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How to Apply to Schools in the United States
About EducationUSA <ul><li>A global network of more than 400 advising centers in 170 countries worldwide </li></ul><ul><li...
The United States <ul><li>Over 4,800 accredited institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of types </li></ul><ul><li>All a...
Why Study in the U.S.? STUDYING IN THE US SOFT SKILLS YOU GAIN Interactive classroom discussion  Communication ability Po...
Factors to Consider www.iiehongkong.org/educationusa.htm <ul><li>Field of Study </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term education/care...
Financial Aid & Scholarships Funding U.S. Study Online   www.fundingusstudy.org
EducationUSA.state.gov Choose Region  ~East Asia~
College Comparison Worksheet School Name 1. 2. Public / Private Class Size City / State Setting: Urban / Rural Student-to-...
Admission Requirements for Community Colleges <ul><li>Open Admission Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary Education diploma ...
Admission requirements for entry as an undergraduate to US universities/colleges <ul><li>Diploma of Secondary Education or...
The Application Process <ul><li>12-18 Months Before Enrolment  </li></ul><ul><li>Research and select approximately 10 inst...
<ul><li>Application Deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>4-year Universities/Colleges: December – February </li></ul><ul><li>Commun...
<ul><li>Prepare for standardized tests by taking sample tests </li></ul><ul><li>Boost your English – consider summer schoo...
Online Resources <ul><li>EducationUSA </li></ul><ul><li>http:// EducationUSA.State.gov   </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of In...
How Can EducationUSA Help?  <ul><li>Information seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Test preparation materials for sale </li></ul><...
Contact Information <ul><li>Website:  www.educationusa.info </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook:  www.facebook.com /EducationUSA </...
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Admissions To The U S Presentation

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  1. 1. How to Apply to Schools in the United States
  2. 2. About EducationUSA <ul><li>A global network of more than 400 advising centers in 170 countries worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Supported by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Consulate/Embassy </li></ul><ul><li>Are not permitted to become involved with commercial recruitment agents </li></ul><ul><li>MISSION: to offer accurate, comprehensive, objective, & unbiased information on educational opportunities in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Our website: www.educationusa.info </li></ul>
  3. 3. The United States <ul><li>Over 4,800 accredited institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of types </li></ul><ul><li>All across the country </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Study in the U.S.? STUDYING IN THE US SOFT SKILLS YOU GAIN Interactive classroom discussion  Communication ability Point of view / perspective Academic assignments  Writing Critical Thinking Analytical skills Team projects  Collaborative interpersonal skills Creative and proactive problem-solving skills Studying in the US  English language skills Overall Confidence Adaptability and Flexibility International/Cultural Experience and Awareness
  5. 5. Factors to Consider www.iiehongkong.org/educationusa.htm <ul><li>Field of Study </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term education/career plans </li></ul><ul><li>Location/Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Type/Size of School </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of Scholarships/Financial Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Admission Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Accreditation </li></ul>
  6. 6. Financial Aid & Scholarships Funding U.S. Study Online www.fundingusstudy.org
  7. 7. EducationUSA.state.gov Choose Region ~East Asia~
  8. 8. College Comparison Worksheet School Name 1. 2. Public / Private Class Size City / State Setting: Urban / Rural Student-to-faculty ratio % % Graduation Tuition and Fees Room and Board Expenses Required Test Scores Application Deadline
  9. 9. Admission Requirements for Community Colleges <ul><li>Open Admission Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary Education diploma </li></ul><ul><li>High School Transcript </li></ul><ul><li>English Language Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Admission requirements for entry as an undergraduate to US universities/colleges <ul><li>Diploma of Secondary Education or High School Transcript </li></ul><ul><li>English Language Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS) </li></ul><ul><li>Standardized Tests (SAT or ACT) </li></ul><ul><li>Letters of Recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>Statement of Purpose/Essays </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Application Process <ul><li>12-18 Months Before Enrolment </li></ul><ul><li>Research and select approximately 10 institutions </li></ul><ul><li>(contact EducationUSA for advice) </li></ul><ul><li>10-12 Months Before Enrolment </li></ul><ul><li>Register for admission tests: SAT/ACT, TOEFL/IELTS </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow down your choice of schools to 3-5 institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain and complete application form(s) </li></ul><ul><li>8-10 Months Before Enrollment </li></ul><ul><li>Submit completed application forms and supporting documents before deadline </li></ul><ul><li>Double check that transcripts and references have been sent </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Application Deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>4-year Universities/Colleges: December – February </li></ul><ul><li>Community Colleges: March – June </li></ul><ul><li>Rolling admissions or no deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>April – June </li></ul><ul><li>Letters of acceptance </li></ul><ul><li>June – August </li></ul><ul><li>Attend a Pre-Departure Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Apply for student visa </li></ul><ul><li>Make travel arrangements </li></ul>The Application Process
  13. 13. <ul><li>Prepare for standardized tests by taking sample tests </li></ul><ul><li>Boost your English – consider summer school </li></ul><ul><li>Community services / Non-school experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Internships / service learning </li></ul><ul><li>CONNECT with teachers, develop knowledge, point of view </li></ul><ul><li>Extend; develop personal interests: clubs, sports, trips </li></ul><ul><li>Be consistent in the spelling of your name on your applications </li></ul>Advice to students Tel: 2103 1509 Email: info@iiehongkong.org
  14. 14. Online Resources <ul><li>EducationUSA </li></ul><ul><li>http:// EducationUSA.State.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of International Education </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.iie.org </li></ul><ul><li>College Search </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.collegeboard.org </li></ul><ul><li>The Common Application </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.commonapp.org </li></ul><ul><li>International Student Resources </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nacacnet.org/StudentResources/InternationalStudentResources </li></ul><ul><li>The Princeton Review </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.princetonreview.com </li></ul>
  15. 15. How Can EducationUSA Help? <ul><li>Information seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Test preparation materials for sale </li></ul><ul><li>Individual/Group advising </li></ul><ul><li>Reference library </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations at schools </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Education Fairs </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance in search for funding </li></ul><ul><li>Visa Preparation Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-Departure Orientations </li></ul>
  16. 16. Contact Information <ul><li>Website: www.educationusa.info </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook: www.facebook.com /EducationUSA </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube: www.youtube.com/EducationUSATV </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: www.twitter.com/EdUSAupdates </li></ul><ul><li>Find your center: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.educationusa.info/centers.php </li></ul><ul><li>Find a college: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.educationusa.info/pages/students/search.php </li></ul>

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