If further education is drawing you stateside, the chances are you’ll need to sit for either the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT). With US college admissions coming with unfamiliar formats and notoriously tricky scoring systems, the Figtree team can provide invaluable support in this hard-won step to the top schools.
US college advisory
Harvard, Yale, MIT – the US is home to some of the world’s most sought-after universities, and we’ve worked with students applying to the very best. Our dedicated team will help at every stage, from writing personal statements and essays to preparing for SATs and interviews.
Our education consultants are hand-picked for their personal experiences and professional achievements – and we have an impeccable track record supporting students to secure undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD and MBA places in colleges across the country.
With our step-by-step support, resources and mentoring, plus support on the ground courtesy of our affiliation with a specialised overseas education consultancy service in the US, you’ll have a whole new continent at your feet.
Three compulsory sections over three hours. One question per minute. An optional essay adding another 50 minutes to the test time. There’s no doubt that the SAT is high-pressured and incredibly demanding. But with adequate preparation and practice, our Figtree tutors can help secure top scores.
Along with thoroughly covering the content, we provide tips and tricks to tackle the exam effectively. With seven opportunities to sit the exam throughout the year, we’ll advise when you’re ready to give it your best shot. Beyond the test, we’ve conducted extensive research into SAT scores and college admissions, and our experienced advisory team is on hand to support the whole application process.
One of just a few standardised tests used to measure academic potential, the ACT is notoriously tough. And with a scoring system based on bell curve distribution, scoring highly is even tougher.
Covering English, maths, reading and science – with just 50 seconds per question – it’s a comprehensive exam demanding thorough preparation. But beyond the revision, it’s important to understand the scores required by each college.
Central to the Figtree ethos is tailored tuition, and our approach to the ACT is no different. We work with candidates to determine a target score that’s both competitive and realistic. With your chosen school in sight, we’ll provide the support, knowledge and expertise to ensure you get there.
A comprehensive approach
As a multilingual, international team, we know first-hand what it takes to study abroad. With Figtree, you can benefit from support at every stage of your journey, including:
Research – we have a huge database to draw on, detailing everything from entry requirements to college culture. Our in-depth knowledge of the sector allows us to provide the impartial advice that can help narrow down your search.
Academic assessments – we’ll look at your current achievements and your future aspirations, advising on the steps you need to take to focus your efforts in the most effective way.
Exam preparation – applying to study in the US will require additional assessments, with colleges often running to their own timetables. We will guide you through all the requirements, ensure you hit every deadline and provide targeted tuition where needed.
Interview training – many of the top institutions will require an interview as part of the application process. So we’ll help hone your interview technique to ensure you make the best impression.
Visa support – if you require a visa to study abroad, we have connections across the legal world who can help you with your application, from paper submission to consulate interview.
Guidance on the ground – our services don’t end when you accept an overseas offer. We understand that studying abroad is a big step, so we’ll always be on hand to help you settle in, navigate your new school and make the most of your overseas experience.