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    Posted Jun 2, 2016, 11:20 PM by Joshua Jones
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This site is designed to help students and their parents with navigating the complicated process of going to college.  Selection, testing, admissions, financing: all of these pose difficult questions that need careful attention throughout a student's high school career.

Once successful, the opportunities of higher education await.  Students at HIS have been unconditionally accepted to the following (and many, many more) colleges around the world:


Waseda University School of International Liberal Studies

King's College, London
New York University
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

It is impossible to create a single timetable that will work for every student, since different colleges and countries have their own rules and procedures.  However, the following table might help as a guide:

 Year 11 
 SpringInvestigate colleges. 
 JuneTake SAT-I. 
 SummerInvestigate colleges. 
 Year 12 
 SeptemberBegin gathering application materials, references, and write your personal statement. 
 OctoberTake (or re-take) SAT-I or take SAT-II, if needed. Begin or complete applications for schools with early deadlines.
 NovemberBegin narrowing down list of possible schools and apply to those in which you have interest.
 December-JanuaryComplete college applications. Take (or re-take) SAT-I or SAT-II.
 February-AprilReceive acceptance or rejection letters. Begin making your decision. 
 MayMake final college decision, if not done so already.  Some colleges require notifications and deposits in early May.  This might be delayed for schools with late acceptance notifications. 

Take IB exams!
 JulyReceive IB results.  Make sure throughout the summer any paperwork that needs to go to your college is mailed.  Your offer can be revoked if you forget something.
 AugustYou're done!  Enjoy college!