Chatsworth believes in a student-centered approach with the college/university process. Students are expected to take control of searching for universities, completing and submitting applications by posted deadlines, paying application fees, making decisions driving the process forward, signing up for standardised tests, and ultimately making an acceptance choice. Often times the family will play a role in decision making; however, the process will enable students to develop a sense of autonomy and responsibility.
There are many variables to consider which are more important, such as size, location, costs, and course offerings and more importantly, if they will literally fit in. They should also consider what exactly they need and want out of a post-secondary education. Chatsworth has a University Advisor who will guide, counsel, probe, refer, suggest, and inform students so that they can better make a more informed decision when searching and applying to universities.
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August - May
IBDP Course Selection
August - May
February - March
March - May
May - June
June - August
Consider unique opportunities such as volunteering, internships, university visits, academic/enrichment programmes, travel, and quality time with family.
Complete your UCAS personal statement draft; Common App essay draft.
Plan ahead for any standardised testing. Research the deadlines and register online for all required standardised testing (e.g. SAT, ACT, IELTS, UK entrance exams).
August - September
August - October
Application Deadline For Cambridge Applicants hoping to be Interviewed in Singapore.
Hong Kong Applicants
November - December
USA Passport and Green Card Holders Can Begin FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
August - September (after you've graduated)
Chatsworth students apply to universities worldwide. This is a general timeline and is not inclusive of all possible dates and deadlines. Specific dates for seminars, upcoming uni visits, etc. will be shared with students through this site and our Daily Chatter.
Requests for transcripts, recommendations, etc. need to be submitted at least three weeks before the deadline.
We endeavour to share on this page information of upcoming university visits and education fairs either on campus or at specific locations in Singapore. On-campus visits are usually scheduled during lunch. Off-campus visits are held at other international schools, convention centres, or institutions. Chatsworth does not endorse any particular college or university. We welcome visits from around the world to share their programmes. Most visits, in fact, are initiated by the university and are scheduled based on availability. We believe students at Chatsworth will be able to make well-informed decisions as they explore specific universities, the programmes universities offer, and the countries these universities represent; all this is in addition to their independent research.
Nagoya University of Commerce and Business
Tuesday 19 November 2019
Our main campus, Nisshin Nagakute, is set in the beautiful Nisshin countryside just outside of Nagoya City where we have almost 3,000 students and over 100 faculty. We are the only university in Japan to offer a BBA degree taught 100% in English. We also have a downtown campus located within walking distance from Nagoya station where we teach solely using the Case Method
EU Business School
19 November 2019
Established in 1973, EU Business School (EU) is an international, professionally accredited, high-ranking business school with campuses in Barcelona, Geneva, Montreux, Munich and online.
We offer English-taught foundation, bachelor’s, master’s and MBA programs. These include business administration, communication & public relations, international business, digital business, sports management, marketing, finance and enterprise, among others.
12 November 2019
IÉSEG School of Management is one of the top Business Schools in France, ranked 7th in France and 31st overall in the Financial Times Masters in Management 2017 ranking.
Ontario College of Art and Design University
Founded in 1876, OCAD U is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD U continuously builds on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, members of the OCAD U community are uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life.
Our programs and research bridge fields of digital media and design, sustainability, health and wellness, cultural diversity and indigenous cultures.
23 October 2019
Maryland Institute College of Art
8 October 2019
Acknowledged nationally as a premier leader in art and design education, MICA is deliberately cultivating a new generation of artist – one that is capable of seamlessly integrating innovation, entrepreneurship and creative citizenship with contemporary approaches to art, design and media.
Please note that many top universities are traveling with AEO. For instance, both University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Diego are visiting. UC Berkeley was ranked last year as the #1 state university, both by Forbes and US News. UC Berkeley was also ranked by US News Global Universities as the #4 public university in the world. UC San Diego was ranked #5 in 2018.
Here are the universities that will be visiting Chatsworth:
30 September 2019
Dalhousie University is proudly located in Halifax, Nova Scotia which is ranked one of the friendliest cities in the world. Founded in 1818, we're one of Canada’s oldest universities, attracting more than 19,000 students from around the world. We make a lasting impact by blending transformative academic programs with pioneering research on Canada’s East Coast.
24 September 2019
We are an ambitious and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision located in a beautiful and thriving capital city. Our world-leading research was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for quality and 2nd for impact. We provide an educationally outstanding experience for our students.
23 September 2019
19 September 2019
The UK-based Durham University is a public research university situated in the North East of England, UK, founded in 1832. Durham is the joint 78th best university in the world according to the QS World University Rankings® 2018 and ranks among the top 10 universities in the world for:
For more than a century and a half, Bryant’s real-world curriculum has prepared students to succeed as leaders in an ever-changing world. Today, Bryant delivers a path-breaking experience in a student-centered environment that integrates business, the arts and sciences, global perspectives, and technology. Our graduates excel and are in high demand by organizations around the world
18 September 2019
Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University is ranked at 24 in the QS Global World University Rankings.
17 September 2019
Savannah College of Art and Design
10 September 2019
SIM Global Education
5 September 2019
University of British Columbia
3 September 2019
|Australia||Continental Europe||Hong Kong|
|Australian Education Network||Erasmus Programme||Study in Hong Kong|
|IDP Education||Study in Denmark|
|Study in Finland||Japan|
|Canada||Campus France||Study in Japan|
|Maclean's Guide||Study in Germany|
|EduCanada||Study in Italy||United Kingdom|
|Canada's Higher Education and Careers||Study in Lithuania||UCAS|
|Study in the Netherlands||The Complete University Guide|
|China||Study in Spain||Which University?|
|Study in China||Study in Sweden|
|Study in Switzerland||United States of America|
|Big Future by College Board|
For forms relating to university advising, login to download.
Registering, paying, and completing all required tests are the responsibility of the student. When researching universities, note which specific tests are part of the application process. Register early as spaces may fill up quickly.
Take one or the other. Most USA universities accept either.
If you are starting university in September 2016, then take the old SAT test; if starting university in September 2017, then you may take the old or new SAT test. If you do not want to be a guinea pig, then simply take the ACT, which many schools are encouraging. Pick a copy of SAT and SAT Subject Tests info booklets outside the IB Office.
SAT Test Dates
Did you know Khan Academy has a free tutorial for the old and new SAT?
ACT Test Dates
Some countries may require you to take an English proficiency test. Check with your university as to which test they prefer.
IELTS at the British Council
TOEFL by ETS
Here are some important websites you will visit regularly during the university application process.
UCAS is for UK universities only. Upon first time registration, the buzzword to connect with Chatsworth is ‘enlighten’.
Common App is mostly for USA universities, and you must link your Common App account to to Cialfo.
Foreign students usually require a student visa in order to study overseas. The links provided offer information on how to obtain a student visa at some of the more common study destinations.