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Preparing for the college admissions process

Preparing for the college admissions process

Preparing for the college admissions process Preparing for the college admissions process It is not an easy task to prepare yourself for college, reason for which we would like to give you some tips. First of all, it is important that you have a strong academic record, test scores, recommendation letters and essays. The preparation process for admission should start in 9th grade and not in your senior year. Remember to participate in extracurricular activities and do something that will allow you to stand out from the rest. Your High School Transcript is very important since colleges will look at it in order to get an idea of how good of a student you are. They will look at your grades and curriculum so it is very important that you…
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PhD scholarships for International Students

PhD scholarships for International Students

PhD scholarships for International Students As an international graduate student you have several options with regards to getting scholarships. In this blog we intend to mention some of those opportunities so that you can get more information and maybe apply to one or more. This is just meant to be a guide NOT a list. If you are intending to obtain a Master’s or PhD degree in the United States and you have or have not started your application process feel free to check the following scholarships: Fullbright - Full scholarships for International Students Humphrey Fellowship Program - Open yearly Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship Program - Open yearly Rotary Foundation - Rolling OFID SCHOLARSHIPS - For Master’s Degree Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship - French Studies Inter-American Press Association Scholarships…
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Important elements for college or university admission

Important elements for college or university admission

Important elements for College or University admission Whenever you apply to college, it is important to take into account several factors that will play an important role in your admission process. The following list will help you. HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM It is very important that you challenge yourself in high school. Do not just take the easy courses, take the challenging ones. GRADES Your grades should represent what you are as a student. You should be able to have good and solid grades. If you are taking a challenging course and you have a B, it will be a better grade than an A in a regular course. REQUIRED EXAMS Be it TOEFL, SAT, ACT, etc… they must be good and should represent you as a student. PREPARE YOURSELF AS…
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Best universities in United States

Best universities in United States

When you think about studying in the United States, you might have lots of doubts about the place where you want to study. The thought of studying abroad is scary but at the same time is exciting and maybe something you are looking forward to do. There are more than 2000 universities to choose from but with that number you might wonder which ones are the best. We will try to give you a list of good universities, some renown, some not as much; some will be stronger in some areas than others but at the end they will all give you a good education. Consider our list, just that, a list since we wouldn’t be able to fit in our blog every single one of them. The following list…
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When to apply to a US University

When to apply to a US University

As we always tell our students, it is very important that you apply way ahead of time. Why? Well, very simple. You will need time to search for the colleges or universities you want to apply. In order to do that correctly you need to do a good research about the place you want to go so that you don’t find yourself in a place where you won’t feel comfortable and happy. You will also need to look for some scholarships, if interested. This is also time consuming since each one has different requirements and different deadlines. As an International Student you will also need to fulfill certain requirements amongst which are some exams. You have to take the exams with time and wait for results to come back. Some…
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Requirements before applying to US University

Requirements before applying to US University

As an undergraduate foreign/international student you are required to complete some steps before applying to college. Remember that you have to plan ahead of time in order to have every exam in place and meet the deadlines. The first exam you have to consider taking is the TOEFL (TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE) which is intended to measure the proficiency of english of a non- native speaker. For more information regarding who accepts this exam please visit TOEFL . In order to obtain more information regarding the TOEFL visit our blog dedicated to it in the following link THE TOEFL EXAM Instead of taking the TOEFL, you can try taking the ­IELTS (INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE ENGLISH TESTING SYSTEM). You may find more information regarding this exam at www.ielts.org Once…
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The SAT

The SAT

One of the requirements for undergraduate students is the SAT or Scholastic Aptitude Test. Although there are some colleges that do not require this exam for international students, it is always better to take it in order to be considered for scholarships and have the opportunity to apply to several colleges or universities. The SAT exam will have the following sections: Critical Reading Mathematics Writing Essay – With the new 2016 SAT this will be optional The student will have to answer  multiple choice questions as well as an essay question (optional in 2016). For more accurate information regarding the exam as such you can visit About Remember to look up the dates beforehand in order to be able to prepare your exam the best way possible. For dates visit…
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Types of degrees

Types of degrees

There are different types of degrees that you can pursue whenever studying in the United States. We want to list some of them so that you have some information regarding them. ASSOCIATE DEGREE – It’s a two year undergraduate degree which will give you the basic technical and academic knowledge to be able to find a job. You can decide to work or continue your college education in order to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree. BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA) – It’s a four year undergraduate degree and you usually have to take credits in a variety of liberal arts subjects such as languages, literature, history, etc.. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS) – It’s also a four year undergraduate degree and it focuses more on science subjects. MASTER OF ARTS (M.A.;MA;A.M or AM)…
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Study or pursue medicine in the USA

Study or pursue medicine in the USA

Studying Medicine in the United States is not something impossible to do but international students must understand that the process is different from what they might be used to in their home countries. In the United States, you just don’t come out of high school and apply to Medicine. In the United States you have to follow some steps: You have to obtain a bachelor’s degree or study 4 years of college with all the necessary prerequisites for medical school. These prerequisites vary from school to school but so that you have an idea some of the subjects are: biology, chemistry, physics, English among others You have to take the MCAT (MEDICAL COLLEGE ADMISSION TEST). A good result in this exam is very important. For more information regarding this exam…
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Athletic scholarships

Athletic scholarships

If you are really good at sports you might want to consider getting an athletic scholarship. This is a good option for those students that have excelled in sports but are also very good students. Even though you are interested in obtaining one of these scholarships, international students need to follow all the necessary steps in order to get an admission from the school were you are considering the scholarship. It is not an easy task since you are not in the US and no one knows you nor has seen you play. It is always a good idea to make a video and at FOREIGN STUDENT EDUCATIONAL AND ADVISORING SERVICES (FOSEAS) we will help you get in contact with universities, coaches and fill in the necessary requirements for your…
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