Korean UniversitiesA Pathway to Success March 14, 2013
Agenda Welcome Introduction of Counselors Thank you to Mrs. Soomi Suh Naviance - Mr. Chris Polley New Guidelines Processing applications-Korea/USMr. Polley will give you some basic instructions to help you navigate through theNaviance program. How many of you are already registered? See Mrs. Beebe for sign-upinstructions.
NavianceA database for world-wide collegesearches, career exploration,self-discoveryParents, students, teachers, counselorshave accounts; counselors have accessto all accounts
Guidelines From Above Korean government has capped the number of “programs” (not universities) to which students may apply -6- total SAS students apply to 10 programs anywhere in the world; 10-6=4 (4 to other countries) Exception: KAIST - may apply to additional programs;it counts in the “10”KAIST allows students to apply to more than 6 programs but be mindful thatevery program counts as “one’ towards the ten allowable.
(More) Guidelines Most universities do not require TOEFL Most are not interested in acceptances from other universities (verify with applying university) Most do not need a chop on transcripts from Korean Consulate until student is enrolled;then student takes “ofﬁcial” transcript to Consulate for a “chop”Generally speaking, most, not all and this is where student research comesinto play, do not require TOEFL, “chop” on transcripts until student is admittedand enrolled.
Entrance Requirements Entry requirements vary from university to university Research early! Plan accordingly!Students should research the requirements for every program to which they will apply, make an excel sheet for comparison, and follow theguidelines.
In the beginning..... Grade 12 students pick-up a Korean University Cover Sheet from Mrs. Beebe Student and parent meet with counselor, by April 22, to discuss plansStudents begin the processes of applying by picking up a Korean College CoverSheet from Mrs. Beebe. Grade 12 students and their parents, must meet with the counselor, byApril 22 to discuss plans. Be honest!!! If student is planning on applying to US and Korea,let the counselor know so he/she can best advise
Packets T packets will go to universities; A wo Student Application Packet (prepared by student and mailed by student or SAS) and an SAS Document Packet (ofﬁcial documents and prepared and mailed by SAS)
Help Us Help You! The Student Application Packet - contains documents collected by student - application, veriﬁcation of service hours, etc., student is responsible for its contents, organization, and packaging Student or SAS can send-unofﬁcial documentsTwo packets will be sent to the applying university - one by SAS and one by the student. One is the Student Application Packet the other theSAS Document Packet . The Student Application Packet is unofﬁcial
Help Us Help You.... The SAS Document Packet - contains transcript, letters of recommendation, school proﬁle letter, certiﬁcation letter of attendance/ graduation, IB predicted grades SAS, only, will DHL directly to university with or without the Student App.Packet
Help Us Help You....The Student Application Packet andthe School Document Packet can besent by DHL, in one package, at theparents’ expense or student can mailthe Student Application PacketseparatelyPLAN and let us help you!
Summer DeadlinesThe Student Application Packet andthe SAS Document Packet will beprepared, by Tuesday, May 28, alongwith DHL fees; both can be held tomeet summer deadlinesNo fapios or receipts can be provided
Recap-DeadlinesApril 22 - return Korean Cover Sheetand meet with counselor before thisdateMay 28 - SAS Document Packetcompleted (student may add StudentApplication Packet); both mailed in onepackage on designated date
Offers!Please notify us regarding offers! Wewant to share in the joy!Congratulations! You (almost) have agraduate!!
US applications We understand your situation with Korean versus US universities and want to work with you and your student for the best possible outcome.For many Korean students, Korean universities offer more “bang for the buck” so USuniversities, if top tier, could be an excellent ﬁrst choice or back up choice. We understand thisand ask that you work with us. Please be forthright in your discussions with us because the more we know the more able we are able to helpyou and your student reach desired goals.
Junior Year College Night held in October 2012 Met with Junior Class for Uniquest assignment (college searches, self- reﬂection, parent/student preferences for universities)that includes surveys Junior Interview-this spring by May 17How many of you were able to attend? It had lots of information for students and parents. UCAS,US, Canada, Asian universities. Uniquest helps students and parents focus or clarify plans forlife after high school. Almost all are attending university, but where?
Junior Interview Individual meeting with Counselor to discuss plans after high school based on Naviance surveys-student’s/parent’s Once surveys are completed, student arranges an appointment with Counselor and parent for discussionMr. Polley indicated where to ﬁnd the surveys. Please have student schedule the Junior Interview no later than Friday, May 17. The meeting willfocus on the best plan of action, speciﬁc to the student, for his or her intended colleges.
The Holistic Approach Most schools use an holistic approach for admission (grade point average, SAT scores, essays, activities, letters of recommendation, special talents, legacy) Most important - transcript!Most US schools, but not all, use a holistic approach for evaluating students for admission.Across the board the transcript - what is offered, what is taken, grades earned - is the mostimportant factor. SAT are not the most important but strong scores will help.
Unknown Factors Institutional needs (more female science or engineering students? more architecture students? more full pay students?) These change every year and we are not privy to the needs of the institutionEven though the applicant pool can be overﬂowing with “academically strong students”, institutional needs can drive admissions! What arethey? We don’t know but they often changefrom year to year.
Senior YearHave ﬁrm list of universities bybeginning of schoolNovember 28 - all applicationscompleted!April 1 - notiﬁcationMay 1 - acceptance of offer
Congratulations!You will soon be the parent of a highschool graduate!Please see us if you have questions!