College/Career Counseling

Counseling Tips & Reminders

Career and University Counselling is a personalised service available to students in the Secondary School. Typically, 100% of all our graduates enter 3-4 year undergraduate programmes at university with more than 85% opting to study at an international university.

Beginning at Grade 9 through to Grade 12, students are guided and assisted with

Career and University Counselling is a personalised service available to students in the Secondary School. Typically, 100% of all our graduates enter 3-4 year undergraduate programmes at university with more than 85% opting to study at an international university.

Beginning at Grade 9 through to Grade 12, students are guided and assisted with

  • Subject choice - Selection of appropriate subject combinations to satisfy the requirements of their desired major at university
  • Test Prep - Preparation for university tests like SAT by holding SAT sessions and PSAT tests
  • University search - Assistance in choosing the universities that best fit their requirements and abilities
  • Application Forms - Collection and organization of requirements, deadlines, and recommendation letters
  • Personal Statements - Advice on the appropriate content and language

The school also hosts extensive university visits from leading advisors and representatives from world's top universities on regular basis and throughout the year.

IAA is a member of such organizations as 'College Board' and was recently made an accredited test centre for SAT and PSAT.
IAA is also a member of UCAS, Common Application and CIS.

We invite you to browse this section of the website which contains links to many useful resources. For further assistance, contact Aya Abdel Hadi at a.abdelhadi@iaa.edu.jo

2017-18 University Application Guidebook

University Acceptance History

United States

Drake University
Drexel University
Duke University

United Kingdom

University of Buckingham
University of Liverpool
London South Bank University

Canada

Wilfrid Laurier University
University of Waterloo
University of British Columbia - Okanagan Campus

Other

Queen's University Belfast
Rowan University
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

United States

Lawrence University
New York University
Seattle University
Eastern Michigan University
Hunter College of the CUNY
Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg
University of California, Davis
Villanova University
MCPHS - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Benedictine University
Rollins College
Columbia University
Williams College
University of North Carolina at Asheville
University of South Florida, Tampa
Emory University
University of Illinois at Chicago
Amherst College
University of Pennsylvania
University of California, Irvine
Virginia Commonwealth University
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Bentley University
San Diego State University
Concordia University - Ann Arbor
Xavier University
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
St. Thomas University
Florida Atlantic University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Arizona State University
Pepperdine University
University of California, Los Angeles
Virginia Tech
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of San Diego
Concordia University - Irvine
Manhattanville College
Northeastern University
Brooklyn College of the CUNY
Stanford University
Florida Institute of Technology
Irvine Valley College
Art Center College of Design
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
University of California, Riverside
University of Virginia
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
University of San Francisco
University of Connecticut
Marist College
Northwestern University
Brown University
Suffolk University
Fordham University - Lincoln Center Campus/Rose Hill Campus
Jacksonville University
Otis College of Art and Design
University of California, San Diego
The Ohio State University
Montclair State University
Santa Clara University
Cornell University
Loyola Marymount University
University of Notre Dame
SUNY College at Brockport
George Mason University
James Madison University
University of Portland
University of California, Santa Barbara
St. John's University - Queens Campus
Menlo College
Savannah College of Art and Design
The Culinary Institute of America
Loyola University New Orleans
American University
Nova Southeastern University
SUNY Fredonia
The George Washington University
Johns Hopkins University
Auburn University
Pratt Institute
University of California, Santa Cruz
Washington and Jefferson College
Miami University, Oxford
Boston University
Saint Mary's College of California
Drake University
University of Maine at Farmington
American University of Beirut
Ohio University
California College of the Arts (Oakland)
St. Francis Xavier University
Georgetown University
Knox College
Babson College
Purdue University
Case Western Reserve University
Washington College
University of Miami
Queens College of the CUNY
Drew University
University of Maine
Pace University, New York City
California College of the Arts (San Francisco)
Syracuse University
Georgia Institute of Technology
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Ringling College of Art and Design
University of Central Florida
Washington University in St. Louis
Long Island University, Brooklyn
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
University of Bradford
University of Rhode Island
Drexel University
Parsons The New School for Design
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
The University of Tampa
Harvard University
Marymount University
Bard College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Chapman University
Wesleyan University
Long Island University, Post
New York University
School of Visual Arts
Duke University
Pennsylvania State University, Abington
University of California, Berkeley
Valparaiso University
Hollins University
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
University of Rochester
University of Chicago
College of William and Mary

