For students applying to U.S. colleges and universities from abroad, it’s not only a challenge meeting the benchmarks defined by one’s own national curriculum—either secondary school leaving exams or applications to one’s own set of national universities—there’s the added work of deciphering how local successes translate over to USA admissions standards, a system with its own set of quirks. Will a set of classes taken abroad even fulfill the course requirements of a U.S. college? As with most answers: It depends.
The Insider: College Admissions Advice from the Experts is where College Coach experts weigh in on the latest college admissions topics. We cover everything from application timelines and strategies to tips on financing your child's education.
Subscribe to Our Blog
ACT admissions applying from abroad choosing a major choosing the right college college admissions advice college admissions consulting college admissions process college applications college lists college loans college planner college visits common app common application common application help deciding on a college early action early decision educational consultant essay prompts essays FAFSA financial aid financial aid award getting in harvard high school resume how to get into an ivy league school international students ivy league mba mba programs parenting paying for college researching colleges SAT saving for college scholarships scholarship search standardized testing standardized tests summer activities summer planning writing college essays