Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Getting Into College: Entrance Requirements and Challenges
Many international students coming to the United States quickly discover that getting into a North American college or university is much harder than they imagined. Unfortunately, students often think that a few quick months at a language school should prepare them enough to pass the TOEFL test. The reality is that in addition to more time to digest and learn the language, classroom expectations and requirements can be very different. For example, some of my students are often shocked that to get an A in my class they need 94% in the class (very common requirement in the US), and that passing is at least 60%, not 50% as in their countries. So, please share your ideas on the subject of getting into a university in your country and the things international students might find surprising in terms of university requirements and classroom expectations.
Posted by Randall Davis at 10:05 AM