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Apr 10 2020


Dennis Wang

At the end of last semester, we shared some of Beijing City International School (BCIS) Grade 12 students' early acceptance university offers (click here to read this article). We are proud to share that 61 graduates have so far received admission offers from nearly 100 of their preferred universities across the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Europe and Asia. Among these are world-renowned institutions, such as the University of Southern California, University College London, New York University, University of Toronto, Hong Kong University, as well as the Chicago Art Institute, Art Center Design School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Many students have received multiple offers from several universities, indicating the enthusiasm to have BCIS students join their freshman classes. This is also testament to how BCIS affords and prepares students for the next chapter in their learning journey. See below for the list of universities who have made offers to BCIS Class of 2020 students.


The University of Queensland


McGill University

Simon Fraser University

The University of British Columbia

University of Toronto

Western University

China (Hong Kong)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The University of Hong Kong

China (Mainland)

Beijing Institute of Technology


The University of Tokyo

Waseda University


Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne

United Kingdom

Bournemouth University

Durham University

King's College London, University of London

Lancaster University

Liverpool John Moores University

Loughborough University

Queen Mary University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Sheffield Hallam University

Staffordshire University

University College London

University of Bath

University of Edinburgh

University of Glasgow

University of Manchester

University of Sheffield

University of Surrey

University of the Arts London

University of Warwick

United States

Allegheny College

Art Center College of Design

Bates College

Binghamton University

Boston University

Brandeis University

California College of the Arts

Colgate University

Fordham University

Georgetown University

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Grinnell College

Hofstra University

Loyola Marymount University

Macalester College

Maryland Institute College of Art

McMaster University

New York University

Niagara University

Northeastern University

Occidental College

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

Pratt Institute-Main

Ringling College of Art and Design

Rollins College

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Saint Mary's College

Savannah College of Art and Design

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

School of Visual Arts

Skidmore College

St John's University-New York

Stony Brook University

Syracuse University

The New School

The University of Texas At Austin

Trinity College

Tufts University

Tulane University of Louisiana

University of California-Berkeley

University of California-Davis

University of California-Irvine

University of California-Los Angeles

University of California-Merced

University of California-San Diego

University of California-Santa Barbara

University of California-Santa Cruz

University of Florida

University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign

University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

University of Notre Dame

University of Rochester

University of Southern California

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Vanderbilt University

Wellesley College

York University

IB DP Update

After the worldwide cancellation of IB Diploma Programme (DP) examinations announced on March 27th, the IB has revealed that this year they will be using a new grading system to assess students affected. Instead of examinations and external IB markers only taking samples and applying moderation, the new approach requires schools to submit coursework for all candidates to be externally marked. With regards to the assessment accuracy and fairness issues that may concern students and parents, IB states on its website, "We will use a calculation that is based on the relationship between coursework marks, predicted grades and subject grades to estimate the subject grades candidates would have received if the exams had gone ahead. If the relationship between these elements shows that in previous sessions candidates globally tended to achieve higher outcomes on their exams than their coursework, the calculation used this session will reflect that." BCIS has a strong record of highly accurate grading of IB DP coursework and assessments. Mr. David Nguyen, BCIS IB DP Coordinator, said "I am proud to say that our DP teaching team has been very accurate in their grading and predictions; since the beginning of our school, BCIS teachers have a track record of over 90% accuracy. With this in mind, please rest assured that we are doing everything we can to provide students with the best possible outcome. We will be re-grading all our Internal Assessments to confirm that we are indisputably confident in the grades that we are assigning to students." BCIS Secondary School teachers are working with students and the IB to ensure that the new grading process progresses as planned.