the best way to describe the months following my last blog post. On top of a very crazy schedule, I was suffering from writer’s block. Trust me; it wasn’t that I lacked a topic to write about. It was the exact opposite. There were too many issues and matters that I wanted to touch and the overstimulation of multiple thoughts resulted in a long-term block. This year was not short of issues and matters that resonated with me. Many of which resulted in several internal mental discussions and in some cases full blown debates. One issue that stomped me on several occasions was the Barbados Secondary Entrance Examination, better known as ‘The Common Entrance’.
Lead advisor at The Student Centre, who is dedicated to making CAREER SENSE out of higher education.
College Recruiting Consultant at Carib Athletes, who is dedicated to guiding Caribbean Athletes to college/university sport programs to fulfil their dreams through competitive sport and education.
Dr. Elizabeth Adey
I am passionate about education and the opportunities I believe it creates for people and the wider society. Education opens doors and facilitates change.
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