University Counselling | Aga Khan Academies

University Counselling

The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa’s University Counselling programme offers students a vast array of resources designed to help them find good matches between themselves and universities/colleges. These resources include a dynamic and well-resourced college counsellor, a wealth of printed, video and online tools and a series of informational workshops and seminars on topics central to the college discovery process.

Our counsellor engages students in individual conferences that are designed to help students reach a greater awareness of who they are. Armed with the well-articulated sense of self, students are prepared to find universities or colleges that are the best fit. Ours is a student-centred approach, and we believe that the likelihood of satisfaction with their choices is enhanced when students are empowered to 'own' the process. Also key to success is good communication among all parties: students, parents and college counsellors. While outcomes are important, it is the process of self-discovery and college-discovery on which our programme focuses.

The Aga Khan Academies University Counselling Handbook has been prepared in order to orient students to the complex and exciting process of university application and selection. The handbook provides definite guidelines and schedules that will help students comprehend the many issues and challenges they will face in their last years of secondary school. It is designed to provide the beginning steps and an outline of the application process and curriculum in various countries.

The handbook serves as a road map that will guide students as they embark on the transition from the Academy to university. It will be helpful only to the extent that students take advantage of the information it contains. The book does not replace the help of the University Counselling Office. However, it does provide answers to frequently-asked questions, it can help students organise their thoughts about university and, in general, it can eliminate much confusion if time is taken to read it and incorporate its recommendations into university planning.

Click here to download a copy of the handbook. 

The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa also provides a school profile showing an outline of the Academy's alumni around the world and a look into the graduating class from the year before. The profile is updated every year; click here to view the 2019-2020 school profile.

For further details, please contact our University Counsellors via email: 

Samantha Caras - University Counsellor: samantha.caras@agakhanacademies.org 

Arria Lakha - University Counselling Academy Fellow: arria.lakha@agakhanacademies.org

University Counselling: university.counselling@agakhanacademies.org 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa works with a number of High-Achieving Low-Income African students through our school's generous financial aid and Talent Identification Programme. As such, we are a member of the HALI Access Network.