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University Counselling

Pearl Noh

Pearl Noh

Secondary University Counsellor
M.A., Kyeong Hee Cyber University, South Korea
Certified College Counsellor, University of Pennsylvania GSE, USA

The NIS University Counselling Programme focuses on the overall personal development and wellness of our students. The areas of focus are; academic, career, and social-emotional.

Starting from Grade 11, we support with course selection, career objectives, next steps after high school, and in Grade 12, university research and applications.  NIS is an official SAT test centre which supports our students in developing their college and university application profile. All our counsellors are members of the International Association for College Admissions Counseling (ACAC).

Our collaborative and inclusive University Counselling programme aims to provide our students with the best options for postsecondary education or careers after they graduate from NIS.

The goal is to guide and support every student in figuring out what their unique path should look like. We support and we guide and we are experts, but it’s their lives and they have to make those decisions. We make sure they retain that agency.

Our University Counselling involves parents every step of the way and helps students and families to discover and make informed decisions about what university or next step is the best fit for them. Guidance is given throughout the application process, from exploring universities and majors to writing stand-out essays, to understanding diverse admission processes. University Counselling at NIS also offers a variety of workshops on different universities destinations around the world. Work Experience Week sees our Grade 10s Burst the Bubble and step out of their comfort zone to experience a wide variety of career choices in different industries.


Information for University Admissions Representatives

Founded in 1992, Nanjing International School is an inclusive, English curriculum full International Baccalaureate (PYP, MYP, DP) co-ed day school located in Nanjing, China. NIS has the distinction of being the first IB Continuum School in the country. From Early Years to Grade 12, there are 600 students at NIS with over 35 different nationalities. The 85,800sqm, LEED-certified NIS campus offers a wide range of developmentally appropriate facilities, including an outdoor FIFA-approved full-length football field with a 400m track, two gymnasiums, multiple playgrounds, a 540-seat theatre, and indoor swimming facility.

At NIS, the school calendar year runs from August to June. Grades are reported every semester in January and June. The NIS class schedule runs on an 8-day 65-minute block cycle. NIS is a 1:1 Mac laptop school from Grades 5-12. Students in our Secondary School are encouraged to take the IB Diploma Programme. In the IB DP, students have 3 higher level and 3 standard level subjects, as well as complete the Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay, and Creativity, Activity, and Service. NIS does not rank, weight, or provide a GPA for students. NIS will report incidents of academic dishonesty when requested or required by an institution.