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How does the college application process differ for international students?

Hi everyone! I'm a high school junior from outside the US, and I'm considering applying to colleges in the United States. How does the application process differ for international students, and what should I be aware of? Thanks in advance for any help!

11 months ago

Hello! It's great to hear that you're considering applying to colleges in the United States. The application process for international students is quite similar to that for US students, but there are a few key differences you should be aware of. First, you'll need to take an English proficiency exam, such as the TOEFL or IELTS, if your first language is not English or if your school does not teach primarily in English. Most colleges have minimum score requirements, so make sure to check with each institution you're interested in. Second, you may need to get your transcripts evaluated by a credential evaluation service like WES or ECE to ensure that your coursework and grades are comparable to the US education system. Additionally, keep in mind that financial aid opportunities for international students can be more limited than for US students, so it's important to research scholarships and other funding sources early on. Lastly, don't forget about the visa process - once you're accepted, you'll need to apply for an F-1 student visa to study in the US. Best of luck with your applications!

11 months ago

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