At Saint George we believe that Upper School is a time of transition and growth for adolescents, as they develop and change cognitively, physically and socially.

We offer College Counseling beginning in 9th grade. This counseling gives our students the opportunity to explore all of their options for university studies, assists them through the entire college admission process, and at the same time aims to match each student’s abilities, strengths, personal preferences, financial needs, and career aspirations to the best possible institutions of Higher Education. In today’s global world, the options for careers are quickly changing, and therefore the need for career planning is a very important part of the university admissions process.

We want to work as a team with parents and students, allowing for a smooth transition between secondary and post-secondary education. We understand the decision of choosing a college is one of the most important a student will make, so our doors are always open for advice and counseling.


Valinda Valdez
Director of International Projects/ College Counselor
vvaldez@saintgeorge.do


College Acceptances 2013-2016

We proudly share the list of universities and colleges from around the world to which our 2013-2016 graduates have been accepted:

American University of Paris


Babson College


Bentley University


Boston University


Boston College


Bradley University


Brandeis University


Brown University


Chemnite University, Germany


Columbia University


Concordia University


Cornell University


Chavon School of Design


Drexel University


Duke University


Emerson College


Florida International University


Franklin Pierce College


Franklin College – Switzerland


Full Sail University


Georgetown University


George Washington University


Hult International School of Business – London/ San Francisco


IE University – Segovia


IE University – Madrid


Indiana University


Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo


Johnson and Wales University – Providence


John Cabot University ( Rome)


Le Cordon Bleu


Lynn University


Loyola University –New Orleans


Manhattanville College


McGill University


Miami School of Art & Design


Northeastern University


Northwestern University


Pratt Institute


Parsons School of Design


Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra


Purdue University


Penn State


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Rice University


Richmond University – London


Rochester Institute of Technology


Savannah College of Art and Design


Salve Regina University


Santa Fe University of Art and Design


St. Andrews University


Suffolk University – Madrid


Suffolk University


Texas Christian University


Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico


The American University of Rome


The Hague University


Tulane University


The New School – Eugene Lang College/ Parsons School of Design


The University of Paris/ Sorbonne


Trinity College


Uni Lasalle , Brazil


Universidad Altaviana


Universidad De Navarra


Universidad Iberoamericana


Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña


University of Chicago


University of British Columbia


University of Central Florida


University of Miami


University of Pennsylvania


University of Rochester


University of San Diego


University of Southern Alabama


University of Tampa


University of Toronto


University of Puerto Rico


University of Virginia


Universidad de Anáhuac ( Cancún, México)


Virginia Tech


Wheaton College


Wentworth Institute of Technology


Western Michigan University


Western Ontario University


Yale University


York University

Plan for the Year Ahead

AUGUST-DECEMBER

  • Use the College Board website (www.collegeboard.com) to start looking at majors and careers you might be interested in.

  • Use College Board to take career interest inventories or personality inventories that will help you discover what you want to study more of in the future!

  • Use College Board to find out the required courses and tests of colleges that you might be interested in attending.

  • Start a calendar with important dates and deadlines.

  • Try a variety of clubs or extracurricular activities to see what you like. Get involved!

Learn more about Colleges

CHRISTMAS VACATION

  • Visit colleges while they are in session.

  • Talk to SGS grads, or college friends about their college experience.

  • Didn’t take a career interest inventory or personality inventory in college Board yet? Do so now!

  • Learn about college costs, scholarships, and how financial aid works.

  • Reflect on how your first semester in high school went. How can you improve?

  • Did you know colleges request grades from 9th grade to 12th? Are you happy with your first semester performance? What are your goals for 2nd semester?

Staying Focused and Looking towards the Future

JANUARY – MAY

  • Consult your 4 year plan and think ahead about what classes you want to choose for next year.

  • Learn more about IB classes and the IB application process.

  • Explore summer opportunities- look for jobs, internships, volunteer positions, or camps/classes to attend.

  • Finish your 9th grade strong! Stay focused until the end!

Summer Time

JUNE – AUGUST

  • Start a summer reading list. Ask your teachers to recommend books.

  • Plan to visit college campuses to get a feel for your options.

  • Make the most of your summer!

  • Taking an IB ? Make sure you stay on top of the summer assignment!

Plan for the Year Ahead

AUGUST-DECEMBER

  • Meet with your Counselor to discuss your college plans.

  • Start a calendar with important dates and deadlines.

  • Get ready for and take the PSAT exam in October.

  • Speak with college admission representatives visiting SGS during recess! There are many!

  • Get more involved in SGS extracurricular activities and focus more on those you really love!

  • Use College Board (www.collegeboard.com) to search for majors/careers and colleges that interest you.

  • Take another career interest inventory or personality assessment.

Learn more about Colleges

CHRISTMAS VACATION

  • Use College Board to search for majors/careers and colleges that interest you.

