The leading London education consultancy first launched its US College Admissions practice in 2017, in collaboration with Arcus Advisory, in order to help more international students seeking advice on US College application procedures. The firm currently reports that international demand for its services in the US has never been higher.
William Clarence Education is working with Arcus Advisory to ensure that students from the UK, Europe, Middle East, China and beyond have access to the very best specialist advice to aid their application to a US college. William Clarence clients now also have access to Arcus Advisory’s focused 4-stage application cycle, and its excellent connections among some of the US’ finest academic institutions, making it a strong new ally for the firm.
Managing Director of William Clarence Education, Stephen Spriggs, has also appointed Susie Cochin de Billy, founder of Arcus Advisory, as US College Admissions Consultant on the firm's own board of advisors.
Mr Spriggs commented:
"I’m very excited about this new partnership. William Clarence's clients now get access to not only the best UK University and Oxbridge advisors, but also have the opportunity to explore educational options outside the UK, all under one roof. This only goes to strengthen our knowledge base of international education, and due to the fact that we are dealing with families from around the world, we are able to offer real value to each client, whatever their individual needs and challenges. We are helping more students than ever before in fulfilling their academic goals across the pond."
Students from the UK, Europe and Asia are increasingly attracted to the US College education system, as a result of the broader scope for study, and the ability to explore different academic fields simultaneously.
However, the US College application procedure is notoriously competitive and complex, and can be a daunting prospect for international students unfamiliar with standardised testing and personal essays.
Susie Cochin de Billy, founder of Arcus Advisory, commented:
"Due to the sheer amount of preparation required, US College applications have a much longer lead time than that for UK Universities. Aside from SATs and ACTs, students also put a lot of work into personal essays, supplemental essays, and bespoke supplemental materials, such as videos or musical portfolios. When applying to US College, you're not just applying for a place on a degree program – you're applying to become a unique contributor in a diverse academic community. Therefore, it's unsurprising that more applicants from outside the US are seeking help to achieve their goals, and our personalised approach empowers them to achieve those goals, while offering support at every stage of the process."
William Clarence's approach, now with support from Arcus Advisory, allows students to create their own bespoke blueprint and timeline for a successful application, including college visits, university shortlisting, and application management. Perhaps even more crucial for international students, the firm also offers targeted preparation courses, designed to improve score results for those unfamiliar with US standardised testing.
Stephen Spriggs added:
"The key to a successful application is developing an effective strategy that works for each individual student, that highlights their own individual talents and abilities and reflects their personal vision, values and goals. Through this new partnership with Arcus Advisory, we now have an unparalleled reach into some of the US' finest institutions. Arcus Advisory has already overseen some phenomenal successes, with students winning places at Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Georgetown and many more."
For more information on William Clarence Education, and the services it provides for international families in the UK and overseas, visit williamclarence.com.
About William Clarence Education
William Clarence Education is the leading education advisory and consultancy service in the UK. With an unrivalled reach into the UK Schooling and University Network, William Clarence helps and advises families from around the world to reach their maximum potential and gain access to the very best of UK education. The business is built on the quality and integrity of its people. With close links to former Heads of Schools and senior figures within the education industry, William Clarence is proud to offer expert advice that puts your child at the centre of the process.
William Clarence works with families at every stage of their academic journey, from nursery and pre-prep, to senior school and University placement. Its dedicated Oxbridge Applications and US College Admissions department offers a totally tailored approach to student preparation for older students, and its Schools and University placement business is supported by a full team of professional tutors to provide the correct level of support and help in each specialist subject – from a one of academic assessment, to full delivery of a homeschooling curriculum.