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University Counseling

St. Stephen's offers specialized career and university counseling services that prepare students for the future and aid in their college or university search process. Our international student body applies to multiple education systems and matriculates to universities throughout the world whose admissions requirements vary widely. We work with students to highlight their individuality and their passions, provide strategic guidance throughout the application process, increase college admissions competitiveness, and help students make informed decisions about their college choices.

Preparing for the next stage of life should be exciting. In order to make this a seamless process, students and families are encouraged to become involved early on so that their academic planning is sound. This involves completing on-line surveys, managing timelines and deadlines for making decisions about universities and careers, researching colleges to include comparing Grade Point Average (GPA), standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past, and lastly, signing up to attend on-campus visits from universities from around the world.

University Counseling by Grade

Grade 12

In the early fall, seniors ask teachers to write their college recommendations (required for US colleges only), finalize their personal statements and applications and enter their college/university choices on Unifrog. US-bound seniors typically take their final SAT in October and their final SAT II in November or December. For UK universities, workshops are offered to students on a variety of topics including completion of the UCAS online application, writing the personal statement, and interviewing UK institutions. Students also receive interview assistance for US colleges. Throughout the admissions process, seniors and parents keep the college counseling office informed as to progress, problems, acceptances, and final choices.