In recent years, the trend of younger Chinese students studying abroad has become increasingly prominent, with more and more families choosing to send their children overseas during high school.
The influence and importance of high school on a child’s development are no less significant than that of university. A high-quality educational environment benefits not only the child’s growth and learning but also their future applications to prestigious universities.
As is well known, top universities are placing greater emphasis on a comprehensive evaluation of students, especially Ivy League institutions such as Harvard, Cornell, and Princeton, which boast strong faculty resources and high levels of authority and recognition.
According to relevant statistics, every year, hundreds of thousands of students from around the world apply to Ivy League schools, but the average admission rate for these eight universities is only about 10%.
What strategies can effectively improve the admission rate?
What secrets can effectively improve the admission rate?
Reportedly, approximately 94% of Ivy League freshmen come from private high schools in the United States.
In addition to excellent academic performance, extracurricular activities and well-rounded qualities are important factors considered by admissions officers. Attending a private high school can better prepare students for college applications in various aspects.
Advantage 1: Seamless Course Connection
The credit system and curriculum of American high schools are similar to those of universities, making it easier for students to transition into college courses. Schools offer both required and elective courses, allowing students to choose courses based on their interests and learn college-level knowledge in advance, preparing them for future academic pursuits.
Advantage 2: Enhancement of Personal Abilities
The younger the child, the stronger their ability to adapt to new things. Adapting to American culture and environment early on not only helps improve their English skills but also builds social relationships, an essential factor that many universities value in applicants with diverse cultural backgrounds.
Advantage 3: High-quality Extracurricular Activities in American High Schools
Students can participate in various local activities and competitions based on their interests and abilities, or even start their own businesses. Experiences and awards obtained in the United States are more likely to be recognized by college admissions officers, as they are more familiar with the value of these activities.
Advantage 4: Early Planning for College Applications
Students can take advantage of weekends or holidays to visit their desired universities for campus tours. Many universities offer campus visit days on their official websites, with current student guides providing an all-around introduction to the academic environment, faculty resources, and more.
As May arrives, the application season for 2023 has come to an end.
On May 10th (this Wednesday) Beijing time, we have invited Liu Shihan, the Global Strategy Director of Poly Prep Country Day School, a top private school ranked in the top 5% in the United States, along with three outstanding recent graduates from Poly Prep, to share their experiences and advice on studying at the school and applying to American universities.
For interested students and parents,
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