STUDY AT A TOP 100 OR 200 UNIVERSITY
If you would like to make your dream of studying (bachelor’s or master’s degree) at a top university in the U.S., you are in the right place. Our advisors have an excellent track record of helping students to gain acceptance into top 100 and 200 U.S. universities.
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.
- Develop and submit competitive applications that tell your personal story in a clear and compelling narrative.
- Apply for funding for your studies including scholarships, grants, loans, and on-campus work opportunities.
- Fast-track your academic, personal and professional development through English writing courses, interview practice, and access to academic and employment seminars and trends.
Deciding which universities to apply to, and how many, isn’t easy. We help our students to create practical, balanced school selection lists that include “Reach” schools, “Target” schools, and “Safety” 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.
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.
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?
We help you build an overall standardized test strategy, including which tests to take (e.g. TOEFL, ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE & Subject Tests, etc.) and when to take them.
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.
We help you select the optimal combination of recommenders, advise on recommendation requests, and assist with translation into English.
See Personal Development section below.
Once a final school selection list has been created, we provide you with personalized financial aid research and application support. We’ll help you find scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment positions — for which you qualify. However, please be aware that most top universities cannot guarantee before you get admitted how much money in scholarship you are getting. This is different from most universities, which in most cases are able to estimate with high accuracy how much amount in scholarship you are obtaining making the assumption that you are meeting certain criteria.
Epro 360 advisors will help you to get into the best possible American colleges based on your academic and extracurricular profile. But we also want you to be happy and to set yourself up for success in the future, both personally and professionally.
Our advisors can offer you 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.
Our advisors are graduates from top U.S. universities with a true passion for international higher education. We have helped students get acceptances to the following schools, among many others:
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 University, Wellesley College, Yale University.
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 the 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).
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.
- (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 a 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.
- 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 questions they have about their studies, student’s life, career intentions, etc. Those inquiries will be responded in a timely manner.
Payment Schedule: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:
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.
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 ($/€) 250 late fee will apply. This fee needs to be paid together with the first installment.
If the student desires to start in Fall semester 2020 (i.e. August 2020), the early application deadline for most universities will be November 1, 2019. If the student signs after September 1, 2019, a ($/€) 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.