Counseling Services

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The first day of school at Seoul International School
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High school graduate at graduation at Seoul International School
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The last day of school at Seoul International School

Students from Korea comprise one of the four largest applicant pools seeking admission to American colleges and universities. When seniors apply to the same few schools, they are competing with each other before they are competing with students in the total applicant pool.

High School Counseling Team

High school college counseling team

Our gifted and caring counseling team has years of experience assisting students at becoming the best versions of themselves and graduating high school with high academic standing.

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Things to Remember 1st Semester

You are responsible for knowing and following:

  • All deadlines set by the College Counseling Office.
  • Submission deadlines are the last day that you can submit something and not the day you are expected to submit your applications. It is beneficial for you to turn things in before the deadline.
  • First semester transcripts are sent to all colleges to which you apply.
  • First quarter grades are sent to schools to which you have applied in an E.D. or E.A. plan.
  • Transcripts are sent again to all schools to which you applied after first semester senior grades are recorded.
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Things to Remember: 2nd Semester

  • Since you have worked so diligently up to this point in your high school career, make the last semester of high school equally productive. Attend school, be positive, productive and involved.
  • E.D. acceptances require withdrawal of all other applications.  We will not withdraw applications until you receive an admissions packet.
  • Check your email daily for requests from schools to send missing requirements
  • Those applying for financial aid must complete the FAFSAFAFSA
  • Those needing a Visa to study in the U. S. will be required to submit a Certification of Finances Form with bank statements. Some schools require this information as part of your application and other schools request this information only if you are accepted.
  • By mid-April all decisions should be received (Admit, Deny or Wait List)
  • By May 1 you must commit to one school even if you want to remain on a Wait List at another school.
  • All acceptance letters start with congratulations and conclude with the reminder that all acceptances are CONDITIONAL ON THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR with grades consistent with those leading to your acceptance.
  • It is important to maintain your academic record the entire senior year. If your grades decline third quarter it is mathematically impossible to raise them dramatically during the short fourth quarter.
  • Take your A.P. exams seriously. You must report the results to the one school you will attend.
  • Transcripts with FINAL SENIOR grades are mailed to the one school to which you have made a commitment to attend.
  • Final grades for seniors must be submitted by teachers the week of your graduation. All your work, projects or other responsibilities must be done in time for teachers to make the deadline for reporting senior grades. In other words, you cannot negotiate, request extensions on deadlines you missed or ask for extra credit.

Elementary School

Kindergarten to Grade 5

Our experienced team of teachers and staff will take the most important aspects of traditional education and embrace the new educational technologies and methodologies to prepare your students to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Middle School

Grades 6 to 8

Our goal is for our students to feel loved, safe and academically challenged each and every day. MS is about trying something new, making new friends and discovering what you like. 

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