Throughout the year, University Admission News will celebrate the successful applications of our seniors, spotlighting each of the 36 seniors on the occasion of his or her first acceptance.

The 36 seniors in the Saint Maur Class of 2017 are in the process of completing their application to 277 universities in eleven countries: the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, China, Singapore, Australia, Britain, France, The Netherlands, and Russia. Depending on the national calendar, deadlines and decisions vary widely. Students who apply to most British universities are not accepted immediately; instead, they receive a Conditional Offer, specifying the total number of points required for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. Since the May exam results are not announced until July, students do not know for sure where they will be accepted until then. However, with the advice of Dr Mary Anne Suzuki, Head of Science and advisor for British universities, they can maximize their chances of obtaining a place at their preferred university. This has resulted in many Saint Maur students successfully entering universities in the United Kingdom in past years. Julian Kubelec was profiled last week in University Admission News # 1. He had received a Conditional Offer from Royal Holloway, one of the 18 independent colleges within the University of London. This week Julian has received two more Conditional Offers. One is from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham, for a four-year honours program that includes a year in industry. The other is from the Department of Infomatics at the University of Leicester. Both universities are located in the Midlands of England, U.K. ACCEPTANCES THUS FAR: Karin Itakura: Moorpark College (Moorpark, California, U.S.A.) Julian Kubelec: Royal Holloway, University of London; University of Nottingham and University of Leicester (England, UK) Ayaka Thorson: Michigan State University (Michigan, USA)