Welcome to Epro 360's Elite Program!
Why Epro 360? Below some examples
How does it work?
Together with your advisor/s, decide which universities are best fit to apply based on your profile, preferences, and the most recent admission statistics. Read more about school selection here.
Develop and submit competitive applications that tell your personal story in a clear and compelling narrative. Read more about applications development, including essays and activities lists here.
Apply for funding for your studies including scholarships, grants, loans, and on-campus work opportunities. Read more about financing your education here.
Fast-track your academic, personal and professional development through English writing courses, interview practice, and access to academic and employment seminars and trends. Read more about personal development here.
Reach schools: are those where the applicant’s chances of admission are not very high. This doesn’t mean that admission is impossible but the applicant will likely need to bolster their core profile (grades + SAT/ACT) with an outstanding extracurricular profile and outstanding essays and recommendation letters to have a chance.
Target schools: are those where the applicant’s admissions chances are good because the applicant’s grades and SAT/ACT scores match the college’s most recent profile of admitted students relatively well. An excellent extracurricular profile and excellent essays and recommendation letters will further increase the chances of admission.
Safety schools: are those where the applicant has a very good chance of admission because his or her core profile is above the averages in the college’s most recent profile of admitted students.
We also help students to create an application strategy that takes full advantage of difference admissions periods, including Early Action (EA), Early Decision (ED), and Regular Decision (RD).
Application development. What are the main factors for admission?
Extracurriculars + Essays (50%): We help you develop a compelling "narrative" about yourself across all aspects of your application, connecting your essays to your activities lists and vice-versa. We will empower you to express the best version of yourself through your essays in a clear, easily digestible and memorable way.
Recommendation letters (15%): We help you select the optimal combination of recommenders, advise on recommendation requests, and assist with translation into English.
Interview (5%): See Personal Development section below
The Elite Program includes interview coaching so that you can communicate confidently and effectively in your university admission interviews and in other academic and employment interviews in the future. We also keep our students up-to-date on employment trends and provide access to online personal and professional development resources.
What exactly will Epro 360 and the Elite Program do for you?
The advisor may require the student to provide some additional documentation such as the high school or bachelor’s transcripts. If student does not qualify to the Elite Program, the dream to study in the U.S. is not over. In those circumstances, the student would most probably qualify for the Regular program (click here for more information on the bachelor's degree program or here for the master's degree program).
2. Advisor, or team of advisors, who are experts in admissions at top universities in the U.S., work with the student at every step of the process, from the first profile-screening until the student is admitted into the chosen university/ies.
Advisor will communicate via email Skype, WhatsApp, and/or any other tool preferred by the student in order to maximize efficiency. Advisor/s will respond to the student’s inquires in a timely manner.
3. Strategic planning phase of application.
- (If needed) Personal suggestions of universities: If student is undecided, the advisor will provide recommendations of universities based on student’s individual profile.
- Initial meeting/s: Advisor and student will brainstorm about personal statement and supplement essay topics; essay tips and strategies.
- Personalized test preparation advice: Based on the student’s profile and sample score results, the advisor will help the student to develop a standardized test strategy and will communicate to the student if there is the need to hire a tutor for test preparation.
- Creation of student task timeline (including hard deadlines): Within 2 weeks of initial meeting, the advisor will provide the student with a timeline of tasks required to produce high-quality, competitive applications.
4. Development and revision of application materials.
- Guidance/editing/feedback on application components: The advisor will guide and provide feedback on important application requirements such as the personal essay, awards/activities list + writing supplements for all universities chosen as part of the Elite Program. This will be a collaborative process between the student and the advisor. The advisor will help the student to write in his or her authentic “voice.” The advisor will not write essays on behalf of the student. The advisor will offer expert insights into different application processes at different universities and will help the student to present his/her profile in the most compelling manner possible.
- Initial review of completed applications: Once all documents required for applications are complete, the advisor will carry out a comprehensive review and provide feedback based on this review to guide the student’s revision efforts.
- (If applicable) Interview practice: The student will receive personal interview training via Skype or Google Hangouts to build the student’s confidence and develop effective interview skills in English.
- Follow-up support for sending standardized test scores to universities.
- Follow-up support with the letter of continued interest in case of deferral (if applicable).
5.Application to the chosen universities either through Common Application platform or university’s website. Epro 360 covers the cost of the admission fee of the selected universities.
Epro 360 will pay for any application fee of the universities selected by the student, regardless of whether the university is part of the “Common Application” or not. Note that the admission fee can range from 50 to 300 U.S. dollars per university.
6. Visa process support.
Guide the student through the legal process of obtaining the F1-student visa. Full support for the completion of immigration forms (e.g. DS-160). In addition to presenting difficulties and risk of mistakes, this represents hours of time invested on the completion of the required forms.
