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Initial Meeting

  • September 19
    Moulay began working with us — because he started relatively late, timeline, IELTS, and SAT plan were our immediate concerns. We made sure that he was on track to take all of the exams he was required to. We also began working on a school list quickly to ensure that we decided upon schools with early deadlines ASAP.

Essay Writing

  • October 1
    After having decided that Berkeley was his top choice school, but that we also wanted to work on UK schools, we immediately began working on his personal statement and the two UC essays. Because Moulay already came in with a UCAS draft, we worked on editing that while also outlining and drafting the UC essays.

UCAS Submissions

  • October 15
    We wrapped up his UCAS personal statement and successfully submitted it before moving on to the Universities of California and his 2 remaining regular decision schools.

US Submissions

  • November 25
    At the end of November, we submitted his application to the Universities of California with our fingers crossed that he would get into Berkeley. We finalized his Common Application essay and his supplemental essays
    as well and submitted those just before Christmas break and crossed our fingers and hoped for the best!

Interview Preparation

  • January 15
    Here, we prepped for Moulay’s two alumni interviews.

Accepted to UC Berkeley

  • April 1
    By April 1, we heard back and found out that Moulay had in fact been accepted to UC Berkeley, where he will begin studying Economics this coming fall!