What is CAN?

The WLSA College Admission Network (CAN) brings together secondary school counselors and university admission officers from around the globe.

Our platform provides the opportunity to join forces with fellow experts in the field, travel internationally and engage with WLSA students, parents, and academic professionals.


With your support, CAN aims to:

  • Educate international students on higher education institutions abroad and the ‘right fit’ principle
  • Navigate the constantly evolving admissions process
  • Share tools for students to write successful personal essays and prepare for one on one interviews
  • Train academic staff to develop effective school profiles and recommendation letters



“Working with the World Leading Schools Association (WLSA) has been one of the highlights of my professional career.  While the challenges of recruiting students internationally and especially from China can be very real, this organization and its partner secondary schools from around the world are getting it right by providing educational exchanges for students and by organizing conferences to help secondary school principals and teachers, students, and parents learn about the complex admissions process at colleges and universities in the United States.  Bridging cultural differences and promoting stronger relationships between secondary schools and higher education institutions is central to WLSA’s mission, and I am proud to be partner with a group that that is committed to serving students and families in such a thoughtful and professional way.”


Kelly Walter, Associate Vice President & Executive Director of Admissions, Boston University (USA)