College Counseling


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SCIS  college counseling office assist students through the college admissions process.  Our College Counselors work closely with faculty advisors and administrators as they help students choose appropriately challenging classes.

Students are encouraged to reflect on their own interests, talents, and goals, and to research and explore the colleges that will foster those abilities and aspirations.  Advice and guidance are provided through frequent one-on-one meetings with students.  Once a student's list of schools is finalized, the focus of these meetings turns toward the applications themselves, followed by the final selection when acceptance letters are in hand. The college counseling offices use the resource Naviance, as a main online college  and career organizational and guidance tool to help students with the application process. 

College Counselors also serve as liaisons to college admission offices, promoting an understanding of SCIS and our students to the colleges, and sharing important information about college admission trends and procedures with our school community.

They routinely bring in a range of University Admissions Heads from around the world to on campus events and fairs.   The counselors work with the Heads of School to ensure that the SAT is available on site all six times every year and that the ACT is available twice per year.  

The College application process is a collaborative effort among counselors, teachers, students, and their families.

See below for a snapshot of some of the Universities our students have matriculated to. 


  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • California College of the Arts
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu
  • Concordia University (Canada)
  • DigiPen Institute of Technology
  • Emory University
  • Fordham University
  • Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado (Brazil)
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • James Madison University
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • McGill University (Canada)
  • Michigan State University
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Saint Mary’s University
  • Simon Fraser University (Canada)
  • Trinity University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Miami
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Toronto (Canada)
  • University of Victoria (Canada)
  • University of Waterloo (Canada)
  • University of Windsor (Canada)
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Washington
  • University of Western Ontario (Canada)
  • Vancouver University (Canada)
  • Vanderbilt University
  • York University (Canada)


  • Aberystwyth University
  • American College of Norway
  • American University of Paris
  • Bristol University (UK)
  • City University of London (UK)
  • Durham University (UK)
  • Ecole Superiure d’Arts Graphiques Penninghen (France)
  • Hult International School of Business (UK)
  • John Cabot University (Italy)
  • King’s College London (UK)
  • Kingston University (UK)
  • Lancaster University (UK)
  • Roskilde Universitet (Denmark)
  • The School of Oriental and African Studies (UK)
  • Technische Universitat Braunschweig (Germany)
  • University College London (UK)
  • University of Birmingham (UK)
  • University of Bristol, Babson (UK)
  • University of Durham (UK)
  • University of East London (UK)
  • University of Exeter (UK)
  • University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
  • University of Kent at Canterbury (UK)
  • University of Leeds (UK)
  • University of London, Goldsmith’s College (UK)
  • University of London, Royal Holloway (UK)
  • University of Manchester (UK)
  • University of Northampton (UK)
  • University of Southampton (UK)
  • University of St. Andrew’s (UK)
  • University of Surrey (UK)
  • University of the Arts, London (UK)
  • University of Warwick (UK)
  • Webster University (Switzerland)


  • Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (South Korea)
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Hong Kong University
  • Keio University (Japan)
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Sino-British College (China)
  • Soochow University, Taiwan
  • Sophia University (Japan)
  • Sungkyunkwan University (South Korea)
  • Waseda University (Japan)
  • Temple University, Japan Campus
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Tsukuba University (Japan)
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Manipal (India)
  • Zhejiang University (China)


  • Monash University
  • University of South Australia
  • University of Sydney
  • The University of Melbourne


  • Stellenbosch University (South Africa)


  • Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management