Finding the Best ‘fit’
College counseling at EISB is a personalized, student-centered program that educates parents and students extensively about preparing for college, the college search process, completing applications and, ultimately, selecting a college.
Our Greatest Success
Our greatest successes come from helping students to recognize the wonderful array of institutions available to them, and then narrowing down to those considered to be the best fit. When they come back to visit and are happy at their college – academically stimulated and challenged, active in campus life, and having made good friends, we feel that the process has been a success.
Counselors visit the classroom as well as meet with students individually or in small groups. Counselors explain the importance of grade point average (GPA) for future college admission and how their GPA begins with the grades students earn in middle years and continues through each grade in high.
Students are encouraged to join extracurricular activities in school and to become involved in their own communities. Leadership is explained and students are prompted to begin to look and ask for ways to show leadership.
During course selection for High School, counselors walk students through the process of updating their four year plans and choosing the best courses to help reach their post-secondary goals.
GRADE 9 & 10
Counselors visit the classroom as well as meet with students individually or in small groups. Counselors remind learners of the importance of maintaining or improving their GPAs while finding an extracurricular activity or activities to commit to throughout high school.
Students are reminded of the importance of leadership and are given examples of how to lead and how to apply for leadership opportunities.
Students may opt to take the PSAT as a practice test for the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) their junior year.
Counselors visit the classroom to encourage college visits and provide lists of questions to ask when visiting colleges.
This is a time to begin narrowing the college search. Students attend two college fairs and meet college admission reps personally.
Counselors direct students to the Scholarship Calendar and how to search for scholarships and remind students of the Opportunities Calendar which includes leadership opportunities. Parents are encouraged to attend the College Information Sessions.
Students update their existing resumes and can use them for applying for a scholarship or for college application. In the last year, small groups or individual meetings are organised which covers topics such as Completing College Applications, Matching Common App, Requesting Letters of Recommendation, Essay Writing etc.
Students in grades 9 and 11 take the PSAT and are given an in-depth description of their results along the way. Students gain a better understanding of how their test scores relate to future SAT tests, essential test prep needed to improve scores, foundational concepts in which they may be lacking, and potential success in future.
Grade 12 students take the SAT during the fall. The college counselling department guides the students to various professional organisations which provide expert coaching for SAT.
College Counseling Events & Activities
At EISB we identify the importance of college guidance and counseling. Each year we collaborate with hundreds of Universities across the globe to organise University fairs on the school campus.