Preparing for University

For those of you who are interested in going to university in the US, we have a number of excellent opportunities for you in the summer of 2019:

  • Our College Preparation Course will give you the opportunity to find out about the application process and how to choose the right place for you.

  • At our College Fair, you will get the chance to meet Admissions Officers from over 20 local colleges and universities.

  • On our College Visits Programme, you can explore some of the top universities in the Boston area.


College Preparation Course

If you are thinking of going to university in the US then this afternoon course is ideal. It offers a range of topics that will lead to a successful application process. Each week features a visit to a different Boston university where you can tour the campus and ask Admissions Counsellors questions. This course is in two parts – you can either take part 1 or part 2, or both, depending on your needs.

  • College Prep Part I runs in Week 1. This covers the basics of the application process and how you can use your IB knowledge and skills to your advantage. It also looks at what it’s like to be a student in the US and the practicalities of finance and visas.

                       Week 1: you will visit Boston College

  • College Prep Part II runs in Week 2 and covers further particulars of the application process – the college essay, ACTs and SATs, and careers counselling.

                       Week 2: you will visit Babson College

  • Friday College Visits Programme allows students attending any of our College Preparation Programmes the chance to visit more colleges.

                       Friday 5th July: Tufts University

                       Friday 12th July: Boston University

Please note, all our college visits are subject to change, however, we will notify you in advance should a change happen.

College Fair

In summer 2019, OSC will be hosting our College Fair on campus during Week 2 of the Mid IBDP Summer Schools. Students will have the opportunity to meet with Admissions Advisors from top North American colleges and universities. Our College Financial Advisor will also be on hand to discuss scholarships and answer questions about financial options. 

Colleges and universities who have participated in recent years include:




College Visits Programme

We are offering all students the opportunity to visit two Boston colleges. The visit will include an admissions session and a campus tour, and you will be accompanied by our experienced College Counsellor. Transport to and from the college by private bus is included.

Friday 5th July: Tufts University

Friday 12th July: Boston University

If you attend our College Preparation Course you will be able to visit other colleges included in that programme.

Please note, all our college visits are subject to change, however, we will notify you in advance should a change happen.




I really enjoyed visiting the colleges in Boston. I could get a feel for the college itself, and get answers to my questions. The OSC College Counsellor was also really helpful because I could ask my IB-specific questions.
OSC Student