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. Due to this rise in applications to the USA, Charterhouse has recently entered into partnership with UES London, an organisation that provides experienced and personalised support to students applying to study in the America.

UES London knows Charterhouse well as it has provided our ACT preparation course for the last two years. UES London will now provide even greater support and advice to Carthusians.

As well as the ACT preparation course UES will be running various events at the school including a Common Application essay writing workshop in Long Quarter (spring term).

In Oration Quarter (autumn term) an experienced counsellor from UES will visit Charterhouse twice a week to have individual and small group meetings with the pupils applying to the USA, giving advice on essays, college choice, choosing referees and any other questions that the pupils and their parents may have.

During Long Quarter the counsellor will visit once a fortnight, and during Cricket Quarter (summer term) the counsellor will visit once a week, in order to keep in touch with pupils as they receive their offers and offer any further advice as needed.

The counsellor is also happy to receive email correspondence from parents and pupils and will have a school email address.

Further information is available on the UES website:

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 2018 is being held on Friday 28 September and Saturday 29 September 2018, full details of which are available on the Fulbright website.

There will also be an American Universities Panel presentation on Thursday 27 September 2018 at 7 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. Mrs Laura Wakeling (Head of Higher Education) 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 Mrs Wakeling in the Higher Education and Careers Department for more information on the details of the process.


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