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FAQs about College

When should I start planning for my University application?

Should I study locally or internationally? How can I determine the right university for me?

What should I major in?

When do I need to declare my major?

What types of scholarships am I eligible for?

How can I afford college, and what are some other ways to pay for it?

Can I work while in college?

Selecting a university is one of the most important and expensive decisions you will have to make. The University Counseling Office (UCO) is here to help and provide you with information to guide you through the university selection and admission process. This process takes much planning and decision- making. The uncertainty you may feel is normal. Although this process requires hard work and can be confusing, it also can be interesting and rewarding.  The good news is that you will be guided throughout the process, from start to finish, and we will present you with many exciting opportunities.

During your search you will learn about universities in Vietnam, in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and perhaps many other parts of the world. Most importantly, you will learn about yourself. You should choose a university that feels right for you.

Many people will tell you where they think you should go, but it is you who will spend your four years there. Therefore, you must be the one who decides where to go and take their advice as reference only. There are many great schools in the world—not just the ones mention in rankings such as US News and World Report magazine.

During this process, it is essential that you stick to your plans, read all instructions carefully, meet all deadlines, and ask questions. Do not guess or assume! We would love to hear your questions! Admission officers are also very helpful, so do not hesitate to email or call them if you have any questions related to the admission process or the university itself. No matter how strong you are, you will eliminate your chances of acceptance by missing deadlines or failing to follow instructions accurately. Counseling and assistance are available to you throughout the process. Many of our teachers have studied abroad and can advise you, and our Head of Schools, Mr. Christopher McDonald, has many connections and relationships with colleges in the USA. But please keep in mind that you are the one who is responsible for your search, meeting all deadlines, submitting applications, and keeping counselors informed of your progress and concerns.

The more you do yourself, the more successful your search will be, and we believe this will be a great practice for you before entering into college life. We hope that you will find the university admission process to be a time of discovery rather than one filled with uncertainty and stress. Please come see UCO often! Good luck and enjoy the university admissions application process!

Chi Nguyen

Manager of University Counseling Office Email: chi.nh@theolympiaschools.edu.vn

Tel: (+844)62677999/Ext: 103

Student’s Individual Counseling time: 3:05-3:55pm from Monday to Friday.

Parents: please contact Ms. Chi Nguyen to schedule an appointment if you wish