College Counselling

The Lyceum Alpinum has a unique and diverse student body. Almost 100% of graduates each year begin degree courses at college or university in Switzerland, Germany, Britain, the United States, Canada or even Australia. Mrs Heather Thompson-Cavalli is the college counsellor at the Lyceum Alpinum. Together with boarding house staff and teachers, as well as independent counsellors, advisors and members of the Zuoz Club, she helps students to make the right choice for their future.

The process begins in 10th grade (DIS4/M4) when students choose their subjects for the crucial final two years. In 11th grade the contact with the college counsellors intensifies when students start work on their college essays, prepare for entrance examinations (ACT, SAT, IELTS, LNAT, BMAT, UKCAT, TSA, PSA and many more) and interviews and generally start the application process. The most important point to remember that it's not about finding the best university, but about finding the best fit.

The Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz welcomes a wide variety of universities and colleges each year to come to campus for an opportunity to meet with students. If you are a University or College representative, please go to RepVisits to schedule your appointment at your leisure. We look forward to seeing you in Zuoz.

 

Contact

Mrs Heather Thompson-Cavalli  
T +41 81 851 3068
Fax +41 81 851 3033

Admission & Acceptances

For admission to universities in Switzerland with the IB diploma, please refer to the following link:
Study in Switzerland with the IB Diploma

For admission to universities in Switzerland with the German Abitur, please refer to the following link:
 
For admission to universities in Germany with the IB diploma, please refer to the following link:

University Offers and Acceptances 2016
PDF Zuoz Graduating Class 2016

University Acceptances 2012-2016
Our class of 2012 to 2016 students have been accepted or offered places at the following universities and colleges:
PDFUniversity Acceptances 2012-2016

 

Deadlines and Tests

Deadlines for University Applications 2017/18

Universities of Oxford and Cambridge      15 October 2017
Early Action/Early Decision (USA) From 1 November 2017(depending on the university)
Regular application (USA) From 1 January 2018
UK universities 15 January 2018
Swiss universities 30 April 2018 (Medicine: 15 February 2018)
German universities 15 July 2018 (depending on the university)

Standardised tests at the Lyceum Alpinum

The Lyceum Alpinum is now a test centre for three standardised tests:

1. ACT (www.actstudent.org)

2. SAT (www.collegeboard.com)

3. IELTS (www.britishcouncil.org)

Students who are interested in studying in the United States are strongly advised to take the ACT and/or the SAT at the school. There are special tutorial groups in English and Maths to help students prepare for these tests.

The IELTS is an English test which is now recognised by higher education institutions all over the world.

The Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz is also an Oxbridge testing site. 

For more information on any of these tests please contact Mrs Heather Thompson Cavalli.

Some advice:

  • Decide which US or Canadian colleges you might be interested in and find out specifically what their standardized testing requirements are.
  • Create a timeline for yourself of test dates, registration deadlines and application deadlines. Do this as early as possible!
  • Register for tests early! There is no point in waiting until the day before registration closes when you could register today!

ACT + Writing** dates 2017/18

Test Date Registration Deadline     
*September 9, 2017      August 5, 2017
*October 28, 2017 September 16, 2017
*December 9, 2017 November 4, 2017
*April 14, 2018 March 3, 2018
*June 9, 2018 May 5, 2018

*dates offered at Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz 

**LAZ recommends that all students check with potential colleges whether they will require the additional Writing Option - Mrs Thompson Cavalli has a good list for reference

Registration

SAT+Writing** & SAT Subject Test dates 2016/17

Test Date Registration deadline
*October 7, 2017 September 8, 2017
*November 4, 2017 (Subject Test only)  October 5, 2017
*December 2, 2017 November 2, 2017
*March 10, 2018 (SAT only) February 9, 2017
*May 5, 2018 April 6, 2018
June 2, 2018 (Subject Test only) tbd

*dates offered at the Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz

**LAZ recommends that all students check with potential colleges whether they will require the additional Writing Option - Mrs Thompson Cavalli has a good list for reference

Registration

IELTS dates 2017/18

Test Date Registration Deadline
*November 25, 2017 September 30, 2017
*June 23, 2018 April 27, 2018

*dates offered at Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz

Registration

Cambridge & Oxford University Exams/BMAT

Test Date Registration Deadline
*November 2, 2017 Deadlines vary, please see Mrs Thompson-Cavalli

*dates offered at Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz

Registration