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2013-14 KIS College Applicants

Important KIS College Application Checklist Deadline for Grade 12

University Application Deadlines KIS Deadlines
Oct. 1st – Oct. 15th Sept. 23rd
Oct. 16th – Oct. 31st Oct. 7th
Nov. 1st – Nov. 14th Oct. 21st
Nov. 15th – Nov. 30th Nov. 11th
Dec. 1st – Dec. 15th Nov. 25th
Dec. 16th – Jan. 15th Dec. 9th
Jan. 16th – Jan. 31st Jan. 13th
Feb. 1st – Feb. 15th Jan. 27th
Feb. 16th onwards At least 10 days before the college application deadline

 If you are definitely applying for ED/EA/PRI (Nov. 1st ),  you must complete the ED/EA/PRI Survey in your Family connection account no later than Monday, September 2nd, 3:30 p.m.

Please mark your calendar with the above dates. All of your required documents will be due to the College Counseling Office by the above stated KIS deadlines.

Note

1. Late checklists will NOT be accepted!

2. No changes to college lists will be permitted during winter break!

            a. This means that we will NOT accept any student or parent requests to add another college or to replace one college for another after December 19th if the college application deadline falls between December 20th and Jan 15th.

             b. After December 19th, student and/or parents may only withdraw an application and replace it with another college under certain circumstances provided that the new college has a January 16th or later application deadline. If you have questions, please contact the college counseling office.

 <KIS Recommended College Application Criteria>

KIS follows the American best counseling practice of advising grade 12 studens to apply to a range of college from most selective to less selevtive. This practice gives students the opportunity for admission to their first choice college; to secure multiple college acceptances; and, to provide as much certainty as possible for at least one college acceptance. Family Connection (Naviance) refers to this range as: Far Reach, Reach, Possible, Likely and Safety colleges. American college admissions committees vigilantly measure an applicant's level of commitment to their college. If they know a student has not applied to more than 10 colleges, they feel the applicant is a student who has thoroughly researched and judiciously selected their college as a good match. We recommend all KIS students apply to a maximum of 10 colleges as specified below to ensure a balanced list of college applicants. Any specific college could be classified differently for each KIS student. KIS counselors are well versed in how to determine a stduent's classification.

"Far Reach & Reach Category"  :  Students are permitted three to four counselor determined "Far Reach/Reach" category applicants. In this category,  a student's statistics (GPA and/or standardized test scores) may be at or below the desired college's admission profile. Reach schools admit a very low percentage of their applicants even though most are "admissable" based on score statistics alone. (Far Reach : 5 - 15% chance of admission/ Reach : 20 - 30% chance of admission)

"Possible Category" :  Students are permitted three to four counselor determined "Possible" category applicants. In the "Possible" category, the student's statistics (GPA and/or standardized test scores) are within the range of the college's admission profile. (Possible :  30 - 60% chance of admission)

"Likely Category" :  Students are permitted two counselor determined "Likely" category applicants. In the "Likely" category, the student's statistics (GPA and/or standardized test scores) meet, or are above the college's admission profile. The student has a 60 - 80% chance of admission.

"Safety Category" :  Students are permitted one counselor determined "Safety" application. In the "Safety" category, the student's statistics (GPA and/or standardized test scores) are usually well above the college's admission profile. The student has a 80 - 95% chance of admission.

Students wishing to submit more than 10 college applications may do so if the first 10 applications meet the KIS Recommended College Application Criteria.

 

 

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