From the High School Counsellors

Dear UNIS Parents & Community,

A new SAT date has been added for international students this coming September. It is listed below in the testing section. Students can transfer any spring registrations over to the autumn term. Many universities who typically require SAT’s are planning on going test optional for the class of 2021.

Grade 12 students – May 1 (or later) confirmation of acceptance and a deposit… Please check individually with the university you are planning to attend to verify this notification and deposit date. There may be some universities that have extended the confirmation of acceptance and deposit deadline due to COVID 19 – but this is not true for all universities – you MUST check individually with your universities admissions office.  You should have notified Mr. Cannell regarding having your IB results being sent to the university directly from IBIS over the summer. If you did not, then you will have to send them yourself over the summer.

Grade 11 family meetings. Please contact Ms.Trang to arrange a meeting. hsguidancesec@unishanoi.org

GRADE LEVEL UPDATE

Grade 12 update

  • Grade 12 students, please update your Cialfo with the status of your application and ADD scholarship money offered into the appropriate place on your application page.
  • Please keep your child’s counsellor updated if you are concerned about their emotional or academic progress.

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 11 update

  • Students are meeting with their counsellors, discussing their degree choices, countries of study, and universities that they may apply to next year. Parents should also schedule a meeting with their child and their child’ counsellor.
  • Please keep your child’s counsellor updated if you are concerned about their emotional or academic progress.

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 10 update

Please keep your child’s counsellor updated if you are concerned about their emotional or academic progress.

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 9 update

Please keep your child’s counsellor updated if you are concerned about their emotional or academic progress.

Counsellor: Anwer Kamal

TESTING

The ACT’s/SAT’s should only be taken by Grade 11 & 12 UNIS Hanoi students. Please see below for more information including testing dates for 2019-2020.

PSAT 2020 date: October 28, 2020 at UNIS Hanoi

SAT – Important:

College Board has taken extra security measures in test taker fraud. If a student receives an email from the College Board to complete a survey or questionnaire, please do NOT ignore the email. It must be completed. Failure to do the survey would result in the student being removed from the test center roster and forbidden to take the exam that they have registered for.

Please note that this is a random selection process, and students do not need to panic if they do not get an email. We would like to remind students to check their junk inbox in case the College Board emails get delivered there by accident. Any questions, please see your counsellor!

International testing dates for the SAT are in October, December, March, and May. SAT Subject Tests will be available in October, November, December, May, and June. Students cannot sit the SAT and SAT Subject Tests on the same day. If you have any questions, please see your counsellor.

SAT test dates for 2020-2021 are:

International SAT Test Date

Registration Deadline

SAT Score Release Date

August 29, 2020

July 29, 2020

September 7-14, 2020

NEW!! September 26, 2020

October 3, 2020

August 3, 2020

October 11-18, 2020

December 5, 2020

November 5, 2020

December 13-20, 2020

** March 13, 2021

February 13, 2021

March 21-28, 2021

May 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

May 16-23, 2021

** No SAT SUBJECT TEST on this date

The College Board website is www.collegeboard.org

ACT Test dates 2019-2020 are:

ACT Test Date:                 Registration Deadline Date

   June 13, 2020                      May 8, 2020

2020-2021 ACT Test Dates

Projected dates and deadlines for the 2020-21 ACT testing year. 

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Sept 12, 2020

Aug 7, 2020

Oct 24, 2020

Sept 20, 2020

Dec 12, 2020

Nov 6, 2020

Feb 6, 2021

Jan 8, 2021

Apr 10, 2021

Mar 5, 2021

June 12, 2021

May 7, 2021

July 17, 2021

June 11, 2021

*The first date is when multiple-choice scores come out, and the second date is when complete scores become available

Upcoming University Visits: No visits

From the High School Counsellors

Dear UNIS Parents & Community,

We have received notification from the College Board that they have decided to CANCEL both the make-up March 28 SAT and the May SAT. The June SAT – Subject Tests have not been cancelled at this point in time. This decision applies to all schools worldwide. Please contact the College Board directly if you have any questions regarding refunds.

We understand this may come as a major disappointment, as many of you have prepared so diligently over time to sit the SAT in March and/or May. The comfort we can offer at this point in time is the fact that everyone in the world is in the same scenario and it is our understanding that universities around the world will take these extraordinary circumstances into consideration.

