US applications

 

 

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How do I apply

OK, you've made your short list. You know roughly which unis are sure things, which are fall-backs and which are a definite stretch.  Now what? Step by step, here's what to do: First, contact each university directly or go to their website to obtain information and application materials. Most of them use will the 'Common Application Form' (see www.commonapp.org), which allows more...

Recommendations (references)

Most universities will ask you for at least one reference, written by a careers advisor, headteacher, housemaster, etc. This reference is similar to UCAS, although it should not focus on a particular course, but rather suitability in general for higher education. It is ‘all about’ you and should address academic performance, extra-curricular activities and personal qualities. (We’ve more..

Transcript of grades

Your school will need to provide a transcript of your academic record from Year 10 to the present. This is not something that is customary in the UK and most schools will have to create this document from scratch. Make sure you explain the situation to your teachers in good time and show them the explanation below for the sake of clarification more...

Interviews

Although interviews are rarely mandatory for admission into any American university, they are often recommended and are an excellent way of finding out about the place in which you are planning to spend the next four years. Interviews for international students can function in two ways more...

Financial statement

Most universities will require you to complete a financial statement. Do this carefully as it will be used to determine your eligibility for financial assistance more..

Deadlines and early decisions

SCAD is simply one of the best art and design colleges in the whole of the U.S.A. Just ask its students. To study here gives you great opportunities regardless of what major you choose, from graphic designers working with Amazon and Google to fashion majors working with Coach and Gucci. Going to SCAD more...

Students with additional needs

America makes students with additional needs very welcome, and strong laws (rather stronger than in the UK) ensure they are not discriminated against. If you have any type of disability or Special Educational Needs, make sure you tell the university from the start and confirm that they can accommodate you more...

Basic academic requirements

Most students will be applying at the beginning of the second year of sixth form for a place the following autumn term. Because of this, universities will scrutinize GCSE and AS/Highers results together with predicted A2/IB/Highers marks. Unlike British universities, acceptance will not be dependent on your A2 etc. results - these are reported too late to impact acceptance in the US.  Don’t more...

 

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