SAGA Launches Online University Application
In an effort to support SABIS® students in the university application process, the SABIS® Alumni Global Association (SAGA) team launched an online SAGA University Application module as part of the SAGA website. The module allows Grade 12 students in SABIS® member schools to apply to top universities directly through the SAGA Online University Application.
“SAGA is committed to meeting the needs of our students,” explained Mr. Johnny Harb, SABIS® Corporate Operations Director. “The online digital application was specifically designed and developed by a team of experts in order to digitalize the process and offer it to our students in a clear manner, thus simplifying the often complicated university application process.”
Through the SAGA University Application, students can select from a list of top universities and complete the application directly on the SAGA website. The application module also allows students to request both academic and non-academic transcripts as well as confidential letters of recommendation directly from their SABIS® member school. Teachers and administrators then upload the requested documents onto the student’s personal account. Once the file is complete, the student sends the application package to one or more universities of choice.
“The project was hugely successful and feedback from universities in Lebanon has been overwhelmingly positive,” explained Mr. Harb. “In fact, due to the overwhelming success of the project, we decided to limit the number of universities to the Top 10 universities in a specific country as per leading industry publications such as QS World University Rankings®, AcademyRank.com, or the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities. These industry leaders in university ranking base their studies on worldwide research and classify universities according to specific criteria such as the quality of institutional staff, alumni success, applicant competitiveness and quality, as well as research papers published in high impact international journals.”
The SAGA team is planning to expand the geographic scope of the application module in the very near future. To date, the application module supports universities in Lebanon including the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Lebanese American University (LAU). Additional universities in Lebanon and the MENA region will be integrated into the application in the future.
For further information about the SAGA Online University Application, please refer to your school's University Advisor, AQC, or Office Manager.