The college application process is both challenging and exciting, and requires good preparation. While formal university counseling officially begins in Grade 11, students begin the process of exploring university options in various regions in Grade 9, along with academic guidance and career exploration. As an international school, we are fully aware of the varying needs of students applying to different countries and are able to ensure their college preparation is best suited to their individual goals.Throughout Grades 9 and 10, the best preparation that a student can do is: take challenging courses, identify one's interests and strengths, research a variety of colleges and universities, and commit oneself to academic success. Upon entry into Grades 11 and 12, students receive small group and individualized attention to help direct students in their college search and to walk them through the college application process. The College Counselor is available to all high school students and their parents, and it is highly encouraged to visit with the College Counselor about post-secondary plans and questions.
In addition to one-on-one and classroom guidance sessions with counselors, students have access to numerous college planning resources. GSIS hosts visits from universities from around the world in regions including the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, China, Canada, Japan, Germany, and Australia to name a few. GSIS has hosted the CIS-Asia college fair and the United Kingdom university college fair, respectively.Along with the school's hosted events and the information listed on this page, the secondary library has a wealth of college guidance books and resources for students and families to peruse at their leisure.
GSIS is very proud of the diverse university destinations our alumni have chosen, which include several world ranked institutions. Please view a listing of our current matriculations HERE.
For GSIS College Counseling Handbook, please click HERE.
Guidance Curriculum consists of structured developmental experiences presented systematically through classroom and group activities. The purpose is to provide students with knowledge of normal growth and development, to promote their positive mental health, and to assist them in acquiring and using life skills.
Individual Planning consists of activities that help all students plan, monitor, and manage their own learning as well as their personal and career development. Within this component, students evaluate their educational, occupational, and personal goals.
Personal Responsive Services consist of activities to meet immediate needs and concerns of students whether these needs or concerns require counseling, consultation, referral, or information.
College Admissions Representative: Ms. Keisha Rogers