College Advising

Welcome to College Advising

Given the global nature of educational opportunities available to GISNY students who earn the German International Abitur (DIA), our approach to college advising is highly individualized. 

To help our students find their own paths and gain acceptance to their favorite schools, our savvy college advisors work very closely with students and their families to guide them through the selection and application process for schools in the US, Canada, Great Britain and European countries.  

Each year, our college advisors also offer students a variety of opportunities to explore possible educational and career paths with events such as career panels, college alumni Q&A sessions and interview training.  Furthermore, it is recommended that our upper grade students  complete 80 hours of community service prior to graduation.

On average, 80% of GISNY graduates continue their education at colleges and universities in German-speaking countries.  However, a growing number of our students choose to attend university in English-speaking countries including the United States, Canada, Great Britain and other European countries.  Below is a list of the colleges and universities to which our graduates have been accepted in recent years.

For questions, please email College Advising Email

Handbook for Colleges and Universities in the USA

Please click here to learn more about the college application process in the US. 

Studying at Universities in Germany

Please click here to learn more about studying in Germany.  (FAQ für das Studium in Deutschland)

Helpful Websites for Studying in Germany

Studying Options Bachelors or Masters


CAMPUS OWL network of the five public higher education institutions in East Westphalia-Lippe, federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia)

GermanyInternet portal of the ZVS (Zentralstelle für die Vergabe von Studienplätzen) [Central Agency for the Awarding of University Admissions]


Ranking of the Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung (CHE) [Center for University Development]

Ranking by Students


History of College & University Acceptances

Included here is a list of the colleges and universities to which GISNY students have been accepted in recent years. 

American University
Barnard College
Baruch College
Bates College
Bennington College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
Carnegie Mellon University
City College of New York
College of New Jersey
College of William & Mary
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Drew University
Drexel University
Duke University
Franklin & Marshall College
Fordham University
Georgetown University
George Washington University
Hofstra University
Hunter College
Indiana University
Johns Hopkins University
The Julliard School
Lafayette College
Lehigh University
Maine College of Art
Manhattanville College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Michigan State University
Middlebury College
Mount Holyoke
New York University (NYU)
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Oglethorpe University Princeton University
Pace University
Parsons School of Design
Pratt Institute
Purdue University
Ramapo College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rollins College
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Seton Hall University
Skidmore College
Stanford University
SUNY Albany
SUNY Binghamton
SUNY Buffalo
SUNY Geneseo
SUNY Purchase
SUNY Stony Brook
Syracuse University
Tufts University
United States Naval Academy
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Delaware
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
University of Pennsylvania
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
Vassar College
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Wake Forest University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Westchester Community College
Whittier College
Williams College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Yale University
York College, City University of New York
McGill University
Durham University
Oxford University
University of Bristol
University of Edinburgh
University of St. Andrews
University of Sussex
Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (SciencesPo)
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Eidgenössiche Technische Hochschule Zürich
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Freie Universität Berlin
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen 
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
Maastricht University
RWTH Aachen University
Technische Universität München
Universität Basel
Universität Bern
Universität Heidelberg
Université de Lausanne
Universität Passau
Universität Wien
Universität Zurich

College Advisors

Kimberly Ge, College Advisor, USA, Canada and United Kingdom 

Erica Schmalhofer, College Advisor, USA, Canada and United Kingdom 

Eva-Maria Schmöckel, College Advisor, Germany

Studying at Universities in Germany

We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Simons and Mrs. Niethammer will be our guests to help our students learn about studying in Germany. In a two hour seminar, questions about studying in Germany will be discussed and valuable advice will be given. In addition, they will offer a separate event for parents and other interested parties, which is also open to the parents of students in our language school.

Presentation for Students (gr. 10 - 12) | Jan. 23rd |10.20 am - 12.30 pm

Presentation for Parents | Jan. 25th | 10.00 - 11.30 am