College Counseling

AISD students seek postsecondary opportunities around the world. The school has an experienced college counseling professional who works closely with students and their parents, assisting in all areas of the college search and application process. This includes helping students identify good “fits”—schools where they will strive both academically and socially, where they can most likely be admitted, and places that suit the family budget.

Each student receives personalized attention as the counselor strives to carefully get to know each individual. 

The AISD counselor is a member of the following membership organizations: 

  • International Association of College and Admissions Counselors (IACAC) 
  • National Association of College and Admission Counselors (NACAC) 
  • Council of International Schools (CIS)

Students and parents can go to the AISD College Counseling google site to access a variety of resources. AISD uses Maia Learning, a college and career counseling portal, that allows for a variety of activities, and facilitates the college application process.  Parents of high school age students can be added to the account as well.

AISD Secondary School Profile 2022-23
First page of the PDF file: HS_Quick_Takes_22_23

Standardized Testing

AISD’s College Counselor works closely with students as they make their educational plans which may include standardized testing.  AISD is an SAT test center and helps students access tests such as the ACT, Duolingo English Test, TOEFL, and IELTS, in addition to specific entrance exams to UK universities. Basic testing information can be found at the following websites but the right testing plan may be different for each student so it is best to speak with the counselor.  

SAT  • ACT  • Duolingo  • TOEFL  • IELTS

 Class of 2021 Studying at a 4 Year College

 Study Destinations (Countries) for AISD Tigers Over the Past Four Years

 IB Average
Class of 2021

 Countries Represented by the Class of 2021

Class of 2022

AISD Graduates Around the World

Ms. Bridget Herrera has worked in the international college counseling world for 30 years in five different countries. She prides herself in being a student advocate, assisting each individual to find their ‘best fit’ institutions.

Ms. Herrera is a Past-President of the International Association of College and Admission Counselors (IACAC) and chaired a committee for the National Association of College and Admission Counselors (NACAC). She also served on advisory committees for TOEFL, Common Application, Council of International Schools (CIS) and Villanova University.

In addition to being AISD's college counsellor, she currently volunteers with IC3-International Career and College Counseling.

For College/University Visitors

AISD welcomes college and university representatives from around the world! 

School visits can take a number of forms, depending on the timing. The most common is a lunchtime visit, consisting of tabling during a 40-minute period in our heavily trafficked coffee shop. After school sessions are possible, but attendance may vary due to students’ other scheduled activities.  If you are traveling in a group, we may be able to provide some class time, evening, or weekend programming, and have successfully scheduled larger programs that include students from other Bangladeshi schools.  Please contact Bridget Herrera, College Counselor to arrange your visit and to learn more about AISD.

We will continue to welcome virtual visits during the 2022-2023 year as time permits.

Bangladesh College Counselor Network (BCCN) Bangladesh has a vibrant college counselor network, where we work together to promote our students and schools with college and university representatives. We are a dynamic group that looks to improve  the opportunities for students in Bangladesh. At the google site you can find information about each school in our network and contact information.