These tips will help you know when to start and what to do
Applying to college in the United States from another country can be exciting and challenging. The process may be different from the one in your country, but it need not be difficult if you get accurate information and follow the required procedures carefully.
There are more than 820,000 students from other countries enrolled in degree programs at over 3,000 two-year and four-year colleges and universities in the United States. Many of these institutions have more applicants than they can accept in any year. As a result, college admission can be very competitive, especially for applicants from outside the United States.
The key to successful admission lies in careful planning and timely completion of the required steps. Keep in mind the following advice during your college planning.
Consider your own characteristics:
The picture you have of yourself — your academic ability, interests, attitudes and personality — is very useful in choosing colleges and in completing the application forms you will be asked to submit. Colleges will ask you about yourself because they are interested in you and believe that personal factors play an important role in academic success.
From The International Student Handbook. Copyright 2014 The College Board. Reprinted with permission.
For more information, visit international.collegeboard.org.