Welcome Students and Parents!
This page will help identify and remind students and parents of the various requirements to help prepare for the university application process over the 4 years of high school. Requirements and suggestions will be given by grade level. You can also read about preparations for various tests that may be needed for university applications.
All students interested in applying to universities abroad should be completing this process from September to December. Different countries/universities have different application procedures, requirements, and deadlines.
MAKE SURE TO APPLY EARLY.
Please note that applying to universities involves completing many steps and each university has its requirements and expectations, therefore, students should start the process as early as possible and make note of all application deadlines.
Make an appointment with your co-counselor if you have any questions.
Students should be exploring different university faculties and jobs that can be obtained after university to discover what interests them and the different options available to them. Students looking to apply to universities in the United States of America or public universities in Egypt (Ex. Cairo University) should begin the SAT process in January.
At this point Grade 9, students should be working on opting for the semester system and the pace of the lessons. As many Grades 9 courses are the building blocks for the next few years of schooling they must work on having a great grasp of the material so they can succeed and have all doors open to them in the future.
TOEFL and IELTS are both standardized English tests. Taking one of these tests is a requirement for many students to complete if they are from a country where English is not the official language. The results from these tests are good for 1 year so students should not take their TOEFL or IELTS exam until they are in Grade 12. The results from this test are also required when applying to the American University in Cairo (AUC).
Students can register and take the TOEFL exam through AMIDEAST http://www.amideast.org/egypt. IELTS can be taken through The British Council http://www.britishcouncil.org.eg/en/exam/ielts. Both exams contain a speaking, reading, writing, and listening component.
Students who are applying to universities in the United States of America or public universities in Egypt (Ex. Cairo University) should be taking care of pleating any of the university requirements. Universities’ requirements for SATs can be found on each university’s website.
To begin or complete the process in Egypt students can register themselves on the College Board website https://www.collegeboard.org/ and then apply for the testing dates through the website or the AMDEAST in Egypt http://www.amideast.org/egypt. Remember that SAT spots fill up in Egypt and require you to apply for spots months in advance.
Please note when registering on the College Board website your name must be written exactly as it appears in your passport and the uploaded picture should be passport style with your facfaced eyes visible.
UNIVERSITY GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
APPLYING TO UNIVERSITIES IN EGYPT:
The American University in Cairo (AUC):
Get your application in as EARLY AS POSSIBLE.
Private Egyptian Universities:
The Heritage Transcript arrives at the end of August/early September.
It fulfills the course titles as per the Ministry of Education in Egypt.
Get your application in AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.
APPLYING TO UNIVERSITIES ABROAD:
Also, there are exceptions and differences for each area!
DO YOUR RESEARCH EARLY!
INFORMATION ON TRANSCRIPTS:
** Manitoba Transcript: this is issued by the Ministry of Education in Manitoba. This arrives in Latin E AUGUST/EARLY SEPTEMBER and will be mailed from Manitoba in a sealed envelope. DO NOT OPEN IT.
You will be asked if you want to send one to a university abroad, or if you want both of them to come to the school in the summer when they arrive (END OF AUGUST/EARLY SEPTEMBER).
– You will take it to AUC if you have applied there.
– For universities abroad: You might be asked to mail it, or scan and email it, depending on the university. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS.
** Heritage Transcript: issued by the school and stamped from Canada and Egypt, also arrives approximately at the END OF AUGUST/EARLY SEPTEMBER. This transcript fulfills the course titles as per the Ministry of Education in Egypt.