Congratulations to the class of 2017 at our sister school BASIS Independent Silicon Valley on their first round of college admissions! Students received their Early Acceptances from colleges and universities around the world. And, we are thrilled to share the results. Students will receive admissions decisions for the regular cycle in the spring.
At BASIS Independent McLean we are excited for our current and future upper school students and the opportunities ahead of them. At our campus the college counseling process begins in grade 9; we pride ourselves on offering our students a myriad of opportunities to prepare for and think about their options for college. Our hope is to demystify the application process so when students arrive to the senior year our families feel well prepared to jump into college applications.
In their senior year, students have a dedicated, daily college counseling class. This class allows for close mentorship from the college counselor and carves out time in the students’ days to chip away on their applications. During the course of the class students will have their admissions essays reviewed by the college counselor (usually several times), they will finalize letter of recommendation requests, practice interview skills, and much more.
Over the course of a student’s high school career, counselors become familiar with each students' strengths and areas for growth. With this individual attention, compelling personal letters of recommendation, and quality-control checks on all applications, it is no wonder our students are accepted to the best colleges and universities in the world.
The Class of 2017 enrolled at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley in 10th grade.
Below is a sampling of Early Acceptances:
- Stanford University
- Johns Hopkins
- Carnegie Mellon
- Andrews (UK)
- University of Edinburgh (UK)
- Kings College London (UK)
- University of Kent (UK)
- University of Michigan
- Northeastern University (Comp. Sci. Honors Program)
- University of Illinois - Urbana Champlain (Comp. Sci. Honors Program)
- Purdue University
- Case Western
The Class of 2016 received acceptances to a variety of colleges and universities. To see the complete list from Georgetown and Yale, to the London School of Economics, click here.
BASIS Independent McLean is a preschool-grade 12 private school located in McLean, Virginia providing students an acclaimed liberal arts and science curriculum. Attend an informational event to learn more.