他何德何能 被耶鲁康奈尔等多名校录取?

 

Jason Lu got accepted to multiple top universities
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18岁华裔学生Jason Lu,今年接到了包括耶鲁、康奈尔大学在内的10所名校录取。他成功的秘诀是什么呢?

Jason九岁随父母从深圳来美国,居住在纽约。除了在校学习成绩出众外,他还有两大爱好:热心公益和喜欢发明创造。

2016年 哪些高手走进了哈佛? (仅针对本科录取)

Harvard University
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2016年常春藤盟校本科录取结果已经揭晓,根据各校公布的录取数据,今年大多数常春藤盟校的录取率均降低。其中,哈佛大学的录取率再创历史新低——5.2%。
今年,4名被哈佛录取的中国大陆学生走进了公众视野。他们究竟出彩在哪些方面,能在如此严峻的录取态势下突围而出?请看我们的案例分析。

美国高中教育及留学咨询报告 (2017年最新)

美国高中教育简介

美国中学教育的理念是:相信每个人都应该有机会接受最好的教育,以发展个人的天赋与能力。美国中学和国内一样,为六年制。不同的是,美国的初中是两年(7-8年级),高中是四年(9-12年级)。

美国高中教育不分文理科,而采用学分制。在选课机制上,分为必修的核心课程和选修的兴趣课程。

核心课程有四个类别:

斩获美国5所常青藤名校和斯坦福大学的作文—-Costco里看世界!

5 ivy-league admissions
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今年美国大学申请已结束,数据表明大部分名校的录取率又降低了,尤其是哈佛、普林斯顿、耶鲁这些大藤名校。可是,也有一些幸运儿,却得到众多的名校青睐。来自美国一个普通高中的女孩Brittany Stinson就是今年的幸运儿。她的申请文书收到美国众多媒体的广泛关注!下面我们就分享一下她的作文,希望为大家提供可以借签和学习的地方。

今年,宾西法尼亚大学、康奈尔大学、耶鲁大学、哥伦比亚大学、达特茅斯大学共五所藤校以及斯坦福大学(今年的录取率只有4.69%,甚至比任何藤校都低)都将录取通知书发给了这个女生。她就是来自美国特拉华州一个普通高中的女生Brittany Stinson。能够得到众多名校的青睐,综合素质一定过硬,占重要角色的申请文书也一定功不可没。Brittany Stinson的写作有何独特之处?

名校录取的秘密—幕布下的审核规则

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名校录取–荣生留学 最新资讯 2015

这几天深度走访了几所名校,有综合性大学也有文理学院,比如波士顿学院、威尔斯利学院、艾姆赫斯特学院、哈佛大学、芝加哥大学、西北大学等。通过和每个学校的录取委员会的成员进行访谈,深度了解了每个大学的特色、学院设置、选课制度、实际就业和本科阶段的科研机会、课程学分政策、录取标准、流程和侧重点,以及奖学金、助学金制度等。

高考后碰到专业难题?看看美国大学怎么做!

高考后碰到专业难题 看看美国大学怎么做--荣生留学 最新咨询 2015
高考后碰到专业难题 看看美国大学怎么做–荣生留学 最新咨询 2015

国内高考结果已经出来了,又是几家欢喜几家愁的状态,你是否也面临这样难以抉择的问题?

  • 我有自己喜欢的专业,可是分数不够上…
  • 如果选择好一点的学校,我就要放弃好专业;如果坚持好专业,就只能放弃好学校…
  • 我其实还没想好要选什么专业、什么方向,可是填志愿的时候必须写…
  • ……

那么对于专业选择的问题,美国的大学是如何规定的呢? 入学不需要选专业,一两年以后才有“专业”一说。是的,你没有看错!

其实入学前选择专业并不重要,甚至可以说不需要。大多数美国的大学在招收新生时是不分专业的,学生入学一两年后,才根据自己的兴趣爱好决定要读哪个专业。大一大二时,可以尝试各个领域的课程,哪个方面感兴趣就上哪门课程,慢慢来摸索自己的兴趣爱好。

从美国大学的专业选择来看,中国的高中毕业生到美国读本科的话,也完全不必预先选定专业,可以在进入大学后,与美国学生一样,通过一两年的学习了解过程,再选择适合自己的专业,这样做的好处是不要给学生设定太大的压力,毕竟到外国留学,除了学业压力外,还有环境适应、语言适应、文化适应、思维方式适应以及独立生活能力适应等各种其它压力。

