US University Admissions – Summer 2012 Issue

Congratulations on the end of another school year to all our students. Grads, congratulations on your upcoming commencement! We wish you continued success moving forward. It’s been a great pleasure working with you. Keep in touch and let us know about your university experience.


Summer is a fantastic time to jumpstart the test preparation process. If you are interested in learning more about our test prep offerings and our summer SAT, ACT, & Subject Test workshops, please refer to our website by clicking here! You might also wish to consider our SAT/ACT Diagnostic, a 3-hour test which will help determine which test you are better suited for.


If you have a busy schedule during the academic year, then summer is a good time for visiting universities to get a sense of what type of university setting and size you like or dislike, and what academic offerings and student characteristics best fit your needs. Contact me if you need help putting together a list of colleges to visit and tips for what to do during those campus visits.


The commonapp goes live on August 1 and application supplements for various universities are made available some time from August 1 to mid-September. Log onto the commonapp and get a head start on your college apps as soon as possible. Check the Select College Admissions website for summer essay-writing workshops and application bootcamps by clicking here!


As finals become a distant memory, summer is a great time to relax and read books, both fiction and non-fiction. So pick up a book, Kindle, or i-Pad, and enjoy some reading. This is a good way to improve your vocabulary for the SAT and ACT. A number of the US applications will ask you about your favourite books and authors.


Once you choose the university where you intend to matriculate and send them your admissions deposit, you will be issued an I-20 form. Upon receipt of the I-20, you must make an appointment at the US embassy or consulate in your area (1095 W. Pender Street, Vancouver) for an F-1 visa to allow you to study in the US. You must have a valid passport. Check your visa immediately after it is issued to make sure it is an F-1 and the dates are correct. Mistakes can cause problems. For more details on visa requirements, see:


Wishing you a wonderful and productive summer holiday!


At Select College Admissions, we are very proud of all of our grads and we are looking forward to working with the grad class of 2013. Current students, please let us know about your college visits (or revisits) and come in for an appointment to review your course selection.