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Your international update from Baylor University

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APPLICATION DEADLINES

Our application is open and there is no fee to apply! Baylor offers three different admission plans - Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular Admission. Early Decision and Early Action must be submitted by November 1 and allow students to receive an admission decision earlier than their peers who apply Regular Admission.  Students who apply via Regular Admission must submit their application by February 1. We encourage students to submit their application as soon as possible.

MAJOR HIGHLIGHT: BUSINESS

The Hankamer School of Business was recently named the “Most Innovative Business School” in the southern US by European CEO magazine. It’s home to the #5 ranked entrepreneurship program and #18 ranked accounting program in the US. Here's why:


There are 23 unique majors within the School of Business. Each major will expose students to learning environments that will develop core business knowledge and skills while also instilling a strong, ethical mindset.

Premed Projects

Looking for Medicine work experience? Are you a student interested in a career in healthcare? Premed Projects arranges hospital work experience in UK hospitals, India hospitals and Thailand hospitals for aspiring healthcare students aged 16+. Students join us for a 1 or 2-week hospital work experience, shadowing doctors in a variety of hospital departments, visiting medical schools and learning about life as a healthcare professional. During the medical work experience week students stay in Premed Projects accommodation, fully supported by our comprehensive staff teams during your stay. Students are welcome to join us from all over the world, from the ages of 16 and older for an amazing 1-week or 2-week experience of medicine work experience and the perfect start to your future healthcare career.

Portfolio Guidance and Application Infographic

The Norwich University of the Arts has prepared an infographic guide to applying to an undergraduate course at NUA for international students at https://issuu.com/nucaalumni/docs/undergrad-international-nua_infogra

Also see their video that gives advice on preparing digital portfolios:
https://vimeo.com/288719699

University of La Verne - Increased International Merit Scholarships

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A few updates here from the University of La Verne:

We opened a new freshmen residence hall (complete with air-con and a new dining hall!) that all our new freshmen reside inWe broke ground on a new international and spiritual center scheduled open in Fall 2019We increased our international merit scholarships (up to half tuition) and will continue to offer our annual $25,000 Performance Scholarship in the arts (see below for more details)



Launching the UK’s only BSc Clinical Pharmacology

Available from September 2019 intake, this unique course at St George's, University of London comprehensively covers all aspects of drugs as they relate to humans – how drugs are developed, from discovery of molecules to treatment of patients.  If you have students interested in the development of new medicines, this BSc Clinical Pharmacology will be of interest.

Discover USC [南加大升學講座] in Taipei

Time: 7-9 p.m., Oct. 9 (Tue.), 2018
Place: 4F, Regent Hotel, Taipei
Cost: free
RSVP: https://admission.usc.edu/meet-us/off-campus-programs/

USC admission reps., including Vice President of Admission and Planning and Associate Director in charge of Taiwan, will be there to introduce USC, meet with parents, students, and counselors, and answer questions.  All are welcome!

Greetings from Winona State University

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About Winona State University
Winona State is ranked as the second-best public institution in Minnesota by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges," has been named among the "Best in the Midwest" by The Princeton Review for 13 years in a row and has been featured as one of America's 100 Best College Buys for quality and value for 21 consecutive years.

WHY Winona State University? AffordableScholarshipsIdeal location Reputable programs preparing you for successExtraordinary student experience
How to Apply? Undergraduate Students: Complete the WSU undergraduate online application


Notre Dame - Important Updates

The University of Notre Dame has some updates that will be useful to note.

Superscoring of ACT Scores
Students submitting more than one score report for the ACT will now have their tests superscored for our evaluation. This means we will consider the highest composite score and the highest scores on each section, regardless of test date. Please note that we do not require the writing portion of the ACT. 

Residential Life Policy Enhancement
Notre Dame continually seeks to solidify the residential experience as an essential component of a student's education. Beginning with this Fall 2018 matriculating class, Notre Dame undergraduate students will be required to live on campus for six semesters. Students engaging with Notre Dame's study abroad programs will have that semester/year counted automatically toward that requirement.

Notre Dame's Keough School of Global Affairs and Study Opportunities
The Keough School of Global Affairs stands as a testament to Notre Dame's commit…

UCAS (UK higher education) updates

Completed applications can now be submitted for courses starting in 2019. There are now only two UCAS deadlines for 2019 entry:15 October – courses in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science/medicine, and all courses at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge15 January – all other coursesStudents applying to a conservatoire for a music course starting in 2019, need to do so before 18:00 (UK time) on 1 October 2018. Find out more about conservatoires and how they differ from a uni or college.Make sure you are ready for the 15 October deadline for 2019 entry, for courses at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and most courses in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine/science. Many of these courses use admissions tests, so it’s worth checking details in advance.Our Parent Guide 2019 is now available – it’s designed to give guidance to anyone supporting a young person applying to study at a university or college in 2019. Parents can sign up to receive our emails, download…

Changes to Tufts’ Testing Requirements and Supplement

The 2018-2019 school year brings some important changes to our application process.

First, our testing requirements have changed. Applicants must now submit either the ACT or the SAT only; we no longer require subject tests to be submitted with the SAT.

