The University and Career Counsellors (UCC) guide students throughout their four years of high school on making informed decisions regarding their course selections, standardized testing, career options, and university applications. A UCC curriculum is in place starting in H1 (Year 10) with some lessons during CORE (social and emotional wellbeing classes) and finishing off in H4 (Year 13) with more CORE lessons and regular individual meetings. Students officially start to meet with their assigned UCC in January of their H3 year. A parent meeting is required in April to May to establish a university application plan for each student.
In addition to one-on-one meetings and UCC lessons, the university counsellors also host parent presentations throughout the academic year catered to parents of H1 to H4 students, and Parent Coffee Meetings for all secondary school parents. H3 year is the most crucial time for students as that is the time when students need to do research on different universities and systems, develop a reasonable university list, and take all necessary exams for university admission. H4 year is when students complete their applications and finish the process at the end by finishing strong in their courses and earning the IB grades needed for admission.
At TES, all students are set up with a BridgeU account as they enter the High School Section. BridgeU is a comprehensive, data-driven online resource that can be used to research and explore course options, research universities, write college essays, and manage university applications. Students can search for universities and areas of study and start to create a list of institutions they would like to explore in more depth.
Meet our UCC Team
Ms. Nancy Chien, Head of University and Career Counselling
Ms. Erin Nicolls, University and Career Counsellor
Mr. Graeme McNaught, University and Career Counsellor
TES will host visits from representatives from accredited college or university worldwide. We will not host agents or consultants. The best time to visit us either: 1) Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during part of the students' lunch period: 1:00-1:40 pm or 2) Tuesday and Wednesday during first break: 9:35-9:55 am.
Please look at our calendar below and then complete the Google form to schedule your visit. We also have the 2018-2019 academic calendar and 2019-2020 academic calendar for your reference. We ask that you schedule at least one week in advance of your planned visit.
Important Note: We are happy to have multiple university visits at the same time on the same day. Please feel free to request a date even if you see that other representatives are scheduled to come during your preferred date and time.
Travelling to TES
Take the MRT to Zhishan Station on Northern Bound (Tamsui / Beitou) red line, and then take a 15-20 minute taxi ride to the secondary campus up on Yangmingshan Mountain.
This is very important: Please make sure to let the driver know that the campus is the one up on Yangmingshan Mountain. We have two campuses and many drivers are more familiar with the primary school campus near the Zhishan MRT station than the one up the mountain.
Here is a taxi card in both English and Chinese for you to print out.