University Counseling

We prepare students for their best-fit college

College and University Acceptances

Our 45 graduates from the Classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019 were accepted to the following institutions. Universities with more than one acceptance are marked with an asterisk (*). Universities our students matriculated to are in bold.

Asia

  • Ajou University, Korea
  • Ateneo de Manila University
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • International Christian University, Japan
  • KDU Penang University College, Malaysia
  • Korea University
  • RMIT, Vietnam

Australia

  • Australia National University
  • Australia Institute of Music
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Wollongong

Europe

  • Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
  • University of Debrecen Medical & Health Science Center
  • IE University, Spain

Canada

  • Brock University
  • Carleton University
  • Concordia University of Edmonton
  • Concordia University Montreal*
  • Fraser International College
  • Mount Allison University
  • Queen’s University
  • Ryerson University*
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Trent University
  • University of Alberta*
  • University of British Columbia*
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Victoria*
  • University of Waterloo
  • York University*

United States

  • Academy of Art University
  • Arizona State University
  • Asbury University
  • Azusa Pacific University*
  • Babson University
  • Baylor University*
  • Beloit College
  • Bryant University
  • California Baptist University
  • California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
  • Calvin College*
  • Cedarville University*
  • Colgate University
  • Colorado College
  • Colorado State University
  • Concordia University Chicago
  • Concordia University Irvine*
  • Concordia University Portland
  • Cornerstone University
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • Dartmouth University
  • Davidson College
  • Dordt College
  • Drexel University*
  • Duke University
  • Elim Bible College
  • Emory University
  • Florida International University
  • Fordham University
  • Gordon College
  • Hofstra University
  • Hope College
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Iona College
  • Indiana University of Bloomington*
  • Indiana University, Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Lee University
  • Lipscomb University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Los Angeles Film School
  • Macalester College
  • Marymount University
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (MCPHS)
  • New York University*
  • Oberlin College of Arts & Sciences
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Pellissippi State Community College*
  • Penn State Harrisburg
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Plymouth State University
  • Point Loma Nazarene University
  • Princeton University
  • Reed College
  • Rutgers University - New Brunswick*
  • Roger Williams University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Simmons College
  • Stanford University
  • Stevens Institute of Science & Technology*
  • Taylor University*
  • Trevecca Nazarene University
  • Trinity Christian College
  • Trinity University
  • The George Washington University
  • University at Buffalo The State University of New York
  • University of California, Berkley
  • University of California, Davis*
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Riverside*
  • University of California, Santa Barbara*
  • University of California, Santa Cruz*
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Mary Hardin Baylor
  • University of Michigan*
  • University of Montana, Missoula
  • University of Oregon*
  • University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School of Business)
  • University of Southern California*
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • University of Texas, Arlington
  • University of Texas, Dallas
  • University of Texas, San Antonio*
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vanguard University of Southern California
  • Washington University, St. Louis
  • Wheaton College (IL)*
  • Yale-NUS College

The University Counseling program is a four-year track aiming to place students into their best-fit university and prepare them for future success. Students gain an understanding of their own strengths, personality, and passions. Students discover a range of best-fit college and career options. Each grade level offers a specialized counseling seminar.

The Class of 2019 gained admittance to 11 Top 25 universities in the United States, including University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, Princeton, Dartmouth, Duke, UC Berkeley, UCLA and USC. We have also sent students to universities around the world, from University of Sydney, to Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, to Erasmus University in the Netherlands.

Grade 9

Transitioning In

The number one goal of the University Counseling program in grade 9 is to help students successfully transition to high school. Freshmen students work to develop the skills necessary to be effective independent learners. They learn about themselves: their personality, passions, skills, and interests. We work with grade 9 students to help them learn the specific organizational and academic skills necessary for success. We empower them to speak up about their individual needs and goals. At the end of G9, students take part in their Happiness Engineering Meetings and have the opportunity to attend the U.S.A. College Tour.

Grade 10

Exploration

Grade 10 is focused on helping sophomores explore potential career options, shape their academic profile, and connect their curricular and co-curricular interests. Now that the students have spent time learning about themselves, they can start to look into what career goals align with their personality and interests. Grade 10 also provides students their first opportunity to take an Advanced Placement (AP), college-level class. At the end of G10, students take part in their Happiness Engineering Meetings and have the opportunity to attend the U.S.A. College Tour.

Grade 11

Immersion

Universities base most of their evaluations on the grades, test scores, and letters of recommendation from Grade 11, making it the single most-important academic year in a student’s profile. We encourage students to go deep into an area of learning that they may have identified in Grade 10. We offer a range of AP courses, relevant co-curricular activities, and a grade 11 internship program to support the exploration of these interests. We also bring in hundreds of university representatives from colleges around the world for Concordia students to engage with face-to-face. Grade 11 students then create a tailor-made university visiting plan for the summer based on the in-depth university research completed in the year-long junior seminar class.

Grade 12

Applications and Transition Onwards

The first half of Grade 12, counselors work intensively to help Seniors navigate the admissions process to colleges around the world. The school year starts with Concordia’s College Boot Camp, which involves the school flying in an admissions director from the United States to Concordia’s campus. The admissions director works specifically with Concordia Seniors on aspects of their college application process. Throughout the semester, counselors provide individual help with college essays and applications, and assistance in researching and applying for scholarships.

In the second half of Grade 12, students focus on selecting a best-fit university and developing the skills that will help them to live independently at university. This includes instruction in Senior Seminar class on topics such as:

  • Personal finances
  • Dating and sex
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Concordia alumni panel

Counselors pay careful attention to helping Seniors finish well, and say goodbye properly so that they can best begin their new university journey.

Director of Counseling meeting with a student

Learn more about these unique programs:

Happiness Engineering Meetings U.S.A. College Tour College Boot Camp