At Syzygy Global Education, we have considerable experience helping students with university admissions. The youth of our company gives us freshness and drive, while the depth and breadth of our team provide us with the expertise and the requisite relationships to optimize admission results. Our four senior counselors at Syzygy have over 40 combined years of experience helping students apply to U.S. universities.
We strive to provide both a first class service and a partnership, approaching the admissions experience together as a team with our clients. The U.S. university application process is a complex one, and our results at Syzygy lend credibility to our claim that we are expert in navigating the intricacies of this process. However, we aspire for more. We aim for relationships with our students and their families that not only maximize the end result, but also make the application process fun and rewarding.
The areas in which we believe we add the most value to our clients include the following:
where to apply
Our deep knowledge of the academic strengths, social characteristics, and special programs at top universities, combined with our extensive experience reviewing admissions results, allow us to help students put together an optimal list of schools to which they should consider applying.
Syzygy does not "get a student into university." It is the abilities of the student which largely determine this. However, by helping students craft their applications and understand the individual application preferences of each university, we put them in a better position to succeed.
The Common Application and supplemental essays have taken the place of what the interview used to be in the admissions process; a chance to shine in the eyes of the admissions officers who read it. Syzygy has a core team of essay specialists who work very closely with our students, helping them best express themselves in this important and often very time-consuming written work.
standardized testing strategies
We help students with important decisions regarding standardized test taking such as: SAT vs. ACT, or both; subject tests; applying to test optional schools, etc. We have long standing relationships with many ACT/SAT preparation companies. Although we do not provide tutoring ourselves, our knowledge of the process and our close relationships with tutors help provide the best outside support to maximize the chances of improving a student’s test scores. We maintain close contact with these tutors throughout the term of the client engagement to ensure we are well briefed on the student’s progress and aligned with the tutor to best serve each client.
We plan and organize college visit itineraries for our clients. Our knowledge of the local geographies and individual university offerings helps our clients optimize their time and makes for more productive visits. Additionally, through our broad network of relationships, we can arrange campus meetings with students, professors, and administrators, greatly enhancing the standard information sessions and tours offered by each university.
Secondary schools are required to submit three major pieces of information to universities: the transcript; a counselor reference; and two teacher references. We use our knowledge and experience from teaching and counseling in international secondary schools to assist our students’ counselors to better represent their activities and accomplishments in a way that makes sense to admissions officers.
Communication with SECONDARY Schools
Our students have won eight Robertson Scholarships in the last seven years. This scholarship pays all university expenses including tuition, room, board and books for all four years at Duke University. Our students have also had significant success gaining admission to special university programs such as the Huntsman Program at the University of Pennsylvania. For 2018, our students have won the following merit-based scholarships: Morehead Cain (UNC); USC Presidential Scholarship (one-half); Miami University (Ohio) (full academic scholarship); Woodruff Scholarship (Emory); Echols Scholarship (UVA); Bard’s Distinguished Scientist Scholarship; and Olin College Tuition Scholarship (two students, one-half scholarship each).
Scholarships and Special Programs
Depending on the specific needs of the student, Syzygy also adds value in many other areas including:
Communication with art, music, dance and drama departments within universities
Communication with university coaches
Extra time and other accommodations
Post acceptance protocol