由于美国的大学是在学生入学后才选择专业的,一般是在大二的最后一个学期敲定,因此,学生就有了更多的选择;随着年龄的增加,学生对自己究竟将来要从事什么工作也会比高中生有更成熟的想法,这时的选择往往比较符合实际。

当然,也有一些学生在入学前已经决定好要读哪个专业,研究哪个方向,这也是学校允许的。学校有专门的学院来接收这些学生。比如说,有的学生喜欢计算机,明确知道自己的学习领域和未来的就业方向,那么他从入学开始就可以申请进入计算机科学学院。

所以,从大学新生的分类看,有一小部分是已经选定专业的,还有一大部分是未定专业的。根据大学的规定,即使是已经选定专业的学生,入学后,还是可以更换专业的。因此,入学前是否选定专业,对新生来说并不重要。美国大学对新生专业的规定显得更合理和具有人文关怀。

Admission Rates at Ivy League Business Schools

 

Admission Rates at Ivy League Business Schools
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 Acceptance Rates at Ivy League Business Schools

Getting accepted to an Ivy League program is no easy feat. Admissions are competitive at all six Ivy League business schools. Acceptance rates vary from school to school. Rates can also vary from year to year. For example, in years where applications are trending up, more people are inevitably turned away. In years when fewer applications are submitted…well, a lot of people are still turned away.

 

Acceptance rates at top business schools, particularly the Ivy League schools, tend to fall somewhere between 10% and 20%. In other words, 80-90% of the people who apply to Ivy League MBA programs are rejected. All of this data is publicly available and can often be found on business school websites. So, if you are curious about your chances, be sure to look for specific acceptance rates at your school of choice.

 

Perfect vs. Imperfect Ivy League Business School Candidate

There really is no such thing as a perfect Ivy League business school candidate. Different schools look for different things at different times when evaluating applications. Guaranteed acceptance is unlikely no matter what your profile looks like. Besides all other dimensions, a solid interview and a good essay play key part in your acceptance.

 

Thank Profs for Writing Your Recommendation Letters

 

Thank Profs for Writing Your Recommendation Letters
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Most applicants to graduate school find that soliciting recommendation letters is one of the most stressful aspects of applying to grad school. Determining who to ask is daunting. Which professors know you best? It may be easy to identify faculty to write the first letter or two, but three recommendation letters? Yikes. Even the most prepared applicants wonder how to fill all recommendation letter slots. Once you’ve identified three professors, it’s time to gather the guts to ask them. Remember: They don’t have to say yes.

 

Asking is Only the Beginning
Remember that your relationship and responsibility to the faculty who write on your behalf does not end with a successful request, submitting documents to aid professors in writing your letters, or even with professors submitting their recommendation letters. You are not done once your application is in. Your next task is to thank those who wrote letters on your behalf and provide them with updates as to your progress in seeking admittance to graduate school.

 

A Simple Thank You
Few students acknowledge recommendation letters (unless they are late and delaying an application). It is a very simple and small gesture, but it is noticed and appreciated.

 

Why Thank Profs Who Write Letters on Your Behalf?
Writing a helpful letter takes time and energy. The writer must consider the entry requirements for each graduate program and consider your background and experiences to determine how to write the most effective letter. He or she is not required to write a letter on your behalf and instead is going out of the way to help you.

 

Send a Simple Thank You Note
Acknowledge your professor’s time by sending a thank you note that expresses your appreciation. An email is a quick way to do this, but consider sending an old-fashioned thank you card. Take a few minutes out of your day to hand write a thank you note to each of the professors who wrote on your behalf.

 

Self-Serving Reasons for Thank You Note
Given that few students send such notes, yours will stand out. Why do you care? Because the recommendation letter for entry to graduate school is just the first of many letters that you will need over the years. You’ll need letters when you apply to fellowships, some scholarships, and eventually when you apply for jobs after graduation, as well as awards later in your career. Not to mention, you might decide to apply to more schools later on, or even next year. Also note that sometimes admissions committees call faculty who have written letters of recommendation. Make sure that your letter writers continue to view you in a positive light. A thank you note takes two minutes to write but offers many benefits.

What about Low SAT Scores?

What about Low SAT Scores?
What about Low SAT Scores?–荣生留学 最新咨询 2015

 

Few parts of a college application cause more anxiety than the SAT. Those four hours spent filling in ovals and writing a rushed essay can carry a lot of weight in the college admissions process. If you look through the college profiles and find that your scores are below average for the colleges you hope to attend, don’t panic. The tips below can help you reach your goals.

