University guidance counseling

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) began at KIST in September 2004, with our inaugural Grade 12 class graduating in June 2006. Our students have high academic aspirations with dreams of attending universities around the world. Successful completion of the two-year DP opens up a wide range of possibilities for students in terms of university options. Achieving a high DP score opens even more doors to the world's leading universities.

Many universities around the world recognize the DP as a challenging, rigorous program that prepares students for university study. In fact, for many universities, an IB Diploma is all students will need to gain entrance. It is, however, important to note that each university has its own individual requirements and we recommend that families investigate this early.

To assist students and their families navigate the complexities of university entrance, our University Guidance Counselors provide advice to students in the Secondary School regarding the university application process. Specifically, the counselors:

  • Provide advice on universities and colleges around the world
  • Prepare official transcripts
  • Coordinate the preparation of teacher recommendations and other documents needed for the application process
  • Coordinate presentations by visiting university representatives
  • Arrange visits to local universities and colleges
  • Provide information on forthcoming university fairs and events
  • Provide advice on vocational options.

The counselors speak with students on university matters individually and through specific sessions held at particular times during the year as part of the Advisory curriculum. They are also available for individual consultations with families by appointment.


Click here to view a list of universities to which KIST graduates have received acceptances.