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Sesameed University Prep Program

Your future starts here: University Prep Program for rising 9th and 10th Graders

Sesameed gives young achievers a holistic and innovative approach to securing their pathway to top US universities

With its comprehensive and accessible counseling, the Sesameed University Prep Program supports students in their journey to university and guides them as they plan for their future

Sesameed goes beyond traditional university counseling by providing a holistic educational experience that nurtures student growth by focusing on personal development and academic enrichment, preparing them for university and life.

2024 / 2025 Schedule

Class DurationSchedule
Grade 9August 2024 to July 2025Weekly (Online), 50 mins per session
Grade 10August 2024 to July 2025Weekly (Online), 50 mins per session

2024 Promo Launch: USD 3,590 Only!

(Regular Price at USD 4,190)

Registration Fee: USD 50

We help students thrive academically,
professionally, and personally

What sets the Sesameed University Prep Program above the rest:

Holistic educational experience

Unlike independent counselors who focus solely on university admissions, we offer a cohesive program that integrates self-discovery, skill-building, career exploration, and university readiness.

We also emphasize the development of essential skills such as writing, research, leadership, communication, autodidactism, and resilience. These prepare students for the challenges of university and their future careers.

Collaborative support

Our dedicated team of educators and counselors works together to support students’ holistic development, ensuring they build strong profiles that are competitive in the university admissions process.

Personalized
guidance

Our curriculum is designed to guide students through every stage of their educational journey, helping them explore majors, set goals, manage time effectively, research universities, and select the right subjects.

We also provide Enhanced and Premium Counseling Packages as additional one-to-one counseling sessions, offering tailored support to meet individual student needs and ensure their success.

A comprehensive and integrated approach to learner empowerment

By providing a structured framework and continuous support, Sesameed ensures that students not only gain admission to their desired universities but also thrive academically, professionally, and personally.

Holistic educational experience

Unlike independent counselors who focus solely on university admissions, we offer a cohesive program that integrates self-discovery, skill-building, career exploration, and university readiness.

We also emphasize the development of essential skills such as writing, research, leadership, communication, autodidactism, and resilience. These prepare students for the challenges of university and their future careers.

Collaborative support

Our dedicated team of educators and counselors works together to support students’ holistic development, ensuring they build strong profiles that are competitive in the university admissions process.

Personalized guidance

Our curriculum is designed to guide students through every stage of their educational journey, helping them explore majors, set goals, manage time effectively, research universities, and select the right subjects.

We also provide Enhanced and Premium Counseling Packages as additional one-to-one counseling sessions, offering tailored support to meet individual student needs and ensure their success.

A comprehensive and integrated approach to learner empowerment

By providing a structured framework and continuous support, Sesameed ensures that students not only gain admission to their desired universities but also thrive academically, professionally, and personally.

We strive to help our students develop traits that will put them on the path to success

  • Understanding how personal passions align with different career paths
  • Researching university programs that cater to specific interests.
  • Utilizing personal strengths to develop key skills such as leadership and communication.
  • Engaging in passion projects that build essential skills for the future.
  • Gaining skills necessary for university applications, such as essay writing and interview techniques.
  • Learning about career pathways and the skills needed for success in those careers.

Our Curriculum

Our unique program stands out through its commitment to holistic education. We guide students through every stage of their journey, ensuring they develop strong academic profiles while also thriving personally and professionally.

Objectives

Personal Growth

Foster self-awareness, resilience, and emotional intelligence.

Career Exploration

Explore diverse career options, develop networking skills, and anticipate future job landscapes.

Adaptability

Cultivate adaptability, flexibility, and self-directed learning.

Success Skills

Enhance communication, critical thinking, leadership, and teamwork abilities.

University Readiness

Equip students for competitive university admissions and future career success.

Program Structure

4

modules 

40

weeks 

(10 weeks per module)

1

lesson per week

2

external speaker
conferences per module

2

one-to-one counseling
session per module

(8 in total)

Program Framework
Grade 9 | Discovery Phase

Module 1: Discovering Passions and Interests

Module 2: Exploring Universities and Careers

Module 3: Developing Essential Skills for Self-Mastery

Module 4: Foundations for the Future

Grade 10 | Immerse Phase

Module 1: From Passion to Practice

Module 2: Intensive University and Career Exploration

Module 3: From Student to Scholar: Advanced Skills for Success

Module 4: Profile Development: Becoming YOU

Grade 11 | Excel Phase (Upcoming!)
Grade 12 | Thrive Phase (Upcoming!)

Take the step today. Chart your path to your university and future dreams.

Apply to the Sesameed University Prep Program.

Application:
  1. Create an account here
  2. Prepare the following:
  • Personal and academic information
  • Your future aspirations
  • Short Writing:
    • Share a story that highlights your background, identity, interests, or talents (maximum 150 words).
    • Choose 1 of the following prompts (maximum 150 words):
      • Prompt 1: Your University Dreams. Imagine you’re writing a letter to your future self after you finish university. What do you hope to achieve? What are you excited about? Share your dreams and goals for your university experience and beyond.
      • Prompt 2: A Day in the Future. Close your eyes and picture a typical day in your life after university. What job do you have? What are you doing? Describe this future day in detail, from morning until night.  
      • Prompt 3: Talking to Your Future Self. Write a conversation between your current self and the future you who just finished university. What advice would your future self give you? What questions would you ask? Imagine the wisdom your future self could share.
  • Make a payment of USD 50 to complete the application

  • Notification of application status within 7 calendar days of submission and fee payment.
  • Confirm your offer by completing the enrollment agreement and paying the full program fee.
  • After enrolling, receive an orientation email with access to the student portal, online resources, and the syllabus.
  • Classes start in August!

Need more personalized support?

FeatureBase Program Enhanced Counseling PackagePremium Counseling Package
Duration40 weeks40 weeks40 weeks
Modules444
Lessons per Week111
Total Lessons404040
External Speakers per Module222
Counseling Sessions per Module246
Total Counseling Sessions81624
Cost (USD)
Regular4,190
2024 Special3,590
Regular5,190
2024 Special4,590
Regular5,990
2024 Special5,390
Benefits

Exploring majors, developing purpose, goal-setting and time management, researching universities, exploring summer programs, subject selection, and soft skills

Includes Base Program

Plus:

  • More personalized guidance
  • Additional support for individual student needs
  • In-depth assistance with summer program applications and career planning

Includes Enhanced Package

Plus:

  • Extensive personalized support
  • Comprehensive review and guidance on all aspects of university preparation
  • Enhanced focus on building a competitive student profile
  • Detailed and ongoing support with applications, essays, interviews, and career planning

Meet our Program Architect and Head Coach

Dexter Padayachee

Head, University Guidance

  • Former Director of University Guidance at a leading international school

  • International Student Coordinator at Amherst College

  • Over 12 years of experience, and has guided over 300 students toward successful applications into Ivy League and Top 30 US universities

  • Serves on the Common App’s Counselor Advisory Committee and the BMI-Times Higher Education International Schools Advisory Board

Your future starts here

Sign up for the Sesameed University Prep Program to embark on a transformative educational experience designed to prepare you for lifelong success.

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