The process to applying to overseas university is incredibly complicated, which is why Quintessential offers a personalized package of services that is tailored to meet his or her academic needs and college aspirations.
With our proven track record of successful applications to elite universities from Harvard to Cambridge, our team of expert consultants are equipped with the necessary experience (being from these elite universities themselves) and expertise to guide you towards your dream school.
The Quintessential Process
- Preliminary Interview
A Principal consultant and his associate will set up a initial meeting with the student. During the initial meeting, the consultancy team will conduct a comprehensive interview of the student client to understand his/her goals, personality, strengths and weaknesses, personal interests, and key life experiences.
The interview will be recorded for the purpose of conducting further reviews and analyses
- Analysis of Student Profile/Application Plan Conceptualization
A team of dedicated consultants will study the student’s data and follow up with additional consultations.
This is a team comprised of experienced multi-disciplinary professionals. It consists of the principal consultant who usually holds a Masters degrees from a prestigious university (e.g: Oxford and Yale) with industry experience, a professional editor (from Dow Jones and Wall Street Journal), a public speaking expert (trained over 1500 individuals, Toastmasters expert) and many other consultants under our retainment (called upon when necessary).
An assessment of the student’s overall strengths and weaknesses will be conducted, and the probability of successful entry to desired colleges.
- Construct College List/Resume Advice
Under the principal consultant’s supervision our expert team will construct a list of potential colleges for the client to apply to.- The list will comprise of schools broken down into the following 3 categories – “Dream”, “Reach” and “Safety” schools.- This will include in-depth and honest discussions with the client in order to align expectations.- Depending on the timeframe to application, the consultants may also make suggestions for the student to undertake particular projects or activities to enhance his resume. These projects may be provided by QC as an additional service
At QC, we believe that every individual has a unique story to tell. The principal consultant and associate will guide the student on formulating essay ideas which reflect the student’s unique characteristics, strengths and life experiences.
The essays (UK: UCAS personal statement; US: Common Application and college-specific supplementary essays) will undergo rounds of rigorous editing before the finalization of the application.
- Complete the application
The principal consultant and his associate will proceed to advise the student on the application process itself, according to timelines drawn up in the roadmap.
The consultants will create customized application documents to highlight the student’s key strengths and achievements.
The finalized documents will be approved by the principal consultant as well as by the client.
- Submission of application
Submit application forms to colleges on time and confirm their submission
Maintain relationship with applied colleges
Maximise the student’s chance of acceptance when placed on wait-list through regular communications with colleges
Aid student in final choice of college when accepted by more than one colleges