May 11, 2018

US colleges and universities take a holistic approach in reviewing a student’s application for admission. One of the most heavily weighted components is the transcript, or summary of a student’s marks, from every course from year nine – year twelve. These courses will be assessed on student performance and rigour. US admission committees are looking for evidence which demonstrates that a student is continuing to academically challenge themselves while at the same time maintain a high level of academic performance. Student transcripts should therefore demonstrate a balance of rigorous courses across many disciplines.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) is considered one of the most academically challenging secondary school curricula in the world. If a student is interested...

August 3, 2015

Year 12 students can be overwhelmed with studying for their HSC, taking trials and thinking ahead to completing their secondary studies. One more thing to consider is there is still time to apply for admission to US colleges and universities which will commence late August 2016. Internationally Educated can at least help with this!


The academic year in the US commences late August and ends mid May at most institutions. Application deadlines for many institutions close 1 January 2016 leaving sufficient time for you to seriously consider applying for undergraduate admission in the US. To get the process underway I encourage you to register and sit for your standardised test, either the SAT or ACT; each test is offered multiple times in Sydney between now and the end of the year. Read our...

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