University Advising

The process of selecting a university is an important step in a student’s education.  With so many options and requirements the task can seem daunting.  BLIS is dedicated to helping students get through this difficult task and start on the path to their goals.  Our University Advising department provides support for students applying to universities in Turkey, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and numerous other countries in the world, always with an eye toward the best fit for the student. As part of this program, we have developed this portion of the website to assist students and families through the university application process.

Please also note that BLIS uses Naviance to plan for and monitor all student applications.  All grade 10 students and parents should have an account.  Please contact one of the counselors for more information.

Dr. James Bloom
International College Counselor

Gözde Baç Yıldırım, Ph.D.
Turkish Guidance and College Counselor

University Matriculations 2011-2015 (2015 IN BOLD)

Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Maastricht

Architectural Association School of Architecture

Art Institute of Chicago

Başkent University

Bentley University

Bilkent University

Boston University

Brandeis University

Brown University

Brunel Uni., London

California Coll. of the Arts

California Inst. of the Arts

Carleton University

Carnegie Mellon University

City University, London

City Uni. of New York (CUNY) Honors College

Columbia University

Concordia University

Connecticut College

Cooper Union

Durham University

Emory University

European Business School

Freie Universitaet Berlin

George Washington Uni.

Glasgow School of Art

Harvard University

Hult Intern’l Business School

Illinois Wesleyan University

Indiana University

Jacob’s University Bremen

Johns Hopkins University

King’s College London

Koc University

Kungl Tekniska Hogskolan

LaSalle College

London College of Fashion

London School of Economics

Loughborough University

Maryland Institute of Art


McGill University

New York University

New York Uni.- Abu Dhabi

Newcastle University

Northeastern University

Northwestern University

Oxford Brookes University

Parsons School of Design, New School University

Penn State University

Pepperdine University

Politecnico di Milano

Pomona College

Purchase College

Purdue University

Pratt Institute

Queen Mary College


Rose-Hulman Inst. of Tech.

Saint Louis University

Sarah Lawrence College

School of Visual Arts, N.Y.

Science Po, France

Stanford University

T.C. Matlepe University

Trent University

Tufts University

Universita Bocconi, Milan

Universita del Sacro Cuore, School of Medicine

University of Amsterdam

University of Cambridge

University College London

University of Aberdeen

University of Arts London

Uni. of British Columbia

U.C. Berkeley


University of Chicago

University College London

University of Exeter

University of Glasgow

University of Groningen

Uni. of Illinois, Champaign

University of Kent

University of Lausanne

Uni. Libre de Bruxelles

University of Manchester

Uni. of Mass., Boston

Uni. of Mass., Amherst

University of Melbourne

University of Michigan

University of Nottingham

University of Oxford

University of Pennsylvania

University of Sheffield

University of Surrey

University of Sussex

Uni. of Texas, Austin

University of Toronto

University of Virginia

University of Warwick

University of Western Ontario

University of Westminster

University of York

Uppsala Uni., Sweden

Virginia Polytechnic Inst.

Vita-Salute San Raffael School of Medicine

Wesleyan University

Worcester Polytechnic Inst.

Yale University