our process

Acceptance into top American academic institutions is a complicated process. JWCC offers exclusive and comprehensive services to make sense of it all.  For every level of service, our process includes the following:

  • 1.  Creating a Student Profile

    The Student Profile is our most important tool in forming students into attractive candidates for the schools of their choice. Your student will complete an intensive questionnaire to give our team a comprehensive understanding of his or her personal and academic background, extracurricular activities, and your family’s desires and goals.

  • 2.  Education Planning

    After consulting with you, we will offer you a list of professional recommendations and provide a tailored and detailed schedule for every step of the way to your student’s goal. This includes advice on when to take specific tests and examinations, how to structure your student’s free time, and planning to set firm deadlines. We will also generate strategies to improve standardized test scores and find the best-fitting extra-curricular activities to target their interests and strengths. We will hold regular meetings with your student to monitor progress, assist with any issues, and introduce opportunities to further develop their student profile and guide them to their goals.

  • 3.  Establishing a School List

    Based upon your student’s profile and their preferences, we will generate a list of schools and programs that would be a good fit. Our extensive knowledge of the academic landscape of the USA gives us a district advantage in choosing schools. We will introduce specials programs and majors that will give your student a particular advantage. We will teach your student about the schools, help them research the schools, as well as organizing campus tours and information sessions. After narrowing down the options, we will finalize a list of schools that your student will apply to.

  • 4.  Essays and Applications

    The application and essays act as a conveyor of the student profile. We teach your student how to present themselves so that they best understood by the schools they are applying to. We will guide them through each school application and help them develop meaningful essays that effectively tell their story and connect to each individual school.

    Once your student’s application is submitted, our team will help prepare them for interviews, which can be a vital part of the application. If your student is placed on a school’s wait list, we use effective strategies that can help your student gain acceptance.

  • 5.  Selecting and Enrolling

    We help your family through this difficult decision-making process. We can also provide assistance as your student prepares for the transition to school, including visa preparation, coursework and meal plan selection, and tutorials on other aspects of life in America.

    Our goal is not just that our students are accepted to a particular school. We want them to have a successful, rewarding experience once they enroll.

our Services

Our process remains the same at each level of education, whether undergraduate, graduate of high school. However applying at each level requires different expertise and strategies.  Many of the families with whom we work for one level of education choose to work with us again. These students are often JWCC’s biggest success stories.

Undergraduate Service
JWCC’s Undergraduate Service helps students prepare for and apply to undergraduate programs in the USA. We work with our students throughout their high school career to help them grow and mature so that they will be as competitive as possible when applying to college.
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Student Profile

When we begin working with a student in high school, we learn as much about the student as we can. Through the development of the student profile, we then help them understand their identity. This process includes:

  • Reviewing the student profile questionnaire, transcripts, and standardized test scores
  • Discussing the student’s extracurricular activities and personal interests
  • Discussing the parents’ specific requirements and needs
  • Establishing short-term goals for succeeding in high school
  • Establishing long-term goals for getting into colleges
  • Creating a student profile that encompasses all of the information gathered

 

Educational Planning

In order to be a competitive applicant to top colleges, it is vital that our students have a comprehensive educational plan and continued assistance to help guide them through their high school career. We offer:

  • Assistance in choosing appropriate classes and extracurricular activities
  • Advice on standardized test registration and testing dates
  • Recommendations for SAT and TOEFL tutoring options
  • Suggestions for appropriate SAT Subject Tests
  • Monitoring of progress through monthly meetings over Skype, email and face to face
  • Identification of problems and solutions for overcoming them
  • Suggestions for summer internships, schools, or activities that match the student profile

 

Establishing School List

With over 4000 accredited institutions of higher learning in the USA, it is difficult knowing which schools (to which to apply) (to apply to). Our deep knowledge of the field and our extensive experience connecting students to the right schools ensures that we will choose the universities and colleges that best fit your student. This process includes:

  • Suggesting schools matching student’s profile based on the student assessment
  • Providing an initial college list of schools within the three-tier system (Reach, Target, Likely)
  • Teaching effective ways of research and school outreach
  • Deciding on a final list of ten (10) schools to which the student will apply
  • Suggesting and information sessions, organizing college visits, and scheduling interviews
  • Creating a student-specific timeline for application

 

