University Counseling Contract
Prior to beginning individual counseling meetings, students and their parents/guardians sign a contract pledging to not accept the services of any external counselor, commercial entity, family acquaintance, or relative acting in a counseling capacity in the editing or writing of application essays, activities lists, or financial aid applications. This contract is an extension of the UWC Changshu Academic Honesty Policy in that it expects each student to be the sole author and editor of each component of their college and university applications.
Restrictive Early Action Policy
UWC Changshu treats Restrictive Early Action (REA) at four specific universities like an Early Decision (ED) program. Those schools are Harvard University, Princeton University, Stanford University, and Yale University. Our students are only encouraged to apply to REA programs at these specific schools if the relevant university is their absolute first choice. Students admitted through REA programs at these four schools are not permitted to apply to other colleges in Regular Decision.
Early Decision Withdrawal Policy
UWC Changshu students admitted during the ED round must withdraw any other applications submitted. This policy is in line with the ED agreement signed by students, parents, and the university counselor prior to submission.
10 School Limit
Students in their DP2 year are not allowed to submit more than ten college applications. This limit allows students to focus on finding schools that best fit their interests and submit high quality applications to each. Applications to the UCAS system in the UK, the University of California system in the U.S., and the Ontario Universities system in Canada will only count for one application each.