US University Admissions Support Department

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At the Saghatelyan Institute for Strategic Education, we believe that every ambitious Armenian student deserves individualized support in reaching their own personal educational and ultimate career goals for free. See a summary of our areas of support below.

How we work

Our college consultancy model sees our students receive individualized support in every aspect of their US application(s) — from university selection strategy and personal statement/essay support to extracurricular mentoring and interview practice. Here's how we work!

01. University selection strategy

As an SIS Education community member, your personally matched strategist will help you build a university application list specifically for you, taking into account:

02. Extracurricular mentoring

Having a highly personalized and comprehensive extracurricular and leadership (ECL) profile is essential to creating a competitive college application. It is necessary to showcase your personal and intellectual interests in a way that helps you stand out above the crowd. These six points represent the critical building blocks your SIS Education mentor will work with you to achieve this year.

Extracurricular and Leadership (ECL) mentoring
Identify and develop your unique personal interests
Extracurricular and Leadership (ECL) mentoring
Set timelines and goals
Extracurricular and Leadership (ECL) mentoring
If applicable, recruit partners or find funding
Extracurricular and Leadership (ECL) mentoring
Brainstorm ideas and narrow down on a project plan
Extracurricular and Leadership (ECL) mentoring
Build a project infrastructure
Extracurricular and Leadership (ECL) mentoring
Market your project and scale it to make more impact

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03. Personal statement / supplemental essay support

Your personal statement and supplemental essays hold a unique degree of importance on the success of your US application. That's why we provide every student with a specialist essay mentor — someone who has got admitted to a top university themselves and knows what admissions officers are looking for.

04. Interview preparation

When it comes to the US, the alumni interview represents your last chance to impress your target universities. But what will they ask you and how do you prepare?

The SIS Education's experienced interview mentors will walk you through all possible question scenarios, undertaking mock interviews and showing you how you can shine in a limited period of time — both in answering the questions you are asked and coming up with relevant university-specific questions you can ask in return.

05. Teacher recommendations

While your grades provide numerical evidence of your academic record, your teacher recommendations bring those grades to life! They are essential because they:

1. Provide insight into who you are as a person that your own writing and scores cannot
2. Speak to your potential contribution to campus at your chosen universities
3. Show what kind of person is ready and willing to recommend you!

Teacher recommendations

The SIS Education mentor will help you identify teachers to approach for recommendations and helps your teachers format letters that showcase your character, leadership abilities, intellectual curiosity, creativity, and more!

The teacher recommendation letters need to act as a compliment and exemplifier of what has already been expressed in your application as a whole, which brings us back to making sure every element of your application is the best that it can be!

Ready to get started on your path to a leading US university?

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