Academic Readiness For Applicants 

Academic Readiness for Applicants helps applicants to American independent schools prepare for the academic rigors of US classrooms. Teachers work with students to improve their critical reading, analytical writing, and English-language skills. This class familiarizes applicants with the discussion-based teaching style they will encounter in the US. In addition to bolstering their reading and writing skills, students also learn to be effective and active class participants. This course is similar to English Foundations but is tailored specifically for international applicants to American independent schools.

At the conclusion of this class, Prestans sends a file on the student to the admission teams at the schools to which they are applying. The file includes a teacher recommendation and an assessment of the student's academic abilities, attitude, and effort. Though the information in the file is based on the feedback students receive during the course, students do not have access to view their file in order to preserve the integrity of these materials.

Course length: 10 hours

Session length: 1, 1.5, or 2 hours