College Counseling Corner

The last few weeks have been busy with the DP2 students making final decisions on college applications, preparing their essays, documents and submitting them. This is also the start of an exciting and stressful time waiting for decisions, which have already started to trickle in.

College Visits

We have 13 Colleges and Universities visiting us in the coming two weeks. Students are requested to sign up on the Google Form sent to them to meet with the universities and parents are also welcomed by emailing Reena in advance ( On Monday the 22nd of January we also have a professor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo in Canada giving our DP students an introductory workshop on the power of mathematics in the application of game theory.

Monday 22 January – 9:15 to 10:15

Thursday 25 January – 11:00 to 12:00

 Tuesday 30 January – 11:00 to 12:00

Wednesday 31 January – 11:00 to 12:00

Thursday 1 February – 11:00 to 12:00

College Admissions and Offers 2018

The following list is a celebration of current admissions offers earned by MBIS students. All admissions decisions are contingent on students earning the IB grades shown on their transcripts. At this point most replies have not been received and this is an early snapshot of our admissions by country.

United Kingdom United States
Birmingham City College/University of Birmingham Columbia University
Coventry University Indiana University, Bloomington
Loughborough University (x2) Juniata College (x2)
Nottingham Trent University Lynn University
Royal Holloway University of London SCAD – Savannah College of Art and Design
University College London  
University of Edinburgh Australia
University of Exeter Australian National University
University of Glasgow Monash University
University of Kent University of Melbourne
Netherlands New Zealand
Erasmus University University of Auckland
University of Amsterdam (x2)
Spain Switzerland
IE University Le Roches International School of Hotel Management

Upcoming SAT and ACT test dates for DP Students

Many European, Asian, and North American Universities require the SAT or ACT as a part of their application process for International Students. Most DP1 students should be taking advantage of the upcoming dates to demonstrate their academic readiness for higher education:

SAT Test Date SAT Registration


  ACT Test Date ACT Registration


10 Mar 2018 9 Feb 2018 14 Apr 2018   9 Mar 2018
  5 May 2018 6 Apr 2018   9 Jun 2018   4 May 2018


It is often a Student Visa or University Program Requirement for students who do not hold a passport from a country where English is not the national language to present the results of an English language examination with their college applications. The two most common tests are the US based TOEFL or the UK based IELTS. Most of our students find these to be simple. It is best for students to take these in advance of starting the DP2 year.

Tim Getter

MBIS College Counselor