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COUNSELING SERVICES

Counseling at AISE, in high school, is designed to assist students in the following areas: personal counseling, career choices, organization and study skills, post-secondary counseling, preparation for standardized tests (SAT, ACT) and any other areas the counselors can help.

Duties of our counselors:
  • Scheduling for students new to the school
  • Course changes where warranted
  • Setting up parent/ teacher conferences
  • Attending probation meetings, both academic and behavioral
  • Personal counseling
  • Organization and study skills, how to prepare for tests and exams, test anxiety and other academic strategies
  • University Advising
  • Career counseling
  • Arranging visits from college representatives to AISE
  • Other related duties as the need arises.
Our counselors

We welcome the opportunity to work together with parents as well as students. Please contact us at any time with any questions or concerns. We also want the best for your student.

Antonio Fernandez: Head of Counseling Department
Counselor &University Advisor, Grades 9-12 (H-Z)
afernandez@aisegypt.com
telephone : 22 618 8400 ext. 1149

Melissa Sheaffer: High School Counselor
Counselor &University Advisor, Grades 9-12 (A-G)
msheaffer@aisegypt.com
telephone : 22 618 8400 ext. 1164

Marium Boulus
High School Registrar
mboulus@aisegypt.com

telephone: 22 618 8400 ext. 1144


UNIVERSITY INFORMATION



For all information concerning the university application process, please visit & "like" the AISE - Main University Info Facebook Page.


An important role carried out by the High School Counseling program is to assist students to make the best choices for continued educational opportunities beyond High School, both locally and internationally.

Individual meetings are held between students and the Counselor to discuss preferences for university and college entrance. Each student's GPA, overall school performance, and personal preferences and interests are considered before advice is given.


AIS UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS TIMELINE

11th grade

Jan/Feb

  • Start researching!
  • PSAT results returned
  • My College Quickstart
  • Begin Naviance
  • Parent Information Session
  • Begin SAT prep class
March
  • More research
  • SAT registration for May exam
  • SAT prep class
  • Parent meetings with counselor
April
  • Continue with research
  • SAT prep class
  • Parent meetings with counselor
May & June
  • Take SAT in MAY or JUNE (you can wait until October—talk to your counselor!)
  • Letters of recommendation-request from teachers who are leaving AIS
  • Parent meetings with counselor
June through August
  • More research
  • University visits (over break—see as many as you can!!!)
  • Build resume/CV
  • Part time job
  • Academic Programs
  • Activities/Sports
  • Community Service
  • Work
12th grade
September
  • Meet with Counselor to finalize list
  • Start application process-US, UK, Canada, Europe
  • Letters of recommendation-request from teachers
September through December
  • Essays/personal statements-Counselor to review
  • Oct, Nov, Dec-SAT Subject test (if required)
  • Any other required entrance exams (for UK programs in medical and law)
  • Complete applications
  • UK/UCAS Early Apps—DEADLINE 8 October 2015
  • Early Decision/Early Action (EA/ED)—DEADLINE 18 October 2015
  • California State Universities (UC & Cal State)—DEADLINE 12 November 2015
  • 22 NOVEMBER 2015—ALL US, Canada, Europe & UK APPLICATION DEADLINE!!!!!!!
January
  • Complete FAFSA (US citizens) and CSS Profile (those attending US universities)
  • Scholarship applications
February
  • Mid year reports sent to US and Canada
  • Apply to AUC—deadline February 1, 2016
  • MAINTAIN GRADES!!!!
  • WAIT and WAIT and WAIT
March to May
  • Acceptances and final decisions
  • May-UK top choice & insurance choice must be made
  • Must inform IB Coordinator & Counselor (to release records) to final choices
June
  • Finish applications to GUC and BUE
  • GRADUATION in June!!!!
  • Enjoy time off!
  • Travel, have fun, spend time with friends and family
  • Prepare for university-buy items for dorm or apartment
  • Start packing
July
  • IB scores are in!
July-October
  • Off to Uni—GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!


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