United Kingdom

University College London
University of Bristol
University of the West of England, Bristol
East Carolina University
University of Reading
King's College London
University of Kent
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Loughborough University
University of Westminster
University of East London
University of Portsmouth
Kingston University
University of Southampton
Cardiff University
Middlesex University
The University of Winchester
University of Essex
Richmond The American International College in London
Lancaster University
Birmingham City University
University of Surrey
City University
Newcastle University
University of Windsor
University of Exeter
Royal Holloway, University of London
Leeds Metropolitan University
University of Birmingham
University of Sussex
Coventry University
University of Northampton in England
University of York
Goldsmiths College, University of London
Arts University Bournemouth
Queen Mary, University of London
University of Leeds
Swansea University
Oxford Brookes University
Brunel University
University of Greenwich
Aston University
University of Salford
University of Leicester
University for the Creative Arts at Canterbury
Manchester Metropolitan University
University of Buckingham
Guilford College
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
University of Liverpool
University for the Creative Arts at Epsom
University of Manchester
Heriot-Watt University
St. George's, University of London
London Metropolitan University
Bournemouth University
University of the Arts London
De Montfort University
Nottingham Trent University
University of Hertfordshire
Bangor University
St. Mary's University Twickenham London
London School of Economics
University of West London
Durham University
University of Nottingham
Imperial College London
Sheffield Hallam University
London South Bank University
University of Brighton
University of Warwick
University of East Anglia
University of Plymouth
Keele University
University of Bath
University of Sheffield

Canada

University of Guelph
University of Toronto Undergraduate Only
University of British Columbia
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Trent University
Brock University
Lakehead University
Ryerson University
University of Ottawa
Mount Allison University
Bishop's University
Concordia University - Montreal
Queen's University
Carleton University
York University
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Western University
McGill University
University of British Columbia - Okanagan Campus
McMaster University
Wilfrid Laurier University
King's University College
University of Waterloo

Other

University of Dundee
John Cabot University
American University of Sharjah
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medical University of Bahrain
University of Edinburgh
University of Jordan
University of St. Andrews
Edith Cowan University
Lebanese American University
The American University in Cairo
Erasmus University College
University of Limerick
The Glasgow School of Art
Webster University (Geneva)
Florence Design Academy
Aberystwyth University
Marquette University
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
Trinity College Dublin
Franklin University Switzerland
Acadia University
Middle East Technical University
University of Western Australia
Universiteit Utrecht
Bond University
German - Jordanian University
Murdoch University
University College Cork
University of Balamand
University of Glasgow
National University of Ireland, Galway
Curtin University of Technology
The University of Notre Dame Australia
The Hague University
American University of Madaba
Queen's University Belfast
Deree College
University of Sharjah
IE University
The American University of Paris
Rowan University
University College Dublin
University of St. Andrews
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
American University of Rome
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
IAA School Profile

International Academy - Amman, 2015 - 2016 School Profile

     CEEB Code: 681068

Director: Dr Hana Kanan

Head of Secondary: Mr Martin Thompson

DP Coordinator: Ms Muna Darwish

College Counselor: Ms Aya Abdel Hadi

 

The School Community

International Academy - Amman, 2015 - 2016 School Profile

     CEEB Code: 681068

Director: Dr Hana Kanan

Head of Secondary: Mr Martin Thompson

DP Coordinator: Ms Muna Darwish

College Counselor: Ms Aya Abdel Hadi

 

The School Community

IAA is proud to introduce our fifth graduating class of International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma students. IAA was founded in 2004 as an English medium, independent, non-profit, co-educational day school in Amman, Jordan. IAA is governed by an independent Board of Directors and is the hallmark institution working under the umbrella of the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and is the sister school to King’s Academy. The school caters for Pre KG to Grade 12 and currently is home to over 1061 students, of whom 444 are in the Secondary School. There are 45 students in Grade 12, many of whom have benefitted from the strong academic and financial scholarship programme. IAA is fortunate to have state of the art resources offering excellent IT, Arts, Design Technology and Science facilities. The teaching staff is truly international being drawn from many different countries and the student body is predominantly Jordanian (94%) although many students have dual nationalities and have resided overseas.

