NLCS Jeju, an international school in Jeju Global Education City, said it looks to produce its first class of graduates in June this year, most of whom had been accepted at universities overseas.
Of the 56 students expected to graduate, 52 hope to enter a college outside of the country. According to the school, 47 of them have already received an approval for early admission.
NLCS Jeju boasted that 38 students had been accepted at 47 universities listed in the Top 200 QS World University Rankings 2013.
As prestigious universities in the U.K. and the U.S. will make regular admission announcements around April, the number of NLCS Jeju graduates entering overseas universities is expected to increase.
The remaining four students looking to enter domestic universities will submit their applications in summer for early admissions or apply for regular admission in December, after taking the Suneung, the country’s College Scholastic Ability Test, in November.
NLCS Jeju, which opened in 2011, is operated on a 14-grade system, and currently has 735 students.
It has been established and run by Haewul Inc., a corporate body that runs international schools on Jeju. The school was fully financed by Jeju Free International City Development Center, or JDC.
JDC and Haewul Inc. said they expect the good results of NLCS Jeju’s students in college admissions to boost the school’s image and draw more applicants. They added that in the long term, these outcomes will be positive for promoting Jeju Global Education City.
By Yoon Min-sik (firstname.lastname@example.org)