Helena Xiang: The Application Process

Application process: The starting point

 Application processes can get difficult and tedious when you don’t know what you’re doing. When I started my application, I didn’t really know where to begin. Not much information was available on Australian schools, and my high school counsellors sent me away to google everything myself. If you’re a student who’s thinking of applying to JCU, the following might be worth a read.

 Apply through an agent

I applied to JCU through an agent. There are many agents out there that provide services to Canadian students, but the one I personally got in touch with was OzTrekk. These people were friendly, provided information sessions, and were quick to respond to conundrums and queries. They made the entire process that much easier for me. They saved me so much time and effort! I didn’t have to worry about sending my application all the way to Australia, or have to worry about the time zone differences when contacting for more information. Plus, all these services were free!

 Check all requirements

I’m a high school grad who just entered university this year, so this was the first time I applied to a university. It was extremely confusing when I was looking at the course requirements. I kept thinking, “what in the world is Maths A, ATAR, OP??!”. Needless to say, I was looking at the wrong section. Make sure you check the requirements for your country. Don’t freak yourself out unnecessarily like I did.

 Don’t be scared to apply

That was something I wished someone told me. I wasn’t confident when I was applying to my program at JCU. I didn’t think I would be able to get in as Medicine is a very competitive program. But, you never know right? Don’t belittle yourself, and even if you lack that confidence, it never hurts to try.

For more information on applying to JCU visit: https://www.jcu.edu.au/international-students/apply/apply

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