University Counselling

CIS graduated its first class of nineteen students in 1994. Since then, it has graduated some 2,000 students and developed a strong record of university placements.

Three professional counsellors assist students in identifying colleges and universities which best match their strengths and interests, and also provide support and advice in completing the necessary applications. A careers counsellor is also available to guide students in their consideration of possible career paths and potentially relevant university programmes.

Latest Matriculations

The most recent class (2020) was made up of 114 students. Eight students are taking a gap year. Included in the country totals below are five students who have been granted deferrals from US institutions and one from a UK institution.

United States of America (52 students) 

Barnard College
Boston College
Brown University
Carleton College
Claremont McKenna College
Cornell University (3)
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Duke University
Emerson College
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Fordham University
Johns Hopkins University
New York University (3)
Northeastern University
Northwestern University (3)
Parsons New School for Design
Pepperdine University
Pomona College (2)
Ringling College of Art and Design
Stanford University
Stony Brook University
Swarthmore College
Tufts University
University of California, Berkeley (6)
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of Chicago (5)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California (3)
University of Washington, Seattle
Wesleyan University
Yale University

United Kingdom (39 students) 

Brighton University
Cardiff University
Durham University
Imperial College London
Loughborough University
Newcastle University
Queen’s University, Belfast
University of Bath
University of Bristol

University of Exeter
University of Leeds (2)
University of Nottingham
University of St. Andrews (3)
University of Warwick (2)University of the Arts London
London College of Fashion
University of London
King’s College London (6)
London School of Economics & Political Sciences (2)
Queen Mary
University College London (6)
University of Cambridge
Downing College
King’s College
University of Oxford
Oriel College
Queen’s College

Australia (2 students)

University of Melbourne
University of New South Wales

Canada (15 students)

McGill University
McMaster University
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia (4)
University of Toronto (6)
University of Waterloo
Western University

Hong Kong (3 students)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
University of Hong Kong (2)

Spain (2 students)

Universitat Ramon Llull, Blanquerna
University of Navarra

UK/HK (1 student)

University College London and University of Hong Kong Dual Programme


Matriculations Overview

In recent years, the Year 13 graduating class has numbered approximately 110 students. Students typically choose among options in two or more countries, with approximately 50% of graduates entering colleges and universities in the US, 30% the UK, 10% Canada, 5% Hong Kong, and a handful choosing Australia, Europe or other Asian countries.

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