Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 30, 2012
While studying in the United States is a rewarding experience, international students often have trouble navigating their way through the college admissions process.
For many international students, the college application can be a challenge. Admission requirements vary significantly between colleges. For example, different schools evaluate academic credentials differently. Students also need to know what extracurricular activities and volunteer work colleges are looking for. There are also essays to answer and personal information to share, all of which must be in correct English.
International students also find it difficult to choose a school from a distance.
“With several thousand colleges and universities to choose from, the United States has options and educational opportunities for everyone,” said Mandee Heller Adler, CEO and founder of International College Counselors.”What can be a real challenge for an international student is finding the college that will be the best fit. International students are often not aware of the lesser known, yet still excellent, schools. Many of schools are well known in the U.S., but not internationally.”
As expert college advisors at International College Counselors understand, many schools limit the international student population. By applying to lesser known schools, international students can boost chances for admission.
Additionally, if an international student’s native language is not English, he or she is required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination.
All international students must also have passports from their governments and visas from the U.S. This can be a lengthy process. Some countries require students to present proof of admission to a U.S. school before they will issue a passport. Most international students will need to get either a Student Visa (F-1), Exchange Student Visa (J-1) or a Visitor’s Visa (B-2) and a Business Visitor (B-1) from the U.S. government.
“We recommend international students seek help from a U.S. college advisor who can help him or her navigate the college admissions process,” said Adler, an expert college advisor, South Florida based.
A college advisor can help answer questions regarding colleges, visa status, extracurricular activities, financial aid, transcripts, interviews and more.
“The earlier a student starts planning for the college admissions process, the better,” said Adler, an expert college advisor for over 10 years.
International students who want to study in the U.S. should note that the study abroad application process is time-intensive. College advisors at International College Counselors typically recommend that students apply nine to 12 months in advance.
In 2012, the college advisors at International College Counselors helped more than 200 students find, apply to and gain acceptance into the college of their dreams. The expert college advisors at International College Counselors are dedicated to helping students and their parents with the often daunting and complex college application process.
For more information on International College Counselors or to contact an expert college counselor, please visit http://www.internationalcollegecounselors.com
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE COUNSELORS:
International College Counselors provides expert college counseling on undergraduate and graduate college admissions, financial aid, tuition, essays, and college applications to domestic and international students. The college counseling and college coaching services are tailored to address the goals, needs, and dreams of each student. Mandee Heller Adler, founder of International College Counselors, is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She also received an MBA from Harvard Business School. Ms. Adler's achievements have brought her recognition as one of South Florida Top 100 Small Businesses in 2010.
International College Counselors has offices in White Plains, New York; Boson, Massachusetts; Miami Beach, Florida; Miami, Florida; Coral Gables, Florida; Palm Beach, Florida; Boca Raton, Florida; Medellin, Columbia and Caracas, Venezuela.