University Counselor – Welcome

XLIS University Counseling aims to help students and parents as they prepare for the student’s next phase of education; university. The college application process is a journey, it begins with the student’s first step into secondary school. The earlier that families begin to prepare for this stage, the better and the more informed decisions they will make.

The application process requires close communication between students, parents, and university counselors (and that all parties should approach their roles with an open mind, a sense of adventure, and wisdom). However, the leading actor on the stage is always the student. He/she should be proactive in the process instead of relying on others. Moreover, please do not hesitate to contact the university counselor with questions or concerns. (Kate Yu,

The college application process presents an opportunity for personal growth, self-reflection, and self-discovery. We will support students as they navigate through the journey of college admissions. While the outcomes are important, we believe that the key to college admission is discovering the most appropriate matches between students and colleges.

This is an opportunity of personal growth that cannot be deprived and during this process, the college counselor supports and guides students. Please keep the counselor informed about all your applications, recommenders, replies from the universities, and any external counselors being consulted.

Some of the events and services we provide:

-Counselor sessions for students in Grades 11, and 12

-Assemblies for parents of Grades 10, 11, and 12

-Visits from local and foreign college representatives

-Bridge U(application platform) Orientation

-College Essay (Personal Statement) Workshop for Higher Secondary students

-Individual appointments with parents

-Individual appointments with students

-Personal messages sent by the college counselor

-Website calendar and announcements

-SAT International Test Center Invigilation

School University Counselor

Ms. Kate Yu

Answers You Can Find in University Counselling Sessions

The primary school at XLIS is made up of students from three to eleven years old. We use a curriculum framework called The Primary Years Programme (PYP), which is designed around the best of research practices in education.

-Who needs to take the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, IELTS, and/or TOEFL?

-Which universities require transcripts? Predicted grades? References?

-How do I plan my university applications? Do I need a university application calendar?

-What is the difference between a reference (UK) and a letter of recommendation (US)?

A college essay (US) and a personal statement (UK)?

-What does the diploma I hold qualify me for? How many years will my degree take?

-Am I considered an international applicant?

-Do university admission requirements vary from year to year? How to find them?

-How do I prepare for my interview? And what`s the best approach to communicate with admission officers?

XLIS University Offers (Class of 2020)

The honor comes from hard work and success is hard. The 2020 offer is not only a reward for their hard work but also the recognition of their global citizenship. At this moment, the whole world is undergoing the test of the epidemic. We are glad to see that many countries cooperate and share successful experiences. In the future, the world will be more closely linked, which requires more compassionate and international people like these children. They recognize the spirit of humanity, share the responsibility of protecting the earth, and help create a better and more peaceful world. XLIS is fortunate to contribute to this

Graduated Students

XLIS University Offers


New York University

New York University, Shanghai

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Davis

University of California, San Diego

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Ohio State University

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Arizona State University

The New School, Parsons School of Design

Rhode Island School of Design

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

California College of the Arts

Maryland Institute College of Art

School of Visual Arts

Art Center of College Design

Alfred University

University of Conneticut


University College London

University of Edinburgh

University of Manchester

University of Northumbria

University of Sheffield

University of Bristol

University of Birmingham

Lancaster University


University of British Columbia

University of Toronto

Simon Fraser University

University of Victoria


American University of Paris


Waseda University

International Christian University

Sophia University


SAE Dubai


University of Amsterdam

VU Amsterdam University

Maatricht University

Twente University

Hong Kong

University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

City University of Hong Kong

New Zealand

University of Auckland


University of New South Wales

Monash University


EHL (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne)


XLIS provides a non-profit education focsued on enabling confident, open-minded global citizens through life-long learning and a sense of community.


To lead education through innovation and a student-centered, community-driven approach.

Schoolwide Learner Outcomes











XLIS Graduation

XLIS celebrates each year as we see our students graduate and move forward into their further education.

The university guidance ounselors at XLIS partner with students to help guide them in the university admissions process. It is important to both our school and the students that each student receives to right support and guidance when it comes to selecting a university that will best fit them, and reflect the same ideas and philosophies as the students themselves.

The university application process starts when students enter into the DP program, though students wishing to start looking into the university selection process can do so from MYP5. As students begin the DP programme there is sufficient information about a student’s academic journey, their interests, and what they would like to do in the future to begin the university selection process.

XLIS places great importance

Get In Touch!

Whether you're already in Xi'an or on your way, we're here to help answer your questions!


International Community, Xi’an,
Shaanxi, China, 710119

School Open Hours

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 16:00 PM (GMT+8)


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