Applications to the USA

An increasing number of Carthusians are now applying to American universities, either exclusively or alongside applications to UK or European universities. Mr Tink is the Master in Charge of North American Applications, and he and Mrs Wakeling (Head of Higher Education) provide guidance and advice to pupils making an application to the USA or Canada. Charterhouse also works with Dukes Education, an international education consultancy, in providing this support.

The Fulbright Commission is the US educational advisory service and has up-to-date information about applying to American universities. The annual USA College Day 2017 is being held on Friday 29 September and Saturday 30 September 2017, full details of which are available on the Fulbright website.Dr Jon Tabbert of Dukes Education visits Charterhouse to speak to prospective applicants and their parents. He will be giving a talk, Applying to American Universities, on Thursday 21 September 2017 at 7.30 pm in the Lecture Theatre, to which all interested pupils and parents are welcome. There will be an American Universities Panel presentation on Thursday 28 September 2017 at 7.30 pm in Hall.

During the application process the HE & Careers Department provides a significant level of administrative support, including the provision of a school profile, the student transcript and the organisation of the references required by each American university. Mr William Tink (wrt@charterhouse.org.uk) provides advice on the content of personal essays and coordinates the letters of recommendation.

The Common Application is an online process which enables one application to be made for a number of universities, although not all institutions use this and instead have their own application procedures. Decisions for the majority of applications are made in the last two weeks of March.

If you are thinking of applying to American Universities you should contact Mr Tink or Mrs Wakeling in the Higher Education and Careers Department for more information on the details of the process.

Useful Links

Jon Tabbert Associates
Fullbright Commision
Common Application
American Universities Soccer Scholarships
College Board
Kaplan