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.
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.
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 students are given a 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 students are given a 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.
"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
"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."
Director of Undergraduate Admission
"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."
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."
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
"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."
Former Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission
College of William and Mary
"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