Three secrets to applying to a U.S. university

international-student-insuranceThere are lots of articles about earning your degree in the U.S., yet there are a few things that are important to know that universities are not necessity going to tell you about.



1. Universities want international students. Many U.S. universities have goals to increase the diversity of their student body, so if you are applying from outside the U.S., you may have a better chance of getting admitted. Another big reason U.S. universities are recruiting students from overseas: You will most likely pay higher tuition than local students. Concerned about the high cost of tuition? Check out 10 universities that offer financial aid to international students.

2. You can save a lot of money by attending a community college and then transferring to a university. In fact, nearly a third of students from outside the U.S. start out at community colleges, and then finish their degree at a university. If you are considering doing so, be sure to learn about what the process is for transitioning from the two-year college to the four-year university. This offers you two benefits. You can save a lot of money, and you may have an easier time getting admitted to a two-year community college.

3. U.S. universities care about more than your grades. They are looking for “well rounded” students who bring a lot to their student body. They are seeking students who can demonstrate that they are good citizens. If you are considering applying to a U.S. university, you will want to do community service, participate in extracurricular activities, and work hard to get strong letters of recommendation from your teachers.