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Sending children off to university is a big deal for any parent. As soon as the ‘Thank God I have the house/car/fridge to myself’ mentality has worn off, the ‘Why is my little darling so far away?’ line of thought steps in. If the little darling in question has decided that the best place to fly from the parental nest is Europe, America, Asia or even Australasia more...
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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.
You must meet your deadlines! US universities will not accept late applications unless they have ‘rolling admissions’, meaning they accept students on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.
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...
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