UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS

We understand how daunting it is to go through the university application process alone in these competitive times. The process can get overwhelmingly complicated with multiple systems to navigate and different requirements and deadlines to meet. With this in mind, we have designed our flagship university admissions programme to be flexible and customisable to meet each individual’s unique needs.

From portfolio building, college acceptance statistics analysis, personal essays mentoring, to entrance test prep, QC offers an industry-leading framework for a winning application. Our mentees develop well-rounded portfolios with extensive involvement in internships, external competitions, and attachments to gain every advantage possible. In recent years, our mentees have been admitted to the likes of Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, UCL, Imperial, Warwick, Edinburgh, and beyond. Our popular programmes include Medicine, Law, Economics & Management, Computer Science, and Engineering mentoring.

Our Workflow

Upon enrollment, we go through a comprehensive assessment of the candidate to understand where he/she stands, the ultimate goal, and how we can guide the candidate to achieve the desired result.

Based on the assessment, we assign five mentors who are carefully selected to best assist the candidate. The five mentors will consist of one lead consultant who will be in charge of managing the entire process from start to finish, and four supporting mentors who will each have either successfully gone through the same process and are currently at the candidate’s desired school/major or graduated and working in the industry. The five mentors will work closely together, each providing useful insights from different perspectives to ultimately provide the candidate with the best support possible.

Our basic package includes a broad introduction to the four major components of the application process – test prep, essay writing, interview prep and portfolio building. Throughout the process, our mentors will keep close track of milestones and deadlines to make sure every component is being adequately covered on time, in addition to keeping track of school academic results. Our mentors will also develop a personal rapport with the candidate to ensure his/her mental and physical well-being to make sure the candidate is in good condition throughout the long term process.

01

Candidate Profiling & Orientation of the Application Process

  • Candidate profiling
  • Holistic development survey
  • Application strategy

02

Career Research, University Experience Sharing & Research

  • Information sharing by mentors
  • Career path research
  • University research

03

College Analysis, Admissions Statistics & Candidate Profile

  • Analysis of admissions data, individual colleges
  • Expert recommendation to optimise selection
  • Identify safety and dream colleges with insights on admission statistics

04

Advisory on Portfolio & Resume Preparation

  • Assessment of areas of improvements for each student’s portfolio
  • Proposals on academic and non-academic areas of improvements (organising volunteering projects, assisting in Extended Essays, Olympiad preparations, internships and attachments)

05

Brainstorm, Plan, & Edit the Personal Statement

  • Mentors will brainstorm, guide, develop, structure, and edit the personal statements
  • Prepare for final submission

MENTORING DETAILS

Our University Applications package consists of 14 sessions with 14 objectives.

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UK APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

UCAS Personal Statement

  • Compulsory for all courses
  • Should showcase one’s academic potential and aptitude for higher learning
  • 4,000 character limit

Character Referee

  • Recommendation of your academic abilities
  • Ideally written by the subject teacher who is teaching the subject closest to the course the applicant is applying for.

Specialised Test

  • Required for specific courses
  • Used to determine shortlisted interviewees
  • Examples: LNAT for Law, BMAT for Medicine, TSA for PPE

Curriculum Vitae

  • Also called a resume
  • One-page long
  • Provides an overview of academic and non-academic activities

Predicted Results

  • Used in place of final exam grades
  • Obtained from teachers
  • Crucial to meet the cut-off requirements of each university

Interviews

  • Required for specific courses
  • Used to determine interviewees understanding in relevant topics
  • Interviewees may be invited for 2-3 interviews

U.K. UNIVERSITY APPLICATION TIMELINE

This submission is specifically for applicants applying to Oxford and Cambridge University who wish to be interviewed in Singapore.
Applicants should have the following documents prepared and submitted by this date.

  • Education Qualifications
  • Personal Statement
  • Character Referee Letters

This submission is for two groups of applicants:

  1. Applicants applying to Oxford and Cambridge University who wish to be interviewed in the U.K.
  2. Applicants applying to Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Science, and Dentistry(all U.K universities)

Applicants should have the following documents prepared and submitted by this date.

