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Class of 2020, story so far…

UK applications are now being sent and we are delighted that we have received a few offers already. US applicant essays and supplements are starting to trickle in. Teacher references are also coming in as well for our Early Action/ Early Decision applicants. More and more UK Personal Statements and US Common Application Essays are being proof-read. The season is in full swing. Let us continue to cheer our Year 13 students from the sidelines as they send their university applications.

University Visits

07 October 12.40pm – 1.20pm

University of San Francisco, Hult International Business School, New York University Shanghai in Multi-purpose room 1, Ground Level, El Nido Building.

University of San Francisco, USA.

The school’s main campus is located on a 55-acre (22 ha) setting between the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park. The main campus is nicknamed “The Hilltop”, and part of the main campus is located on Lone Mountain, one of San Francisco’s major geographical features. USF was ranked tied for 97th overall by U.S. News & World Report, tied for 63rd “Best College for Veterans”, and 67th in “Best Value” in the National University category in 2020.

Hult International Business School, USA.

A private business school with campuses in Cambridge, London, San Francisco, Dubai, New York City, and Shanghai. Hult is the only American business school to be accredited in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union. Hult’s Ashridge Executive Education was ranked #7 in “Best Custom Programmes Globally” by Bloomberg Businessweek in 2013. In 2015, the programmes were ranked #21 in “Best Executive Education Programmes Globally, Combined Rankings” by the Financial Times.

New York University, Shanghai, China.

It is jointly established by New York University and East China Normal University of Shanghai. It is the first American college to receive independent registration status from China’s Ministry of Education. While classes are in English, some proficiency in Chinese is required for graduation.

10 October 12.40pm – 1.20pm

Yale-NUS College, SIngapore.

Established in 2011 as a collaboration between Yale University and the National University of Singapore, it is the first liberal arts college in Singapore and one of the few in Asia. Yale-NUS is predominantly a four-year, fully residential undergraduate institution. About 60% of students at Yale-NUS are Singaporeans and 40% are international students. Yale-NUS College receives more than 8,000 applications annually and the admit rate is usually 3% to 7%.

The talk will be held in Humanities 6, Level 1, El Nido Building.


The SAT is a selection of optional external tests that many colleges in the USA require for admission consideration.

Please speak with us about the suitability of this exam set before you sign up.

Registration deadline for 7 December test is on 8 November. Please remember to register as early as possible as the BSM testing centre fills up quickly.

Do not forget to register for SATs at

Remember to be early, by 7.30am, for the SAT. Remember to bring the following materials when you test:

  • Admission ticket which you print from your SAT registration console
  • Your school ID, which will be used to properly identify you as the test taker
  • Two number 2 pencils
  • Calculator and/or backup calculator


John Macrow and Quennie Yang
Careers and Higher Education Advisers


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