ERIC Number: ED256230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Entering Higher Education in the United States. A Guide for Students from Other Countries. Revised Edition, 1985.
Berry, Stan, Comp.
Advice for foreign students about postsecondary education in the United States is presented. An overview of U.S. education covers postsecondary levels, accreditation, the academic year, and courses and grades. Steps that should be taken before applying for admission include using existing information, selecting programs and institutions, and requesting materials from selected institutions. One resource is the Foreign Student Information Clearinghouse, a computerized service that can help identify U.S. institutions. Included is a list of Clearinghouse processing centers in 20 countries. Information is also provided on: the application process, records of previous education, and English proficiency tests. Locations throughout the world where students can register for the Test of English as a Foreign Language are listed. Also briefly covered are: student qualifications, academic entrance examinations, interviews, financial aid forms, obtaining visas, and orientation programs. Appended are a checklist for foreign student applicants, a glossary of common terms, and a list of resource materials on U.S. postsecondary education, many of which are available in overseas agencies and centers. (SW)
Descriptors: Clearinghouses, College Admission, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Entrance Examinations, Decision Making, English (Second Language), Financial Aid Applicants, Foreign Students, Glossaries, Guidelines, Information Sources, Institutional Characteristics, Language Tests, Postsecondary Education, Resource Materials, Second Language Learning
College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, NY 10101 (available as a package of 40 copies for $25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Parents; Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Note: Supersedes ED 200 111.