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“It depends.” That is what you’ll hear when asking about the U.S. university admission process. With over 4,000 universities in the United States and no standard application system, the U.S. admission process can be confusing for everyone, but especially for students applying from other countries. This course will help international students (non-U.S. citizens) and non-native English speakers navigate the U.S. university admission process by offering practical information about the documents and pieces that make up a U.S. university application. More importantly, admission officers will discuss how they use those pieces to decide who is accepted and who is denied, so that you can understand the process beyond the pieces. By the end of this course, you will understand application basics that include researching schools, creating a school list, and establishing an application plan. This course will not answer all of your application questions, but it will teach you to ask the right questions of yourself and the universities. Ultimately, you will have all the information you need to start your process the right way, putting you on the path to acceptance. * Please note, while the English Language Programs are part of the University of Pennsylvania, this is not a course about applying to Penn. Furthermore, this course is intended for international students educated in the national curriculum of their country. While other students are welcome to enroll, the course is not intended for American students or students studying in an American, International Baccalaureate, or Advanced Placement curriculum. The course is also intended for students who do not have access to university counseling – if you attend a school that offers university counseling, your counselor is the best source of information on applying to university. Finally, this course is for undergraduate (Bachelors degree) freshmen (students who have not attended any university) applicants. Undergraduate transfer applicants, students who have attended a university, will find some of the information helpful, but graduate (Masters and Doctoral) applicants will not....
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The U.S. Admissions Process

The first step to studying in the USA is to understand the application and admissions process in the U.S. How to apply to colleges and universities in the U.S. is probably very different than the university admissions process in your home country. One big difference is the importance of “fit,” and how fit plays a different role among the 4,000+ U.S. colleges and universities. In this module, you will begin to learn about the U.S. admissions process, including how schools evaluate international applications, U.S. college admission requirements, and how schools decide who to accept (it is not all about SAT or ACT scores like many students think). You will also begin to explore yourself so that you can look beyond the "top" colleges and universities to identify schools based on “fit,” a big step toward being accepted into U.S. colleges and universities....
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13 个视频(共 128 分钟), 7 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video13 个视频
The Realities of Admission: Understanding Options7分钟
The Realities of Admission: Understanding Timing9分钟
The Admissions Process and the Course5分钟
Eight Pieces & Two Questions5分钟
Being the "Best"4分钟
The Second Question5分钟
Different Universities Evaluate Differently9分钟
Purdue University18分钟
Montgomery County Community College10分钟
Rhodes College15分钟
Santa Clara University16分钟
University of Pennsylvania16分钟
Reading7 个阅读材料
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)10分钟
Thoughts on College Rankings10分钟
"What It Takes” by Ivan Maisel10分钟
The Selection Process: Online Resources10分钟
Connect with Our Partner Schools10分钟
Suggested Readings10分钟
Instructions for Self-Assessment Quiz 1: Personal Qualities10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Assessment Quiz: Personal Qualities20分钟
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Self-Assessment

The most important part of your college application is you. Before you apply to any U.S. universities, you have to know yourself – likes, dislikes, strengths, and weaknesses. Once you know yourself, you can look at your application the way a U.S. admissions counselor will look at your application. In this module you will learn how to use self-assessment to examine your application, identifying strengths and weaknesses in both your academic and non-academic qualifications. You will also learn about EducationUSA, a college admissions assistance resource located in your home country....
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12 个视频(共 90 分钟), 7 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video12 个视频
Personal Strengths6分钟
Study Preferences4分钟
Academic Qualifications Part 112分钟
Academic Qualifications: Testing8分钟
Non-Academic Qualifications5分钟
Connecting You with Universities9分钟
EducationUSA: A U.S. State Department Supported Network2分钟
EducationUSA Interview Part 18分钟
EducationUSA Interview Part 213分钟
EducationUSA Interview Part 38分钟
EducationUSA Interview Part 45分钟
Reading7 个阅读材料
"5I's" by Eric Furda10分钟
"4C's" by Eric Furda10分钟
Notes on Practice Materials and the New SAT10分钟
"5 College Admission Mistakes International Students Can Avoid" by Amy Rader Kice10分钟
EducationUSA Resource10分钟
Additional Resources10分钟
Instructions for Self-Assessment Quiz 2: Academic Preferences10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Assessment Quiz: Academic Preferences30分钟
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Research & Planning

