Choosing a university can be a daunting task, but at King’s-Edgehill School we work with our students to ensure they have the right resources and tools to choose the right university.
When choosing a university, we want KES students to not only look at the academic programming in question, but also ask: What is the campus culture like? Will this university properly prepare me for the career I am striving for? Is the school the right size for me? What is the community like outside of the campus? What scholarship opportunities are available to me? Does this school have the athletic or arts programming I am looking for? Is the school located within a distance from home that I am comfortable with?
It is our Guidance Department’s mission to help each student find the university that is the right fit for them. We understand that each student’s journey is personal and unique, but we also know having the processes in place to be properly prepared when the time comes for applying can mean all the difference when it comes to being accepted.
Our Guidance Centre is filled with post-secondary resources as well as information for student’s interested in applying to schools in the UK and USA, including how and when to begin preparing for the SAT and/or ACT.
Students meet individually with the University Counsellor to discuss any questions or concerns they may have as well as to develop and track their post-secondary goals.
In their final year, students also attend university prepatory groups, which aid them through the application and scholarship process. These groups are mandatory for Grade 12 students and they begin the second week of the School year and continue until the end of term. Each group consists of about 12 students, and it is an opportunity for students to learn and discuss various topics about selecting and applying to a university. Included in this programme are opportunities for students to meet with university representatives.
At KES, we believe that once a student has a clear idea of what they are looking for in a university it can also be beneficial to tour a university campus. A campus visit allows a student to experience the people, the learning environment as well as see the dorms and walk around campus. As well, if there is a KES alumnus available at that particular university, students have the chance to chat with them and ask any pertinent questions.
For more information on how KES can prepare your child for university, plan a visit!