At the end of 2BGU, after nearly two years of various College Counseling classes and activities, all students are required to read and sign the following agreement outlining responsibilities and expectations of our office and students.
There are many websites students can take advantage of to build their university lists. The majority of our students study in North America, South/Central America, and Europe. Students looking for universities outside these regions (Asia, Middle East, Oceania) are encouraged to speak with College Counseling for more information regarding how to proceed with the search process.
For students looking for universities in North America, we recommend the College Board College Search.
For students searching for universities in Europe, we recommend Bachelors Portal.
Unfortunately, there is no centralized database for universities in Latin America that we can recommend. Students looking for Latin American universities are encouraged to search by specific country and/or major.
It is of utmost importance that students use these resources only as a first step. It is essential to thoroughly review university websites for up-to-date and specific information or potential errors in the search engine listings.
We strongly recommend that students utilize the University Search Spreadsheet. This document is provided exclusively for the benefit of the students and is not mandatory. Students are encouraged to customize the document to fit the specific needs of their search. At the end of 2BGU, after nearly two years of various College Counseling classes and activities, all students are required to read and sign the following agreement outlining responsibilities and expectations of our office and students.
Student Appointments with College Counseling
The Student Absence Policy has been shared with all students and faculty at Colegio Alberto Einstein. It is necessary that students review and follow it carefully.
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Students requesting letters of recommendation from teachers must follow the Timeline:
Students requesting letters of recommendation from College Counseling must fill out the Brag Sheet:
Letters of Recommendation
Some universities require that students submit letters of recommendation as a part of the application process. Many universities require one letter from the College Counselor that focuses on activities and accomplishments outside the classroom, and one letter from a teacher that focuses on accomplishments, attitude, and work inside the classroom.Some universities require two teacher letters of recommendation.
Few universities outside of the US require letters of recommendation as a standard part of the admissions process, though there are some. It is necessary for students to thoroughly research application requirements and send their university list to College Counseling before requesting letters of recommendation.
The majority of our students who apply to universities abroad that require proof of English language proficiency will take the TOEFL. We strongly encourage students to take this exam during the summer before 3BGU.
Students are welcome to bring a credit card to the Office of College Counseling for assistance in registering for the TOEFL. Should you choose to register from home, create an account with ETS and follow the steps to register for the TOEFL here.
In rare cases, students will take an English-language proficiency exam called the IELTS. The College Counseling Office can also help students register for this exam and explain when and if it is preferable to take it instead of the TOEFL.
Students interested in studying in French will take the DELF (here) to demonstrate language proficiency.
Please note that this exam is not offered very frequently so it is important to register and study with plenty of time.
Most students applying to universities in the United States will take the SAT more than once. While it may not be required for admission to some universities, it is often required for consideration for significant scholarships. There are some universities outside of the United States that also require SAT. It is important that students do thorough research regarding application and scholarship requirements for each university to which they are applying. (We recommend that students take advantage of the University Search Spreadsheet!)
Please be aware of the dates and deadlines to register for the SAT. Spots fill quickly in Quito so register early.
Students are welcome to bring a credit card to the Office of College Counseling for assistance in registration. Should you choose to register from home, create an account (and please save your username and password) with College Board and follow the steps to register for the SAT here.
Colegio Alberto Einstein’s CEEB code is 930201.
Please speak directly with College Counseling for a list of recommended external test preparation services for TOEFL and SAT.
We strongly encourage students to use Khan Academy. It is a free service that links to students’ College Board accounts and uses their PSAT results (if they have them) to create individualized preparation for the SAT.
As a Maia Learning institution, our students receive numerous benefits throughout the vocational orientation and the search and application process to universities abroad. All students have a unique username and password to access their account.
Through Maia Learning, students can, among other things:
- View a list of all scheduled upcoming university visits
- Register for university visits
- Research universities around the world
- Complete vocational orientation and strengths test
- Create a resume
- View GPA
- Build university list
- Complete required College Counseling surveys
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Visit Format for University Representatives
At Colegio Einstein, the majority of our visits take place in a small library attached to the Office of College Counseling. Our library can fit about 10 people and is equipped with a projector, screen, and speakers. Reps are welcome to sit and chat with students one-on-one around the table in our library, give a presentation, or both. We leave that to your discretion.
If there are more students signed up for a visit than will fit in our library and/or if we host more than 3 universities at once, we will move the visit to our larger Multi-Purpose Room. In the Multi-Purpose Room, reps can break up into a mini-fair style, give a presentation, or both. We leave that to your discretion.
The majority of our visits take place from 8:45-9:20 AM during the second class period. Otherwise, visits take place from 10:00-10:30 during the first recess. Students must sign up for visits and we will often pull those whom we feel would be a good fit.
Colegio Alberto Einstein has an average of 50 students in each graduating class and we receive over 100 university visits, not including fairs which bring 200 more, per year. Because of the volume of visits we receive and the size of our school, universities should expect to meet with small groups of interested students. Visits are typically attended by roughly 5 students from the sophomore, junior and senior class There are occasions where visits may be attended by 10-15 students and other times none. In the case that no students have signed up for the visit or are unable to attend due to school conflicts, the Director of College Counseling invites reps sit and talk over a coffee or juice.
College Counseling Department seeks to offer accurate, current, and comprehensive information about the full range of higher education opportunities available at accredited institutions around the world.