  1. Retake the Exam

Depending on when your application deadlines are, you might be able to take the SAT again.  If you took the exam in the spring, you can work through an SAT practice book and retake the exam in the fall.  A summer SAT prep course is also an option (Kaplan has many convenient online options). Realize that simply retaking the exam without additional preparation isn’t likely to improve your score much. Most colleges will consider only your highest test scores, and with Score Choice, you can submit the scores from your best exam date.

  1. Take the ACT

If you didn’t perform well on the SAT, you might do better on the ACT. The exams are quite different — the SAT is an aptitude test meant to measure your reasoning and verbal abilities, while the ACT is an achievement test designed to measure what you’ve learned in school. Nearly all colleges will accept either exam.

  1. Compensate with Other Strengths

Most selective colleges have holistic admissions — they are evaluating all of your strengths and weaknesses, not relying entirely on cold empirical data. If your SAT scores are a little below average for a college, you can still get accepted if the rest of your application shows great promise. All of the following can help compensate for relatively low SAT scores:

  • A strong academic record — Do you have high grades in challenging courses?
  • Glowing letters of recommendation — Do your teachers extol your talents?
  • Interesting extracurricular activities — Are you a well-rounded person who will enrich the campus community?
  • A winning application essay — Is your writing clear and crisp? Does it reveal your passion and personality?
  • A strong college interview — Let the college know you as a person, not as a test score.
  1. Explore Test-Optional Colleges

Here’s some of the best news on the SAT front: over 800 colleges don’t require test scores. Every year, more and more colleges have come to recognize that the exam privileges privileged students, and that your academic record is a better predictor of college success than SAT scores. Some excellent, highly selective colleges are test-optional.

  1. Finds Schools Where Your Bad Scores are Good

The hype surrounding college admissions might have you believing that you need a 2300 on the SAT to get into a good college. The reality is quite different. The United States has hundreds of excellent colleges where an average score of about 1500 is perfectly acceptable. Are you below 1500? — Many good colleges are happy to admit students with below average scores. Browse through the options and identify colleges where your test scores seem to be in line with typical applicants.

How to Get Off Waiting List?

How to Get Off Waiting List?
How to Get Off Waiting List?–荣生留学 最新资讯 2015

 

First of all, be realistic — as our previous article explains, the majority of students never get off the list. Most years less than a third of wait-listed students eventually get accepted. In some cases, especially at elite colleges, no students actually get off the list. You should definitely move forward with a back-up college.

 

But not all hope is lost, and you can do a few things to improve your chances of getting off a wait list:

 

  • Do: Contact the Admissions Office to Learn More

Unless the school says not to, contact the admissions office to find out why your application wasn’t accepted. Were your test scores low? Were your extracurricular activities weak? If you are able to identify the reasons your application didn’t make it to the top of the pile, you’ll be better able to address the issue.

Also, try to learn how the wait list is managed. Are students ranked? Where do you fall on the list? Are your chances of getting off the list fair or slim?

  • Do: Write a Letter Restating Your Interest

Write to the school to reaffirm your sincere interest in attending (and if you aren’t sincerely interested in attending, you shouldn’t put yourself on the wait list to begin with). Your letter should be polite and specific. Show that you have good reasons for wanting to attend — what exactly is it about this college that has made it your top choice? What is it that the college offers that you won’t find elsewhere?

  • Do: Send the College Any New and Significant Information

Send along any new and significant information that might make your application stronger. Did you retake the SAT and get higher scores? Did you win a significant award? New academic accomplishments are particularly important.

  • Don’t: Have Alumni Write to the School for You

It’s rarely effective to scrounge around to find alumni who are willing to write letters recommending you. Such letters tend to be shallow and they make you look like you’re grasping. Ask yourself if such letters will really change your credentials. Chances are, they won’t.

  • Don’t: Pester the Admissions Counselors

Harassing your admissions counselor won’t help your situation. Calling frequently and showing up at the admissions office isn’t going to improve your chances, but it may annoy the extremely busy admissions employees.

  • Don’t: Send Trivial or Off-Target Materials

If you’re applying to an engineering program, your latest watercolor or limerick probably doesn’t add much to your application (unless it won an award or got published). If you received a new SAT score that’s only 10 points higher than the old one, it’s probably not going to change the school’s decision. And a letter of recommendation from a bighead who doesn’t really know you — that too won’t help.