Advisor Training Conference: University in the USA - Both the Basics and Beyond
Friday, September 25, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (BST)
University in the USA - Both the Basics and Beyond
Advisor Training Conference
This conference has become a must-attend event for any school with students interested in applying to the States. This year we’ve again assembled admissions experts from some of the top American universities who will be offering parallel sessions covering every angle of the process. Whether you are a seasoned expert or the new kid on the block, there will be a range of sessions on specific areas of financial aid, the application process, and a glimpse behind the admissions office doors. From plenaries to breakout workshops, the sessions will allow you to tailor your conference experience to your interests and let you get the most out of this line-up of speakers.
Date: Friday, 25 September, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Registration to open at 8:30 am for a prompt 9 am start. The conference will end at 3:30 pm just before our USA College Day university fair. Coaches to USA College Day and refreshments will be provided, and conference attendees will beat the crowds with early entry to the fiar before it opens to the public at 4:30 pm.
Location: Kensington Close Hotel (closest tube: High Street Kensington in Central London)
• The Nuts and Bolts of Applications – What are top US universities looking for?
• Admissions Testing (ACT/SAT)
• Writing Winning Reference Letters and Transcripts
• A How-to Guide: The Strategy of Admissions Advising
• Sports Scholarships
• Specialist Institutions: Spotlight on Engineering, Art & Design and Business
• Behind the Closed Doors of College Admissions: Who gets in? You Decide- Breakout workshops with the Directors of International Admissions at Harvard and Yale
• Money, Money, Money- What need-based and merit-based aid is available for international students?
• 17 Years in 650 Words or Less: Helping Your Students Write a Strong College Admissions Essay
• Destination USA: Choosing a University - Women's Colleges, Liberal Arts Colleges, Large Urban Institutions
All conference attendees are invited to attend USA College Day (4:15 – 7:30pm, ILEC Conference Centre, London SW6 1UD) after the conference. Please see more details below.
The brand new edition of The Good Schools Guide’s Uni in the USA is included in the ticket price for each attendee.
Universities & Organisations Represented:
The conference is proud to include speakers and representatives from top colleges and universities across the US, as well as expert organisations working in US admissions.
How can I attend USA College Day after the Advisor Training Conference?
USA College Day is the largest US University fair in the UK, with over 170 US universities and organisations represented. All attendees are invited to attend USA College Day after the conference, and we strongly encourage you to go. Coaches to USA College Day and refreshments will be provided, and conference attendees will beat the crowds with early entry to the fair before it opens to the public at 4:30pm.
Please confirm your attendance at this optional fair when registering for University in the USA – Both the Basics and Beyond (once you've registered for both conference and fair, you will not need to register for USA College Day separately).
Cost*: Early: £85 (now - 1 July) / Regular: £120 (1 July - 18 September when registration closes)
*Please note that all attendees are also required to pay a small Eventbrite admin fee on top of the ticket price. The total cost (including fees) is £90.33 for Early tickets, and £127.25 for Regular tickets. Please also note that this event is cost-neutral. We're charging enough to cover our costs. If any proceeds are leftover they will be re-invested into raising awareness of US study in the UK.
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We are not able to invoice your school or organisation for this event.
Questions? If you have any questions, please contact Conference Coordinator, Rosie Hodgart - firstname.lastname@example.org
When & Where
US-UK Fulbright Commission, Good Schools Guide, Wellington College and the Sutton Trust
The US-UK Fulbright Commission promotes cultural understanding through educational exchange between the US and the UK. We are pleased to partner with Wellington College and Uni in the USA in offering conferences and events to enable schools to better support their students wishing to study in the States.