College Pre-Application Planning

For MYP IV, V & DP1 Students; 9th-11th Grade Students

It is never too early to start the college planning process. Most people forget that Grades 9, 10, and 11 are important years to build what is required to be written in the application – the classes you choose, the right set of extracurriculars, summer activities, and internships. It is the profile that the student builds over these years that will be integral to the college application process. The amount of attention given by the student during the college pre-application process will determine which schools will end up being their reach, likely, or target schools later on.

We will work with you to create your personalized Pre-Application Program, consisting of:
Academic Passion
Academic Passion
Identifying an academic passion or field of study, which will be the key theme that ties all activities of the student to the college application.

Extra Curricular
Extracurricular Activity Planning
Recommend appropriate activities that will help the student stand apart from the competition. Remove weak activities that are time-consuming and do not help the application.

Volunteer Work
Volunteer Work
Determine which community service work would be the best fit for the student according to the student’s area of passion.

Leadership Planning
Leadership Planning
Explore ways to demonstrate leadership qualities, an essential component of the college application.

Summer Activities
Summer Activities
Craft an insightful and compelling summer, by choosing activities that showcase the student’s academic passion. Substitute this with inessential activities that colleges do not care for.

Testing Roadmap
Testing Roadmap
Create a well thought-out plan for when to take the IB/AP exams SAT/ACT exams, SAT Subject tests (if applicable) so that the student is not pressured in DP1 or 11th grade to take all tests.

College Visits
College Visits
Set up optimal times to visit colleges, if possible, and evaluate fit of the college.