ERIC Number: ED200111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar-13
Entering Higher Education in the United States: A Guide for Students from Other Countries. Revised Edition, 1981.
Berry, Stan, Ed.
Guidelines for students from foreign countries who are considering entering a college or university in the United States and which will be useful to colleges and universities that have foreign applicants are presented. General information about postsecondary education in the United States and steps in the application process are addressed along with what a student should consider in deciding to study in the United States, basic qualifications for final preparations before arrival, and college guidance resources available to students overseas. Information is provided on the different types of postsecondary institutions: four-year colleges, two-year community and junior colleges, institutes of technology, universities, and proprietary schools. Additionally, accreditation, the academic year, courses and grades, the educational background needed for undergraduate and graduate study, financial support, and English language proficiency are covered. Existing information sources, including the Foreign Student Information Clearinghouse, and the following aspects of the application process are examined: forms, fees, student records, English proficiency tests, undergraduate and graduate entrance examinations, personal recommendations, interviews, financial aid forms, and work opportunities. A checklist, glossary, selected resource materials, and a chart on the structure of education in the United States are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, College Admission, College Applicants, College Choice, College Entrance Examinations, College Preparation, College Students, Eligibility, English (Second Language), Foreign Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, School Organization, Student Financial Aid, Undergraduate Study
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.