We will notify you accordingly once we hear about any future make-up SAT tests dates.

Please reach out to your counsellor if you should have any further questions.

GRADE LEVEL UPDATE

Grade 12 update

  • Grade 12 students, please update your Cialfo with the status of your application
  • Please keep your child’s counsellor updated if you are concerned about their emotional or academic progress.

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 11 update

  • Students are meeting with their counsellors, discussing their Uniquest research project and sharing thoughts about degree choices, countries of study, and universities that they may apply to next year.
  • Please keep your child’s counsellor updated if you are concerned about their emotional or academic progress.

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 10 update

Please keep your child’s counsellor updated if you are concerned about their emotional or academic progress.

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 9 update

Please keep your child’s counsellor updated if you are concerned about their emotional or academic progress.

Counsellor: Anwer Kamal

TESTING

The ACT’s/SAT’s should only be taken by Grade 11 & 12 UNIS Hanoi students. Please see below for more information including testing dates for 2019-2020.

PSAT 2020 date: October 28, 2020 at UNIS Hanoi – NEW!

SAT – Important:

College Board has taken extra security measures in test taker fraud. If a student receives an email from the College Board to complete a survey or questionnaire, please do NOT ignore the email. It must be completed. Failure to do the survey would result in the student being removed from the test center roster and forbidden to take the exam that they have registered for.

Please note that this is a random selection process, and students do not need to panic if they do not get an email. We would like to remind students to check their junk inbox in case the College Board emails get delivered there by accident. Any questions, please see your counsellor!

International testing dates for the SAT are in October, December, March, and May. SAT Subject Tests will be available in October, November, December, May, and June. Students cannot sit the SAT and SAT Subject Tests on the same day. If you have any questions, please see your counsellor.

SAT test dates for 2019-2020 are:

SAT Test Dates:                Registration Deadline Date

Cancelled                     

SAT Subject Test Dates:      Registration Deadline Date

June 6, 2020                        N/A

 

International SAT Test Date

Registration Deadline

SAT Score Release Date

August 29, 2020

July 29, 2020

September 7-14, 2020

October 3, 2020

August 3, 2020

October 11-18, 2020

December 5, 2020

November 5, 2020

December 13-20, 2020

** March 13, 2021

February 13, 2021

March 21-28, 2021

May 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

May 16-23, 2021

** No SAT SUBJECT TEST on this date

The College Board website is www.collegeboard.org

ACT Test dates 2019-2020 are:

ACT Test Date:                 Registration Deadline Date

April 4, 2020                       February 28, 2020

June 13, 2020                      May 8, 2020

2020-2021 ACT Test Dates

Projected dates and deadlines for the 2020-21 ACT testing year. 

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Sept 12, 2020

Aug 7, 2020

Oct 24, 2020

Sept 20, 2020

Dec 12, 2020

Nov 6, 2020

Feb 6, 2021

Jan 8, 2021

Apr 10, 2021

Mar 5, 2021

June 12, 2021

May 7, 2021

July 17, 2021

June 11, 2021

*The first date is when multiple-choice scores come out, and the second date is when complete scores become available

Upcoming University Visits: No visits

From the High School Counsellors

Dear UNIS Parents & Community,

Our university online platform, CIALFO, has invited UNIS Hanoi to participate in this very unique On-Line University Fair on March 20, 23 & 24 – 8:00 – 20:00 – Hanoi time – and we have ACCEPTED!  UNIS Hanoi students will be receiving information directly from CIALFO with instructions on how to register – this is free and we encourage you all to take part in as much as the University Fair as possible. Make sure to add it directly to your Google Calendar and/or daily planners.

Special Message to G9 students:  This is the time of year that you all would have been introduced to CIALFO in Counselling Class with Mr Anwer. Unfortunately, due to campus closure, he has not been able to provide direct instruction regarding the CIALFO platform. However, CIALFO is a very useful tool that you will be using in G10-12 for your post-high school planning purposes. You are most welcome to attend the University Fair as well, as we have asked CIALFO to include you in their email to all HS students. If the thought of post high school planning is not where you are at this point in time, not to worry, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet with university representatives later in high school – we just didn’t want to leave you out! Let Mr Anwer know if you have any questions.

