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									                IST
University Information
        Session

               1 February 2011
Ms. Sheaffer, Counselor/University Advisor
What to Consider when Choosing a University

   Admission requirements-do I have what they want?
   Is it a good “fit” for me?
   “Best school for…” does not always matter!
   Don’t choose a uni just for the name!
   Major of study
   Location
       Country
       Urban
       Rural
   Weather
   Cost
   Size
   Activities/sports
   Make up of student body- International, TCK
   Where should I go?
THE WORLD is the Option!
   USA
   Canada
   UK
   Australia
   South Africa
   Europe
   American Oversees Colleges
   Rest of world
                             USA
   “College” & “University” interchangeable
   3700 in the US
       Public & Private
   4 years for Bachelor Degree (BA/BS)
   Select “major” of study
       Must check prerequisites
       Liberal arts component
   Scholarships Available for US and foreign
    students
       Need based
       Merit based
      USA-What is important?
   Grades-9th-12th
   SAT/ACT/SAT Subject, TOEFL
    Exams
   IB Diploma or IB Certificates
   Rigor of program
   Essays
   Extracurricular involvement
   Teacher recommendations
        USA-Application Process
   Needed:
       2-3 letters of recommendations from teachers
            Must fill in “Teacher Recommendation Info sheets”

       Essays
       CV/Resume (just to help you fill out app)
       Test Scores (SAT, ACT, IB Predicted)
            SAT “Score Choice”-March 2009
     Transcript
    IST University Application Info sheet
            Available in August 2011
     USA-Application Process
   Many deadlines-1 January
   IST deadline-November 29, 2011
   Early Decision, Early Action-October 15th
   Uses a “holistic” approach
   “X” factor
   Mid-year reports
   Conditional acceptance/offer
                     CANADA
   50-60 Universities in Canada
   ALL are public
   Typically 4 years for Bachelor’s
       Allows for flexibility
       Study classes not in major
   Select a “Faculty” of study
       Must check prerequisites
   Offer only merit based scholarships for Canadian
    & foreign students
                     CANADA
   Only considers grades
       IB Diploma Predicted Scores
       Grades and SAT-US Diploma

   Tuition- cheaper than US
   Deadlines begin-1 February
   IST Deadline- 21 January
   Student Study Visa- liberal visa requirements
       Can work for 3 years after graduation-immigration process
       Can work 40 hours/week in summers
                                 UK
   All are Public
   Typically 3 years to complete Bachelor’s
       Only study classes in major/course
     4years in Scotland—model for US system-some flexibility

   Scotland-tuition may be free for EU/UK
    citizens
   Scotland & Wales-cheaper than England
   Tuition increase starting 2012 (England
    only-for UK/EU Students)
                      UK-UCAS
   UCAS-Application clearing house
       Apply to 5 unis at once online
   Apply with “buzzword” for IST
   Deadline-15 January
   IST deadline- November 29, 2011
   May need admissions testing
   Limited aid for international students
                   UK-UCAS
   IB Diploma:
       IB predicted Scores-MUST BE
        ACCURATE!
       1 teacher recommendation (“referee”)
       Personal statement
       GCSE/IGCSE scores
       IELTS exam
                  UK-UCAS
   US/IST Diploma with IB Certificates
       Grades, IB Predicted & SAT scores
       May need AP exams
       GCSE/IGCSE/O-levels scores
       IELTS exam may be required
       Foundation year may be required
                 UK-UCAS
   Conditional offers
   Choose 2 from offers
   UCAS Extra
       Clearing
       “Trade Up”-August 2009
                  AUSTRALIA
   39 Universities (37 public, 2 private)
   Typically-3 years for Bachelor’s
       Only study classes in your major
   Southern hemisphere schedule
       Late Feb start-Mid Dec deadline
   IB Diploma highly recommended
   US Diploma
       SAT, Grades, AP, Foundation year
   TOEFL/IELTS-for visa purposes
                   AUSTRALIA
   Must be able to pay full fees for visa
       cheaper than US or UK
       Some aid for international students
   Prefer use of agent for international
    applications
       Local agent- Global Education
                      South Africa
   Typically, 3 years for Bachelor’s
   Southern hemisphere schedule
   Matriculation Exemption Required
       SA Higher Education Department
       IB Diploma or
       US diploma
            SAT scores & acceptance into US university
   No TOEFL required
   No aid for international
       TZ citizens get SA prices
      American Oversees Universities

   US or US Type universities all over
    Europe & other parts of the world
   Requirements & Application process like
    US universities
   Recommended for students who want to
    study in Europe in ENGLISH and have
    the flexibility of US style Bachelors
EUROPE-European National Universities

   Universities in each country in the local language
    (some bi-lingual)
   Typically, 3 year bachelor’s
   Fairly cheap for EU citizens
   IB Diploma highly recommended
   IB Diploma Admission requirements vary
   US Diploma-possible, but not recommended
   Should only apply if you are COMPLETELY
    FLUENT (reading/writing/speaking) in that
    language to study in local language
             Rest of World
   India
   Middle East
   New Zealand
   Asia
                Other Options
   Tech/Trade Schools
   Art Schools/Institutes
   US-Community Colleges
   GAP year
       Google “Gap Year”
How many universities should I apply to?

   1-2 aspiration (long shot) schools
   2 that you have a 50/50 shot of getting into
   1-2 you are fairly sure you can get into
   1 safety

    Don’t go crazy and apply to 1000 universities in
           18 countries—that is way too much!
    Who needs to take the SAT???
   Anyone applying to the USA (even with IB Diploma)
   Anyone without the IB Diploma applying to
    the following countries:
       USA
       Canada
       UK
       Europe
       Australia
       South Africa
       Rest of World
                 SAT Registration
   Juniors should take 2 times at end of 11 th grade
       7 May (deadline 8 April)
       4 June (deadline 6 May)
       SAT Subject-October or November 2011
   SAT prep
       Online-Collegeboard
       Books in library
       class- TanSAO (Mr. Rustad)
            $300 USD from 4-8 April 2010, 16-21 April, 21-15 June, or
             28 June28-2 July
   Register at www.collegeboard.com
     ACT-midwest US universities-
      www.actstudent.org
                      Financial Aid
   US
       FAFSA and CSS Profile
   Scholarships
       Merit based
          Academic
          Sports

       Needs based
   Other Countries
       Loans & scholarships
           University Guidance
   Ms. Sheaffer & Mr. Battersby
       Assist with choosing majors and universities
       Review applications
       Essays
       Teacher recommendations
       Completing required forms
       Parent meetings
              University Guidance
   Ms. Sherali
       Transcript
       Mailing application materials
     What is YOUR Responsibility?
   RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH!!!
   Know the deadlines!
       SAT/SAT Subject/ACT/Admissions tests
       Applications
   Know what each school requires
   Meet with Ms. Sheaffer & Mr. Battersby
       WE WILL NOT HUNT YOU DOWN!
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