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A school profile gives a summary of university applicant’s school. Many universities like to receive a school profile as it places a student’s application in a useful context. You can complete your school profile using our school profile template. The template is set up for a school in the US to use, but can be adapted for any school.
A school profile is valued by universities in the US and Canada, while other countries, such as Australia and the UK, are finding the school profile increasingly helpful. It gives a university useful information about the academic and extra-curricular offering of a school, and how the school delivers its curriculum.
The school profile can support a student’s domestic or overseas application.
The school profile should include:
Each school needs to decide for themselves the information they would like to present. To get an idea about layout, you may use our school profile template or you could work with your school’s marketing department to create one.
University admission committees look at the school profile along with the student application, academic record, exam results, and recommendation letters. It gives admissions committees a better understanding of the school context and the student’s academic performance in this context. While it is not a requirement, we recommend the submission of a school profile as a component of an application.