GRADE LEVEL UPDATE

Grade 12 update

  • Grade 12 students, please update your Cialfo with the status of your application
  • Please keep your child’s counsellor updated if you are concerned about their emotional or academic progress.

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 11 update

  • Students are meeting with their counsellors, discussing their Uniquest research project and sharing thoughts about degree choices, countries of study, and universities that they may apply to next year.
  • Please keep your child’s counsellor updated if you are concerned about their emotional or academic progress.

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 10 update

Please keep your child’s counsellor updated if you are concerned about their emotional or academic progress.

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 9 update

Please keep your child’s counsellor updated if you are concerned about their emotional or academic progress.

Counsellor: Anwer Kamal

TESTING

The ACT’s/SAT’s should only be taken by Grade 11 & 12 UNIS students. Please see below for more information including testing dates for 2019-2020.

PSAT 2020 date: October 28, 2020 at UNIS – NEW!

SAT – Important:

College Board has taken extra security measures in test taker fraud. If a student receives an email from the College Board to complete a survey or questionnaire, please do NOT ignore the email. It must be completed. Failure to do the survey would result in the student being removed from the test center roster and forbidden to take the exam that they have registered for.

Please note that this is a random selection process, and students do not need to panic if they do not get an email. We would like to remind students to check their junk inbox in case the College Board emails get delivered there by accident. Any questions, please see your counsellor!

International testing dates for the SAT are in October, December, March, and May. SAT Subject Tests will be available in October, November, December, May, and June. Students cannot sit the SAT and SAT Subject Tests on the same day. If you have any questions, please see your counsellor.

SAT test dates for 2019-2020 are:

SAT Test Dates:                Registration Deadline Date

New Date: March 28, 2020                     –

May 2, 2020                        April 3, 2020

SAT Subject Test Dates:      Registration Deadline Date

May 2, 2020                        April 3, 2020

June 6, 2020                        N/A

 

International SAT Test Date

Registration Deadline

SAT Score Release Date

August 29, 2020

July 29, 2020

September 7-14, 2020

October 3, 2020

August 3, 2020

October 11-18, 2020

December 5, 2020

November 5, 2020

December 13-20, 2020

** March 13, 2021

February 13, 2021

March 21-28, 2021

May 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

May 16-23, 2021

** No SAT SUBJECT TEST on this date

The College Board website is www.collegeboard.org

ACT Test dates 2019-2020 are:

ACT Test Date:                 Registration Deadline Date

April 4, 2020                       February 28, 2020

June 13, 2020                      May 8, 2020

2020-2021 ACT Test Dates

Projected dates and deadlines for the 2020-21 ACT testing year. 

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Sept 12, 2020

Aug 7, 2020

Oct 24, 2020

Sept 20, 2020

Dec 12, 2020

Nov 6, 2020

Feb 6, 2021

Jan 8, 2021

Apr 10, 2021

Mar 5, 2021

June 12, 2021

May 7, 2021

July 17, 2021

June 11, 2021

*The first date is when multiple-choice scores come out, and the second date is when complete scores become available

Upcoming University Visits: No visits

From the High School Counsellors

Dear UNIS Parents & Community,

Thank you to the MS/HS community who were able to attend Thursday morning’s sessions. Please feel free to reach out to any of the counselors if you have additional questions.

GRADE LEVEL UPDATE

Grade 12 update

  • All students with applications to universities should pay close attention to the deadlines and let their counsellor know well in advance
  • Grade 12 students, please update your Cialfo with the status of your application
  • Please keep your child’s counsellor updated if you are concerned about their emotional or academic progress.

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 11 update

  • Students are meeting with their counsellors, discussing their Uniquest research project and sharing thoughts about degree choices, countries of study, and universities that they may apply to next year.
  • Please keep your child’s counsellor updated if you are concerned about their emotional or academic progress.

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 10 update

  • Below is information that was included in a letter sent out to Grade 10 parents related to Career Fair (March 19th) and the Work Experience Programme (June 1-5).
  • Please keep your child’s counselor updated if you are concerned about their emotional or academic progress.

