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Middle & High School Students

This section of the website is devoted to students who should be starting from as early as their year 9/10 to prepare for college applications.

Please check the following proposed time frame to help you prepare for our requirements.

  • Start an Online Application: The online application is available in early September, however always check the application timeline. Although you technically have until February 1st to submit your electronic application, it is highly advisable to start working on your application as early as possible. Make sure you review the required documentations available on the Admissions Requirements section of this website that need to be submitted before March 1st.

  • Work on your personal statement: As part of your application, you will be requested to include a personal statement. Working on refining your writing might require some time and guidance. Ensure that you have followed the instructions on the Personal Statement section of your application. For tips on Personal Statement writing, check Personal Statement Tips

  • Review test dates and register for the test: Whether you intend to re-take a test or are taking it for the first time, it is important to check the test dates and location to register for the test. You need to factor-in the time needed for your scores to be reach us, as some scores take between 4 to 6 weeks to be reported. Please note that Education City offers "Residual" tests. For more information on residual tests, kindly check HBKU website.

  • Talk to your teachers / school counselors about your reference letters: Follow-up with your teachers and counselor about the reference letters you want them to fill for you. The forms that need to be filled are already available on the application. There are two types of reference forms: a paper and an electronic form both of these are acceptable. There are clear instructions on the application concerning the two types. Please read and follow these instructions carefully.

  • Complete your application and requested documents: Review your application well ahead of time, and only submit it if you think it contains all the requested information. The application is designed in such a way to provide a checklist of all the needed components. Please remember that the deadline for submission of the Online Application is February 1st; however, if your application is ready well before this date, it is advisable to go ahead and submit the application. The same is applicable for your documents. Should these be ready to be submitted well ahead of the deadline, you can go ahead and submit them to the Office of Admissions, knowing that the last date for documents submission is March 1st. Please remember that only completed files will be processed.