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The Access Centre

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Amina Asad

on 24 August 2016

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Transcript of The Access Centre

Introduction
Access Centre?
Career Advisors?
What do universities look for?
Academic fit
Academic record – transcripts
Admission test scores
Extracurricular
Recommendation letters
Statement of Purpose/College Essay

Research

Choosing A University
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Pakistani Universities Overview
PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES
Applications open in the beginning of A2
Require essays and letter of recommendations
Have admission tests
Don’t require Equivalence
Examples: LUMS, LSE, BNU, UCL, Agha Khan

The Access Centre

Thank you!
What are we going to talk about ?
Higher Education – Factors to consider
Admission Process
Extra curricular Profile

College Placement and Educational Advising
Higher Education
Factors To consider :

Are you sure of your subject choice?

Do you wish to explore a career before you make your
decision?

Is your college degree facilitating your long term goals?

How do they all relate

Career path:
A Level Subject Choices


University and Program Selection


Employment and Future

What institutions offer your program?


Short list the institutions

Check Accreditation

Examples
Pakistani Universities – www.hec.gov.pk
USA – www.chea.org
UK - www.bis.gov.uk (Also UCAS and League tables)


What are the entry requirements?

Application deadline?

Costs vs. your budget

Admission Agents
Independent and for-profit firms
Usually work on commission basis
May incur additional cost
Place agency interest before student
Limited selection of universities
Label initial discounts as scholarships

Students should avoid applying through third party admission consultants

REPUTATION
FACILITIES
COST
LOCATION
SIZE
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
FINANCIAL AID
COURSE SELECTION
RANKING
WHAT'S MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU ?
Start Early!
Give yourself the proper time to:


Research options
Take the necessary exams – SAT, IELTS, TOEFL
Complete the application – College essays etc.
Gather the required documents – LOR, Transcripts

Last minute decisions cause stress for you and your family

Early starters usually have better and multiple options

GOVERNMENT UNIVERSITIES
Applications open in the middle/end of A2
Don’t usually require essays or letter of recommendations
Have admission tests
Require Equivalence
Examples: NUST, GIKI, King Edward, Punjab University

Application Calender
The Do’s and Don’t you dare’s
(Can you guess which is which?)
Keep a separate folder for each college
Categorize and save your admission related emails
Keep a copy of all documents

Use informal email address
(Sweetangelzz@hotmail, xulfi_terror@gmail)
Use text message lingo
need sum help, m sending da application LOLX  :’(

Send (10) emails to university till you get a response

Keep a separate folder for each college
Categorize and save your admission related emails
Keep a copy of all documents

Use informal email address Sweetangelzz@hotmail, xulfi_terror@gmail)
Use text message lingo
need sum help, m sending da application LOLX :’(
Send (10) emails to university till you get a response

More Tips
Proofread all of your documents
Application, Essays etc.

Avoid name related errors
The name on your transcripts, admission application and any supporting document should EXACTLY match the name on your passport.
Examples:

Having Muhammad Omar Rizwan on passport and Umar Rizwan Chaudry on transcripts will create serious problems

Extra -Curricular Profile
The ideal student - A diverse profile
Sports
Interests
Social Responsibility

What do universities look at other than academics?

Local Universities
Foreign Universities

Social Awareness Internship Program (SAIP)

Placements | ALJT
Unique Features of ALJT
Faculty members are MCAT exam setters

Faculty members are a part of MCAT's Validation Committee

Highest number of SAT registrations amongst all A level campuses of Lahore

Only A level campus to offer Spanish

Only A level campus to offer maximum number of languages.
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