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The Wild World of College Admissions

 

The journey from high school to college can be confusing, complicated, and downright overwhelming. There is the first step in deciding what subject(s) to take and dealing with questions like: 

 

“Will Math be useful if I want to pursue a career in Economics?” 

“Will I have a job if I take a degree in Philosophy?” 

“I enjoy spending time outdoors and the environment fascinates me - what subject would be ideal for my inclinations?” 

 

Then there are the nitty-gritties of the actual admission process, from hoping for strong letters of recommendation and crafting statements of purpose to navigating a maze of documentation and associated submission procedures. The college counselling team at Metro Delhi International School helps take away some of the complexity of the wild world of global admissions.


“What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?”

 

At MDIS, we assist in the admissions process by guiding high school students every step of the way, beginning with psychometric assessments and one-on-one sessions in grade 11. Through these meetings, we seek to understand the students’ strengths and aspirations. We believe that finding postsecondary options and careers that are an ideal fit stem from a good understanding of the student’s perspective and personality.

 

Moreover, our aim is not only to listen to what students have to say. We also want to expose the many career options available to them in the future. To this end, we conduct career talks involving experienced leaders in a spectrum of fields so that students gain a broad idea of their choices. These talks include a Q & A session with the speakers so that students have the opportunity to explore further the potential or challenges of a particular career.

Advanced Placement (AP) is a program in the United States and Canada created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations. 


Training Ground: Statements of Purpose and Letters of Recommendation

 

We also offer advice on how to build up a robust application by focussing on students’ personal statements and letters of recommendation--two main components that many international universities look for. We review their essays individually and help bring sharper focus to what they want to say about themselves. We also teach students what universities expect to read from their references and how to effectively communicate this information to their referees via personalised Brag Sheets. Our smaller class sizes make it possible for teachers to write unique letters of recommendation for each of our students so that admissions officers get a holistic perspective of the student.



Taking the Work out of Paperwork

 

Lastly, our counselling team does the legwork involved in submitting documents, processing applications, and overseeing crucial deadlines. Because there are varying requirements and due dates depending on the higher education institutions being applied to and the countries in which they are located, we keep tabs on and advise students on every detail of the various procedures. As a registered center for Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), for example, we are certified to help applicants who specifically want to apply to higher education institutions in the U. K. In addition to processing applications, MDIS is also an official centre for administering Advanced Placement (AP) exams and Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT). These tests, conducted by College Board, are a crucial part of the admission process in countries around the world.

Together, We Can!

 

In our endeavour to guide students as they weigh decisions on different postsecondary and career options, our expectation is that students take a proactive role. They will explore, think through, and act on the information we provide, helping us to help them succeed. We hope that the guidance we give and self-motivation they bring will together help students make decisions that have a positive long term impact on their future. 


Celebrations and Achievements

 

Congratulations to our students with early acceptances from colleges in the U.S., U.K. and Canada! All of them worked hard to apply for the Early Application round in semester 1, shortlisting their colleges, working on multiple drafts and essays, filling out countless admissions and financial forms, and completing their school responsibilities diligently as well. 

 

Well done, students!


Events

 

Green River College Visits MDIS

 

In April 2022, we had our first in-person college visit since Covid! Mr. Ross Jennings, the Sr. Director of International Education at Green River College, Seattle, USA talked to our students on one of the hidden gems of the American college system: two-year colleges. Students learnt of the many benefits of these colleges, including excellent education, transferring to a bigger university to complete their undergraduate degree, financial affordability, and personalised attention.