The education landscape has changed dynamically in the past decade. With rising global competition, the typical admissions rate for top courses at Oxford and Cambridge has dropped from 10% to 5.5% over the past 5 years alone. The admissions rates for Ivy league admissions for Singaporeans is equally low. QC recognises this and selects the top mentors from all Oxbridge and Ivy League courses to help with the applications process.
We adopt a 5 to 1 mentoring approach; headed by a Principal Mentor and a Junior Mentor from each applicant’s target school and course. 3 additional mentors from our writing and editing team will work together on the edits of the application essays, providing a comprehensive coverage of candidate profiling, application strategy, college selection, application essays guidance, and interview preparations. The mentoring works on a start to end guidance, with unlimited revisions to essays until the final submission is up to our expectations.
Stage One: Pre-Application: Foundation Building
1. Candidate Profiling
A principal mentor will have an in-depth chat with the mentee. During this session, the mentor will work to understand each mentee’s goals, personality, strengths and weaknesses, personal interests, and more. This candidate profiling will help us to determine how best to structure the application.
2. Analysis of Student Profile
We will review the student’s profile and prepare an action plan. An experienced mentoring team with senior and junior mentors from the target’s universities, as well as writing and interview experts, will assess the college and subject choice based on current and past application statistics to recommend the target schools.
Stage Two: Refining the Application
4. Conceptualisation of Application Strategy
The next stage is the application essay, where mentees work with our mentoring team to brainstorm and write the essays. This process may go through 10 to 20 rounds of editing. Mentees will formulate essay ideas which reflect unique characteristics, strengths and life experiences that will be masterful and compelling enough for admissions.
Stage Three: Success!
6. Post-application submission
Even after submission, there are fine details we will still help students to see through a thorough and holistic application.
- Submit application forms to colleges on time
- Maximise a waitlist student’s chance of acceptance through regular communications with colleges
- Aid students in final choice of college when accepted by more than one college