Essays and Applications

The college application is a chance for the student to convey their talents and experiences in high school through a series of essays, short answers and recommendations from teachers. This process includes:

  • Creating a strategy for completing applications
  • Helping students brainstorm for each essay and question
  • Hosting late summer application bootcamps (held in Hong Kong and Vancouver and working individually with students)
  • Assisting in online application submission
  • The development of Portfolios/Auditions/Athletic Assistance (if applicable)
  • Advising on strategies for recommendation letters

 

Selecting and Enrolling

Once your student has received all of his/her admissions-decision letters, we will discuss college options with you. If necessary, we will follow up on all wait-list decisions and provide timely updates.  We will continue to advise your child until he/she has selected and enrolled in a college or university. We offer:

  • Assistance in correspondence between student and schoo
  • Waitlist Assistance (if applicable)
  • Discussion of all the school options with the student
  • Suggestions of which school is most appropriate for the student
  • Assistance in communicating the student’s acceptance and rejection of offers
  • Suggestions and advice on dorms, roommates, meal plans, etc.
  • Suggestions for course enrollment and summer plans

See where our recent undergraduate applicants have been admitted

COLLAPSE

 

Graduate Service
JWCC’s Graduate Service helps students prepare for and apply to US graduate programs for a MBA, JD, MD, PhD, or MA.  We help our students package their profile, choose the appropriate programs and schools, and complete the applications and essays.  We often find that students best prepare themselves by beginning at the end of the 2nd year of university to begin working toward their graduate goals.
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Student Profile

At the beginning of our graduate school service, we formulate a student profile based on where the student is currently studying or working, what his/her focus is, and when he/she hopes to apply for graduate school.  This process includes:

  • Reviewing our questionnaire, transcripts from college and standardized test scores
  • Discussing the student’s extracurricular activities and personal interests
  • Establishing short term goals for getting into grad school
  • Establishing long term goals for future employment
  • Identifying the best degree type and program for the student’s background, undergraduate major, and career goals

Educational Planning

We will help create the best CV for the student, which captures key undergraduate coursework, achievement and accolades, and relevant work experience. We then help your student identify the best professors and employers to ask for recommendation letters. If a student has already graduated college, we help guide them in choosing and excelling in relevant employment opportunities.

  • Creating a CV which captures key undergraduate coursework, achievements  and accolades, and relevant work experience
  • Assisting in appropriate course selection if still in college
  • Identifying summer and other internships to match student profile
  • Suggesting employment opportunities
  • Advice on standardized test registration and testing dates
  • Choosing appropriate exams for desired degree (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT and TOEFL)
  • Recommending test prep tutoring options to match student’s testing style
  • Monitoring progress through monthly meetings over Skype, email and face-to-face
  • Identifying problems and providing solutions for overcoming them
  • Teaching the student how to build relationships with professors who will write recommendations

Establishing School List

Choosing a graduate program is highly specific. We understand the differences between degree programs at the graduate level, so our students apply to those that they best suited for, where they are most likely to be accepted and succeed. We offer:

  • Suggestions of schools matching student’s profile
  • A focus on specific programs that will provide the best environment for the student
  • Instructions on researching each program
  • A list of ten (10) schools to which the student will apply
  • Discussion of college visits and information sessions
  • Interview prep and mock interview training
  • Connections for the student to relevant alumni

Essays and Applications

The essays and applications for graduate school applications require an advanced knowledge of the field.  It is absolutely critical that students successfully connect themselves, their interests, background and achievements to the specific programs in which they are interested. Our networks of counselors, consultants, and essay specialists help the student craft high-quality essays. This process includes:

  • Creating a strategy for completing applications and providing high level assistance
  • Helping students brainstorm essay and question answers
  • Providing assistance in online application submission
  • Providing advice on recommendation letters

Selecting and Enrolling

Once your student has received all of his/her admissions-decision letters, we then will discuss college options with you. If necessary, we will follow up on all wait-list decisions and provide timely updates.  We will continue to advise your student until he/she has selected and enrolled in a college/university. We offer:

  • Assistance in correspondence between student and school
  • Waitlist Assistance (if applicable)
  • Discussion of all the school options with the student
  • Suggestions to which school is most appropriate for the student
  • Assistance in communicating the student’s acceptance and rejection of offers
  • Suggestions on ideal living situations at graduate school
  • Suggestions for course enrollment and summer plans
  • Follow up with student through their first year at school