In addition, we will accept self-reported test scores in the application process and only require official scores once a student has decided to enroll.

Second, we have given our supplement an overhaul. Instead of three questions, we have moved to just two required questions which we hope will allow applicants to show us more about who they are and what’s important to them. While we no longer ask students to “let your life speak”, our hope is that the expanded “Why Tufts” question will provide the opportunity for applicants to let us know why Tufts will be a good fit for them.

You can find information about our testing and application requirements here and the 2018-2019 supplemental questions can be found here.

Indiana University (IU) Admission Updates

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Upcoming DeadlinesNovember 1Early Action application deadlineFebruary 1Regular Decision application deadlineApply today Scholarships Last year we were pleased to offer more than $4,000,000 in merit-based scholarship to incoming international freshmen. All international freshmen students with complete applications submitted by February 1 are automatically considered for the Global Engagement Scholarship. Highly qualified students that submit complete applications by our Early Action deadline (November 1) are eligible for the Global Engagement Scholarship and many others. Learn about scholarshipsKelley School of Business: Admission and Deadlines Studying business at IU is competitive but not out of reach for strong students. All students interested in majoring in business should list a major in the Kelley School of Business and submit a complete application by November 1 to be automatically considered for direct admission. Kelley direct admission Students who do not meet the admission cr…

Cal Poly 2018-19 Viewbook

You can explore Cal Poly’s student life, academics, internships, and more by visiting our Viewbook.

In addition, our International Center is a great resource for information and provides excellent support for our international students.

Cal Poly is a premier polytechnic university on California's Central Coast. Our signature Learn by Doing approach to education prepares our students to become the innovative leaders of the future.

Admissions Changes at Rice University

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Updated Office of Admission website: We launched a redesigned admission website with new content and a fresh, user-friendly design. Now it's even easier for your students to explore Rice and navigate the application process.

Coming soon: We are making it easier for students and counselors to know their Rice Admission territory manager. We have assigned high schools in states and countries around the world specific territory managers from our office. In September, we will post pictures, profiles and territory assignments so it is easier for you to know who to work with throughout the admission process.

Update from UNC-Chapel Hill Admissions: FAQs about our Waitlist

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will no longer defer students who apply by Carolina's Early Action deadline. Instead students will receive one of three decisions: admitted, denied, or waitlisted.

We've developed a list of frequently asked questions about the waitlist, with more details about why we're making this change and how we hope it can provide clarity for students and help them make the best decisions they can for their futures.

Penn State is Now Live in the Common App!

To gain a fuller understanding of all that Penn State has to offer, your students should: Explore Penn State's majorsExplore Penn State's twenty undergraduate campusesVisit Penn StateFollow Penn State on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

Fordham Update: New International Student Aid Policies for 2019

Need-based Financial Aid for 2019

Fordham will offer limited need-based financial aid to some international applicants. 
This new program will result in changes for all new non-immigrant visa applicants to Fordham. We will now be need-sensitive in the admission process for non-immigrant visa applicants. All students indicate their decision whether or not to be considered for need-based financial aid on the Common Application. Those applying for need-based aid must submit the CSS Profile by the appropriate application deadline for their selected admission plan (November 1 for EA/ED and January 1 for RD). Those who do not apply for aid must submit a Fordham University Statement of Funding form (available upon submission of the application) to demonstrate financial support for their study at Fordham. One of these two forms will be required to complete a Fordham application for admission.

All first-year international applicants are still automatically considered for Fordham's partial

Program Launch: Dual BA Program between Trinity College Dublin & Columbia University

The Dual BA Program between Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University offers students an international educational experience —a program spanning two continents and cosmopolitan cities. The Program allows students to enhance their global outlook and develop their language skills and communication abilities to a high level.

Wherever your passions lie, in the humanities or social sciences, the Dual BA Program offers you the opportunity to engage in the study of your chosen fields with world-renowned faculty on both sides of the Atlantic and to immerse yourself in two distinct academic, social, and cultural environments.

You may choose from four programs: English Studies, European Studies, History, and Middle Eastern and European languages and cultures. During your studies, years one and two are spent at Trinity and the final two years at Columbia.

Dedicated Dual BA Program advisors and tutors, assigned at the start of the program, will guide you through your academic and student li…

New $25,000 scholarships & application process for international students

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We have exciting changes occurring here at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities!  Our scholarship structure and admissions process have significant updates:
NEW! Scholarships Available for International Students NEW! Admission Application Process for Freshmen: Self-Reported Grades & Test ScoresTranslated Information for ParentsNew Academic Program: Cellular & Organismal PhysiologyUMN In the NewsMeet Our International Student Ambassadors NEW! Scholarships Available for International Students We are thrilled to announce that we've added two new scholarships for incoming freshman international students for the 2019-2020 academic year: $25,000 Global Excellence Scholarships and #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarships.    Global Excellence Scholarships The University of Minnesota is proud to give Global Excellence Scholarships each year to highly-deserving international students who are among the best in their class.  We have added a third tier to this scholarship for the 2018-2019 …