Application Items

Application Items: The Essentials…

  1. High School Transcripts (From Year 10-13): You will send in your Transcript from Year 10-13. You also need to send a transcript from every High School attended!
  2. IB Predicted Grades & IGCSE Results: Are a critical component to the Application usually acquired after 1st report card unless you are applying Early Admission Scheme. These results will be indicators of your potential on your IB exams at the end of the year.IGCSE Results: are also sent to universities with your Transcript.
  3. SAT I & II /ACT Scores  The ACT is offered at YCIS Century Park 5x a year (USA / Hong Kong / South Korea)(See Application Items Tab for details). While the SAT is provided by YCIS Gubei Campus.  Send them online & remember many prestigious universities in the USA it will be to your advantage to send 2 or even 3 SAT II Subject Tests.
  4. TOEFL / IELTS Scores Needed to demonstrate English ability (English A Examinations & US, UK, Canadian Citizens often are exempt). See ( Application Items Tab for details). Tests are offered throughout the year at designated Test Centers (not at YCIS). Send scores online a small fee applies.
  5. Essay &/or Personal Statement You will need to write an essay for the university admissions committee usually this includes: Your reasons for choosing them, what makes you stand out as a quality candidate, and how the university can assist you in reaching your academic goals. Often more than 1 Essay is required per university check to see this on the Essay Resource Page of the Portal. Following Mr. Gartz’s guidelines will help you to write your very best!
  6. Recommendation Letters:  You have the option of requesting up to 2 teacher recommendations & 1 counsellor. You need to invite each in person as well as completing an online request on Naviance. It is recommended that 1 teacher correspond with your chosen major. Yet, all teachers and Mr. Gartz must also be provided your extensive and complete Naviance RESUME.
  7. Online Application Each university has an admissions web page. Go there to find requirements and begin working on them on the application portal. For USA & UK universities look at ( & to see which universities can be expedited through this process. Ontario Canada (OUAC) while other universities each have their separate admissions portal.
  8. Online Application Fees are required to review your online application. Pay by credit card it is the best method.
  9. Financial Bank Letter Many USA Universities often want a financial letter signed by a Bank Manager showing your parents savings account of financial support to attend university. This includes: enough to cover the first year’s tuition, on their letterhead. (See Financial Bank Letter Application Items for details). This letter is either sent in applying to the university or after in the process of enrollment.
  10. Supplemental Documents Often universities have their own requirements to complete called supplements.  Refer to the University website application page early to find out All that’s necessary. Supplements may include: (Passport copy and HKID, Specific University Recommendations, Summary of High School Activities List, etc. It is a student’s responsibility to know each university’s application requirements & share them with your counselor.For Students intent on studying Performing Arts (Music, Art, Drama) in University the portfolio is required. A CD or personal webpage are two ways to show your best work.  (See Mr. Gartz & relevant teachers for details)