Jiang’s academic scores were strong with a TOEFL score of 100 and an SSAT score of 1900. His average grade in his Chinese school was an A. However, he was rejected by all 10 of the U.S. high schools that he applied for due to his lack of presentation skills and lack of co- and extracurricular experience.
His WholeRen advisor recommended a comprehensive application plan which would focus on Jiang’s academic and social development.
He improved his language skills with the help of biweekly advising and mock interview sessions. He then received several offers from schools and ultimately decided to attend Winchester Thurston. Winchester Thurston School is an independent, coeducational preparatory school located in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This high school is ranked as third in Best Private K-12 Schools in the Pittsburgh Area with an excellent student-teacher ratio of 9:1.
“I’m so happy that I was admitted to Winchester Thurston! I’m so glad WholeRen offered me such valuable study tour opportunities so that I could learn the truth of studying in the USA. Academic score is important, but what is more important is social practical experience. I really want to express my gratitude again to all my advisors!”