College Counseling Corner: Important Information for 11th Graders and Their Families

Although the TOEFL is offered in two locations in Bamako, we recommend that students take the TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test) at the ACI 2000 location. In the past, our students have had computer issues at the Badalabougou location and therefore, we do not recommend that site.

If you have not signed up for the TOEFL yet, do so as quickly as possible. There is a limited number of seats, so do not delay! Although the test is offered in the summer and will be offered next year, it is better to take the TOEFL as a Junior, to reduce the (significant) number of tasks to complete during your senior year.

The SAT exam is being administered on Saturday, May 4, 2019, as well as in October and December of the next academic year. Most of our Juniors are registered to take the exam in May, and should be working on the practice exams that have been shared with them.

On test day, students should arrive at school at 7:30. It is recommended that the students get a good night’s sleep and have breakfast before the exam. It is important to remember to always bring your passport identification and your ticket to a standardized test. You will always want to make sure that the name that is on your ticket matches your identification perfectly. We have had no problems here at AISB, and we expect to have none.

Please do not hesitate to email Mike Knazek at to make an appointment. Thank you in advance for your collaboration.