7. Advice and tools to get ready for the U.S. trip (e.g. insurance, bank, flights).
Our team assists the student even after obtaining the student visa. Epro 360 provides the student with all kinds of tips before and the departure to the U.S. Epro 360 helps the student find a good flight, communication on how to obtain a driver's license; how to keep prices for domestic and international trips to a minimum; where to get the best deal when buying a car; which car insurance is the best; when to schedule family visits, etc. Above all, this service includes the issuance of diverse advice material to make the student’s life easier after the arrival to the U.S.
8. Introduction to local partners in the U.S. to develop in non-academic areas.
Over the past few years, Epro 360 has developed partnerships with several organizations. Epro 360 is able to introduce the student to these local partners, who will help the student to improve in extra-curricular activities; in other words, areas that are not taught by universities. This includes, but is not limited to, groups that develop public speaking skills and groups that help students learn how to start a business.
9. Introduction to local volunteers in the U.S. to get familiar with the local culture.
Over the past few years, Epro 360 has established relationships with several volunteer organizations who help international students to integrate and adapt to U.S. culture. Students could be invited by local families to have dinner with them for free, assist at local events, etc.
10. Support provided by Epro 360 teams to address questions that arise during stay in the U.S.
Some team members of Epro 360 reside in the U.S. Student will be provided with a U.S. contact phone number, email, and WhatsApp number that they can contact at any time during their time in the U.S. and ask any question they have about their studies, student’s life, career intentions, etc. Those inquiries will be responded in a timely manner.
Brown University, Brandeis University, Babson College, Boston College, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Duke University, Dartmouth College, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, MIT, Northwestern University, New York University, New York University-Stern, Rice University, Pomona College, Princeton University, Santa Clara University, Tufts University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine, UC Davis, U of Chicago, U of Michigan, U of Notre Dame, U of Southern California, U of Pennsylvania, U of Pennsylvania-Wharton, U of Virginia, U of Washington, Washington University St. Louis, Wellesley College, Yale University.
Based on University’s requirements, most students start studying in the U.S. in August (i.e. Fall semester). The early application deadline for many universities is November 1st of the prior year. The following examples are based on the assumption that the student wants to start studying in Fall. Epro 360 charges different amounts, depending on how much in advance the student signs up and pays the first installment:
Scenario 1 - If the student desires to start in Fall semester 2020 (i.e. August 2020), the early application deadline for most universities will be November 1, 2019. If the student signs before May 1, 2019, the prices on the table on the left apply.
Scenario 2 - If the student desires to start in Fall semester 2020 (i.e. August 2020), the early application deadline for most universities will be November 1, 2019. If the student signs between May 1 and September 1, 2019, a ($/€) 250 late fee will apply. This fee needs to be paid together with the first installment.
Scenario 3 - If the student desires to start in Fall semester 2020 (i.e. August 2020), the early application deadline for most universities will be November 1, 2019. If the student signs after September 1, 2019, a ($/€) 500 late fee will apply. In this scenario, the student might need to postpone his/her desired study start date in the U.S. by one semester or perhaps until the next academic year. This fee needs to be paid together with the first installment.
“Safety Alternatives” Add-on
1. Creation of a listing of universities and scholarships that, in most instances, guarantee the scholarship in advance if student meets certain requirements, but still aligned to the student’s academic background and preferences.
2. Full application support provided by professionals familiar with the U.S. education system to ensure admission is obtained.
The student can choose between 3, 5, or 10 guaranteed backup university options for 300, 500, or 1.000.
1. Epro 360 covers the cost of the official translation of all required documents. Epro 360 coordinates and pays for the translation of the official documents that are required by the universities selected by the student. In this way, Epro 360 ensures that the student saves money, time, and difficulties. This represents considerable savings in time and money (approximately ($/€) 400). For instance, it is very typical that universities require high school transcripts, high school diploma, letters of recommendations, resume, essay, etc. to be translated into English (some of them signed by a sworn translator). If a conservative assumption is made that only 5 pages of documents need to be translated at ($/€) 80 each, then the total cost of translation would be ($/€) 400.
2. Epro 360 helps with the registration process and covers the cost for the TOEFL exam. Epro 360 coordinates and pays for any fee associated with the registration to take the TOEFL exam that is required by the institutions selected by the student. This represents considerable savings in time and money (approx. ($/€) 250).
3. Epro 360 helps with the registration process and covers the cost of the registration process for one of the admission exams (e.g. SAT or ACT for bachelors’ degree and GMAT or GRE for master’s degree). Epro 360 coordinates and pays for any fees associated with the registration to take the SAT, ACT, GMAT, or GRE exam that is required by the institutions selected by the student. This represents considerable savings in time and money (up to ($/€) 350).
4. Epro 360 covers the cost of the visa processing fee (e.g. SEVIS). Epro 360 coordinates and pays for any fees associated with student’s visa processing. This represents considerable savings in money (approx. ($/€) 400).
The cost for the “Worry-free Application Support” Add-on is ($/€) 1.500. This price can be paid at any time by the student but always before Epro 360 can apply to the chosen universities.