Our primary role is to understand where the acumen of the student lies, align it with his/her previous experiences and personality and then decide on a stream of study that would be best suited for him/ her and allow him/ her to flourish in the future. After deciding on a suitable stream, we narrow down into the colleges/universities and the particular courses, all of which are probable options for the students. These selections are made on the basis of the student’s profile, country choice, college rankings, curriculum of the course, future prospects after completing the degree, job opportunities in those countries, respective cultures of those places and many other factors. The first thing one has to keep in mind while choosing colleges is that this choice should be highly personalised, based on the individual’s personal preferences.
Simply having a rich profile is not enough for beckoning the attention of the college admissions committee. The manner in which a profile is presented by arranging every accomplishment of the student is an important factor on which the quality of application depends. It is important to logically arrange every point in the student’s profile according to the course, the requirements of the college and the future career goals of the student. The counsellors at CollegeAims, with years of experience, have formulated a scientific method in which a profile should be consolidated and we make personalised profiles for each of our students and make them intriguing for universities to grant admissions.
College applications come with a myriad of factors, including different application deadlines for different colleges, making sure that forms are filled in correctly and every document, starting from marksheets to certificates are uploaded properly. This, often, renders students confused as they find it difficult to keep an eye on every aspect of their application. This is where CollegeAims steps up as a guardian. We have our keen eyes on the applications of every student - our counsellors work day and night to ensure that every application is sent well before the deadline and each element in the application process is taken care of with utmost dedication and sincerity.
The academic CV or the resume is one of the most important factors in a student’s profile for admissions in colleges and universities, for, it is one of the elements which universities utilise to filter out applications. At CollegeAims, we have our experts who are well-versed regarding contents of an academic CV as well as acceptable formats. With our training and guidance, students can create their resumes and tailor-make them according to the requirements of the college. We make sure that the CV becomes a physical extension of the accomplishments of the student, so much so, that the admissions committee will be able to comprehensively evaluate it and promote the candidature to the next round of the selection procedure.
Assistance with Essay writing
Most universities have a list of essay questions directed towards the applicants to assess their worldview, personal experiences, self-actualisation regarding his or her goals and aspirations and general outlook towards life and its whims. Every student applying to universities for undergraduate degree programs has to write a number of essays. We teach students how to approach every essay question in a detailed and intricate manner. Most of the colleges in the U.S are applied through the Common App or the Coalition platforms, both of which require the students to write a general essay, irrespective of the course they are applying for. This essay, being one of the most important, can be selected from an array of topics.
Assistance with SOP writing
The SoP is the written manifestation of who you are and what you stand for. Universities abroad look forward to giving admissions to students who believe in holistic development and it is through the SoP that you can show that you too thrive for it. The Statement of Purpose is your platform to ‘pitch’ your ideas in front of the admissions committee. When a student chooses a particular course of study in a particular university, it is imperative that he or she has a fixed career goal in mind and the programme is an essential part of his or her greater scheme of plans. We, at CollegeAims, have been helping students for years to come up with appropriate SoPs to get admissions in the best colleges across the world.
Assistance with LOR formulation
LoRs or Letters of Recommendation are letters written to the admissions team by a teacher or a mentor of a particular student who is well-aware of the student's capability, achievements and aspirations. These LoRs add credibility to the application of a candidate and it is extremely important for the student to be on-guard regarding the language of the LoR and the content it carries. Generally, most of the colleges abroad ask for 2 to 3 subject specific LoRs, followed by a comprehensive report from the school counsellor.We guide the students to meticulously select the teachers whose LoRs will be treated as the most effective. We also help the students to compose the LoRs in the right manner, highlighting his or her accomplishments which are more relevant to the course and his or her future goals and aspirations.
Forms, especially for those of universities abroad are layered and intricate in nature where the students have to fill in their academic, professional as well as personal details. Starting from their name and address, grades achieved, co-curricular and academic activities to family details - universities require information on every aspect of the students' life to evaluate them in a holistic fashion.The counsellors at CollegeAims guide the students with form-filling, especially for CommonApp and Coalition which often leave the students baffled. We are responsible for ensuring that the forms and filled up correctly and that the students are aware of how to process forms in general.
Financial Aid / Scholarship Assistance
Gaining financial aid and scholarships from colleges and universities is not only dependent on grades or aptitude test scores, but on an array of factors, all of which are taken care of by the counsellors at CollegeAims. Most of the universities require the students to write a specific scholarship essay. While some of those essays ask the student to express the reason behind their need for scholarship, some of them ask about their experiences and opinions on various other factors. We provide complete assistance in writing these essays. We help students in following up with colleges regarding scholarships, including helping with the exchange of emails on scholarship matters. Often, the student needs to reason intelligently with the university to maximise the amount of scholarship - something our experts at CollegeAims are instrumental in facilitating.