ICON is the leader
in admissions coaching
We get you into your dream school with as little stress as possible.
ICON helps you navigate the complexities of the college application process while aligning your current academic and extra-curricular activities.
We provide holistic guidance.
All successful applications follow our proven, time-tested ACE methodology:
Ace your standardised tests
Curate your application material
Execute your plan
Each client’s application strategy is customised to their needs, goals and aspirations.
You are unique and we help cultivate your talent and maximise your potential
Our coaches' qualifications are important but we place just as much emphasis, if not more, on their sound pedagogical approaches and investment in their clients.
We look for more than just academic qualifications when selecting our admissions coaches. Our coaches are keen strategists, excellent communicators and our clients' most enthusiastic cheerleaders. Our coaches are trained to guide their clients to stand out through our pedagogically robust system that has been developed by our team who comes with vast knowledge of and experience in the international admissions landscape.
We take a team approach so that our clients benefit from the best our coaches have to offer as specialists in their assigned components. In order to do this successfully, our coaches are adept at building rapport quickly with their clients so that they can build a solid foundation to ensure consistency at every stage of the application process. The success of the client-coach relationship is dependent on trust.
Recognising that applying to universities can be challenging, our coaches appreciate the importance of encouraging their clients to stay positive and motivated so that they reach the goals they set. Our coaches empower their clients to come into their best selves. It does not matter which coach a client works with as they will benefit from a team devoted to arming them with the strategies and skills to confidently apply to their universities of choice.
This is what we do best.
Whether you need interview preparation , essay editing, an end-to-end Common App essay overhaul, or help crafting strategic positioning narratives, our personalised college admissions consulting services will be able to assist you in every aspect of your application.
• Take a strategic approach to the application process by
matching your strengths, academic results and extracurricular activities to your universities of choice
• Explore courses and schools based on your interests,strengths, preferences and career goals
• Construct your application strategy, from school selection to personal branding, to get the best results
• All successful applications follow our ACE methodology
• Detailed timelines help you keep track of test and application deadlines
• Regular check-ins and coaching sessions keep you accountable and ensure that you are consistently working toward your goals
• Progress reports ensure that you keep to the game plan and help you course-correct if you slip up or miss your targets
• Systematically build your application portfolio to demonstrate your passions and academic interests
• Work through your application requirements in a mindful, intentional and timely manner
• Collate and curate all components of your application to fit admission requirements and deadlines
We work with you to enhance and refine your essay to reflect maturity of thought, deep interest, intellectual curiosity and other personal attributes that will help your application stand out
Comprehensive interview preparation for different types of interview format
Manage waitlist decisions and formulate Plan B
ICON aims to not only get students into university, but also to help them thrive throughout their university career.
To Your Future
Would you like a headstart in preparing for university?
With university admissions becoming increasingly competitive, students are hard-pressed to start preparations earlier to position themselves strategically. That can be challenging because students do not always know what they want to do so far ahead of their high school graduation.
The LAUNCH programme is structured to guide students aged 15 to 17 to identify their interests through a self-discovery profiling tool, figure out and embrace their authentic selves, set their goals and strategise how to achieve them.
Regular check-ins with coaches will support and keep students accountable and on task so that they gain clarity and confidence about their future paths. Upon completion of the programme, students will have a strong foundation to put their university applications together.
ICON helped me polish my interview skills and present my best self to interviewers in all manners of interviews. They taught me how to effectively illustrate points, and also helped me link my experience with answering the questions posed. Thank you ICON for all the help!
Admissions, Accepted to Medicine at Cambridge, Imperial & UCL
I just checked the online admissions portal and am absolutely delighted to tell you that I have received an offer from NUS to read Medicine. Thank you so much for all your help during the application process!
My coach was very quick to point out all the areas in my essay that needed to be improved on, no matter how minor, reflecting her thoroughness, which I respected. She was also very helpful in directing me to article links that were very helpful and relevant, helping me gain acceptance into my dream school.
Admissions, Accepted to Archeology at UCL
I am a very satisfied customer of ICON - help was rendered from the beginning unitl the end. My consultant was very thorough when assisting me with my personal statement and made sure that I was well prepared for my University applications. Thank you!
Even if you come in with a relatively good idea of what you’ll be going through, ICON helps you hone your skills and shows you that there is always room for improvement. Thank you!
Admissions, Accepted to Medicine at Imperial & NTU
I chose ICON as there was no better institution to help me get into my dream school. I was able to unlock ideas for my essays without feeling strained or embarrassed to express my background or personal life. I am very satisfied with the whole process and hope to be able to work with my coach again in the future, perhaps for my MBA application.
Admissions, Accepted to USC
Thank you so much for your help in my applications and I'm sure if it weren't for your advice and help on my essay writing I wouldn't have got into so many great schools!