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University Applications

At Global Minds, we guide and support students throughout the university application process to all major universities in the UK, USA, European Union and the rest of the world.   

“Selecting the ideal university requires a good deal of hard work. You should think about your goals and aspirations. It is important for you to assess the elements of an education that will assure your success. It is an active process that requires you to read and to question and to visit various campuses.” 

Eric J Furda, Dean of Admissions to the University of Pennsylvania,


Selecting university choices is a challenging and revealing experience, giving students a chance to embrace the important process of self-discovery in looking at who they are, what they value, and what they want to pursue in life. 

For students in Grades 11 and 12, the university application process is the first step towards individual independence. Although complicated, demanding and a time-consuming process, it can also be an exciting and revealing experience. 

A key element in a student-centred approach to university counselling is the clear expectation that the student will take control of the process and is ultimately responsible for the self-evaluation, research, and application writing demanded.

The Universities Application process at Global Minds

Our aim is to support, guide and counsel students researching schools, making choices, selecting and visiting universities when desired and completing applications. 

Ideally, this process should start while in grade 11, though it is also possible to do it properly in the first term of grade 12.

The process includes:

  • Helping students select and apply for educational programs in order to obtain the necessary degrees, credentials and skills.

  • Assisting and advising in the writing of the Personal Statement and recommendations letters.

  • Initial individual student consultations.

  • Advice on standardised testing, including the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude/Assessment Test), the ACT (American College Test), the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). 

  • Identifying schools that are a good fit, depending on the student’s interests, academic strengths, athletic skills and other factors relevant to the student.  

  • Counsellor/referee letters of recommendation that strongly support students' applications to appropriate universities.

  • Counselling students on how they may effectively communicate with universities in all aspects of the application process.  

  • Guidance on financial aid, if requested.

  • Maintaining relationships with universities and contacting representatives to support individual applications.  

  • “Best Fit” advice after conditional offers and acceptances.

  • Guidance on “Clearing” and “Adjustment” in the UK system.

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