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1 1 Anne Shandley Director of college counseling cannon school Caroline Morris College counselor The bolles school Barbara Polk Senior associate director of admissions Unc chapel hill Ashley pearson associate director of admissions elon university A Rising Trend: International Students with American High School Diplomas

2 2 Defining the International Student For the purpose of this discussion: High school aged students Citizens of a country other than the United States Transferred to an American high school by their junior year Plans to obtain an American high school diploma and attend a college or university in the United States

3 3 USA Private Schools Number attending NAIS schools has increased 49% over the last 10 years Make up 3.3% of the total student body in NAIS schools Of this 3.3%, 12.5% boarding and 1.5% day…with a noticeable increase in day school attendance  Trendbook , “The International Student Outlook,” National Association of Independent Schools 2012 In 2011/12, the number of international students in the US increased 5.7% to a record high of 764,495 students  2012 Institute of International Education Open Doors Data, Fast Facts

4 4 International Student Presence 2012 Institute of International Education Open Doors Data, Fast Facts

5 5 International Student Presence Rank Institution LocationTotal % of Student Body 1 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 9, % 2 University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL 8, % 3 New York University New York, NY 8, % 4 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN 8, % 5 Columbia University New York, NY 8, % 6 University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 6, % 7 Northeastern University Boston, MA 6, % 8 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI 6, % 9 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 6, % 10 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH 6, % 2012 Institute of International Education Open Doors Data, Fast Facts

6 6 Things to consider at registration… Appropriate scheduling English proficiency Are athletics a factor?

7 7 Athletics NCAA offers a great session for counselors Once they start their 9 th YEAR of school, the 4 year clock starts ticking – work closely with admissions to plan an appropriate curriculum Have they already graduated? NCAA may need translated transcripts and the international TR must come DIRECTLY from the home school Must meet all regular NCAA initial eligibility requirements

8 8 Special Concerns for International Students Student life concerns  Explaining extracurricular activities and community service  Other outside of the classroom activities Working around “ranked” colleges  Knowing which colleges are acceptable for different countries Encouraging a school visit!! Check for ESL Pathway Programs Article about Pathway Program controversy onditional-admission-and-pathway-programs- proliferate

9 9 International Student Guide – Part 1  An explanation of the TOEFL  An explanation of the SAT, Subject Tests, ACT  Advice on extracurricular & community involvement  Advice on visiting & interviewing at colleges  Advice on when & how college application forms should be completed  An explanation of the Certification of Financial Eligibility form, CSS Profile, & college specific forms  NCAA policies for International recruits  Policy regarding number of applications  Requesting transcripts/recommendations  Consistent student identification  Importance of deadlines/calendar for jr/sr year

10 10 Initial Meeting No later than January of the Junior year  Topics to Cover  Student Goals-colleges on radar; potential major  Interest in college athletics  Testing plan  Financial aid  Student transcript and course selection  College search resources  Factors most important to student/parent

11 11 Testing Schedule Junior Year  Fall: PSAT  Early Spring: SAT and/or ACT with writing  Late Spring: TOEFL or IELTS  Late Spring/Early Summer (May/June): SAT Subject Tests if required by schools to which student plans to apply Senior Year  Early Fall: SAT and/or ACT and/or Subject Tests if required by schools to which student plans to apply  Late Fall: TOEFL

12 12 Summer Before Senior Year Take TOEFL again if necessary Consider test prep for SAT/ACT Complete several copies of the Certification of Financial Eligibility ( https://www.applyweb.com/apply/smcvt/ISCFForm.p df ) ( https://www.applyweb.com/apply/smcvt/ISCFForm.p df Bring several copies of official high school transcripts from home city/country with English translation back to U.S. in sealed envelopes

13 13 When Applying Get to know the international representative! Submitting materials—where to send/what’s required Deadlines

14 14 When Applying What to highlight:  Diversity  Academics  Global Citizenship  Background

15 15 Scholarships and Financial Aid Need-based vs. merit-based  Separate applications  Institutional vs. national/international  College Board International Student Aid application College Board International Student Aid applicatio  University-specific financial aid applications University-specific financial aid application

16 16 Visa Process Visa Information/Overview  -Documents needed to obtain a visa  -Designated School Official (DSO)  - General process of obtaining a visa  Appointment with US embassy or consulate  Pay SEVIS fee  Form DS-160  Interview  -Maintaining status/ changing schools

17 17 Once Enrolled What to expect:  Orientation process  On-campus resources  Staying connected with your students!

18 18 Questions? Thank you for your participation! Caroline Morris Ashley Pearson Barbara Polk Anne Shandley


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