  • Visit colleges while they are still in session or explore other universities online.

  • Talk with college friends or SGS grads about their college experiences.

  • Learn about college costs and talk with your parents about financing college.

Staying Focused and Looking towards the Future

JANUARY – MAY

  • Go over your PSAT with Math and English teachers.

  • Use College Board to develop a plan on doing better on next year’s PSAT and make an SAT study plan.

  • Use College Board to take personality assessments that help you find potential majors or careers you are interested in.

  • Consult your 4 year plan and think ahead about the IB Program.

  • Learn more about IB classes being offered next year and about the IB application process

  • Explore summer opportunities- look for jobs, internships, volunteer positions, or camps/classes to attend.

  • Study hard for final exams. These are important in the college application process.

  • Finish your 10th grade strong! Stay focused until the end!

Summer Time

JUNE – AUGUST

  • Start a summer reading list. Ask your teachers to recommend books.

  • Visit college campuses to get a feel for your options, set up interviews with college admission reps.

  • Continue to work on your PSAT/SAT study plan

  • Taking an IB ? Make sure you stay on top of the summer assignment.

  • Make the most of your summer!

Plan for the Year Ahead

AUGUST-DECEMBER

  • Meet with your Counselor to discuss your college plans.

  • Start a calendar with important dates and deadlines

  • Get ready for and take the PSAT exam in October. Go over your 10th grade results and complete practice questions/exam on College Board.

  • Speak with college admission representatives visiting SGS! There are many!

  • Attend any college fair visiting SGS and take them seriously!

  • Start the college application discussion with your parents! Do you plan on applying to the U.S., D.R. or other countries?

  • Use College Board (www.collegeboard.com) to search for majors/careers and colleges that interest you. Start to narrow down your choices.

  • Focus on your grades and make sure you are taking the most challenging curriculum possible. This is the last full year of grades colleges will see when you apply next year!

  • Make a list of your activities, personal attributes, strengths, passions, or anecdotes you think your teachers and Counselor would like to know about you.

  • Write your own letter of recommendation letter to give to the future teacher or Counselor that writes your letter of recommendation.

  • Start developing your college list through College Board. Ask your Counselor if you need support or others that have gone through this process.

  • Determine if you think you will be applying Early Action or Early Decision to any universities. Organize yourself so you are prepared to apply early (i.e. SAT, TOEFL, grades, letters of recommendation)

Christmas Break

PLAN YOUR SPRING TESTING & COLLEGE APPLICATION CHECKLIST SCHEDULE

  • All Junior students should register for either the May or June SAT or both on www.collegeboard.com. Remember that some colleges require the SAT Subject Tests. If a college you are applying to needs SAT Subject Tests it is recommended you take the SAT in either May or June and the SAT Subject test on the other test day.

  • All Junior students should register for the TOEFL exam. You can register at www.ets.org/toefl.

  • Sign in to My College QuickStart. With this personalized planning kit, you can prepare for the SAT using a study plan based on your PSAT results and explore lists of suggested colleges, majors and careers, as well as see your potential to take certain IB courses.

  • Start visiting colleges if you can: large, small, public, and private. Get a feel for what works for you. Develop a list of 15-20 colleges that interest you. Share your ideas and list with your parents and narrow down your options.

  • Talk with college friends or SGS graduates about their college experiences

Stay Focused, and Plan Ahead for the Summer & Senior Year

JANUARY – JUNE

  • Plan on who you will ask to write your letters of recommendation. If one of those teachers is leaving next year, ask them early in the semester so they can complete your letter prior to leaving.

  • Print off and fill in a Common Application. You will not be able to fill out the actual online application till August, but this paper form will allow you to start getting an idea of the data and information colleges request, and then you can just enter in that information in August!

  • Pick an essay question from the Common Application and start brainstorming! Chances are you have at least one college that uses the Common Application, and getting a head start on your essay will ease your burden your senior year.

  • Meet with your College Counselor to start developing a college plan

  • Go over your PSAT results, and use My College Quickstart to study for the SAT exam later this semester.

  • Explore summer opportunities- look for jobs, internships, volunteer positions, or camps/classes to attend.

  • Study hard for final exams. These are important in the college application process.

  • Stay focused and finish strong. Remember this is the last full year of classes and grades a college will see in your college application.

  • Complete your community service hours!

Summer Time

JUNE – AUGUST

  • Visit colleges. Take campus tours and at college you’re serious about, schedule interviews with admissions counselors.

  • Develop your final college list (5-8 colleges).

  • Develop a calendar with important dates and deadlines.

  • Determine whether you will be applying early action, or early decision so you can get organized and get your application materials ready and in on time.

  • Get summer reading lists from teachers.

  • Plan summer activities. Enrich yourself by volunteering, getting an internship or job, or take a class.