College Counseling


Colegio Americano está comprometido a ayudar a estudiantes y sus familias a aplicar a universidades de todo el mundo. Los consejeros ayudan a los estudiantes y a los padres en la identificación de excelentes opciones universitarias y la aplicación al ingreso a las mismas. Para algunos estudiantes la ubicación o las carreras son importantes, para otros el costo puede ser una preocupación. Ayudaremos a las familias a identificar universidades donde los estudiantes pueden ser felices y exitosos, y les ayudaremos a presentar las aplicaciones más completas y efectivas posibles.


Tenemos una serie de enlaces en nuestro sitio web de consejería universitaria para ayudar a los padres y estudiantes a navegar por el proceso de solicitud de la universidad. Por supuesto, más allá de nuestro sitio web, animamos a los padres y estudiantes a reunirse con nosotros tanto como sea posible para satisfacer sus necesidades individuales.


Nuestros consejeros universitarios están muy bien conectados con el mundo de las admisiones universitarias a través de sus relaciones con oficiales de admisión, posiciones de liderazgo y participación en organizaciones profesionales, y años de experiencia en este campo. Nuestra meta es ayudar a identificar y maximizar sus posibilidades de admisión a varias escuelas que se adapten al estudiante.


Nuestros consejeros empiezan a trabajar con estudiantes desde el tercer curso, y este proceso continúa hasta el sexto curso.

Tenga en cuenta que dividimos a los estudiantes por apellido en términos del consejero con el que trabajan. Así, Todd Johnson trabaja con apellidos A-L, y Ray Marx trabaja con estudiantes cuyos apellidos empiezan con M-Z.


Si tiene alguna pregunta, póngase en contacto con nosotros a:


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Todd Johnson –

School Profile 2022 - 2023
College Counseling

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Freshman & Sophomores

Top five things colleges are looking for…


  1. Your grades 9-12.
  2. Strength of classes (An IB Diploma is the strongest.)
  3. Activities in and out of school.
  4. Test scores (SAT & TOEFL).
  5. Summer activities – Start thinking about what you are going to do now.


Begin studying for the PSAT next October. Come visit Ray and Todd to check out free studying materials.

If you are a U.S. citizen, make sure you have your Social Security Number.


Seniors: You have until May 1st to make your final decision. Take your time and good luck!

University Acceptances : Class 2021
University Visit Calendar: 2021-22
FCAQ’s University Recruitment Statement

Colegio Americano’s College Counseling Department seeks to offer accurate, current, and
comprehensive information about the full range of higher education opportunities available at
accredited institutions around the world.

Consistent with this goal, Colegio Americano refrains from partnering with any commission- or
incentive-based recruitment agents who receive compensation in the form of a commission or fee
from an institution to which a student applies or in which a student enrolls following recruitment
by the agent.


  • We strongly prefer that college and universities reach out to our students with their own
    admissions personnel. We believe that when the student is able to get to know someone
    who would be a part of the process of deciding whether s/he is admitted, the conversation
    is a real “two-way street”.


  • We believe that commercial agents do not necessarily have the best interest of our
    students in mind. Commercial recruitment agents represent only those universities that
    pay them and recruit exclusively for those universities. As such, they do not represent the
    breadth of institutions available in the higher education system, nor can they represent
    universities equitably.


  • We believe that commission-based agents are not in a position to advocate for the
    student, only for the universities which they represent.
    By adhering strictly to the ethical standards of providing information that is unbiased, objective,
    and comprehensive, Colegio Americano seeks to equip students with the information to find the
    institutions that are a good fit for them. Our goal is to invest in long-term relationships with
    students and institutional partners.


Furthermore, confidential school documentation such as letters of recommendation, predicted IB
scores, and high school transcripts will not be sent to agents but directly to the institutions.
At this point we continue to allow government-based agencies to recruit here at Colegio
Americano, but we are no longer working with commission-based services. If you have questions,
or if we have somehow misunderstood the nature of your organization’s services, please let us

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Tips for your Test Day

Before you know it, it’ll be 8:30 Saturday morning and you’ll be sitting in the test center with an SAT test book in front of you. As your SAT test day draws near, be sure to review these last-minute tips to help you do your best.


The Day Before

Gather up everything you’re going to need for the next morning. You don’t want to be stuck frantically searching for your admission ticket just before you rush out the door. You’ll need the following items:


  •  Acceptable Photo ID
  •  Your SAT Admission Ticket
  •  Two sharpened No. 2 pencils
  •  A calculator with fresh batteries


Write down the directions to the test center. Make sure you know how to get to your test center and how long it’ll take you to get there.

Be well-rested and ready to go. Get a good night’s sleep the night before the test.

Set two alarms—one in your room and one in someone else’s room, in case you hit the snooze button one time too many.


The Morning of the Test

Eat breakfast. You’ll be at the test center for four hours and you’re likely going to get hungry.

Bring snacks. You will get a short break at the end of each hour of testing time. You can eat or drink any snacks you have brought with you during these breaks. A healthy snack will go a long way toward keeping you alert during the entire test.

Bring acceptable Photo ID and your SAT Admission Ticket.

Bring two No. 2 pencils and a good eraser — a pencil is required for the multiple choice questions and the essay. Mechanical pencils are not allowed. Pens are not allowed.

Arrive at your test center no later than 7:45 a.m. Don’t risk getting locked out because you’re 30 seconds late.

Give yourself plenty of time to get to the test center. Consider traffic, weather conditions, flat tires, and anything else that could slow you down.


During the Test

Work only on the section you are supposed to be working on. You’re not allowed to go back to a section once that section has ended. You also can’t start the next section if you finish a section early.

Do easier questions first. You earn just as many points for easy questions as you do for hard ones.

Make sure you use a No. 2 pencil on the answer sheet. It is very important that you fill in the entire circle darkly and completely. If you change your response, erase it as completely as possible. It is very important that you follow these instructions when filling out your answer sheet.

Use all of your time. Students around you may close up their test books and rest their heads on their desks, but you know better. Go back to review problems you weren’t quite sure about the first time. Or, if you skipped any hard problems use the time to try to work them out.

Stay positive and focused. Keep your mind on your work, not your score.

Try not to worry about whether you «nailed it» or «blew it.» It’ll be a long couple of weeks if you do. Know you did your best—and celebrate. You deserve it.

Good Luck!

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