 

Our Philosophy

The Vision and Mission statements of IAA complement those of the IB as we aim to provide an international education in an Arabic setting. We are excited by the opportunity to help shape graduates who have a love for learning, are critical thinkers, have an awareness of their greater community and the role they can play in promoting international understanding and tolerance. As such all our Grade 11 students (whether Diploma or Course) are required to take the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course. We are justifiably proud of our CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) programme which all Grade 11 and 12 students must complete and which is recognized for its diversity and quality.

 

Curriculum, Accreditation and Authorisation

In 2007 IAA gained authorization from the IB to offer the Middle Years Programme (Grades 6 to 10) and in 2009 gained authorization to offer the Diploma Programme (Grades 11 and 12). All Grade 12 students will gain ‘Equivalency’ with the local Jordanian Tawjihi School Leaving Certificate. Our Primary school follows the UK national curriculum for Literacy and the Australian curriculum for Mathematics and both are strengthened by the International Primary Curriculum. IAA is a fully accredited member of the Council for International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the International Schools Service (ISS) and the Middle East International Baccalaureate Association (MEIBA). We further validate our curriculum by taking the ISA tests annually for Grades 3 to 9. Since beginning the exercise our performance has consistently shown that our students perform above the world average and our record continues to show improvement.

 

Grading at IAA

Grades 6 to 10:

MYP students take 9 subjects for the MYP that are marked on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest). The core subjects are English, Arabic, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Religion Arts and Humanities and students choose either Design Technology or Spanish,.

Grades 11 to 12:

Diploma Students: take 6 subjects (3 at higher level and 3 at standard level) for the DP that are marked on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest) and complete the Diploma core (CAS, Extended Essay and TOK) as well as taking Religion.

Diploma Course Students: take 6 subjects (either 3 at higher level and 3 at standard level or 2 at higher level and 4 at standard level) that are marked on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest) as well as taking Religion. Diploma Course students also take the first year of TOK and complete CAS.

GPA: scores are given on the transcript but are based on an average of the IB grading system of 1 to 7. High Honours are awarded for a GPA of 6.51 or more and Honours for a GPA of 6.0 or more.

 

Our Graduates

Our graduates are highly motivated and look forward to the challenge of higher education in countries all over the world. It is our expectation that nearly 100% will pursue 4 year colleges or universities. Students are applying to the USA, Canada, the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

 

Class Rank

IAA does not use Class Rank.
 

Student Activities

IAA students are given many leadership opportunities. They may contribute to student literary productions such as the school newspaper and yearbook, be active in student government groups, as well as participate in the Model United Nations (we are particularly proud of our student organized MUN conference and the awards our own students gain in national and overseas conferences), Youth Talk, theatrical, choral, band and dance productions. Our overseas trips programme that concentrates on action, internationalism and community service is also very strong in the school. Volunteering within the community is required and the programme is very well supported, authentic and high profile for our students. Opportunities are available to participate in a wide range of interscholastic sports and our sports teams (both boys and girls) have a very successful record in competition in the local Amman Private Schools and the International METS competitions (held between schools in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt).

 

Student Achievements in the Diploma Programme

We are very proud of the results IAA students have achieved in our first five years. Very few students in the world receive more than 40 points and we have an above average number of students attaining this honour. Our Diploma students for the past two years have a 100% pass rate compared to the world average of 78% and our average Diploma points grade has exceeded the world average for the past five years and now stands at 35 points. What we are most proud of is the proportion of our students who receive over 30 points, the world average is 51% and our average for our five graduating classes to date is well over 70%. We are also proud of the fact that our students, in a short amount of time, have gained access to 8 of the top 20 universities in the world.

