Some essential takeaways from this dynamic session were that these institutions, although all very prestigious, are situated in different cities and therefore each has a very distinct flavour.
All of them, however, agreed that the transcript, which is the student's academic performance record, was essential in presenting what they are looking for in the ideal applicant.
Most interestingly also, when talking about extracurricular activities, they all agreed that they were looking for students that represented evidence of meaningful engagement, passion and commitment in an area of interest, instead of an endless list of unrelated activities.
This is a really important consideration for our students who are still choosing the Service Action involvement and aiming to meet their CAS requirements.
On the whole, it was great to establish contact and expose our students to what highly selective U.S. schools are like and see how they look at potential applicants.