See where our recent graduate applicants have been admitted

COLLAPSE

 

High School Services
JWCC’s High School Service helps students prepare for and apply to US high school programs. Whether they attend a boarding school or a private/public/religious day school on a homestay, these students benefit from a comprehensive American high school curriculum. These schools promote the creativity and scholarship needed for college preparation.
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Student Profile

Understanding a student is particularly important when applying to boarding schools. Each school will provide a unique environment that will serve some types of students better than others. The student profile we develop helps us understand what setting will be best for him/her. This process includes:

  • Reviewing the questionnaire, transcripts and standardized test scores
  • Discussing the student’s extracurricular activities and personal interests
  • Discussing the parents’ specific requirements and needs
  • Assessing the strengths and deficits of your student’s current school
  • Establishing short-term goals for succeeding in high school
  • Establishing long-term goals for eventually getting into colleges
  • Creating a student profile that encompasses all of the information gathered

Educational Planning

Boarding schools want well-rounded students who excel in academics as well as sports and extra curricular activities. We work with our students to build and showcase their diverse range of interests and strengths. If there are any problems your student is having, we help find solutions for them. We offer:

  • Assistance in choosing appropriate classes and extracurricular activities in current school
  • Advice on standardized test registration and testing dates
  • Recommendations for SSAT and TOEFL tutoring options
  • Monitoring of progress through monthly meetings over Skype, email and face to face
  • Identification of problems and solutions for overcoming them
  • Suggestions for summer schools, programs, or activities that match student profile

Establishing School List

We will assist your family with the special considerations for applying to prestigious American high schools. We will address the many concerns parents have when sending their young child away to school, and match your student with the best schools that will provide a safe, fulfilling experience. We offer:

  • Suggestions for schools matching student’s profile
  • Provide initial college list of schools within the three-tier system (Reach, Target, Likely)
  • Effective ways of research and school outreach
  • A final list of ten (10) schools to which the student will apply
  • The creation of an itinerary and route for these visits, including setting up interviews and campus tours; a personal driver who will provide transportation.
  • As an added service, a counselor from our team can accompany your student on school visits.
  • A tailored, student-specific timeline for application

Essays and Applications

The applications for boarding schools are meant to introduce the student to the schools through essays written by the student, parent, and teachers.  This process includes:

  • Creating a strategy for completing applications
  • Helping students brainstorm each essay
  • Counseling parents how to write parent statement
  • Recommending teachers to write recommendations
  • Assisting with online application submission
  • Communicating with your student’s existing school to coordinate recommendations, transcripts, and test score submissions
  • Assisting with Portfolio/Audition/Athletic Assistance (if applicable)

Selecting and Enrolling

Once your student has received all of his/her admissions-decision letters, we then will discuss college options with you. If necessary, we will follow up on all wait-list decisions and provide timely updates. Due to our personal relationships with some schools, we are able to advocate for our students. We will continue to advise your child until he/she has selected and enrolled in a high school.  We offer:

  • Waitlist Assistance (if applicable)
  • Suggestions for which school is most appropriate for the student
  • Assistance in communicating the student’s acceptance and rejection of offers
  • Suggestions for course enrollment and summer plans
  • Follow up with student through their first year at school

See where our recent boarding school applicants have been admitted

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The following list of institutions represents a sample of where some of our students have enrolled in the past year.

Georgetown University
Amherst_College
Middlebury College
Barnard College
Pomona College
Wellesley College
Bowdoin College
Carleton College
Boston College
Cornell University
Georgetown University
Columbia University
NYU
Northwestern University
Brown University
Stanford University
University of Chicago
Princeton University
Yale University
Duke University

Wheaton
 College
Vassar College
Trinity College
Skidmore College
Scripps College
Pitzer College
Occidental College
Mount Holyoke
Lafayette College
Hamilton College
Grinnell College
Franklin & Marshall
Dickinson College
Connecticut College
Claremont McKenna College
Colgate University
Washington University in St Louis
University of Virginia UVA
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
UC San Diego
UCLA
UC Berkeley
University of Rochester
Tulane University
Tufts University
Syracuse University
RISD
Northeastern University
Marist College
Lehigh University
Johns Hopkins University
George Washington University
College of William & Mary
Carnegie Mellon University
Brandeis University
Boston University
Bentley University
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