Office of College Counseling

Contact Information and School Profile

Kevin A. Randolph
Director of College Counseling
collegecounselor@cag.edu.gt
+502 2500 9595

Colegio Americano de Guatemala
11 calle 15-79, Zona 15
Vista Hermosa III
Guatemala, Guatemala  01015

School Code/CEEB:  854200 
American School of Guatemala

Mailing Address (Colleges, Universities, and Organizations--please send all correspondence here):
Office of College Counseling
American School of Guatemala
Section 1783
7801 N.W. 37th Street
Miami, FL 33166-6559
USA



Transcript Request/Solicitud de Transcrito

(Current Seniors must only use Naviance to request transcripts--not this page)

1.  Complete the Transcript Request Form (for CAG students applying to summer programs, transferring, or ex-alumnos only)
2.  If you requested a paper transcript, pay shipping costs (US$35 to the USA) at the CAG caja; present the receipt to the CAG Oficina de Secundaria.
  • Official requests must be paid to the CAG caja (price varies depending on destination).
  • All transcript requests can take up to three business days to be processed once the payment is received.
3.  Your request will  be processed by the CAG Registrar once payment is received.  You will receive a confirmation email (if you provided your address) once your transcript has been sent.

Transcript Request Form (for CAG students applying to summer programs, transferring, or ex-alumnos only)

Transferring to Another High School
Current CAG students applying to transfer out of CAG and who need a teacher letter of recommendation must complete the Teacher Recommendation Request Form at least two weeks (10 school days) in advance:

Teacher Letter of Recommendation Request Form --must be submitted two weeks (10 school days) prior

Supplemental materials like counselor/teacher letters of recommendation and short answer forms must be requested two to four weeks in advance.  Teachers will return all forms to the Office of College Counseling.

Naviance Family Connection

Family Connection students and parents to:

  • Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers
  • Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past
  • Research careers – Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments
  • Create plans for the future – Create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned by the school to better prepare your student for future college and career goals.

Family Connection also lets us share information about upcoming meetings and events, scholarship opportunities, and other resources for college and career information.

To visit Colegio Americano’s Family Connection site, use an Internet browser to connect to:

http://connection.naviance.com/asg


College Visits to Colegio Americano    

Universities wishing to schedule a visit to Colegio Americano, please contact Mr. Kevin Randolph directly at collegecounselor@cag.edu.gt. 
Visits for the 2016-2017 school year will be held between 9:45 and 10:30 AM most days. 

Office of College Counseling




ACT, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS Registration: Admission Testing

College testing (SAT, ACT) should begin in January of a student's Junior year and be completed before grade 12 begins in August.  Students considering  North American or European universities should plan to take the SAT, at least two SAT Subject Tests, the ACT plus Writing, as well as the TOEFL or IELTS (English language exam).

School Code:  854200

Test Registration:

Testing Information:


Testing Schedule 2016-2017
Juniors--Class of 2018-- are expected to take bold dates


Financial Aid and Scholarships     

CSS/Financial Aid Profile--College Board:   The CSS/Profile is required by many North American universities

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):  Primarily for US citizens applying for need (and some merit) based aid

Fastweb:  Free scholarship search engine

Council of International Schools:  Financial aid and scholarship information for universities worldwide

Funding for US Study




대학진학 입시안내 (한국어)


Students applying to university in Korea must complete, print, and submit this form at least 2 weeks (10 school days) prior to collection date.  

Form must be submitted to the Office of College Counseling in person only.

Korean University Records Request Form (print version--preferred method as of January 30, 2017)




Universities in Europe and Asia     

International University Search Engines (by country):

English-language Universities in Europe:

AUSTRIA (1) 
Webster University in Austria http://www.webster.ac.at/

BULGARIA
American University in Bulgaria 
www.aubg.edu/

BELGIUM (1) 
Vesalius College http://www.vesalius.edu/

FRANCE (2) 
The American University of Paris www.aup.edu/ 
Parsons Paris School of Design http://www.parsons.paris.edu/

GERMANY (1) 
Jacobs University Bremen http://www.jacobs-university.de/
ECLA Bard in Berlin/European College of Liberal Arts  http://www.bard.edu/ecla/

GREECE (2) 
The American College of Greece, Deree College & Junior College http://www.acg.edu
American College of Thessaloniki http://www.act.edu/

IRELAND (1) 
American College Dublin http://www.amcd.ie/

ITALY (2) 
The American University of Rome http://www.aur.edu/
John Cabot University http://www.johncabot.edu/

MONACO (1) 
International University of Monaco http://www.monaco.edu/

THE NETHERLANDS (2) 
Roosevelt Academy http://www.roac.nl/roac/ 
Webster University in the Netherlands http://www.webster.nl/

SPAIN (2) 
Saint Louis University, Madrid http://spain.slu.edu/ 
Suffolk University Madrid Campus http://www.suffolk.edu/madrid/

SWITZERLAND (6) 
Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne http://www.ehl.edu/ 
Franklin College-Switzerland http://www.fc.edu/ 
Glion Institute of Higher Education http://www.glion.edu/ 
International University in Geneva http://www.iun.ch/index.cfm 
Les Roches Swiss Hotel Association School of Hotel Managementhttp://www.lesroches.edu/les_roches_bluche/en/en-en/index.cfm?
Webster University Geneva http://www.webster.ch/

UNITED KINGDOM (4) 
American Intercontinental University-London http://www.aiulondon.ac.uk/ 
British American College London (Regent's College) http://www.bacl.ac.uk/ 
Richmond, the American International University in London http://www.richmond.ac.uk/


Senior Year/Grade 12




Junior Year/Grade 11

Priliminary College List:  To be completed by April 1 of a student's Junior year with the Counselor




Looking Ahead to College: Grades 6-10


Athletics/Sports     

Students interested in participating in university level competitive sports should begin contacting university coaches during their Sophomore and Junior year at Colegio Americano.  Student-Athletes should create an athletic biography or resume. This can be done online or on paper.


Students interested in playing college sports should:

Gap Year 

A gap year is a time, after high school, to explore interests before embarking  on university coursework for another four years or more.  A gap year can be tremendously beneficial to some students as a time to reflect, explore, learn, travel, and focus.  It is a time to build self-confidence and independence, while maturing and preparing to start college refreshed and committed to academics. 

Colegio Americano de Guatemala recommends that Seniors apply to universities in the fall of their final year of high school, and later decide if they would like to participate in a gap year.  


Summer Enrichment Programs 


Below are links to several popular summer program locations.  Typically, summer program applications have deadlines in January-March and are available to students in grades 9-11, with some programs open to Middle School students.

Summer Program Application Procedures
CAG students must request transcripts and letters of recommendation at least two weeks prior to the date you wish them to be sent.

Transcript Request Form--must be completed two weeks prior

Teacher Letter of Recommendation Request Form --must be submitted two weeks prior

Supplemental materials like counselor/teacher letters of recommendation and short answer forms must be requested two to four weeks in advance.  Teachers must return all forms directly to the university or to the Office of College Counseling; letters of recommendation and forms are void if handled by the student.

"Remember that participation in summer programs will not give your university application any advantage, so you should participate because of your enthusiasm for the program's offerings and not for any perceived admissions boost"  ---Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

USA 
SCAD Summer Pre-College (Art, Architecture, Design)

Canada

Europe
Modul University Vienna (Austria)


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