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How do you apply to US/UK universities while navigating NS? 

Find out everything you need to know about navigating your US/UK university applications alongside your National Service obligations!

Don't fall behind on your applications to top US & UK universities!
Download the full infographic to get a comprehensive overview of all the deadlines, standardised tests and critical dates you need to keep in mind! 
Why Are Crimson

In this eBook we will cover:

+ Deferrals, timelines and critical deadlines 

Should you apply when you ORD, or earlier? Do universities allow you to defer your entry? When should you take your standardised tests? We've got all your questions answered - from a comprehensive application timeline to US and UK universities, as well as advice on when to apply! 

+  Making the most of your time in NS 

Some students think that NS = pressing pause on your life. But actually, NS can be a valuable time for you to build your candidacy - this eBook will give you actionable ideas on how to boost your profile while serving your NS obligations! 

+ Student Case Studies 

From NS to the World's Best - read case studies from real students in Singapore that secured offers from Ivy League universities like Dartmouth, Brown and Princeton, as well as Top 5 UK schools like LSE and UCL! 

Read statements written by admits to Cambridge Economics, Oxford Philosophy and more 

From flipping burgers to building an IKEA bookshelf - read how each student explored their personal voice 

Crimson's Success

The words of brilliant Crimson students who achieved their dreams working with us

460+
Offers to the world’s best colleges
38
Offers to Oxford & Cambridge
133
Offers to Ivy League colleges
$45M
Worth of scholarships (USD)

Crimson's Success

Hear what our students have to say about working with Crimson

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World-Class Universities

Go behind the scenes at some of the top universities in the world to gain an insight into campus life and to explore the possibilities for your own future.

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World-Class Universities

Go behind the scenes at some of the top universities in the world to gain an insight into campus life and to explore the possibilities for your own future.

  • Imperial College London
  • University College London
  • London School of Economics
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Cambridge
  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Meet Some of Crimson’s Essay Experts

From Harvard to Oxford...our essay mentors have studied at some of the best universities in the world.

Gabe Gladstein

Gabe graduated Magna Cum Laude in Government (with a focus in the study of ethics in war and Chinese politics) from Harvard University in 2017, and in 2018 graduated with a Master’s degree in Music from the New England Conservatory of Music.

2018 Judging Panel
CRIMSON EDUCATION CEO

Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education. Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained acceptance into all of them. Jamie was named 2016 Young Innovator of the Year by the NZ Innovation Counil. This year Jamie featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Consumer Tech.

2018 Judging Panel
CRIMSON EDUCATION CEO

Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education. Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained acceptance into all of them. Jamie was named 2016 Young Innovator of the Year by the NZ Innovation Counil. This year Jamie featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Consumer Tech.

2018 Judging Panel
CRIMSON EDUCATION CEO

Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education. Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained acceptance into all of them. Jamie was named 2016 Young Innovator of the Year by the NZ Innovation Counil. This year Jamie featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Consumer Tech.

2018 Judging Panel
CRIMSON EDUCATION CEO

Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education. Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained acceptance into all of them. Jamie was named 2016 Young Innovator of the Year by the NZ Innovation Counil. This year Jamie featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Consumer Tech.

2018 Judging Panel
CRIMSON EDUCATION CEO

Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education. Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained acceptance into all of them. Jamie was named 2016 Young Innovator of the Year by the NZ Innovation Counil. This year Jamie featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Consumer Tech.

2018 Judging Panel
CRIMSON EDUCATION CEO

Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education. Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained acceptance into all of them. Jamie was named 2016 Young Innovator of the Year by the NZ Innovation Counil. This year Jamie featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Consumer Tech.

2018 Judging Panel
CRIMSON EDUCATION CEO

Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education. Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained acceptance into all of them. Jamie was named 2016 Young Innovator of the Year by the NZ Innovation Counil. This year Jamie featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Consumer Tech.

2018 Judging Panel
CRIMSON EDUCATION CEO

Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education. Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained acceptance into all of them. Jamie was named 2016 Young Innovator of the Year by the NZ Innovation Counil. This year Jamie featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Consumer Tech.

Hear it from Crimson Students

The words of brilliant Crimson students in Singapore who achieved their dreams working with us. 

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“Crimson’s greatest asset is its network of high-achieving college students and alumni. The Crimson network opened the doors to invaluable access to seniors who had walked down this similar path before, who were always on hand to allay my fears and insecurities, as well as lend much-needed emotional support throughout my journey.”

Ryan

Columbia University Class of 2021
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“Getting into an Ivy League school was a dream, but a part of me was convinced that I wasn’t good enough for universities like that. Working with Crimson highlighted the good aspects of me, and they really made me see it myself through the application process.”

Sathya

Dartmouth University Class of 2023

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"If I hadn’t joined Crimson, I would have been ignorant of the variety of options and opportunities that exist for me. Crimson really broadened my horizons and helped me put things in perspective when it came to showing others what my passions were."

Damien
Northwestern University Class of 2023

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