University & College Counseling


Our University College Counselors assist students and their families in
every aspect of their college search by meeting one-on-one with each student,
organizing university and college visits to the school, holding university
and college information sessions and providing support with other
services needed for admissions to universities around the world.
Dwight University and College Counselors use their expertise
and experience to  help students understand themselves and their
goals, learn and explore global educational options and find
their best fit for future educational choices.




University College Counselors:






Mary Kay McCaffrey
Director of University College Counseling
Chris Thomson
 University College Counselor




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Grade 9

Students begin their journey into the University & College process in 9th grade, with weekly seminars taught by the College Counselors. During this time, students learn about themselves through assessments of their interest, strengths and career goals. Students are introduced to standardized testing and have the option of taking the PSAT 8/9 exam. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend our UCC Parent Coffee sessions.

Grade 10

Students in the 10th grade continue to learn more about themselves with the Morrisby assessments, which allows them to explore their personalities and intelligences. Students are given the opportunity to take the PSAT 10 assessment in the fall. Students and parents meet 1-on-1 in January with the College Counselors to select DP courses. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend our UCC Parent Coffee sessions.

Grade 11

Grade 11 students are given a Junior Seminar from January until June which is incorporated into their school day. During this time, students focus on self discovery, explore their interests and investigate how their passions can be translated into a career. Throughout this process, we also focus on selecting university and college options and locations that offer the optimal “fit” for each student.

Grade 12

Grade 12 students are given a Senior Seminar from August until December which is incorporated into their school day. The focus this Senior Seminar is the university and college application process based on the locations and timetables of their desired universities. Seminars include essays, resumes, interviews and completing university and college applications. University visits are also incorporated into the class time giving students the opportunity to interact with universities from around the world.



Important Links:

MAIA Learning               School Profile 2019-2020               Document Request Form





IB Results:


Since opening Dwight School in 2012, our students have achieved above international averages and 2018 was no exception. The mean total point score of all students taking the IB exams was 32.14.



In 2017, 73% of Dwight students achieved total points above the world mean and 9% of Dwight candidates achieved 43+ points, a feat achieved by only 2% of students worldwide!


In 2018, 55% of Dwight candidates earned Bilingual Diplomas having
taken the exams in two languages at mother-tongue-level compared to only 23% of candidates worldwide.


16% of Dwight Students achieved an A in TOK, as compared with an average of 7% worldwide.



28% of Dwight Students scored an A in Extended Essay, compared with 12% worldwide.


Overall the mean subject grade result score was 5.02 compared to 4.68 in the world. An impressive effort across the board!




Congratulations to our 2019 Graduates!





Top Universities Recognize the IB Diploma:




"The IB is well known to us for excellent preparations. Success in an IB program correlates well with success at Harvard. We are always pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Program in the transcript."

Marilyn McGrath Lewis
Director of Undergraduate Admission
Harvard University




"One of the advantages of an IB curriculum is its structure and quality. It is a coordinated program, well established, well known and well respected. We know the quality of IB courses, and we think IB curriculum is terrific."

Christoph Guttentag
Director of Undergraduate Admission
Duke University




"Diploma Programme students are well-rounded, multifaceted, multiskilled and have studied in depth. They have good time-management skills. They score higher than students in other national systems, and the IB score is worldwide the same measure."

Hrilina Lock
Undergraduate Admissions Manager
London School of Economics




"I have always been a supporter of the International Baccalaureate. It is a thoughtful and genuinely intellectual curriculum with an unusually high degree of integrity and connectedness. There is no other curriculum anywhere that does a superior job of both educating students and inspiring a true and broad-based love of learning."

William Shain
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
Vanderbilt University


William & Mary


"The rigor of the IB Diploma requirement meets our recommendation for the strongest high school preparation possible…In sum, the IB diploma candidate who has met the challenge successfully receives strong consideration from the William and Mary admission committee."

Allison Jesse
Former Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission
College of William and Mary


Bath University


"The IB diploma program is such good preparation for college. We know it’s the most rigorous program you can take."

Andy Howman
Head of International Office
Bath University




"We very much value the learning that IB students have had through their Diploma Programme. I have personally seen, over the years that I have been in charge of admissions at HKU, that they do not just have an understanding of their subject areas, but, much more importantly, typically show levels of communication, thinking skills and all-around knowledge that equip them very well for tertiary education and beyond."

Professor John A. Spinks
Senior Advisor To The Vice-Chancellor
University of Hong Kong