More and more U.S. students are interested in admissions to U.K. universities. For American students seeking admission to college, attending college in the U.K. can be a great way to receive an excellent education and gain exposure to the world. And compared to U.S. university costs, going to college in the U.K. can be surprisingly affordable.
The LifeLaunchr Webinar on College Admissions in the U.K.
LifeLaunchr coach Amy Garrou and Venkates Swaminathan’s webinar, focused on college admissions in the U.K. for U.S. students, is a great resource for parents with rising juniors and seniors, as well as for their teens. This webinar provided valuable free information, including:
- How the college experience in the U.K. is different from (and similar to) that in the United States.
- How to use the Universities and College Admissions Service (UCAS) website that universities in the U.K. use for college applications.
- What you need to know about essays and other requirements for application to U.K. universities, including standardized testing requirements.
- Information about costs and financial considerations.
Amy Garrou has had many years of experience coaching students who have sought admissions to universities in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Europe.
For more information on how to work with LifeLaunchr, schedule a free consultation.
Resources for Information on College Admissions in the U.K. for U.S. Students
- The British Council overview of the application process to U.K. Universities.
- The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) search website.
- The “league tables” (rankings) provided by The Guardian and The Times.
- The Unistats tables with statistics about each university and a comparison tool.
- Examples of University department pages and U.S. Entry Requirements pages:
- University of Cambridge: Natural Sciences department page
- University of Cambridge: USA Entry requirements
- London School of Economics: Economics department page
- London School of Economics: USA Entry Requirements
- University of Edinburgh: USA Entry Requirements
- University of Leicester: USA Entry Requirements
- The UKCISA website for information on all aspects of life in the U.K. for international students.
- The British Council website (also known as Education U.K.)
- UCAS resources for writing your personal statement: