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College Corner

The Mission of the College Counseling Center at the American School of Brasília is to empower EAB students with the skills they will need to search for a college or university that best fits their needs and interests. EAB counselors work closely with students in grades 9-12 to better them understand themselves, their interests and strengths.  By making use of the myriad of sources of information available to them, including Naviance/Family Connection, UCAS, university websites as well as visits from university representatives, students are able to make informed choices about possible career paths and further education

Students agree to:

  • Take ownership of the application process - it’s your future.
  • Meet deadlines as set out in the EAB University Application Timeline.
  • Pay attention to application deadlines for each university.
  • Be realistic in your application choices. Know the requirements for the universities and programs you are applying to and how they relate to your interests and academic performance in Grades 9-12. Look for the best fit for you.
  • Attend university fairs and meet university representatives when they visit.
  • Attend all required meetings and presentations.
  • Regularly check and update Naviance/Family Connection to make sure your personal data is current and accurate.  
  • Keep your UCC informed of changes to your applications.
  • Keep to a well-researched and appropriate set of 10 universities worldwide, with UCAS and the University of California system counting as one choice each.  
  • Keep records from all previous schools you have attended since Grade 6, as they may be necessary for your applications.
  • Carefully read and understand the EAB Predicated Grade Policy and EAB High School Diploma Credit Requirements.
  • Withdraw all other applications worldwide if accepted to a binding Early Decision program.  

Parents agree to:

  • Many of the universities our students apply to value independent thought and initiative, and expect the student to take the lead in the application process. Encourage your child to do this.
  • Communicate with your child and their University Counselor about the application process.
  • Be a part of the research process to ensure that you have a realistic idea of your child’s chances of being admitted.  Help them make choices that will likely lead to successful admission.
  • Be aware of the deadlines in the EAB University Application Timeline and encourage your child to do the same.
  • Keep a record from all previous schools attended since Grade 6, as they may be necessary for your child’s applications.
  • Carefully read and understand the EAB Predicted Grade Policy and EAB Graduation Requirements.
  • Require your daughter or son to withdraw all other applications worldwide if accepted to a binding Early Decision program. 

University/College Counselors agree to:

  • Work closely with students, parents, administrators and teachers to aim for the best possible result for each student.  
  • Work to increase the depth and breadth of our knowledge about application requirements and procedures at universities worldwide.
  • Provide opportunities for students and parents to gain access to that expertise through meetings, presentations and other forms of communication.
  • Guide students and parents regarding the requirements of the application, including giving feedback on college essays/personal statements provided they have been submitted in keeping with the EAB Application Timeline.
  • Meet with each student individually to discuss her or his future plans.
  • Fairly and transparently administer relevant policies and procedures.

Please download the EAB 2016 University Agreement Application Packet.

Gavin Hornbuckle
High School Counselor
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