Please be weary of this company. They have covered themselves on all fronts in their terms and conditions. I recently paid nearly £400 for an essay, which completely failed! When I contacted them to inform them that not only has it failed but it had further financial loss to me, as I had to pay to repeat the module, they were not concerned in the slightest! What an awful way to deal with desperate students! Anyway, they asked to send through a PDF of the university comments etc to account for why it failed, so I did that. A few days later they get back to me saying their "reviewer" has had a look through and they were not convinced with the university's comments and that not only should the essay not have failed but also achieved a 2.1 (which is what I paid for). So I was reasonable, asking what else can I provide you with to prove that the university markers failed it (usually two markers), they said nothing! Then when I asked for compensation, they said their terms and condition states you are not supposed to submit the work as it is, you should use it only as a guide, so they were not responsible for my failure. However, a part of the submission I changed myself, and they turned around and said oh yeah that failed because you changed it, so they were not accountable to changes made. So this company has itself covered with its terms and conditions, so when you pay for your essays you need to know it is a huge risk. Their writers are not all experts and it is likely yours might fail just like mine did. On top of that, they offer not resolutions or compensation for selling me something that did not meet the expectation. Also, more importantly, it seems like a tightly run family business as well, because when I asked to escalate the matter to someone senior, the woman OLIVIA, was offended, saying she was senior and there was basically no one else I can talk to about it. They then offered me a 20% voucher to use on their site, but why on earth would I use their site again?!!! To pay more and fail again? When I refused and insisted a full refund they shut down my account!!! Please everyone, be careful of this company! Might be better to get help from people you know face to face who won't scam you like UK Essays did to me.
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Additionally, in the Common Application or Universal College Application, you have the ability to build your individual supplemental response. You can choose one of three methods that best illustrates your interest in attending the University of Rochester and best highlights your individual talents and interests. These options include writing an essay or submitting a creative portfolio or research abstract.
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What are the minimum requirements for admission?
There are no minimum requirements for admission to Rochester. We review each student’s application using a committee process that entails a comprehensive evaluation of each candidate. The typical Rochester student has:
- Ranked in the top 10% of their high school class
- Taken 2–7 AP or IB courses
- Maintained a median academic unweighted GPA of 3.8
- Submitted an SAT score between 1900 and 2200 or an ACT score between 29 and 33
These are only the bare numbers to describe a Rochester student. We also value unquantifiable strengths such as initiative, creativity, enthusiasm, and leadership, and we’re also careful to ensure each class represents the full spectrum of diversity, including hometowns, ideas, and experiences.
What is Early Decision (ED)?
Early Decision is for freshmen applicants who are certain Rochester is for them. Under Rochester’s ED plan, you finish your application by November, complete and sign the ED Confirmation Form, and are notified of your admission status in December, rather than late March. If admitted ED, you are required to enroll at Rochester and withdraw any applications submitted to other schools. If you are an ED applicant who is denied admission, you will not be reconsidered with the Regular Decision pool. In some instances, an Early Decision applicant’s decision may be postponed and will be reconsidered for admission along with the Regular Decision pool and notified in late March. You can only apply Early Decision to one institution.
How much do interviews count?
Interviews can certainly help your chances of being offered admission. If you wish to compete for scholarships, you should definitely interview.
Do I have a better chance of being admitted if I am a legacy?
While we appreciate the special connection that family of alumni possess, we must be assured that you will be able to succeed here before we can extend an offer of admission. Therefore, while we make every effort to admit qualified legacy applicants, admission rates are relatively similar to those of non-legacies.
The admissions committee in Rochester’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering supervises a holistic review process that incorporates a variety of factors, including many kinds of academic records. Because secondary school courses, grading practices, and standards vary, applicants must show additional evidence of preparation through standardized national and international examination results. As we seek to enroll a diverse and talented class each year, our review procedures allow for students to demonstrate readiness through a wide variety of tests (see below for list).
Standardized test results must be sent directly from the testing agency to be considered official. Only your highest SAT or ACT sub-scores will be considered in our final decision, even if they are from different test dates. Beginning in 2016, Rochester will begin to accept the current (2015) and new (2016) SAT exam versions as equivalent. We will measure and publish the success of the new SAT in predicting success at Rochester starting in 2018. Rochester will not require students to take the SAT essay when it becomes optional, but will urge those applicants who take the essay to submit those results.
A wide variety of test results can fulfill Rochester’s testing requirement, including SAT Reasoning exams, the ACT, two or more results from SAT Subject exams, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, GCE, SE, AS- and A-level exams (in UK and Commonwealth countries), Gao Kao (China), and results from many other national secondary exams.
Please note that for International Baccalaureate (IB), submission of test results should come as a signed and dated letter of predicted IB scores from the IBO coordinator on campus. The more detail included, the more helpful the results are to us.
Admission and scholarship offers based on predicted IB and A-level results may require final results that are a close match for the predicted values.
Read the Rochester test-flexible policy blog post by the Dean of College Admission.
For Rochester, sending more testing information can only improve your chances for admission to all available degree programs, professional programs, and scholarships.
List of Approved Tests
The list below indicates, by country, which examinations will fulfill your standardized testing requirement. The list is not comprehensive and will be updated as new examinations are approved. Please email us with questions regarding examinations that are not included in this list.
Students may submit their Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) or Overall Position (OP) positioning and one of the following:
Australian Capital Territory Year 12 Certificate
New South Wales Higher School Certificate (HSC)
Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET)
Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)
Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE)
Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), or
Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
Certificado de Conclusao de Ensino Medio + Vestibular (University Entrance Exam)
Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio/Middle Education National Examination (ENEM)
Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination
Prueba De Seleccion Universitaria
Chinese National Higher Education Entrance Examination (Gao Kao)
Indian School Certificate (ISC)
All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE)
Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC)
Other state examinations may be considered on request
College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT)
National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)
Higher Secondary School Certificate Exams
Advanced Highers (Highers meet minimum requirements; Advanced Highers is recommended)
Prueba de Acceso a la Universidad (Selectividad)
General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT)
West African Senior School Certificate Examination