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
Jason Lu got accepted to multiple top universities-2016 荣生教育 最新资讯

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
Harvard University–荣生教育 最新资讯 2016

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。

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
5 ivy-league admissions–荣生留学 最新资讯 2016

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

secret of admission
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。

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.

 

SAT II与大学的申请

SAT II与大学的申请
SAT II与大学的申请–荣生留学 最新资讯 2015

 

名校在做录取决定时,往往希望学生有更多的各类考试的信息,而不只是SAT的成绩。不同于大学程度的AP考试,SAT II考得是高中的专科课程。每门科目考试的范围都非常宽广,但不见得很深。大学录取办公室经常用SAT II成绩来评估学生在某个学科上的专业程度。

一般来讲,越热门的学校,录取率越低的学校,就越看重SAT II的成绩。在一些竞争最激烈的学校,SAT II 的成绩甚至和SAT或者ACT同等重要。

在大学录取文件中,针对SAT II一般会有三个常用词,一个是“Required”,意思是“要求”提供SAT II 的成绩,如果没有的话,申请甚至不会被考虑。另一个“Recommended”,即“建议、推荐“的意思,这是一个非常弹性和灵活的词汇,可以解读为根据大学总体申请录取比率以及大学录取委员会招生会议而定。也就是说主动权和灵活性更多的在学校手中,他们根据申请者的多少,自行把握SAT II 在录取中的分量。就拿斯坦福大学来说,尽管他们对SAT II没做要求,只是强烈推荐,但是,在大部分申请的案例中,如果没有SAT II成绩,想要被录取会非常困难。最后,还有一些大学会用到“consider”这个词,他们通常把SAT II成绩作为评估学生申请积极程度,全面衡量申请者学习能力和竞争力的一个补充材料。

所以学生在制定SAT II 的考试计划时,先要锁定目标大学,查询可能会申请的学校的具体录取条件,了解他们对SAT II的态度,是“要求”还是“建议”,科目有怎样的要求和偏好。以下列举几所常春藤和其他名校在招生录取中对SAT II的要求:

哈佛大学要求有两门的SAT II成绩,这两门不可以同时是数学,也不能有SAT 母语的语言类科目,如第一语言是中文的学生, SAT 的中文成绩不算。斯坦福大学是建议(但不要求)学生至少要提交两门SAT II的成绩,如果有一门是数学,他们建议是数学二。耶鲁大学、普林斯顿大学都是要求有两门的SAT II考试成绩。麻省理工和加州理工就更具体一些,要求一门是数学,一门是科学(物理、化学或生物)。宾夕法尼亚大学(Upenn)要求两门的SAT II,它的不同学院对具体科目有不同要求。如工程学院要求数学二和物理,沃顿商学院要求数学二,护理学院要求一门是化学。另外, UC(加州大学)从2012届的学生开始,学校都不要求提交SAT II成绩,然而一些学院和专业会建议提交一些特定的SAT科目考试成绩。

SAT II考得多的学生,可选择的大学多。 所以我通常鼓励我们的学生考三到五门,以显示自己的学术能力,以便更加有竞争性。

SAT II 科目考试介绍

SAT II 科目考试介绍
SAT II 科目考试介绍–荣生留学 最新资讯 2015

 

目前SAT II分为数学、科学、语言、英语、历史与社会科学五大类。其中数学类包括数学一和数学二,科学类有物理、化学、生物三门,语言类包括中文等十二门,英语类只有英语文学一门;历史与社会科学类有美国历史和世界历史两门。一共有二十门。

SAT II考试时间都是一个小时,每个科目考试的成绩最低为200分,最高800分。SAT II考试与SAT I考试一样,每年举行7次,考生可以多次参加考试,直到取得满意的成绩为止。大多数学校会要求考生将所有考过的成绩寄送给学校。但他们一般都只看最高的成绩。

SAT II 考试并不是每个科目每次都有考,因此考生必须提前几个月查好所考科目的考试日期,以做好考试的计划。

SAT II的英文文学科目对于华裔的学生相对较难,要求学生掌握的学习内容更广泛和深刻。要测试一半的诗歌,较短的散文和一些文学定义。SAT文学有61个选择题,满分允许错两个。

美国历史有90个选择题,只要答对79个及以上都是满分;世界历史包括95个选择题,满分可以错17个。

SAT 数学包括数学一和数学二(Mathematics Level 1 & Mathematics Level 2),都是50个选择题,但是数学一题目简单,考察的知识点较少;数学二题目相对较难,考察的知识点多;数学二有复数、数列等内容而数学一没有。而且两者的评分曲线不同,要拿数学一的满分,最多只能错一个,数学二的满分最多可以错五个。

SAT II 生物科目分为:生态生物和分子生物,即Biology-E (Ecological) and Biology-M (Molecular),都是80道选择题,前面60个题是完全一样的,后面20不同,都是只要答对77个及以上就是满分。

SAT化学包括85个选择题,要得满分最多只能错3个。

SAT物理有75个选择题,只要答对59个就是满分。

I’ve been placed on Waiting List. What should I do?    

