Category: International Students

Applying as a Student from China: 3 Tips from Former Admissions Officers

By IvyWise on Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Applying as a Student from ChinaHere’s What Students from China Need to Keep in Mind When Applying to US Universities

The US admissions process is very different from other systems around the world, and for international students, especially those from China, it’s important to understand how US admissions works and what to keep in mind when applying.

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How to Stand Out When Applying to US Universities

By IvyWise on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Applying to US unis as an international studentHere’s What International Students From the UAE Need to Know When Applying to US Universities

By Dr. Kat Cohen, IvyWise CEO & Founder

Applying to US universities as an international applicant can be a daunting process, especially since admission rates for international students at top US universities can be significantly lower than those for US students. According to the most recent Open Doors report, there are over 90,000 students from the Middle East studying in the US. Applicants from all over the world are competing for spots at the top universities in the US, and with limited spots, the process is extremely selective.

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4 Tips for International Students Looking To Maximize SAT/ACT Scores

By IvyWise on Wednesday, April 3, 2019

International Study TipsStarting Early and Working Smart Can Help International Students Get Ahead on Standardized Tests

By Richard, IvyWise Master Tutor

When it comes to getting a great score on the ACT or SAT, the process of preparing and studying for the exam can seem quite complicated, especially if students are applying from abroad and aren’t familiar with the test. Instead of stressing out, know it can be done—as long as students learn about the exam and create a testing strategy.

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ACT Changes for International Students

By IvyWise on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

act changes for international studentsHere’s What International Students Taking the ACT Can Expect in 2018

The ACT is shaking things up this year for international test-takers. Starting in September 2018, the ACT is transitioning to computer-based testing for all international students, meaning students will need to take their entire examination on the computer (unless the student has approved accommodations that approve them for paper testing).

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The Ultimate US Admissions Guide for International Students

By IvyWise on Thursday, April 9, 2015
US College Admissions Guide for International StudentsHere’s What International Students Need to Know About Applying to College in the US

As the admissions season for the class of 2019 wraps up, a new crop of anxious college bound students is getting closer to starting their own admissions journey. For international students interested in studying at a US university, the application process can be confusing as the US admissions process is very different from other parts of the world.

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Insight Overseas: The College Admissions Process Outside the US

By IvyWise on Thursday, July 10, 2014
International College AdmissionsInternational Admissions Places More Empahsis on Career Path and Test Scores

Most high school students, both US and international, would agree that US colleges and universities are great models of higher education. US students are familiar with the SAT, ACT, and the Common Application, so it’s very tempting to simply examine college admissions through an American lens. However, doing so would be a disservice to the unique and complex college admissions processes of countries outside of the United States.

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Applying to US Colleges as an International Student

By IvyWise on Thursday, October 18, 2012

International Students Applying to US Schools

Tips for International Students Applying to US Universities

High school students across the US aren’t the only ones trying to navigate the often-confusing college application process; students across the WORLD are, too. And many are thinking about coming to the US for their higher education.

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Admission to US Universities

By IvyWise on Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Where IvyWise Students Come From

US University AdmissionsAs we finish up college application work with our seniors in the class of 2012, we thought we’d take a look at where IvyWise students have come from. College admission has become increasingly competitive and complicated, and can be even more so for students navigating the process from abroad. IvyWise counselors have worked extensively with students from around the US and around the world on the admissions process, and almost a third of IvyWise students are international students!

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