Congratulations to our Y13 students, we are delighted to offer some good news.
The class of 2020 looks to have our best ever matriculation. 28% of the class have received an offer from a top 20 global university. 53% of students have an offer from a global top 50 university. Pound for pound this is as good as any school in Asia.
Destinations include Stanford University, Princeton University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, Durham University, Imperial College London, University College London, UC Berkeley, Hong Kong University, University of Tokyo, University of St Andrews, University of Chicago and UCLA.
Standardised Tests Update
We are aware that some of our Y12 students are anxious about how the coronavirus crisis will affect their college application. Here are some updates for those thinking of taking the SAT or ACT.
Testing on 2 May and 6 June has been cancelled.
According to CollegeBoard, they will provide weekend administration every month through to the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new administration in September and the previously scheduled tests on 29 August, 3 October, 7 November, and 5 December.
Students can register for these administrations starting in May. CollegeBoard will contact students directly when they have the exact date. For each administration, they are preparing to significantly expand their capacity for students to take the SAT once schools reopen.
For further details, check https://pages.collegeboard.org/sat-covid-19-updates
ACT has rescheduled its 3 and 4 April international test dates to 12 and 13 June in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All students registered for the 3 and 4 April international test dates received an email from ACT informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to 12 or 13 June or a future international test date.
ACT is committed to making every effort to help students impacted by this test date change, particularly those facing college application deadlines for this fall. More information will be released as it becomes available in the days ahead. You’ll find the latest updates on global.act.org.
HE Team in Term 3
Mr Macrow and Ms Yang have already met with each Y12 student and have been continuing follow up sessions regarding the university long lists and student profiles. The Y13 sessions will start on the 27 April regarding visa applications, decision making and colleges/universities response to COVID-19. We are also offering a series of detailed transition sessions throughout Term 3 for Year 13. These range from budgeting, social and emotional preparation, intercultural communication and female personal safety.
In short, we continue to offer world class, bespoke college counselling with an eye on the long term success of our graduates.