 

I’ve been placed on Waiting List. What should I do?
I’ve been placed on Waiting List. What should I do?–荣生留学 最新资讯 2015

 

I’ve Been Waitlisted. What Now?

 

In the spring, college applicants begin getting those happy and sad admissions decisions. They tend to begin something like this: “Congratulations! . . .” or, “After careful consideration, we’re sorry to inform you . . .” But what about that third type of notification, the one that is neither acceptance nor rejection? Thousands upon thousands of students find themselves in college admissions limbo after having been placed on a waiting list.

What should you do now? Do you go ahead and put down a deposit at a school where you’ve been accepted, even if your waitlist school is your first choice? Do you simply sit around and wait?

The answers to these questions, of course, vary depending upon your situation and the schools to which you applied. In general, however, you should move forward as if you’ve been rejected. Why? Because the math generally isn’t in your favor

Here’s how waiting list works: All colleges want a full incoming class. Their financial well-being is dependent upon full classrooms and full residence halls. So, when admissions officers send out acceptance letters, they make a conservative estimate of their yield (the percentage of admitted students who will actually enroll). In case the yield falls short of their projections, they need some students on back-up who can fill out the incoming class. These are the students on the waiting list.

Most schools send out a letter asking you if you will accept a position on the waitlist. If you refuse, that’s the end of the story. If you accept, you then wait. How long you wait depends on the school’s enrollment picture. Students have been known to receive acceptances from the waiting list a week before classes start. May and June are more typical notification times.

It’s important that you have a sense of the math, for in most cases the numbers aren’t encouraging. The examples vary widely, from Penn State where 80% of waitlisted students were admitted, to Middlebury College where 0% were offered admission. The norm tends to be in the 10% range, which is why you should move on with other options rather than pin your hopes on the waiting list.

 

 

美国本科—个人陈述写作技巧

 

美国本科---个人陈述写作技巧
美国本科—个人陈述写作技巧–荣生留学 最新资讯 2015

申请美国本科的时候,申请者需要提交一篇个人写作,又称个人陈述,它是申请材料的重要组成部分。个人陈述在大学申请中的作用:1)告诉评审委员你是一个什么样的人,2)其他申请材料所没有表达出的有关你的特质,3)你的英文写作功底和能力。

写好一篇个人陈述的两个亘古不变的宗旨:1)写出一个真实的自己,2)尽早准备。

荣生团队走访了众多高校,采访了很多大学评审委员会的成员,从他们的言论和评价中,归纳整理了以下几点建议,希望对广大留学生写出高质量的个人陈述提出一些有价值的建议。

  • 选择一个最能体现自己独特和价值的主题

不要在个人陈述中千篇一律地谈你为申请这所大学做了那些功课、或者都参加了哪些课外活动、获得了哪些奖项、自己是多么优秀等等。

选择一个主题,写一篇故事,分享你的个人经历和你的价值观。从一个具体的角度切入,展现给评审委员一个独特的你,传达出其他申请材料中没有函盖的部分。

  • 写作的主题要具体、明确,并紧紧围绕自身特质

不要在个人陈述中函盖太广泛,没有重心。这样的文章读起来更像你的“扩展版”简历。

选择一个具体的主题、展现自己某一方面的特质,让评审委员更加了解你的性格和价值观。切记:评审委员应当能从你的文章中很容易的抓住中心思想,并且清楚地了解全文的结构和内容。

  • 展现,不要陈述

不要仅仅陈述一个事实或者观点,比如“我喜欢和有不同背景不同兴趣的人一起相处”。

写文章时,要包含具体的例子和细节。比如,描述一个具体的场景,你何时和很多不同背景和文化的人在一起,当时的具体活动/项目是什么,你从这段经历中获得了哪些成长和启发等等。

  • 写作完成后,反复阅读和纠正

 不要写完就交差,一篇好的文章要经过反复阅读和修改。不要仅仅依靠电脑的自动更正功能来纠错。