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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 Abdulloh I

Jul 22, 2021

The course is awesome


Oct 3, 2016

Very helpful course.

By Chunxiao W

Oct 21, 2015

very helpful course!

By besong d

Jun 29, 2018

It's very useful :)

By Bilal H S

Aug 31, 2016

very Useful test

By Nisha V

Mar 29, 2016

super helpful!

By Sopnochora09

Aug 7, 2015

Useful Course.

By viviana j

Aug 24, 2017

A good course

By Michael X X

Nov 4, 2016

very useful!

By Muhammad T A

Sep 2, 2019

Nice One <3

By Deleted A

Nov 6, 2018

cool couse

By Magno A

Jan 28, 2016

Very Good!

By Lahcene O M

Aug 18, 2018

how nice

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Jun 28, 2018


By Nadya K

Aug 2, 2017

like it

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By Dhara D

Sep 3, 2015

The course gives useful guidelines towards the really complicated task of Applying to US universities.Sharing the intuition behind the various pieces of the application process really helped me align my thought process towards the expectations of various universities.Self-assessment on behalf of the students is equally important to make sure they go to the college which is the right fit for them.

Overall it's a great course :)

By Eduardo R

Jul 13, 2016

Me fascino la forma en que los ponentes aclaraban cada concepto, y la parte interactiva del video, no solo el presentador hablando.

Me decepcione de mi mismo debido a que por el tiempo que no le di su prioridad no complete el curso pero espero reanudarlo en la próxima sesión.

By Abbos K

Sep 21, 2020

Brilliant course. I found all the answers about the application process to US universities. The only thing which I did not like is that this course does not give certificate.

By Anna M

Nov 6, 2015

It gave me an inside about US Universities and lots of details that I had know idea I should consider before!

By Milissa E

Jun 26, 2019

Great course. Learnt all I needed to be able to apply to a US institution of higher learning.

By Tan F

Apr 16, 2019

It's good. If it can refer to more practical tools, it would be perfect.