College and career counselling for students is an integral part of the IB Diploma Programme at Mount Litera School International.
MLSI provides end-to-end career planning assistance. We help our students identify an area of interest, support them during the university application process and assist them with documentation. This includes uploading all documents and couriering services with the exception of visa applications.
Predominantly IB diploma students apply to overseas universities, however recently many IB diploma students are staying back in India to complete their first degree. We assist them in this case as well.
Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions you will make in life. It’s about so much more than deciding what you will do to make a living. To start with, think about the amount of time we spend at work. We are at work for approximately 71% of every year. Over our lifetimes, this comes to roughly 31.5 years out of the 45 years most of us spend working, from the beginning of our careers until retirement. The importance of selecting a career with which we are satisfied cannot be overemphasised.
- Career planning 4 step planning process
- Knowing Yourself
- Skills, likes/dislikes and values
- Finding Out
- Exploring what is out there
- Making Decisions
- Comparing options
- Taking Action
- Working towards your goals
Subject Selection Assistance:
One of the first steps towards College planning is to opt for the correct pre-requisite courses while at school. The College counselling department assists both students and parents in understanding the various requirements both in India and abroad for various career choices. Parents need to take a prior appointment with the College Counsellor to discuss the subject choices. Ideally parents and students start planning as early as in grade 8, however it is never too late to get the correct subject choice counselling. The department also helps IB Diploma students in identifying the Higher Level (HL) and Standard Level (SL) subjects.
Choice of colleges may depend on factors like student and parent preferences, career choice, aspiration, priority, affordability, country, region and ranking. The department is always willing to spare time to meet parents to discuss these issues in pre-arranged counselling sessions. Since September to January of every academic year is a busy time with college applications, we request parents to schedule counselling appointments during the lean period from February to August.
Students fill a requisition form providing details of their academics, extracurricular, and their field of interest. After studying the requisition form through mutual consultation, colleges shortlisted are classified as, “Safe Universities”, “Reach Universities” and “Dream Universities”.
A dream university is a tertiary institute which takes students well above your standardized scores (SAT or ACT), academic and overall credentials. There is a great possibility that you may not be selected in these colleges. Students usually pick two dream universities.
A Reach university would have their average students below your standardized scores (SAT or ACT), academic and overall credentials, hence there is a fair chance of you making it to these institutions. Ideally two to three of these universities could be opted for.
A safe university is one where you would definitely get admission as their top student’s credentials are below your standardized scores (SAT or ACT), academic, and overall credentials. Two or three of these universities are a safe option.
The College Counselling department helps students in preparing all required documents on time, every time. As a huge volume of requisitions are being processed during the peak period, the department would require ONE MONTH prior request by means of a completely filled requisition form. For example: A student wanting to process a regular admission at the end of December would submit the requisition form by the end of November. The date is counted from the first submission of the application, in case a student applies during multiple admission cycles. School provides the original copy of the transcripts (report card) after every major summative assessment.
All the university related documents are provided by the school. From attestation to giving Predicted Grades are done through school only. We do not give any documents to the outside agency or to the student. All the documents processed through school are sent directly to the university by courier, uploaded on university portals or through email as required by the University.
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