Have any questions?Endeavour counselors share insight into some of your most frequently asked questions.
Our role is to help students get into the best possible university. We guide students through the tumultuous admissions process and help them pick the most apt universities in relation to the student’s merit. Endeavour Counselors help strategize academics and extra-curricular activities to develop a student’s profile that is attractive to universities. We help formulate unique ideas for college essays and refine them till they are perfect. We also assist students secure scholarships/financial aid to attend universities abroad.
In most cases it’s the university essays. Almost all applications to the US require at least one essay and highly selective schools may require several. Even students applying to the UK have to write a personal statement. These pieces of writing allow students to speak to the admission officers and stand out from the rest of the applicants. Hence, they must be exceptional, and often require several drafts to perfect, which is why we recommend that students start writing these essays in the summer before final year.
The earlier the better. If a student is seeking only application guidance and counseling, then the student should register with us and set up a meeting with us over the summer after the penultimate year in high school. Counseling for university applications will begin in July. However, we encourage students to join us as early as possible during their high school years. This will enable us to mould a student’s profile.
Most people think that US is the most expensive option for higher education abroad. However, US universities are known to give generous financial aid packages, which can often make them a cheaper option than universities in many other countries. With our years of experience in college admissions, we help students make a university list that maximizes their chances of securing admission with the financial aid that they require.
It is the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, which is basically the application system through which students must apply to universities in the UK. It allows students to apply to a maximum of five universities through one application, which requires a personal statement, a recommendation and a set of predicted grades. In some cases the IELTS may be required as well.
The Common App is a centralised application which is accepted by hundreds of universities in the US, including most of the top universities. It allows students to apply to a maximum of 20 schools. Students are required to write a mandatory Common App essay, along with supplementary essays for each institution. Requirements for recommendations, SATs and other documents vary based on the institution.
In today’s day and age, Endeavour can work with a student in any part of the world. We have worked with students in the US, UAE, UK, Russia, Congo. Meeting with Counselors take place over the phone and Skype, while essays are edited on word documents and exchanged over emails.
Frequency of meetings varies with stages of the application process and will generally increase as the deadlines approach.
Yes, we can customise our services to match a student’s specific needs.
The first step is booking an appointment for a meeting with one of our counselors, either by calling us or through our website.