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Extra Help: College Admissions

September 2018

Being well-rounded can give you an edge when competing for at spot at universities around the country. As you prepare to apply for college, good grades and high test scores are important, but there are other ways to show admissions officers that you're the right fit. In a world where there are scores of high school seniors applying to schools, many of which are becoming increasingly demanding, it's important to give yourself an edge. When you consider that some students might have good GPA, it becomes even more vital to show that you are more than just a number.

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Here are few tips which will help you to get things easier for the admission process:-

Financial aid is more available and more abundant than a lot of families realize. Many of the country’s most elite and most expensive colleges are extremely generous with need-based financial aid, and there is scholarship money, both merit and need-based, waiting for students and families willing to seek it out and apply for it. Students might be surprised at what they can afford.At both state and private universities, legacy status which can mean different things depending on the institution, including students whose grandparents, parents, and/or siblings attended the school for either undergrad or graduate school or other alumni connections in no way guarantee admission, and students and their parents should set their expectations according to how qualified the student is for the school on their own, not how many family members attended there or how much money they give to the school each year. Schools have too many students with connections to the university to accept them all.

With early decision, colleges understand they are requiring a commitment and thus recognize early devotion to their school. Applicants should understand that the pool of applicants is smaller if and when they are able to apply early decision. Many college students are afraid to commit to one school and/or are afraid, or unprepared, to commit too early. If an applicant is sure of and committed to a university, taking the plunge and applying early decision can boost the odds of admission simply with the pool of students being lower. Colleges and universities care a great deal about their yield because it has an impact on their prestige, planning, and finances; students who apply early decision have committed to the institution and that helps institutions boost their yields.

Your letters of recommendation can give your college application an edge as well. Build relationships with the advisers and organization leaders that head up programs you're involved with. These relationships will help them provide a comprehensive view of your strengths and abilities in their letters. Students should do the same with their teachers, so admissions officers can get an idea of how you behave inside and outside of class. Your letters of recommendation should focus on how you accomplish your schoolwork, excel in your extracurricular activities, and describe how you interact with other students etc.

Student Testimonials

"Edwise provided an easy and smooth procedure for my college admission & visa filing. The counselor was quite updated with the technical as well as administrative details also they provided an opportunity to talk personally with the college representative. I will definitely recommend Edwise to my friends."

Name - Aavish Krishali
Country - Canada
University - Durham College

"Edwise has helped me from selecting my course & the country as well. The programme suggested to me is adding in my future. Always helpful & available anytime. Overall I had an amazing experience and Edwise made my study abroad dream very easy and come true."

Name - Kachole Sujit Laxman
Country - New Zealand
University - NSIA

"Edwise has given me the opportunity to study overseas, not only were they helpful to sort my application, visa paper work but also helped me to get my accommodation sorted!! They have helped me all throughout my application process! Specially my Counselor in charge of the UK department was extremely helpful, she gave me guidance from step to step!! Therefore, I would strongly recommend Edwise to anyone who is looking for a successful overseas application with a personal guidance!"

Name - Amrita
Country - UK
University - Edinburgh Napier University

"I have reached Heriot Watt University Dubai by September 5th and the environment here is good along with a well-equipped accommodation. I would like to thank Edwise for their help and guidance in accomplishing my dream of studying in foreign university. I hope of continuing this relationship in future and once again thanks for your guidance."

Name - Mahesh Kandanath
Country - Dubai
University - Heriot Watt University

"Thank you very much for the support provided by you during the process of admission of my daughter Anjali Mohanty into Swinburne University, Australia. In fact the quality of services provided by you was excellent and whenever I wanted any support, you were more than willing to go that extra yard and support. In fact waiver of the IELTS test is a case in point apart from everything else. Once again many thanks. May god bless you and may you help many more students like this in future."

Name - SMrs. Mohanty
Country - Australia
University - Swinburne University

"My accommodation, Student pass and other work are all completed and i am all done with the tension. I reached Singapore and my classes started from Oct 22nd. Thanks for your wonderful support. Without Edwise it would have not been so easy and possible. Once again I thank you for arranging me all the things and made me to enter into JCU."

Name - Venkatesh
Country - Singapore
University - JCU

"After visiting Edwise I got all information of Singapore. The counselor was very friendly and cleared all my doubts. Right from my application to visas and accommodation I got all assistance in a thoroughly professional way. I would recommend Edwise to all my friends looking for studies in Singapore. All the best and keep up the good work."

Name - Abhishek Jain
Country - Singapore
University - MDIS

Edwise Overseas Education Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 725 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding the best suited program for you.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

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