  • Education Qualifications
  • Personal Statement
  • Character Referee Letters
For specific courses, applicants will be required to sit for a specialised entrance test. The test dates for the individual tests would vary, however, in general, they would all fall within the first week of November.

Some course specific test include:

  • BMAT for Medicine
  • LNAT for Law
  • Oxbridge Specific Entrance Tests

The grades obtained from these tests determines if an applicant would be shortlisted for an interview.

Shortlisted applicants of Oxford and Cambridge University would be invited for a few round of interviews around the first week of December.

These interviews are the final stage of the selection process. Here, applicants will be expected to demonstrate a deep understanding and knowledge of the subject they have chosen to major in.

This submission deadline is for applicants who are trying for:

  1. Other U.K universities
  2. Courses besides Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Science and Dentistry

Applicants should have the following documents prepared and submitted by this date.

  • Education Qualifications
  • Personal Statement
  • Character Referee Letters

The Quintessential Consultancy team has many experienced graduates and current students at elite American universities such as Yale, Harvard, and Berkeley. With an industry leading track record, QC is in the perfect position to help students improve their Common-apps and supplementary applications. Our mentors will give insider insights and knowledge to help QC mentees achieve their university dreams.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Predicted Results

  • Used in place of final exam grades
  • Obtained from teachers
  • Crucial to meet the cut-off requirements of each university

Character Referee

  • Recommendation of your academic abilities
  • Ideally written by a recent teacher.
  • You have to invite your teacher/counsellor via your unique CommonApps ID.

Entrance Test

  • SAT 1 , SAT 2 subject tests and APs are encouraged
  • ACTs are an alternative

Curriculum Vitae

  • Also called a resume
  • One-page long
  • Provides an overview of academic and non-academic activities

CommonApps/Supp

  • Compulsory CommonApps and Supplementary Essays Prompts need to be completed
  • Should showcase one’s academic potential and zest to contribute to greater causes.

Alumni Interview

  • Required for U.S university courses
  • Used to determine interviewees aptitude and suitability for the specific university

US UNIVERSITY APPLICATION TIMELINE

Applicants can apply to as many colleges as they want. However, they will have to submit a compelling supplementary essay for every college. The essay has to be written for a specific university and course of study. QC will advise applicants on the appropriate college selection and assist in the personal statement brainstorming and editing.

SAT 1 and 2s are accepted by most universities and reflect the student’s command of the English language, maths and other subjects. SATs are however being phased out by APs (Advanced Placements). APs require more preparation from schools and the exams are during May/June.

SAT 1 and 2s are accepted by most universities and reflect the student’s command of the English language, maths and other subjects. SATs are however being phased out by APs (Advanced Placements). APs require more preparation from schools and the exams are during May/June.

SAT 1 and 2s are accepted by most universities and reflect the student’s command of the English language, maths and other subjects. SATs are however being phased out by APs (Advanced Placements). APs require more preparation from schools and the exams are during May/June.

Regular Decision (RD) end 1-5 Jan and Applicants must finalise and submit their CommonApps by then.

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OUR SUCCESSFUL MENTEES

ZC enrolled in QC’s Early Years Mentoring programme when he was 15 years old. Through his sessions with various mentors, he managed to meet key objectives, such as participating in law clerical work at the pro bono meet the MP sessions, volunteering for the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration (HOME), scored best team in the Debate Association Annual Competition, took up job shadowing at Drew and Napier and obtained merit award at the pro bono short essay competition.

Z C CHEN

University of Cambridge, Wolfson College, Law

The interview preparation was a rigorous process, involving a strong team of consultants that provide incisive opinions and feedback. The sessions focused at improving our abilities to communicate our ideas and the quality of our content. The cost of the programme may seem daunting initially, but you honestly get more than what you pay for. The guidance they offer extend far past university applications and their dedication towards each student make the programme well worth the cost.

JONATHAN

University of Oxford, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics