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How Will My International Grades be Considered by U.S. Universities?

Zaragoza Guerra

Written by Zaragoza Guerraon May 21st, 2021

Prior to joining College Coach, I spent part of my career as director of admissions for the Boston Conservatory, where I oversaw overall recruitment and auditions for students interested in music, theater, and dance. I spent most of my admissions career, however, as an admissions officer for two institutes of technology. As an associate director of admissions at MIT, I directed overall recruitment and yield activities as well as international, transfer, and special student admissions. I also served as an assistant director of admissions for Caltech, where I handled specialized student recruitment and reviewed domestic and international student files.
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Many international students strive to attend a university in the United States, but end up confused by the U.S. admissions process, which tends to be less straightforward than admissions processes elsewhere. One question we often get is how an international transcript will translate in the U.S. system. Former MIT and Caltech admissions officer, Zaragoza Guerra, answers this question in the latest installment of the College Coach video series, Ask the College Admissions Expert. International students with U.S. college aspirations should check out Zaragoza’s insight in “How Will My Grades Translate into the U.S. University System?” And don’t forget to subscribe to the Bright Horizons College Coach YouTube Channel to keep up-to-date on all the latest college planning tips from our college admissions and finance experts. Our College Admissions Experts


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