Career Day

The goal of the annual Career Day at UNIS Hanoi is to engage students in a collection of creative presentations about work in the modern world. These mini-presentations will be delivered by professionals working and living in Hanoi. Additionally, the day will include networking opportunities for students to visit with presenters in a ‘marketplace’ format. This fast and friendly format of presentations will expose students to familiar careers and hopefully some careers they have never imagined. The Career Carousel is designed to expand the conversation around work and career.

Career Day Goals…

  • To connect academic pursuits and potential professional endeavors in the future
  • To help students gain more insight for their future study path
  • To develop more meaningful and personal connections between students, our alumni and the local community.

Career Day will take place on the morning of March 19 during the regular school day.  Students will prepare for this learning experience through a number of career related activities in their Counselling classes. Constructing resumes and cover letters for their work experience placement.

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in supporting our Career Day by sharing your profession with our Grade 10 students, please contact Giang Pham in our Advancement Department pngiang@unishanoi.org by the end of the month. Your support is VERY much appreciated!

 Work Experience Programme

The goal of the annual Work Experience Programme is for students to develop a better understanding of the links between school and the skills students will need in their working life.  This Work Experience will also give students a chance to meet working professionals to inquire about the daily tasks, responsibilities, working day structure, qualifications needed and to learn more about how they arrived at where they are today in their profession.  We feel confident that students will enhance not only their communications and leadership skills, they will learn more about their own strengths and interests throughout this process. Work experience may also help students navigate future university and career decisions.

The Work Experience Programme will take place June 1-5 the final full week of school.  Work Experience is compulsory for all Grade 10 students and will function as the cumulation of their MYP learning journey.

We are requesting that all Grade 10 students secure a meaningful work experience internship from June 1- 5.  We have found the most meaningful internship experiences have been secured by students seeking their own placement with the assistance of their family and friends within the community.

Work Experience Internships may take place in the same company/organisation in which the parent is employed, however we request that the student be placed in a separate department for a more authentic learning experience. Once a work experience internship placement has been secured, each student will complete their Work Experience Placement Form and Parent Permission Form which is due on April 1st.

Resources to support you and your child:

A more detailed description of what is required or might be appropriate for a work experience placement can be found on the Work Experience Programme Website under the student and company pages. We have a handbook for students and also a guide for potential work experience providers. Your support is VERY much appreciated!

If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please contact your child’s school counsellor.

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 9 update

Please keep your child’s counsellor updated if you are concerned about their emotional or academic progress.

Counsellor: Anwer Kamal

 

TESTING

The ACT’s/SAT’s can only be taken by Grade 11 & 12 UNIS Hanoi students. Please see below for more information including testing dates for 2019-2020.

PSAT Results arrive in early December.

SAT – Important:
College Board has taken extra security measure in test taker fraud. If a student receives an email from the College Board to complete a survey or questionnaire, please do NOT ignore the email. It must be completed. Failure to do the survey would result in the student being removed from the test center roster and forbidden to take the exam that they have registered for.

Please note that this is a random selection process, and students do not need to panic if they do not get an email. We would like to remind students to check their junk inbox in case the College Board emails get delivered there by accident. Any questions, please see your counsellor!

International testing dates for the SAT are in October, December, March, and May. SAT Subject Tests will be available in October, November, December, May, and June. Students cannot sit the SAT and SAT Subject Tests on the same day. If you have any questions, please see your counsellor.

SAT test dates for 2019-2020 are:

SAT Test Dates

  • March 14, 2020
  • May 2, 2020
Registration Deadline Date

  • Feb 14, 2020
  • April 3, 2020

SAT Subject Test Dates:    

  • May 2, 2020
  • June 6, 2020
Registration Deadline Date

  • April 3, 2020
  • N/A

** Please note that language tests with the listening component can only be taken on the November date.

The College Board website is www.collegeboard.org

ACT Test dates 2019-2020 are:

ACT Test Date:

  • April 4, 2020
  • June 13, 2020
Registration Deadline Date

  • February 28, 2020
  • May 8, 2020

UPCOMING UNIVERSITY VISITS

Please check the calendars for the most up to date list of visitors.

