UNIS Hanoi provides a comprehensive college admissions programme in alignment with the Overseas Association of College Admission Counselors, the Council of International Schools and the College Board of the United States. As a college preparatory school, UNIS Hanoi focuses on the holistic development of the student to help them reach their potential and gain admittance to the university of their choice.
This is a pathway we prepare with all students at all grade levels in High School.
Beginning in the 9th grade students are preparing their high school transcripts. They are advised that their classes and the grades earned will be recorded on their transcript which will be submitted to the university during the application process in the 12th grade year. This emphasizes the importance of their academic record. This message is delivered through advisory classes and individual meetings with the counselor.
Naviance, an international software programme used by UNIS Hanoi, is a website for students and families which allows access to online resources to help students find the university that is the best fit for them considering, location, major, academic rigor and cost. Students can investigate their learning style, interests, personality type, and find colleges and career s that they may find useful.
In the 10th grade the students take the Practice Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) which provides insight into their strengths and weaknesses and compares them to students around the world. The Counselor, the Diploma (DP) Coordinator and parents help the students plan the challenging International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The student’s interests, abilities and choice of universities will dictate these courses. The investigation into requirements of university admission is now very important and parents, DP Coordinator and Counselor meet to plan the future. Plans for Summer School, extracurricular activities, internships, and leadership development skills are all taken into account as they will be a part of the university application. In Advisory classes, the counselors disseminate information. Students are encouraged to meet with the university representatives who come to UNIS Hanoi throughout the year.
In the 11th grade, students begin their college search earnestly and are monitored closely on the International Baccalaureate classes. They study for and take standardized tests such as the SAT, IELTS and TOFEL. They research and prepare for any entrance exams required for the university. The counselor meets with each student individually and their parents. The counselor hosts a “parent college night” and in the second semester during advisory classes, all aspects of the university search are explored and students are helped with their resumes
In the 12th grade, the students are helped with the entire college application process. They are assisted with researching the best fit university, meeting all application deadlines, writing personal statements and essays, interviews, asking for teacher recommendations, resumes. All supporting documents are sent by the counseling office.