“For many international students English is not their first language. If this is the case for you, start reading as much as possible in English, whether it be through novels, news articles, or essays.”
As an international student, applying to schools in the US has several challenges. The SAT and ACT tests are something international students have to be ready to take, this article provides a guideline to prepare to take these tests. Registration and test dates are provided, be sure to register early. You need to dork on your English, you will be tested on vocabulary and even have to take an essay. Be prepared in what you need to bring with you to keep stress out of your test day. These and other tips will help you get ready.
- Most institutions of higher learning in the U.S will expect students from other countries to offer two standardized tests for admission.
- Besides the more usual ACT/SAT, most will expect a TOEFL ‘Test of English as a Foreign Language,’ensuring proficiency.
- It’s important to review admission criterion with the institution you wish to enter, as some may default to TOEFL scores over critical, or reading subsets of other tests.
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