ERIC Number: ED024063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
Selection and Admission of Foreign Students. Guidelines.
National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Cleveland, OH. Field Service Program.
The greatest single strength of an admissions program is carefully developed institutional policy on the admission of foreign students which has the wholehearted support of the top level of the administration. Only then can the admissions program maintain reasonably and realistically high standards. Standards of admission should be reassessed periodically by an appropriate committee of the college or university which includes both an Admissions Officer and the Foreign Student Adviser. Standards should be sought which are both flexible enough to attract a foreign student enrollment, and rigid enough to maintain the academic integrity of the institution and the prestige of American education abroad. Whether the institution is large with elaborate processes and specialized personnel or small with simple procedures and limited staff, the objective is the same: to admit foreign students who have the academic, financial, and linguistic abilities to complete their educational objectives successfully, and who will benefit from what the institution has to offer. Once standards are developed in support of general institutional policy, the success of the admissions program will lie in the hands of the admissions personnel involved, including the Foreign Student Adviser. Their cooperation and sharing of responsibility and concern are basic to the success of the admissions program. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Cleveland, OH. Field Service Program.