What Are Some Tips for International Students Applying to U.S. Colleges?

Michael Paul

JF-Expert Member
Nov 2, 2010
College admissions is a tough game. Even the most proactive, organized, and prepared students need help with their applications, essays, and financial aid forms. Add the complexities of applying to colleges from another country, and the process can become downright unbearable. This week, we ask:

Q: What are some tips for international students to keep in mind and how are they evaluated compared to U.S. students?

A: Three things matter for U.S.-aspiring international students.

Steve Loflin, founder and CEO, National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Extracurricular activities matter more than you think. U.S. coed lleges look for well-roundstudents and grades are not enough. Showcase anything you've done outside of classes, from volunteering to work part time, or playing an instrument.

SAT scores matter. Unless

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