Our approach

After attending Eton College, our founder Harry Guinness returned from an undergraduate degree at Yale waxing lyrical about all things “college.” Harry now had a mission: to help other UK students successfully apply to US universities. So USApplicants was born.

Focus on UK applicants

All of our services are designed from this perspective: how can we help students with an international education successfully apply to American schools? We know which topics on the ISEE/SSAT and SAT/ACT/Subject Tests aren’t adequately covered in most UK coursework, and how to highlight the work and activities of UK students for American schools. Our tutors offer insider’s knowledge: they attended outstanding American schools, and they navigated the application process themselves, not so long ago.

Bespoke tuition and advice

We tailor our services to you. We offer tuition and mentorship for all aspects of the application process:

  • preparing for the ISEE, SSAT, SAT, ACT or Subject Tests, from the first diagnostic exam to test day
  • researching schools that are a good fit and refining a school list
  • planning, drafting, and finalising activity descriptions and personal statements
  • requesting recommendation letters—we can even help the recommenders and school officials writing on your behalf

Whether you want to work with us from start to finish, need short-term help, or have a last-minute request, we are here for you. There are no minimum hours or pre-packaged services: after a one-off registration fee, you can mix-and-match our services as you please.

Personalised support

USApplicants prides itself on a robust system for our headquarters, tutors, students and their families to establish and maintain open and on-going communication. With diagnostic exams, introductory calls, and precisely matched tutors, we identify the perfect set of support staff and services for you. Regular tutor debriefs and monthly tutor reports will outline where you stand and how much further you have to go. Our headquarters will also touch base regularly to track big-picture goals and confirm that you’re happy with the partnership.

Call us at 0207 794 1948 and we’ll chat about how we can help you.