The number of US universities travelling to Australia to recruit students (like you!) is increasing every year.
In preparation for the upcoming college fair, below are questions to consider asking university representatives. Some of the representatives will be alumni (having graduated from the university they are representing) and live locally in Sydney and other representatives will be working in the admissions office of their respective university and have travelled to Sydney to recruit students and market their university to Australians. The financial commitment a US university makes by sending an admissions officer to Australia demonstrates the institutional enthusiasm for increasing applications from Australia and many offer scholarships to qualified international candidates.
As the application deadline for US universities approaches I wanted to take this opportunity to remind students to apply to an array of academically competitive institutions, often referred to as target, reach and safety institutions.
When determining which institution(s) to include in your short list, ensure you review the respective admission statistics of the most recent freshman class. This can act as a guide in determining which institutions you are most likely to be offered a place based on your application credentials. These credentials usually include the average test scores, GPA, and sometime rank and it is presumed the other components of your application (essays and recommendations) are strong. Use these statistics to nominate your target uni, reach uni, or safety uni. So what d...