Our school’s vision is to cater to all learners within our
diverse curriculum that has multi-level standards and a wide variety of
choices. Thus, we are keen on giving each and every student individual advice
and guidance about his/her career and university choice.
The Career Counselor welcomes students
all day during school days and is also ready to receive phone calls from
students and parents after school in order to respond to their inquiries.
Student inquiries are mainly about registering for SAT; choosing their career
path based on their personality and academic level; knowing more about the
following issues: the universities in Lebanon and abroad, the majors offered at
these universities, admission requirements, application procedure, and the
needed pre-requisite courses to be taken at school based on the major they want
to pursue at University.
We guide our students through the following:
sessions conducted by the School Principal and the Career
- Almost weekly, the School
Principal assembles high school students to talk about
academic and non-academic issues such as: effective study habits (time
management, setting a schedule to study, studying daily, etc…), the
importance of working in groups, cooperating with each other and
respecting one another, the importance of SAT and school grades for
university acceptance, and university life.
- The career counselor runs individual
advising sessions for students who are uncertain about the
career they want to pursue, or those who are uncertain about the
pre-requisite courses that they need to take at school in order to ensure
a smooth transition to their major at University. Ensuring that the right
advice is given to students, the career counselor always refers to the University
catalog: Freshman requirements, Major requirements, and course
- An orientation session is
conducted yearly by the career counselor during the month of May to
students in Grades 9, 10, and 11. The purpose of this session is to
explain the difference in the multi leveled subjects offered and to
clarify to students which subjects/levels are prerequisites for the major
they intend to pursue at university.
Preparation and Registration:
At LWIS-CiS, we
start preparing students for their SAT starting grade 10. We help students with
setting up their College board account in order to register for the SAT. We also
register students with learning disabilities for ‘SAT Accommodation’ that is
administered on school premises. We enlighten grade 12 students about the
importance of the SAT Subject Test (SAT II).
- The SAT exam has
been redesigned. This link shows the difference in specifications between the
old SAT and the redesigned SAT: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/inside-the-test/compare-old-new-specifications
- At school,
all students in Grade 10 and grade 11 take an SAT course as an essential
subject in their curriculum.
- The career
counselor at school guides students to register for the SAT exam by creating a
Collegeboard account through this direct link: https://account.collegeboard.org/iamweb/smartRegister?appId=115&DURL=https%3A%2F%2Fnsat.collegeboard.org%2Fsatweb%2Flogin.jsp
- Our school
registers students with learning disabilities for SAT accommodation that provides
the following accommodations at school premises: https://www.collegeboard.org/students-with-disabilities/typical-accommodations
students in the American Program are strongly advised to sit for the SAT
Subject Tests at the end of their senior year in order to work on getting the
equivalence of the Lebanese Baccalaureate from the Ministry of Education.
The Ministry of Education
gives a student who had followed the American Program at school the equivalence
of the Lebanese Baccalaureate by obtaining the following:
- A total score of 2150 in the
student’s SAT I and SAT II exams for those pursuing a Bachelor of Arts
PLUS successful completion of his/her 30 Freshman credits at University.
- A total score of 2300 in the
student’s SAT I and SAT II exams for those pursuing a Bachelor of
Sciences PLUS successful completion of his/her 30 Freshman credits at
- This year, we will be
administering the Preliminary SAT for grades 8, 9, and 10. The PSAT mainly
helps students in preparing for their SAT’s. More information on the PSAT can
be found on this link: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/inside-the-test
At LWIS-CiS, we
help students with their applications to Universities in Lebanon and
we follow up on their acceptances. LWIS-CiS has
established solid connections with admission officers at AUB, LAU, BAU,
HAIGAZIAN, NDU, SAGESSE University, in order to ensure a smooth application
process for our students and prompt/reliable responses to student inquiries.
We are always keen on
staying up to date with the new majors that are being offered in the local
Universities in order to cater for all our student’s needs.
In the month of October,
the career counselor sends to the senior students by email a sample of a filled
in application form for some Universities in order to facilitate the
application procedure for students and parents. Students are advised in October
to start preparing the needed documents. There is continuous follow-up on
University applications making sure that applications are submitted to
Universities with all the required documents before the application deadline.
for Universities Abroad:
established contacts with educational providers (such as Global Study UK,
Studypedia, Educom Overseas, and Global Connections) that represent a broad
portfolio of top ranked universities in the US, UK, other parts of Europe,
Canada and Australia. Through these providers, students have an easier access
to Universities abroad. Moreover, students can also apply to International
summer programs through these educational providers.
- Our students are
always informed about the different and multiple International University fairs
that take place throughout the year in order to learn more about the
Universities participating in the fair, the different majors they offer, the
admission requirements, etc…To read more about the different education
providers, kindly visit their websites:
- Our school also
held several International University fairs on its school premises.
- Students are
advised about the appropriate English placement exam that they need to sit for
when applying abroad:
§ Students who are
applying to the UK must sit for the IELTS UKVI Academic test if theydon’t
hold a European passport at http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/ielts-ukvi
§ Students who are
applying to the UK and hold a European passport must sit for the IELTS Academic
test at https://www.ielts.org/book-a-test/find-a-test-location
§ Students who are
applying to any European country besides the UK regardless of their nationality
must sit for the IELTS Academic at https://www.ielts.org/book-a-test/find-a-test-locatio
§ Students applying to any non-European country can sit for
the TOEFL exam at www.toefl.org
§ Students who are
applying to Universities online, not through an education provider, receive
assistance from the Career counselor in order to fill in the application form
and prepare the required documents. Our students have applied to the following:
- Ivy League Universities
- Other Universities in the U.S.
through the ‘Common Application’ (www.commonapp.org)
- Canadian Universities
established partnership with Waznat, a Career Guidance company (www.waznat.com).
Waznat helps high-school
students decide on which university they want to attend, and what major fits
best with their capacities and potential. Although career information has
become widespread in online resources, it remains inadequate without quality
career guidance. Waznat offers school-based career guidance through this
department to high-school students. The program focuses on high school
students. The goal of the program is to equip students to attain a certain
knowledge base whereby they can make well-informed decisions when it comes to
choosing their future profession, academic major, and university.
Our senior students sit
for a personality test after which a 20 minutes one to one interview is
conducted for every student to help him/her choose the right career based on
his personality and academic level. Waznat also gives our Grade 10 and grade 11
students several career counseling sessions throughout the year.
attached the program that was conducted by Waznat at LWIS-CiS this
year. link to attachment
At LWIS-CiS, we encourage and help students to do training in order to make a
better decision when it comes to choosing his/her career.