For international students dreaming of studying in the United States, understanding the admissions process can be overwhelming. The recent TOEFL Live session, hosted by Study in the USA, brought together a panel of admissions experts to shed light on this journey. Let's delve into their invaluable insights.
- Understanding admission processes: Tina Rong from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth elaborated on various admission types like rolling admission, early action, and more, highlighting their relevance for international students.
- The Common Application: Cassidy Gardner of the University of Arizona discussed the benefits of the Common App, emphasizing its efficiency for international students applying to multiple universities.
- Graduate vs. undergraduate applications: Jill Barr from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, provided insights into the distinct processes for graduate applications, essential for aspiring graduate students.
- Organizational strategies: The importance of staying organized during the application process was underscored, with suggestions like using spreadsheets for tracking applications and deadlines.
- Enhancing applications: The panelists shared strategies to make applications stand out. Jill Barr offered specific advice for graduate school applicants.
Financial aid and scholarships
- Types of financial assistance: Tina Rong clarified the differences between loans, need-based aid, and scholarships.
- Applying for aid: Cassidy Gardner shed light on the necessary forms for international students seeking financial aid.
The role of TOEFL in admissions
The session highlighted the significance of the TOEFL test in U.S. university admissions, discussing why it's widely accepted and respected. The panelists also explored how proficiency in English as demonstrated by the TOEFL test can be advantageous in both admissions and campus life.
This TOEFL live session, featuring a panel of experienced admissions professionals, provided comprehensive guidance for international students. Covering everything from admission processes to financial aid, and the role of TOEFL in admissions, the session was an essential resource for those aiming to study in the USA. Keep an eye out for more helpful sessions and resources in the future!
In case you missed it…
If you couldn't join the Live session, we've got you covered. You can catch up by watching the entire session, which offers a comprehensive look into the TOEFL test and studying abroad, addressing various essential aspects for international students.
Our ongoing "My Dream, My Destination" series, a collaborative effort with TOEFL, continues to be a beacon of motivation and a rich source of essential information. This initiative is instrumental in guiding international students as they adeptly manage their academic paths. The enthusiastic responses and active engagement from both students and educators highlight the importance of these dynamic sessions.
Study in the USA remains dedicated to nurturing these valuable discussions and providing tools that bolster students in their educational pursuits. We encourage you to remain engaged, participate in our upcoming events, and fully utilize the opportunities we present.
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