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AIS provides comprehensive university counseling that begins in the ninth grade and continues until graduation from high school. Both students and parents are provided with the best tools to navigate the complicated and competitive process of searching and applying for the right university.

Our school counselors help equip AIS students with critical decision-making skills and to develop healthy interpersonal skills. Advisors provide comprehensive academic guidance and emotional support by offering a forum to address current issues young people face such as alcohol and drug abuse, bullying, anxiety, loneliness, and peer pressure.

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Nikki Horne

School Counselor

College Planning

Preparing for college can feel overwhelming, but we’re here to help students and families choose the path that best fits their needs. 12th-grade students meet with the school counselor at least twice a week to prepare essays, gather recommendation letters, and review academic requirements needed for the respective universities students are applying to. The 11th graders also meet their class academic advisors twice a week in preparation for their College, grades, college entrance exams, college search, and courses based on their interests and what they want to pursue.

Applying for College

SAT and ACT​

SAT and/or ACT college entrance exams are required at most public and private institutions in the United States. Both tests are offered several times a year and many students improve their scores if they take it more than once.  AIS is a center for the SAT exams. Contact the school counselor at for exam dates.

College Board​

AIS offers in-class AP courses and online AP courses. Visit the college board website for more details on AP courses or send an email to for more details.

Common Application​

More than 800 institutions accept this generalized application, so you save time by completing one application and submitting it to multiple schools.

US News & World Report: Education​

Explore colleges and university rankings, prepare for college entrance exams and take SAT and ACT practice tests.

Paying for College

College can be expensive, so it’s important to plan and explore all your options. These resources will help you apply for scholarships, federal and state financial aid, and more.

Your college financial aid package may include scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study funds. 

It’s important to submit your Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FASFA) as soon as possible. Click here to check for FASFA deadlines.

Submit a free FASFA application

Contact the school counselor at for more details.

Senior Resources

It is important to stay informed about the various opportunities and options that are available. Here you can find virtual college fairs, conferences, and educational talks with educational consulates of the US embassy in Ghana. A number of items have been listed below as recommendations but you can also find more at the US Embassy Ghana Facebook page.

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