College & University Counseling

The Dalian American International, Counselor assists students with the research, planning, and application process for international colleges and universities. With the support and guidance of the College Counselor, students will:

      • Select appropriately challenging courses to prepare for international colleges and universities
      • Identify student strengths and weaknesses
      • Map out appropriate college/university testing requirements (SAT, ACT, TOEFL)
      • Select various careers and majors of interest
      • Identify criteria for selecting colleges/universities
      • Learn about the different types of colleges/universities
      • Complete college/university applications
      • Refine college/university essays and short answers
      • Prepare for the transition into college/university

The College Counselor is an essential resource for providing information and options for students to successfully research international colleges/universities that match their interests, abilities, and career goals.


2014 and 2015 Graduates were accepted to the following schools

Albion College
Auburn University
Baylor University
Baylor University
Bentley University
Boise State University
Boston University
Briar Cliff University
Brown University
California College of the Arts
California College of the Arts (San Francisco)
Carnegie Mellon University
Central Washington University
Clark University
Clemson University
Cleveland State University
College of William and Mary
Colorado State University
Drexel University
Duke University
Fordham University
Franklin and Marshall College
Georgia Institute of Technology
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Imperial College London
Indiana University at Bloomington
Iowa State University
King's College London
Lehigh University
Lewis & Clark College
McMaster University
Miami University, Oxford
Michigan State University
Montana State University, Billings
Muhlenberg College
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Pennsylvania State Univ., Berks College
Pennsylvania State Univ., Erie: The Behrend College
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park
Portland State University
Prince Edward Island, Univ of
Purdue University
Reed College
Rhode Island School of Design
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
School of Oriental & African Studies, Univ. of London
Sophia University
Southern Vermont College
St. John's University
State University of New York-Stony Brook
Stony Brook University
Swiss Hotel Management School
Syracuse University
Temple University Japan
The Evergreen State College
The University of Akron
The University of Arizona
The University of Iowa
The University of Texas, Austin
Tulane University
University at Buffalo The State Univ. of New York
University of Alaska Southeast
University of Birmingham
University of Bristol
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Connecticut
University of Denver
University of Dubuque
University of Glasgow
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Kansas
University of Maine
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota, Crookston
University of Minnesota, Duluth
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
University of New Mexico
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of Nottingham
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Pittsburgh
University of Southern California
University of Toronto
University of Tulsa
University of Vermont
University of Warwick
University of Washington
Ursinus College
Virginia Tech
Washington and Jefferson College
Wesleyan University
Willamette University
Wofford College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute


2013 and 2014 Graduates were accepted to the following schools

Arizona State University
Baylor University
Boston College
Bucknell University
California College of the Arts
Chicago Art Institute
Colorado School of Mines
Emerson College
Emory University
Flagler College
Hanyang University
HULT Business School
Indiana University Bloomington
Korea University
Lafayette University
Parsons The New School for Design
Rhode Island School of Design
St. Louis University
School of Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts
Simon Fraser University
Southwestern University
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Sung Kyun Kwan University
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Riverside
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Connecticut
University of Kentucky
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
University of Washington
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Washington College
York University

What Parents are Saying

"DAIS is more than just a school.. we are a community. And I am so lucky to have my children growing up in such a loving, caring environment. The small classroom and warm environment at DAIS have provided my children with such a unique education... our family is grateful for the opportunity. My kid are excited every day they leave for school. The feel at home in the halls at DAIS and are having so much fun, they don't even realize they're learning!"
Jennifer (America)

"This is our fourth year at Dalian American International School. The teachers and administration at DAIS truly care, and do anything to help the students. We are seeing strong academics and small class sizes but learning here is also about building character. Our children are becoming well-rounded thinkers that see themselves as an important part of a bigger community."
Brianna (America)

"I have seen my children bloom educationally during the last two years while they have attended DAIS. The school has a focus on small class sizes, an excellent teaching staff and a friendly international environment which has created a positive learning atmosphere for my daughters. My kids look forward to school on a daily basis and I feel that says it all."
Nathalie (Canada)
Live on Campus and Walk to School

Campus Village is an international housing community interated into the campus of Dalian American International School, and an important part of the school community. Your children can walk to school in a matter of minutes and avoid the chaos of Chinese streets. Visit the Campus Village website at to get more information.

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Address (English)

2 Dianchi Road; Golden Pebble Beach

Jinzhou New District

Dalian, P.R. China 116650

Address (Chinese Pinyin)

2 Dianchi Lu; Jinshitan

Jinzhou Xinqu

Dalian, Zhongguo 116650