“The college application process presents an opportunity for personal growth, self-reflection, and self-discovery.” XLIS College Guidance Counseling is provided to support and guide students and their families as they engage in this challenging process. Official source of admission information is passed on to the students and parents so that they can be equipped with application knowledge and the necessary skills to find their good matches and the best-fit schools. Higher secondary school students have two regular lessons per week to guide the students in high school to prepare for university applications at all stages, such as how to choose a school, the requirements for admission, the application platforms and how to write personal statement, how to request and prepare other application materials such as recommendation letters and standardized examinations. University offers are awarded for each student`s uniqueness, academic excellence, service in the community of the world. They have been recognized by the spirit of humanity, sharing the responsibility of protecting the earth (and as stated in the mission of the International Baccalaureate) “help create a better and more peaceful world.” (IBO) The XLIS secondary educators feel proud to have contributed to the growth of these young people and look forward to seeing what they will accomplish in the world.
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, Kate.firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
-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
New York Film Academy
Michigan State University
University of California, Santa Barbara
Stony Brook University
Illiois Wesleyan University
University of Arizona
University College London
University of Edinburgh
University of Manchester(4 offers in total)
King`s College London，University of London
University of Birmingham
University of Leeds
University of York
University of Essex
University of Sussex
To be continued, as offers come in from Hong Kong, Korea later in the year.
University of British Columbia
Hong Kong University (2 offers in total)
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Polytech University
City University of Hong Kong
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