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 the college counsellors.
Students are prepared for the college application process and life after Woodstock through the junior and senior seminar courses. Topics covered include research, comparison and ‘fit’, financial aid, and information about higher education admissions around the world.
College counselling at Woodstock commences in Grade 10. The focus in Grade 10 is on identifying strengths, exploring career pathways, and planning for success. In Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) class, students participate in a unit focused on identification of students’ strengths, interests and aptitudes. In addition, the College Counselling department has developed resources to aid students in IB course selection, taking into account student interests, as well as different regions of the world.
From Grade 11, students are introduced to weekly junior seminars, a course taught by College Counsellors to help students know themselves, know their options, and make an action plan for their college application process. For Grade 12 we continue with the senior seminar, a transition preparation course for students to successfully navigate next steps. Students receive counsellor-supported time to work on university essays, applications, and entrance testing or to plan their gap year.
In addition to individual advising, our College Counsellors invite several universities to run workshops and presentations to aid students and parents, to help in planning and making decisions around 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 the universities and have created a repository of several resources through a virtual library that students and parents can readily access.
Class of 2020, 2021 and 2022 offers
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.
Ganesh has more than a decade's experience in the education sector. He strives to support students in their quest to find the colleges that are the perfect fit for them. He is a member of IACAC and was recipient of the College Board counselor recognition programme and most Inspirational counselor award 2020.
We are happy to be able to welcome colleges and universities to the Woodstock School campus in the 2022-23 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.