College Counselling at Woodstock encompasses career development, course selection, and planning for university throughout the senior school experience. Students have weekly homeroom meetings and receive personal attention in advisor groups and in individual appointments with our college counsellors.
Students are prepared for the college application process and life after Woodstock through junior and senior seminar courses. Topics include research, comparison and “fit,” financial aid, and information about higher education admissions around the world.
College Counselling at Woodstock commences in Grade 10 with a focus on identifying strengths, exploring career pathways, and planning for success. In Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) classes, students participate in a unit focused on identification of student strengths, interests, and aptitudes. In addition, the College Counselling Department provides resources to aid students in IB course selection, taking into account student interests as well as different regions of the world.
Beginning in Grade 11, students are introduced to weekly junior seminars and a course taught by College Counsellors to help students know themselves, know their options, and make an action plan for their college application process. Grade 12 students continue with senior seminar, a transition preparation course to successfully navigate next steps. Students receive counselor supported time to work on university essays, applications, and entrance testing or to plan their gap year.
Our College Counsellors, in addition to individual advising, invite several universities to run workshops and presentations to aid students and parents and to help in planning and making decisions about university choice. Each year over 200 university representatives from highly-regarded institutions globally including Australia, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK, the US, and Europe visit us. The College Counselling Department works very closely with universities and have created a repository of several resources through a virtual library that students and parents can readily access.
Offers to Classes of 2020, 2021, 2022
Aanchal is an experienced Career and Education Management Professional with 20 years of experience. Prior to joining Woodstock, she worked at the Doon School as the Coordinator of the Careers Information, Education and Guidance Department. She is also a Member of International ACAC.
With more than 18 years of experience in the field of Education Management, Raakhee has joined following a stint as College and Career Counsellor at Oakridge International School, Bangalore. She is very passionate about working with students and helping them find their paths in life.
We are happy to be able to welcome colleges and universities to the Woodstock School campus in the 2023-24 academic year. If you are interested in coming to Woodstock, joining one of our college fairs, or reaching our students virtually, please get in touch.