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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Applying to U.S. Universities by University of Pennsylvania

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About the Course

“It depends.” That is what you’ll hear when asking about the U.S. university admission process. With over 4,000 universities in the United States and no standard application system, the U.S. admission process can be confusing for everyone, but especially for students applying from other countries. This course will help international students (non-U.S. citizens) and non-native English speakers navigate the U.S. university admission process by offering practical information about the documents and pieces that make up a U.S. university application. More importantly, admission officers will discuss how they use those pieces to decide who is accepted and who is denied, so that you can understand the process beyond the pieces. By the end of this course, you will understand application basics that include researching schools, creating a school list, and establishing an application plan. This course will not answer all of your application questions, but it will teach you to ask the right questions of yourself and the universities. Ultimately, you will have all the information you need to start your process the right way, putting you on the path to acceptance. * Please note, while the English Language Programs are part of the University of Pennsylvania, this is not a course about applying to Penn. Furthermore, this course is intended for international students educated in the national curriculum of their country. While other students are welcome to enroll, the course is not intended for American students or students studying in an American, International Baccalaureate, or Advanced Placement curriculum. The course is also intended for students who do not have access to university counseling – if you attend a school that offers university counseling, your counselor is the best source of information on applying to university. Finally, this course is for undergraduate (Bachelors degree) freshmen (students who have not attended any university) applicants. Undergraduate transfer applicants, students who have attended a university, will find some of the information helpful, but graduate (Masters and Doctoral) applicants will not....

Top reviews


Nov 9, 2015

Really helpful for International students. Heaped me right from college selection to submission of the application ( and getting selected). Thank You so much University of Pennsylvania...


May 12, 2016

This is a great course, it helped me to understand all the application process, the points and how to choose the better fit for me. It gave all the detailed information I needed

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By Zia U

Oct 6, 2020

It is really good to learn the admission procedure for US university.

By 杨子豪

Jan 26, 2016

It's very useful for the students who want to go to the United States.

By Utkarsh P

Dec 14, 2015

This course is the best help I could get on the application process.

By Preyas D B

Sep 23, 2017

It's the best course for students who are planning for study in US

By Kirsten F

Nov 8, 2015

Awesome class. Very-well put together and extremely informative.

By giorgi_law

Nov 2, 2015

one of the best and most practical courses I've seen on coursera

By Amine L

Jan 4, 2016

This course was so comprehensive ! I highly recommend it !

By Vive l m c e e r

Dec 14, 2015

very intersting and helping course thank you very much !

By Haytham T

Oct 9, 2015

The easiest way to lear. Which is he purpse of teaching!

By Cherie

Aug 15, 2015

This course is very useful and informative. Thank you!

By sagor g

Nov 29, 2022

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By Hashem N

Feb 19, 2016

Full of opportunity in the land of Opportunities!

By Luiza É

Apr 17, 2017

This course is amazing! It helped me so much!

By Yingyi Z

Jun 22, 2016

Very thorough and useful. Highly recommended.


Jan 13, 2019

Great information and chance to learn abroad

By eric x

Sep 2, 2017

A great course for international students.

By Alex L

Feb 17, 2016

Nice for people who will like to study

By Deleted A

Aug 26, 2015

Very useful one Applicant should take

By 舒畅畅

Dec 4, 2016


By Sokhong S

Sep 28, 2016

That really good, Thanks you guy.

By Ana L S C V

Sep 12, 2019

Excelente!!! Muito didático!

By shayene d m

Mar 27, 2018

i liked so much, thak you

By Arnab M

Aug 22, 2015

very good course to learn

By 孙朔

May 29, 2016

哈哈哈哈 还没学但感觉很好的课,留学党可以看看

By Alice X

Mar 4, 2016

It is really helpful!!!