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Program Schedule

  • Pre-Institute for New Counselors: Monday, August 20, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Main Institute: Tuesday, August 21, 9 a.m.–Friday, August 24, 5 p.m.

The program structure includes general group sessions, breakout sessions, and a small-group mock admission committee activity. More detailed schedule coming soon. 

Institute Topics (tentative)

  • Best practices in international school counseling
  • Higher education perspectives on applications
  • Holistic admission review process
  • Counseling management tools
  • School profiles and transcripts
  • College essays and letters of recommendation
  • Budgeting fundamentals
  • Financial aid for U.S. study for non-U.S. citizens
  • Resources and trends in college and career planning
  • Components of a college application
  • Guiding English language learners
  • Obtaining a U.S. student visa
  • Transcripts and testing in admission

Institute Registration

Registration is currently open. Start your application today!

If you have more questions, complete the interest form and our team will respond with more information.

  June 22 (early bird deadline) July 20 (regular deadline) Pre-Institute
Member $1,080 $1,180 $150
Non-Member  $1,180 $1,280  

*Registration fee includes three breakfasts, three lunches (including the Closing Luncheon), Welcome Reception, and materials.

For information about the recommended hotel accommodations, please email [email protected].

Institute Facilities

The Summer Institute will be held at the NYU Shanghai campus in Pudong. Participants will experience the campus’s state-of-the-art learning space, including the classrooms, auditorium, library, colloquium venue, and dining facilities.

NYU Shanghai
1555 Century Ave.
Pudong, Shanghai, China 200122

2017 Institute Program & Faculty (For Reference)

Resident Faculty

Shawn Abbott

Shawn Abbott
Assistant Vice President and Dean of Admissions
New York University (New York, NY, USA)

Amy Jarich

Amy Jarich
Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of Undergraduate Admissions
University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA, USA)

Shaun McElroy

Shaun McElroy
Shanghai American School (Shanghai, China)

Sheri Neal

Sheri Neal
The American School in Japan (Tokyo, Japan)

Distinguished Visiting Faculty

Beau Benson
Associate Director of Admissions
New York University (New York, NY, USA)

Vicky Chan
Manager International Student Recruitment, Admissions and Academic Liaison
University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Barbara Carletta Chen
China Admissions Representative
The University of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK, USA)

Bobbe Fernando
Assistant Dean and Director of International Admissions
New York University (New York, NY, USA)

Katie Korhonen
Director of Admissions
New York University Shanghai

Eric Lo
Associate Director | International Affairs Office (IAO)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

William Tetz
Director of Undergraduate Admissions, North America
Hult International Business School

Jennifer Weinman
Executive Director, Global Student Experience
The University of Nottingham, Ningbo

Claire Wilkins
Associate Director of Admissions
New York University London

Institute Schedule

Coming Soon. Please check back for updates.

Previous Year’s Session Titles

  • Selectivity Game
  • Higher Education Today: Overview and Exemplars
  • Multiple Personalities: You, Your Student, and the University
  • Inside the Counselor’s Office: Scope and Sequence
  • Admission Deans’ Roundtable: Context and Mission
  • Inside the Office: School Profiles
  • Best Fit: Developing the Lists
  • Role of Standardized Testing and Academic Rigor in U.S. Admission
  • Inside the Office: Letters of Recommendation
  • Building a Student Essay-Writing Workshop
  • College Costs and Funding for U.S. Study for Non-U.S. Citizens

Past Institutional Participation

Institution Name Institution Country
Scotch College Australia
Queensland Academies: Science, Mathematics, and Technology Campus Australia
British Columbia Academy China
Shenzhen Foreign Languages School China
Tsinghua International School China
High School Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University China
YK Pao School China
Dulwich International High School, Suzhou China
Xiamen International School China
The French School of Shanghai China
High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China China
Beijing National Day School China
Ningbo Foreign Language School China
Hope International School China
Shanghai Jincai High School International Division China
Shanghai United International School Wanyuan US High School China
Shanghai High School International Division China
Tianjin Foreign Language School China
The SMIC Private School China
Wuxi No. 1 High School China
Guangdong Country Garden School China
Nord Anglia International School China
Leman International School China
British International School Puxi China
EducationUSA, US Consulate-General, Shanghai China
Hangzhou No. 14 High School China
Tsiinghua University High School International School China
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong
British School Jakarta Indonesia
Cheongna Dalton School Korea
Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar Malaysia
Marlborough College Malaysia Malaysia
Noblesse International School Philippines
KIS International School Thailand
Bishop O'Dowd High School United States

Information is subject to change.


If you have any questions, contact College Board International at [email protected].

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