Here you will find frequently asked questions, videos, downloads, and links related to CIEE College Counseling and the college application process. 

Who needs college counseling?

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All students can benefit from college counseling. Whether you are an international student or attend high school in the U.S., our dedicated college counselor can help you apply to college in the U.S. Get help building a school list, exploring college majors, developing a test prep strategy, writing your essays, and more. Not only does this reduce the stress of applying to college, but it will help you feel more secure in your chance of gaining admittance.


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Students can meet with their college counselor by whatever means is easiest for them – Skype, GoToMeeting, WeChat, WhatsApp, or phone! It is often easiest to meet using Skype or GoToMeeting so that you and your college counselor are able to share computer screens. This makes it easier to see and exchange important resources.

Do you guarantee college acceptance?

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We cannot guarantee you will be accepted to the colleges or universities to which you apply. However, we will work with you to develop a balanced list of schools that you are interested in. Building a balanced list is one of the best ways to gain admission to a college or university in the U.S. 

What is CIEE?

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The Council on International Educational Exchange, also known as CIEE, is the oldest and largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization in the U.S. Since our founding in 1947, we have helped hundreds of thousands of students like you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live, work, and study in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.