How We Work
Hamilton Gregg International Education Consulting (HGIEC) in Beijing endeavors to help students and their parents find the right school when considering boarding schools or universities. Through a series of personal interviews, questionnaires and review of pertinent school documents, HGIEC will help families find schools which are appropriate “Fit” institutions.
HGIEC will then provide assistance with application preparation, document collection, interview techniques and other services to ensure the student and the family are comfortable with the decisions.
Given the competitive nature of admission to schools and universities, HGIEC cannot and will not guarantee admission to any institution. However, HGIEC will offer it’s full support to make sure students have choices before determining the right school to attend. HGIEC does not work like an agent, we only serve the family in the process of applying.
HGIEC works on yearly contract basis. Depending on the timing of contact, rates may vary. Obviously, families seeking assistance late in the process will require more detailed work in a short period of time.
Moving away from home is a big decision. HGIEC has the experience no other agent or consultant in Beijing or China. HGIECis there to help.
Sometimes making the right choice about where to study feels like carrying the load of the world on ones shoulders. With over 3400 institutions of higher education in the US alone the prospect of finding the right school is a challenge.
HGIEC will work with the family to determine the educational needs and expectations for this important next step. From that point forward HGIEC will work with the family to develop a realistic plan to find the right range of schools to meet those needs. Creating a proper selection requires investigation and research. Based on the input from the family and the student, HGIEC will help develop an appropriate list of institutions with a good range of Reach, Mid-Range and Likely schools to which the student should apply.
Once a list of schools is developed, the application process begins. The application has many downfalls for students. HGIEC will help student put together a solid, well developed application. Since applying to schools is a complex process, many things need to be considered: Essays, SAT Tests, TOEFL or IELTS, letters of recommendation and other strategies to maximize success.
HGIEC can advise students on all of these aspects or make recommendations on how to improve individual pieces. From SAT Prep companies to academic advising, HGIEC can assist to ensure the student prepares and presents the best possible application.
While there are no guarantees, most students, if they follow our advice will have a number of schools to choose from. Surprisingly the most difficult challenge is not choosing where to apply but where to attend. HGIEC will help in this final decision.