 

Acceptances for IAA students

United States

United Kingdom

Canada

Other

Academy of Art University

Keele University

Brock University

University of Jordan

American University of Washington

Aston University

University of British Columbia

American University of Beirut

Amherst College

The Arts University College at Bournemouth Wallisdown

Bishop’s University

The Hague University

Arizona State University

University of Aberdeen

Acadia University

Bond University

Art Center College of Design

University of Bristol

Lakehead University

Lebanese American University

Bentley University

University of Surrey

Mount Allison University

John Cabot

Boston University

University of Sussex

Saint Mary's University

New York University – Abu Dhabi

Brown University

University of Kent

University of Guelph

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

California College of the Arts (Oakland)

Heriot Watt University

McMaster University

American University of Cairo

California College of the Arts (San Francisco)

Middlesex University

University of Ottawa

Universiteit Utrecht

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

University of Portsmouth

Queen’s University

Franklin College

Case Western Reserve University

University of West of England

Ryerson University

German Jordan University

Columbia University

City University

University of Toronto

IE University

Cornell University

Durham University

University of Waterloo

American University of Paris

De Montfort University

London Metropolitan University

McGill University

Royal College of Surgeons in Bahrain

Drake University

University of York

University of Western Ontario

Middle East Technical University

Duke University

University of East London

St. Francis Xavier University

Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

East Carolina University

University of the Arts London

University of Windsor

American University of Sharjah

Emory University

University of Edinburgh

York University

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

Florida Institute of Technology

Leeds Metropolitan University

UOIT

 

Fordham Universtiy

Queen Mary, University of London

Carleton University

 

George Mason university

St. George's, University of London

Concordia University

 

George Washington University

University of Exeter

 

 

Georgetown University

Guilford College

 

 

Harvard University

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

 

 

Irvine Valley College

Kings College London

 

 

Jacksonville University

Richmond College

 

 

James Madison University

Kingston University

 

 

James Madison University

SOAS

 

 

Johns Hopkins University

University of Leeds

 

 

Knox College

University of Liverpool

 

 

Long Island University

University of  Glasgow

 

 

Marist College

University of Winchester

 

 

Marymount University

University of Westminster

 

 

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

London School of Economics

 

 

MCPHS - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Oxford Brookes University

 

 

New York University

University College London

 

 

Northeastern University

Newcastle University

 

 

Northwestern University

Nottingham Trent University

 

 

Pace University

University of Bradford

 

 

Parsons The New School for Design

Cardiff University

 

 

Pratt Institute

Coventry University

 

 

Ringling College of Art and Design

University of Dundee

 

 

Rochester Institute of Technology

University of Southampton

 

 

Rollins College

Swansea University

 

 

Savannah College of Art and Design

Sheffield Hallam University

 

 

School of Visual Arts

Bangor University

 

 

St John’s University

University of Essex

 

 

St Mary’s College of California

University of Greenwich

 

 

Stanford University

University of Warwick

 

 

The Ohio State University

Goldsmith College, University of London

 

 

University of California at Berkeley

University of Brighton

 

 

University of California at Davis

The University of Winchester

 

 

University of California at San Diego

Queens University –Belfast

 

 

University of California Irvine

Bath University

 

 

University of California Los Angeles

University for the Creative Arts at Canterbury

 

 

University of Chicago

University of Manchester

 

 

University of Connecticut

University of Birmingham

 

 

University of Illinois Chicago

University of Nottingham

 

 

University of Massachusetts

University of Sheffield

 

 

University of North Carolina at Asheville

Trent University

 

 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Brunel University

 

 

University of North Carolina Charlotte

University of East Anglia

 

 

University of Notre Dame

 

 

 

University of Pennsylvania

 

 

 

University of Portland

 

 

 

University of Rhode Island

 

 

 

University of Rochester

 

 

 

University of Tampa

 

 

 

University of Virginia

 

 

 

Wesleyan University