This is the VOA Special English EDUCATION REPORT.
We continue our series of reports about how people from foreign
countries can attend a college or university in the United States.
A copy of this script can be found on the Special English Web
site at w-w-w dot voaspecialenglish dot com.
In earlier Education Reports, we have explained how to begin
your search at an education advising center. We also described
the new government rules for entering the country and studying
in the United States. If you want to study in the United States,
it is time to make a list of colleges and universities that
Be sure to choose more than one college. Directors of foreign
student admissions at American colleges say each student should
apply to at least three schools.
First, you must get applications from the colleges. An application
is a form you must complete to ask the college to admit you
as a student. You should request applications at least two years
before you want to begin studying in the United States.
You can find the address of the admissions office in the college¡¯s
catalog -- a publication that tells all about the school. You
can also find such information on the college¡¯s
Web site on the Internet computer system.
For example, the Ohio State University provides application
forms for international students on its Web pages. You can answer
all the questions on the computer and e-mail the application
directly to the university. Or you can copy the application
forms to your computer, print them, complete the questions and
mail them to the university.
Or, you can fill out a computer form to ask the university
to send you an application in the mail. If you cannot use a
computer, write a letter to the address given in the catalog.
Ask the college to send you the international admission application.
Write the letter clearly. List the schools you have attended
and any degrees you already have. Explain what you want to study
and what degree you are seeking. Explain when you want to begin
You will receive a letter or application from each school.
Complete the application and return it to the college. Then
you must wait until the college makes its decision.
This V-O-A Special English Education Report
was written by Nancy Steinbach, courtesy of VOAnews.com