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Where Do TASIS Students Go To College?

Any student graduating from TASIS has earned, at a minimum, a standard US-accredited High School Diploma and can expect to gain admission to quality universities, particularly in the United States. Students who are driven to find a home at one of the world’s most selective universities can do so by pursuing an International Baccalaureate Diploma (as 57 of 123 students in the Class of 2016 did) or by taking a number of Advanced Placement courses and scoring highly on the corresponding exams. Students may further bolster their candidacy by performing well on standardized tests, writing excellent personal statements, securing strong reference letters, and exhibiting an impressive commitment to some combination of the arts, athletics, local and global service, and leadership positions on or off campus.

In short, there are many paths to success at TASIS. Below we examine the roads traveled by a number of recent graduates.

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Paulina Gazin '16 (Russia/Ukraine/United States) decided to attend the prestigious University of Pennsylvania following an outstanding six years at TASIS that also yielded acceptance letters from Cornell University; Duke University; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, Santa Barbara; and Northeastern University.
Carmen Alban '16 (United States) is headed to Duke University after selecting the academic and research powerhouse over Northwestern University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Texas at Austin, University of Southern California, Vanderbilt University, University of Virginia, and Southern Methodist University.
Former TASIS standout Pavel Artemov '15 (Russia) is now studying Biological Natural Sciences at Corpus Christi College, one of the oldest and most prestigious colleges in the University of Cambridge.
Edoardo Italia '16 (Italy) applied to six schools—Imperial College London, McGill University, University of Manchester, University of Exeter, University of Birmingham, and Loughborough University—and received offers from all of them.
Mindy Chen '15 (United States) has completed an excellent freshman year at the University of Southern California, where she will pursue a degree in International Relations (Global Business) with a minor in Music Industry.
Class of 2015 Valedictorian Anton Alyakin (Russia) is now working on a double major in Computer Engineering and Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, where he has made the Dean's List each semester and worked as a summer researcher in the Neuroengineering Lab.
Marianne Tissot '16 (France/Puerto Rico) intends to major in Neuroscience at Bowdoin College, selecting the distinguished liberal arts school over Cornell University, Barnard College, New York University, Boston University, and Northeastern University.
Only a spot on the waitlist at the University of California, Berkeley, prevented Jonathan Xie '16 (United States) from going a perfect 10-10 on his applications. Following three excellent years at TASIS, the trilingual scholar has decided to study Political Science or Economics at the excellent University of California, Los Angeles.
After also receiving offers from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Bristol, Firyuza Yunosova '15 (Russia) opted to study Medicine at Hull York Medical School, which admits just 140 students each year.
Ryan Osgood '14 (United States/France) is pursuing a degree in Computer Science at Tufts University after choosing the private research university over University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and College of William & Mary.
Isabella Piconi '16 (Belgium/United States) and her sisters Antonella and Gabriella—who have been standouts at TASIS since seventh grade—combined to get into 14 schools. Isabella intends to double major in Education and Psychology and minor in Italian at High Point University.
Jan Vincent Huntenburg '13 (Germany) is closing in on a degree in Composition with a minor in Conducting at Berklee College of Music, long renowned as one of the world's top music schools.
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