It is time to use what you learned about yourself to start the college search and find the schools where you will apply. With 4,000+ colleges and universities in the U.S., picking the right schools for you takes time and strategy. This module will focus on three areas: (1) conducting your research, (2) building your school list, and (3) creating your college application plan. To accomplish these goals you will learn everything from application deadlines to where you can research schools to what the information means and how to use that information to better ensure your success....
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18 个视频(共 164 分钟), 8 个阅读材料
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Building Your School List8分钟
Level 1 Research: What You Want11分钟
Level 1 Research: What is Realistic7分钟
Level 1 Research: Understanding Your Findings14分钟
Level 1 Research: Additional Options10分钟
Level 2 Research15分钟
Level 3 Research9分钟
Demonstrated Interest7分钟
Identifying Reach, Target, and Safety11分钟
Understanding Deadlines10分钟
Creating a Plan9分钟
Financial Aid, Part 1: Cost of a U.S. Education5分钟
Financial Aid, Part 2: Need-Based Aid6分钟
Financial Aid, Part 3: Merit-Based Aid5分钟
Financial Aid, Part 4: Other Types of Funding5分钟
Financial Aid, Part 5: The Realities of Available Funding7分钟
Financial Aid, Part 6: Need Blind vs. Need Aware7分钟
Reading8 个阅读材料
"Aligning Your Interests With Your College List" by Eric Furda10分钟
Digging Deeper Into Acceptance Rates10分钟
Additional Research Resources10分钟
Articles About the School List10分钟
Early Admission/Decision Statistics10分钟
Suggested Reading10分钟
Financial Aid Resources10分钟
Exchange Programs and Scholarships10分钟
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The Pieces of Your Application

Your college “application” is made up of eight individual pieces, including essays, letter(s) of recommendation, test/exam scores (SAT, ACT, TOEFL, & IELTS), and more. In this module you will understand how each piece is viewed individually along with how that piece fulfills admission requirements and contributes to your application as a whole. We will also discuss how to submit the pieces of your application, as well as the timing related to each piece. Understanding the pieces of your application, along with the admission requirements, will help you assemble a stronger application overall....
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12 个视频(共 129 分钟), 14 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
Video12 个视频
The First Piece: The Application Form 9分钟
Academic Documents Part 19分钟
Academic Documents Part 28分钟
Test Scores: ACT & SAT17分钟
English Language Proficiency Tests: TOEFL & IELTS9分钟
Essays 14分钟
Letters of Recommendation 16分钟
School Forms10分钟
Activity List & Résumé11分钟
Other Requirements9分钟
Connecting Themes5分钟
Reading14 个阅读材料
Application Tips & Notes10分钟
Understanding Document Requirements10分钟
Testing Data and Information Resources10分钟
"That Time I Took the TOEFL" by Meghan McHale10分钟
"Writing the Essay: Sound Advice from an Expert" by Parke Muth10分钟
An Essay Should... 10分钟
"Writing Recommendations" by MIT Admissions10分钟
"Interviews" by The College Board10分钟
Essay Resources10分钟
Letter of Recommendation Resources10分钟
School Forms Resources10分钟
Activity List Resources10分钟
Suggested Reading10分钟
Instructions for Self-Assessment Quiz: Application Planning10分钟
Quiz2 个练习
Assessment Quiz: Application Planning50分钟
Final Examination40分钟

讲师

Erick Hyde

University Connection Counseling Specialist
English Language Programs

关于 University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

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