Great Ways to Support your MSHS Child with their Distance Learning

Structure their Day: 

  • In the evening  (lessons are posted after 3:00 pm for the following day) or when your child wakes up, check their Veracross calendar with them and make a to-do list. 
  • Set time limits for each class.
  • Plan breaks.
  • Calender their synchronous tutorials for English, Math, I & S, Science, and Foreign Language. 

Check-in with them:

  • If you work, take a break and video call and check on their progress.
  • Spend a few minutes in the evening discussing the next steps for bigger tasks.
  • Ask when their next meeting is with their homebase mentor.

Organize Study Buddies:

  • Get your child to invite a friend over to study together at the kitchen table.
  • Form study a group with regular hours. 
  • Be their study buddy, do some of your own work next to them while they work.

Get Help:

  • Watch teachers’ screencasts from their lesson plans. 
  • If your child is struggling or has a question encourage them to email the teacher or message them on their school Gmail chat.

Wellness:

  • Make sure they have healthy options for breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
  • Give them opportunities to spend some time outside.
  • Encourage time for exercise.

Update from the Middle School and High School Counselling Departments

Counselling Services have continued during our Distance Learning time period in both the Middle and High School via digital communication (email, google chat and google hangouts). Counsellors have helped guide students this week who may be experiencing anxiety and confusion as well as continuing to support the ongoing university application process in Grade 12. The Counsellors remain committed to supporting our students throughout the Distance Learning time period. If parents feel that their child could benefit from a counselling session via one of the digital communication avenues, please contact your child’s school counsellor directly via email.

UPDATE – The March SAT has NOT been cancelled at this time – we will inform our community with any updates as we receive them from the College Board

From the High School Counsellors

Dear UNIS Parents & Community,

Wishing everyone a relaxing break!

Acceptances and offers to universities are beginning to trickle in and we expect more in the coming days and weeks. We will keep you updated in January!

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
University Acceptances as of December 12

Canada:
McMaster University

Netherlands:
University of Utrecht 2

United Kingdom:
King’s College London
Newcastle University 2
University of Bristol
University of Durham
University of Glasgow
University of Leeds
University of Manchester
University of York

United States:
Northeastern University

GRADE LEVEL UPDATE

Grade 12 update

All students with a January 1, 2020 deadline should send out applications next week or as soon as they hear from their ED university (US only)

We require a minimum of two working weeks for processing applications. This means that if you send your application materials to a university- the counseling office will need two working weeks to send out documentation after they are sent out.

Netherlands – Deadlines are quickly approaching for some universities in the Netherlands. Students should be meeting/communicating with their counsellor. We are here to support you in the process

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 11 update

Students are working on a university research process related to the country or countries they are considering in the counselling classes.

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 10 update

  • Students are in the midst of the Course Request process for Grades 11 and 12- appointments have been scheduled. Please check with your child to see when they have been scheduled and please come if you are able.
  • Any student considering Oxbridge or medicine/vet degree in UK should see their counsellor.

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 9 update

Please keep your child’s counsellor updated if you are concerned about their emotional or academic progress.

Counsellor: Anwer Kamal

 

TESTING

The ACT’s/SAT’s can only be taken by Grade 11 & 12 UNIS Hanoi students. Please see below for more information including testing dates for 2019-2020.

PSAT Results arrive in early December.

SAT – Important:
College Board has taken extra security measure in test taker fraud. If a student receives an email from the College Board to complete a survey or questionnaire, please do NOT ignore the email. It must be completed. Failure to do the survey would result in the student being removed from the test center roster and forbidden to take the exam that they have registered for.

Please note that this is a random selection process, and students do not need to panic if they do not get an email. We would like to remind students to check their junk inbox in case the College Board emails get delivered there by accident. Any questions, please see your counsellor!

International testing dates for the SAT are in October, December, March, and May. SAT Subject Tests will be available in October, November, December, May, and June. Students cannot sit the SAT and SAT Subject Tests on the same day. If you have any questions, please see your counsellor.

