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, Kate.firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
-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
The PYP values play – throughout the programme a high importance is placed on play. Play is what children enjoy most and PYP teachers skillfully guide learning through play. Careful provocations are set up so students can interact with content and concepts through play.
Assessment in the PYP is based on Understanding by Design – meaning a backward planning approach to assessment is utilized. Each unit’s summative assessment is planned at the start of the unit. Lines of inquiry are formatively assessed throughout the unit and planning is adjusted regularly in accordance to students’ needs. XLIS also uses standardized testing to track our students’ progress. Three times a year our students are assessed in the areas of Mathematics, Reading and Writing.
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
University of Conneticut
University College London
University of Edinburgh
University of Manchester
University of Northumbria
University of Sheffield
University of Bristol
University of Birmingham
University of British Columbia
University of Toronto
Simon Fraser University
University of Victoria
American University of Paris
International Christian University
University of Amsterdam
VU Amsterdam University
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
City University of Hong Kong
University of Auckland
University of New South Wales
EHL (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne)
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