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How Sibia Serves Applicants Living Within the United States

Young college applicants currently attending American high schools. Many students leave their home countries at a relatively young age, during their teens, to attend high school abroad in the United States. Their visas to study in the United States can be extended if they are admitted to college here too, often a hope of their relatives at home. This in turn can lead to employment opportunities in the States, so gaining admission to a U.S. college can open doors to an extended stay in the country, if so desired, and to a new life. As a result, these applicants understandably face a particularly keen type of pressure as they apply to college.

Community college transfers or direct to a four-year university. Depending on your level of English competence and high school credentials, you may be more comfortable attending a community college first, building a strong academic record there, and then transferring to a four-year institution to earn your bachelor’s degree. If you are unsure whether this is the right move for you, consult with a Sibia Admissions adviser to determine your options for undergraduate education.

Facilitating the transition from high school to college in the States. The study abroad experience for high school students is very different from that of international undergraduates. In high school, students often live within the comfort of their own families or a host family. Selecting the best college that will facilitate your transition to college life and understand your needs as an international student is extremely important.

International applicants seeking admission to graduate programs. Those students who are currently residing in the United States and applying to American grad school programs must also take into account certain unique issues. For example, you may intend to move your spouse and children to the States to join you as you complete a lengthy Ph.D program; will you receive the funding you need to cover tuition and living expenses? These special circumstances and questions specific to international students can be resolved with the assistance of an experienced Sibia consultant.

The Sibia Admissions team is mindful of all the above issues, and many more, that international students must consider as they apply to universities located in the United States. Work with us to navigate the often complicated admissions process and to secure your academic and professional goals with confidence!

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