SAT test dates for 2019-2020 are:

SAT Test Dates

  • March 14, 2020
  • May 2, 2020
Registration Deadline Date

  • Feb 14, 2020
  • April 3, 2020

SAT Subject Test Dates:    

  • May 2, 2020
  • June 6, 2020
Registration Deadline Date

  • April 3, 2020
  • N/A

** Please note that language tests with the listening component can only be taken on the November date.

The College Board website is www.collegeboard.org

ACT Test dates 2019-2020 are:

ACT Test Date:

  • April 4, 2020
  • June 13, 2020
Registration Deadline Date

  • February 28, 2020
  • May 8, 2020

 

UPCOMING UNIVERSITY VISITS

Please check the calendars for the most up to date list of visitors.

From the High School Counsellors

Dear UNIS Parents & Community,

As we move toward the final week before the holiday break, it is time to take a few deep breaths in and then breathe out slowly. The students have been working hard these past four months and we hope they have a well deserved relaxing break with family and friends.

GRADE LEVEL UPDATE

Grade 12 update

All students with a January 1, 2020 deadline should send out applications next week or as soon as they hear from their ED university (US only)

We require a minimum of two working weeks for processing applications. This means that if you send your application materials to a university- the counseling office will need two working weeks to send out documentation after they are sent out.

Netherlands – Deadlines are quickly approaching for some universities in the Netherlands. Students should be meeting/communicating with their counsellor. We are here to support you in the process

Graduation photo order: You have now received an email with access code to view and order Grade 12’s graduation portraits and group photos. If you encounter any difficulties or have any questions, please contact hello@pictureday.asia

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 11 update

Students are working on a university research process related to the country or countries they are considering in the counselling classes.

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 10 update

  • Students are in the midst of the Course Request process for Grades 11 and 12- appointments have been scheduled. Please check with your child to see when they have been scheduled and please come if you are able.
  • Any student considering Oxbridge or medicine/vet degree in UK should see their counsellor.

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 9 update

Please keep your child’s counsellor updated if you are concerned about their emotional or academic progress.

Counsellor: Anwer Kamal mkamal@unihanoi.org

 

TESTING

The ACT’s/SAT’s can only be taken by Grade 11 & 12 UNIS Hanoi students. Please see below for more information including testing dates for 2019-2020.

PSAT Results arrive in early December.

SAT – Important:
College Board has taken extra security measure in test taker fraud. If a student receives an email from the College Board to complete a survey or questionnaire, please do NOT ignore the email. It must be completed. Failure to do the survey would result in the student being removed from the test center roster and forbidden to take the exam that they have registered for.

Please note that this is a random selection process, and students do not need to panic if they do not get an email. We would like to remind students to check their junk inbox in case the College Board emails get delivered there by accident. Any questions, please see your counsellor!

International testing dates for the SAT are in October, December, March, and May. SAT Subject Tests will be available in October, November, December, May, and June. Students cannot sit the SAT and SAT Subject Tests on the same day. If you have any questions, please see your counsellor.

SAT test dates for 2019-2020 are:

SAT Test Dates

  • Dec 7, 2019
  • March 14, 2020
  • May 2, 2020
Registration Deadline Date

  • Feb 14, 2020
  • April 3, 2020

SAT Subject Test Dates:    

  • Dec 7, 2019
  • May 2, 2020
  • June 6, 2020
Registration Deadline Date

  • April 3, 2020
  • N/A

** Please note that language tests with the listening component can only be taken on the November date.

The College Board website is www.collegeboard.org

ACT Test dates 2019-2020 are:

ACT Test Date:

  • December 14, 2019
  • April 4, 2020
  • June 13, 2020
Registration Deadline Date

  • February 28, 2020
  • May 8, 2020

 

UPCOMING UNIVERSITY VISITS

Please check the calendars for the most up to date list of visitors.

From the High School Counsellors

Dear UNIS Parents & Community,

Many thanks to the parent community for their warm appreciation of staff, it was overwhelmingly kind. Thank you!

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University offers have begun to arrive this past week for the Class of 2020. They include offers from the United Kingdom to King’s College London, University of York, and University of Newcastle-2. Congratulations to the students and we will keep you updated throughout the school year!

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We would like to introduce our new high school office assistant, Ms. Trang.

Ms. Trang, our new MSHS Counselor Secretary holds a B.A from Hanoi University and a Master degree in International Business in Hospitality management from SHMS in Switzerland. She spent more than 5 years working at five-star hotels in Hanoi. If you wish to contact her, please email at hsguidancesec@unishanoi.org or ext. 8513. Or even just stop by B5- G04 to say hello.

