University Counselling News
On this page we post news and information for students working on, or thinking about, university applications.
If you are thinking of applying to study at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) for entry September 2018 then you may be interested in attending their Open Day on Wednesday 29 March. Please see here for more information and to register yourself.
Calling all Grade 11 students - Thinking about applying to IE next year? If so then it would be a good idea to apply to the IE Junior Advisory Board. Please see details here.
Interested in Science?
Interested in Imperial College, London?
Looking for something to enrich your university applications during the summer?
Then please read on:
Applications for LIYSF 2017 are now open!
The 59th London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) - 26th July to 9th August 2017 - invites students to apply now to join 500 other likeminded students gathered from 70 countries across the world at a two-week residential course, held at Imperial College London. The LIYSF programme includes lectures, demonstrations from leading scientists and visits to industrial sites, research centres, scientific institutions, world-class laboratories and universities, along with an active social calendar and a focus on cultural education and forming lasting friendships.
LIYSF is delighted to announce that the underlying theme at LIYSF 2017 will be; "Science - Making Life Better". As always, LIYSF will cover all areas of science (STEM), but this underlying theme will be considered on the opening day, in the student debate and over the specialist study day.
Please see this link for more details and how to apply.
Here is an interesting site where you can take a college tour without actually leaving your home: https://www.youvisit.com/education
Thinking about applying to the University of Cambridge for entry in autumn 2017 onwards? If so, you should be aware that Cambridge has just introduced admissions tests for some courses. That means that for both Oxford and Cambridge, applicants may need to sit an entrance examination on 2 November. Students will need to ask our University Counsellor, Rachel Doell, to register them for this test by mid-October. Find out here which Cambridge courses require admissions tests.
ICS has created an interactive University Handbook. It offers information and guidance to students from Grades 9-12. See the University Handbook here.
These are the dates this school year when students can sit standardised tests such as the SAT, SAT subject tests, the ACT, IELTS, etc.
Here are the deadlines for applying to UK universities for entry in Autumn 2017.
For entry to US universities in Autumn 2017, these are the application deadlines.
UCAS (the UK's universities and colleges admissions service) publishes a 'Getting into UK Universities' Guide for Parents. It has useful information on application deadlines, financing courses, and finding accommodation. Plus parents can sign up for a regular newsletter.
Fair Test keeps a list of US schools that do not use SAT or ACT scores to admit substantial numbers of students into Bachelor's programmes. http://fairtest.org/university/optional