English Speaking Countries

Our SIS advisers provide support and assistance for students seeking higher education in Canada, the UK or in the USA. A wide range of resources, informational meetings and application assistance is offered to help our students find the best possible undergraduate degree programmes abroad. 

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Timeline for preparing an application to universities

   UK Universities


US Universities

Canadian Universities

SIS Contact Betty Lau-Vanchet   Jennifer Timmons  Stephanie Daly
Fall Term Families attend workshop : Matinée Post-bac: how to begin planning for post-bac studies.

Option : MyCareerChoices test

Families attend workshop : Matinée Post-bac: how to begin planning for post-bac studies. 

Option : MyCareerChoices test. 

Option : SAT/ACT diagnostic with Bespoke

Families attend workshop : Matinée Post-bac: how to begin planning for post-bac studies.

Option : MyCareerChoices test

Spring Term   • Decide whether you will take the SAT or ACT and begin studying and/or taking classes with Bespoke
• Attend meeting: "On Track for the USA".
Fall Term

Matinée Post-bac UK : Researching Universities and Choosing the Right Courses in the UK 

Matinée Post-bac US & Canada : Presentation with A+ College Coaching about researching American universities and information from Bespoke. 

Option : take PSAT

Matinée Post-bac US & Canada : Presentation about studying in Canada
Winter/Spring : Terms Visit universities : Taster Course Programmes & Open Days

• Take the SAT or ACT

• Compile preliminary list of colleges

February/March Selection of Oxbridge Candidates  SIS ‘Cambridge group’ and some OIB pupils may need to take the Toefl SIS ‘Cambridge group’ may need to take the Toefl
May Register for UCAS Advising • Register for USA Applications Support
• Meeting with our US College Coordinator.
Register for Canadian Applications Support
May Workshop for registered students : Writing the Personal Statement 

• Workshop : writing essays for US college applications.

• Begin essays, write brag sheet, transcribe transcripts from 3e to 1ere and check for financial aid deadlines. 

September/October Students assigned an adviser to help with Personal Statement, choice of courses and universities, and collect teachers’ comments for reference

• Individual meeting with SIS college coordinator,

• Collect teacher recommendations and comments as needed.

• Continue completing Common App or other applications to colleges and apply for scholarships.

• Early Action or Early Decision application deadlines

October/November Early October Deadline for all Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Sciences Applications

• Retake the SAT or ACT

• Take SAT 2 / Subject tests 

Workshop for registered students : The Application Process for Canadian Universities
December Internal Deadline for all applications through UCAS Internal DEADLINE for application Internal Deadline for applications
April/May Offers made by universities Replies from universities end of March and in April Replies from universities
July Potential negotiations on offers following final Bac results

Submit final report and/or Bac results for advance credit.

Submit certified transcripts to university

Par : B. Lau-Vanchet le 31/10/2019

Agenda Post Bac


11 September 17h

University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada  

28 September 10h-11h30

Top Universities, Netherlands

2 October 

17h: Applying to Canadian Universities for registered Terminale students  

18h : World Class London Universities UK

12 October 10h-12h30

Overview of SIS Postbac programme for UK, Canada, USA  for Secondes

9 November 10h-12h30

Researching Post-bac Destinations for UK, Canada, USA & Sci Po for Premières 

3 décembre 18h

Présentation des études post-bac en Allemagne 

19 décembre 16h-20h

Forum des Anciens

University Advising Brochure


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