Meetings have been scheduled for all of the Grade 10 students over the next several weeks and into January. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting with their child if they are able. If the timing does not work, the meeting can be moved to another time. In addition, if parents feel they would like more time with their child and counselor, please contact our office assistant: hsguidancesec@unishanoi.org.

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A programme specialist from Freedom for Chemical Dependency (FCD) will be conducting workshops and presentations with our high school students throughout the week of November 25-29.

Substance Use and Relationships
D-12 Parent Presentation
November 25,  18:00-19:00
Theatre, Centre for the Arts (B10)

The use of alcohol and other drugs affects virtually all of a teen’s relationships: parents, siblings, and friends; school, work, and play; mind, mood, and body; conscience, confidence, and integrity; to how they perceive their past and their future, and to their emotional, intellectual, and spiritual lives. This construct offers a provocative entry point for discussing the impact of use on the growing adolescent.

These programmes present a perfect opportunity for discussing alcohol and other drug-related issues with your children. Parental involvement is crucial to our efforts to reduce the risks teenagers face. We want our students to hear from both school and home that we are concerned about alcohol, nicotine, and other drug use by adolescents, and that we are committed to keeping our children safe.

GRADE LEVEL UPDATE

Grade 12 update

December 1 deadline: All Applications with a December 10 – January 15 deadline or earlier should be completed by December 1.

Hong Kong & Netherlands – Deadlines are quickly approaching for some universities in both Hong Kong and the Netherlands. Students should be meeting/communicating with their counselor. We are here to support you in the process

  • Counsellors continue to read and provide support on student essays and personal statements which are needed in several countries’ application processes.
  • We require a minimum of two working weeks for processing applications. This means that if you send your application materials to a university- the counselling office will need two working weeks to send out documentation after they are sent out.

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 11 update

Students are working on a university research process related to the country or countries they are considering in the counselling classes. We are asking them to have this first phase of their research completed by December 1.

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 10 update

  • Students are in the midst of the Course Request process for Grades 11 and 12- appointments have been scheduled. Please check with your child to see when they have been scheduled.
  • Any student considering Oxbridge or medicine/vet degree in UK should see their counsellor.

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 9 update

Please keep your child’s counsellor updated if you are concerned about their emotional or academic progress.

Counsellor: Anwer Kamal mkamal@unihanoi.org

 

TESTING

The ACT’s/SAT’s can only be taken by Grade 11 & 12 UNIS Hanoi students. Please see below for more information including testing dates for 2019-2020.

PSAT Results arrive in early December.

SAT – Important:
College Board has taken extra security measure in test taker fraud. If a student receives an email from the College Board to complete a survey or questionnaire, please do NOT ignore the email. It must be completed. Failure to do the survey would result in the student being removed from the test center roster and forbidden to take the exam that they have registered for.

Please note that this is a random selection process, and students do not need to panic if they do not get an email. We would like to remind students to check their junk inbox in case the College Board emails get delivered there by accident. Any questions, please see your counsellor!

International testing dates for the SAT are in October, December, March, and May. SAT Subject Tests will be available in October, November, December, May, and June. Students cannot sit the SAT and SAT Subject Tests on the same day. If you have any questions, please see your counsellor.

SAT test dates for 2019-2020 are:

SAT Test Dates

  • Dec 7, 2019
  • March 14, 2020
  • May 2, 2020
Registration Deadline Date

  • Feb 14, 2020
  • April 3, 2020

SAT Subject Test Dates:    

  • Dec 7, 2019
  • May 2, 2020
  • June 6, 2020
Registration Deadline Date

  • April 3, 2020
  • N/A

** Please note that language tests with the listening component can only be taken on the November date.

The College Board website is www.collegeboard.org

ACT Test dates 2019-2020 are:

ACT Test Date:

  • December 14, 2019
  • April 4, 2020
  • June 13, 2020
Registration Deadline Date

  • February 28, 2020
  • May 8, 2020

 

UPCOMING UNIVERSITY VISITS

Please check the calendars for the most up to date list of visitors.

