Taejon Christian International School | Since 1958

College & Career Counseling

Valedictorian giving his graduation speech

We are preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

The empowerment of students to take charge of their futures is another of our major objectives. The College Counselor is the junior and seniors' personal consultant and will assist them and their families in making “good fit” decisions and working through the entire college admissions process.


Individualized Guidance

At TCIS, the College Counselors take a personalized approach, meeting individually with each student and family. The College Counselor visits the Junior Class throughout their school year to begin preparing them for their college process. Seniors have personal meetings approximately every two weeks. From the introspective beginnings of college research to collaborating as we identify appropriate university choices, we encourage students and help them put their best foot forward in their applications. By listening and counseling as they make their decisions on where to attend, we take pride in our attentiveness to the needs and care of each student. Our greatest rewards come as we watch our students gain self-awareness and confidence, knowing they are prepared to thrive as scholars, community members, and servant leaders in colleges and beyond.

Our College Counseling Department provides expert, professional knowledge about the entire college admissions process. From preparing students for interviews to holding admissions essay-writing and financial aid seminars to calling a university admissions officer for an immediate answer to any question, TCIS’s College Counselors are a unique and indispensable resource to our students and families.

Connections to Colleges

Our College Counselors work closely with college admissions officers across the globe. They are 100% devoted to advocating for students, helping them find the right match with the right school, and to developing TCIS’s relationships with colleges and universities. The College Counselors attend college tours each year and arrange for numerous schools to visit our TCIS campus. These visits allow students to get a clearer sense of what schools offer. We are a member of NACAC and OACAC and counselors attend annual conferences where they meet with hundreds of college admission counselors, allowing them to stay connected, updated, and able to give students the most current support.

Wise, Informed Decisions

College Counselors encourage students to be engaged actively in their college searches, reflect carefully about their goals and aspirations, and make wise, informed decisions. It is their sincere hope that the college counseling experience will be a positive and growth-enhancing one for all parties concerned. They look forward to sharing this journey with students.

Matriculation to Korean University

While most of our students choose to pursue higher education in North America, the UK, and Europe, we also have students that go on to top universities in Korea and other locations in Asia. The Counseling Department actively promotes TCIS and its students in marketing and networking within Korea. Students interested in going on to Korean universities can make arrangements for counseling and support in this process.

For inquiries about our students matriculating to Korean universities, please contact Ms. Kyungah Rhee (rheeka@tcis.or.kr).


Click here to read about the other ways our Counselors support students.

Jeffrey Paek
DP/College Counselor

Kimberly Eggleston
DP/College Counselor 

DP College Counselor 2

Kyung Ah Rhee
Asia Colleges Counseling

TCIS is a member of NACAC and IACAC, and TCIS complies with the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice.

Kimberly Eggleston Photo

Kimberly Eggleston

Head of Counseling


Contact Admissions



Follow Us: