Preparing for university is one of the first important and difficult decisions facing students as they enter adulthood. World Student Support takes the time to get to know each student as an individual before crafting the college list. When crafting this list of appropriate college and university matches, World Student Support considers cultural, social and emotional factors as well as the best academic fit. A World Student Support Consultant works collaboratively with parents and students to create a working portfolio consisting of a personal profile, resume, and practice applications. We also advise regarding campus tours, admission interviews, and essay writing.
More internationally minded students and 'Third Culture Kids' choose to study in the United Kingdom and Canada as well as at US universities abroad. Students interested in pursuing this option need to be aware of the high school prerequisites necessary to gain admittance as well as which standardized tests are preferred by specific schools. Contact World Student Support as early as possible to begin finding the best matches and designing a high school course load that will best support your student's application. In addition, World Student Support can advise on the visa requirements necessary for each country.
World Student Support is proud to be affiliated with Best Fit College Consulting and Charline Appleby for UK University placement. Charline is a long time resident of both Seattle, Washington, and London, England. Both Sandy and Charline have attended sessions with University and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS) and stay up to date with the latest developments in UK Higher Education. Charline holds an advanced degree in Social Work and has her UCLA College Counseling Certifcate*
Students With Learning Disabilities
Students with dyslexia, non-verbal learning disorders, language based learning disorders, reading disorders, ADHD, Aspergers, high functioning autism and twice exceptional students all have additional hoops to jump through when applying to university. World Student Support ensures that students with specific learning disabilities apply to schools with a strong commitment to supporting its LD students. In addition to the college application portfolio created for all its clients, World Student Support helps LD students identify the colleges and universities best suited to their individual needs, meet deadline dates for SAT/ACT for extended time on tests, as well as gather and submit all materials necessary for support at university.
A Word About Third Culture Kids (TCKs)
World Student Support has extensive knowledge about TCKs. Sandy and her husband lived in three countries where they raised two of their own TCKs. She understands the challenges facing these students when moving to a new country, changing schools and transitioning to university. World Student Support distinguishes itself by offering personal and customizing services tailored for each individual's needs combined with a deep understanding of TCK issues.
"Sandy has an amazing wealth of resources. From books and worksheets that will help write those very important essays to people to talk to in order to learn more about what you are interested in studying at university. She is easy to talk to about anything from the best essay topics to your concerns about university. She helped me look and pick out schools; even visited a few for me when her business travels brought her to the same neighborhood. Sandy is one of the key elements that helped me gain entry and settle easily into life at university in London." Taylee
"Sandy is the consummate professional, and she has a fantastic set of global resources. Access to these resources is very important when your child is in the International Baccalaureate Diploma program with plans to pursue attending university out of the country. Her ability to provide insight on how to navigate the processes of university applications, personal statements, student visa's and international health insurance is due to her personal and professional experience of having lived and worked in other countries. My husband and I are very grateful for Sandy's expertise as we have successfully launched our daughter at a university in London." Kyria
I wholeheartedly recommend Sandy Furth as a college advisor. She recently worked with my daughter to gain admission to a four-year college. She took the time to get to know my daughter and spoke to her extensively throughout the process. You always hear about the importance of finding the right school for your student, but Sandy took this to another level. She wanted my daughter to succeed not only academically, but personally. She was inventive, creative and presented options that we had not considered. The college search is an anxious time for students and parents, but we felt well on our way when we began to work with Sandy Furth.Susan