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What International Students Must Know about Entry Requirements for Universities in USA

Fri 17 Jun 2016

The education system in the United States is very different from most other countries. In addition to enjoying world-class facilities and excellent academic standards, students in the US also enjoy a greater flexibility than anywhere else, with a range of subject options and study paths that are the envy of undergraduates everywhere.

As a result, competition for spots in top American universities is high, and international students need to work hard in order to ensure their applications stand out from the crowd. Having a full understanding of admission requirements can make all the difference and ONCAMPUS advisors work hard to ensure prospective students are fully prepared for every step of the process.

Want to know more about how to get accepted into the university of your dreams in the USA? Read on to find out.

Meeting English Language Entry Requirements for Universities in the USA

American universities need international students to be able to read complicated academic material, write essays on technical topics, and understand lectures from highly educated professors. As a result, the English language requirements are quite strict, with most universities looking for an IELTS score of at least 6.5 or higher.

University pathway programs make it easier to reach this standard, offering students comprehensive training that not only helps them to communicate in English in their everyday lives, but is tailored specifically to meet the requirements of academic life at a US university.

Students have to work hard to meet the English standards of US universities

Getting Accepted: How to Study in the USA at the University of Your Choice

Instead of just looking at grades, American admissions departments tend to seek more well-rounded individuals, taking into account three primary areas: academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and social development. This means that students need to prepare their applications, which sometimes include essays and interviews.

Fortunately, ONCAMPUS’ university transfer advisors will be there to help you through every step of the process, helping you to research different universities, prepare applications and admissions essays, and advise you on your final decision.

Best of all, the program also partners with a number of universities around the country, allowing successful graduates to fast-track their applications, with some institutions even offering guaranteed progression to students who successfully complete their university transfer program with a GPA of a certain standard. 

Choosing the Right Path to Progression When You Study in the USA

One of the great things about choosing to study in the USA is the flexibility it offers to students. Undergraduates can choose a major as late as the end of their second year, allowing you to sample different areas of study to find the path that’s right for you.

Your university transfer advisor can help you choose the right path

Your university transfer advisor will also help you to research study areas at partnered schools in order to find a variety of course topics that interest you. Not only that, but university pathway program graduates earn the equivalent credits of a first year university student, meaning you can progress straight to the second year of your degree.

Still have questions about the entry requirements for universities in the USA?

Contact ONCAMPUS to speak to an advisor today!  



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