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Do you know that admissions officers at Harvard, Yale and other top US universities start tracking applicant profiles as early as Grade 9? With acceptance rates dropping at every top university (e.g., NYU’s acceptance rate dropped from 33% in 2015 to 8% in 2022), it is crucial to know what an applicant should do each year to maximize their application outcomes. With admissions committees carefully reviewing every aspect of a student’s application, strategizing college applications is a must.

Join our in-person seminar on Saturday, January 13th. Tyler, a seasoned US admissions expert who has successfully guided students into prestigious universities such as UPenn, Yale, and Harvard, will share unique insights and proven strategies from successful past applicants.

Seminar Agenda

1. Admissions Landscape
  • Overview of Harvard and Yale admissions process
  • Key factors considered in the selection process
2. Preparation Strategies
  • Why is starting in Grade 9 ideal?
  • Exploring the importance of building a strong student brand
  • Capstone project, internships and research work
3. Profiles of Successful Applicants
4. Managing an increased workload alongside school and other commitments

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Tyler J.

College Admissions Expert

Tyler attended the University of Minnesota, where he later worked as an interactive technology grant-funded researcher for three years after graduation. While living in Asia for 12 years, he has worked at Prince of Songkla University in Thailand, helping non-native English-speaking professors publish abroad while teaching academic writing and citation courses.

Meanwhile, he collaborated with startups in Shenzhen and Shanghai, working on college applications for eight years. To support his students, he explored creative nonfiction writing within courses at UCLA to gain an academic understanding of personal essays. He has mentored students to get accepted to top schools like Cornell, Penn, Columbia, JHU, Duke, Vanderbilt, Cambridge, Oxford, London Business School, Emory, Rice, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, NYU, USC, BU, Harvard, and The University of Chicago.

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