Updated: Jan 3
Applying for university can be an extremely stressful and challenging process.
This isn’t easy for students or parents, especially if you haven’t gone through university planning with another child before. Selecting the right schools, crafting high-quality essays, exploring financial aid options, and ensuring interview success are but a few factors that contribute to such a momentous life decision with both short and long-term repercussions.
Enlisting the help of a skilled university counselor can provide you with the guidance, support, and insight you need to navigate the, often trying, process of university planning. The valuable insider information they have to offer will empower you to create a fulfilling academic future.
Along with personalized assessments, one-on-one university counseling, and all-encompassing guidance that expands beyond the standard university prep checklist, planning counselors and experts can help you find your voice, stand out from your competition, and get into your dream school with ease and simplicity.
At DS Education Group, we know what universities are looking for. Our university planning counselors can help you for several reasons.
1. Getting into your dream university
As a parent, you might be surprised by how dramatically the university application process has changed. Universities receive more and more student applications each year and schools that were once considered a “safety net” are no longer so. The competition has perhaps never been as fierce as it is now.
Our private counselors are experts in this process and its intricacies. They’re aware of new departments and programs in development. Moreover, their background and experience give them access to resources that are simply not available to students and families.
These factors are all crucial to getting into the university of your dreams.
2. Determining the schools that best fit your needs and what you’re looking for
Our skilled university planning advisors are determined to direct the students they work with toward schools that will help them unlock their full potential. Because choosing the right mix of schools largely depends on your needs, working with a university counselor can help you identify the universities that best align with your goals, needs, and interests. You may have a distinct talent, or you may need special academic support, your counselor will be able to pinpoint the schools and programs that will suit your vision of the future.
3. Understanding what university admission officers are seeking
At DS Education Group, we know the university process and what it takes. And so, we understand what university admission officers are seeking. Good grades and solid academic performance go a long way. With that said, these two elements alone are not sufficient to tip the scales in your favor as an applicant.
Our university planning counselors can help you craft an attractive portfolio to get an early start on this process while you’re in high school. They will provide you with knowledgeable insights on how to demonstrate leadership and showcase your sense of initiative. Moreover, they will help you identify and highlight your unique strengths in ways that will resonate with admission officers.
4. Receiving pertinent career advice
Many students are unaware of the exact career paths they should pursue, which means they are also unaware of the type of education they need to receive to succeed in their future professions. This often ends up in students pursuing academic programs that they never took a particular interest in.
Recruiting the services of DS Education Group can help you identify vocations that employ some of your unique talents, interests, and abilities. You will also get to know how your core personality style can inform the course of your education, and by extension, that of your career.
University planning isn’t easy to do alone
Professional university planning and counseling is the best investment you can make in your future. At DS Education Group, we understand what it takes to distinguish yourself as a student and stand out from the competition. Let us simplify the process of university planning and admissions for you. Contact us today to learn more about our university services and how we can help you get into the school of your dreams.