Our Director of College Counselling, Ms. Nicole Silvetti, begins to chronicle your child’s journey and preferences in Year 10 (Grade 9) when they first meet to discuss academic course selection as well as extracurricular and potential career interests.
College Counseling Timeline
Click here to view our college counseling timeline for High School students. Throughout Years 10-12 (Grades 9-11), Ms. Silvetti works with you and your child individually and in group settings to discuss and develop a long-term, individualized plan for standardized testing and college selection and admissions. Taking your child’s interests, skills, standardized test scores and academic record into account, Ms. Silvetti meets with your family again at the end of Year 12 (Grade 11) and beginning of Year 13 (Grade 12) to discuss your child’s college selections and the college application process.
Annual College Counseling Events
ANNUAL COLLEGE FAIR: More than 50 colleges and universities pack the gymnasium, giving students the chance to speak directly with admissions counselors and learn about college options.
UK UNIVERSITY MINI-FAIR: Students interested in pursuing higher education in the UK meet face-to-face with admissions representatives from UK universities.
COLLEGE VISITS: Colleges and universities around the world visit our school to sit down with students and provide an overview of their programs.
ALUMNI PANEL: BISC South Loop alumni visit school to meet with High School students and answer their questions about life in college.
INTERVIEW & APPLICATION WORKSHOPS: Students learn best practices for college admissions interviews and producing a stellar application.
UK WORKSHOPS: Students may attend workshops focused on enhancing their applications to universities in the UK.
FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOPS: Attendees explore tips and resources for organizing financial aid applications.
NAVIANCE WORKSHOPS: Students utilize this comprehensive online platform for career readiness activities, college research and academic planning.
Small class sizes and personalized, international curriculum prepare our students for some of the best colleges and universities in the United States and around the world. All of our graduates go on to attend college, and students' acceptances range from liberal arts colleges and large universities in the United States to prestigious universities in the UK, Europe and Canada. Click here to view college acceptances from 2013 to 2016.