From the High School Counsellors

Dear UNIS Parents & Community,

Meetings have been scheduled for all of the Grade 10 students over the next several weeks and into January. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting with their child if they are able. If the timing does not work, the meeting can be moved to another time. In addition, if parents feel they would like more time with their child and counsellor, please contact our office assistant: hsguidancesec@unishanoi.org.

Grade 12 parents, please see notes below in ‘Grade 12: Updates’, Many thanks.

A programme specialist from Freedom for Chemical Dependency (FCD) will be conducting workshops and presentations with our high school students throughout the week of November 25-29.

Substance Use and Relationships
D-12 Parent Presentation –
November 25, 18:00 – 19:00, UNIS Hanoi Theatre (B10)

The use of alcohol and other drugs affects virtually all of a teen’s relationships: to parents, siblings, and friends; school, work, and play; mind, mood, and body; conscience, confidence, and integrity; to how they perceive their past and their future, and to their emotional, intellectual, and spiritual lives. This construct offers a provocative entry point for discussing the impact of use on the growing adolescent.

These programmes present a perfect opportunity for discussing alcohol and other drug-related issues with your children. Parental involvement is crucial to our efforts to reduce the risks teenagers face. We want our students to hear from both school and home that we are concerned about alcohol, nicotine, and other drug use by adolescents, and that we are committed to keeping our children safe.

GRADE LEVEL UPDATE

Grade 12 update

December 1 deadline: All Applications with a December 10- January 15 deadline or earlier should be completed by December 1.

Hong Kong & Netherlands – Deadlines are quickly approaching for some universities in both Hong Kong and the Netherlands. Students should be meeting/communicating with their counselor. We are here to support you in the process

  • Counsellors continue to read and provide support on student essays and personal statements which are needed in several countries’ application processes.
  • We require a minimum of two working weeks for processing applications. This means that if you send your application materials to a university- the counselling office will need two working weeks to send out documentation after they are sent out.

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 11 update

  • Students are working on a university research process related to the country or countries they are considering in the counselling classes.

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 10 update

  • Students are in the midst of the Course Request process for Grades 11 and 12- appointments have been scheduled. Please check with your child to see when they have been scheduled.
  • Any student considering Oxbridge or medicine/vet degree in UK should see their counsellor.

Counsellors: Franko Cifizzari & Brenda Manfredi

Grade 9 update

  • Please keep your child’s counsellor updated if you are concerned about their emotional or academic progress.

Counsellor: Anwer Kamal mkamal@unihanoi.org

 

TESTING

The ACT’s/SAT’s can only be taken by Grade 11 & 12 UNIS Hanoi students. Please see below for more information including testing dates for 2019-2020.

PSAT Results arrive in early December.

SAT – Important:
College Board has taken extra security measure in test taker fraud.  If a student receives an email from the College Board to complete a survey or questionnaire, please do NOT ignore the email. It must be completed. Failure to do the survey would result in the student being removed from the test center roster and forbidden to take the exam that they have registered for.

Please note that this is a random selection process, and students do not need to panic if they do not get an email. We would like to remind students to check their junk inbox in case the College Board emails get delivered there by accident. Any questions, please see your counsellor!

International testing dates for the SAT are in October, December, March, and May. SAT Subject Tests will be available in October, November, December, May, and June. Students cannot sit the SAT and SAT Subject Tests on the same day. If you have any questions, please see your counsellor.

SAT test dates for 2019-2020 are:

SAT Test Dates

  • Dec 7, 2019
  • March 14, 2020
  • May 2, 2020
Registration Deadline Date

  • Feb 14, 2020
  • April 3, 2020

SAT Subject Test Dates:    

  • Dec 7, 2019
  • May 2, 2020
  • June 6, 2020
Registration Deadline Date

  • April 3, 2020
  • N/A

** Please note that language tests with the listening component can only be taken on the November date.

The College Board website is www.collegeboard.org

ACT Test dates 2019-2020 are:

ACT Test Date:

  • December 14, 2019
  • April 4, 2020
  • June 13, 2020
Registration Deadline Date

  • November 8, 2019
  • February 28, 2020
  • May 8, 2020

 

UPCOMING UNIVERSITY VISITS

Please check the calendars for the most up to date list of visitors.