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THE USA: Applying to University

'How do admissions officers decide if students have the correct qualifications?' [VIDEO]

When you apply to study abroad, it’s important that your qualifications meet requirements of the host country.


Admissions offices have a system for evaluating whether qualifications from your home country meet the requirements of their institution.

Watch the video below as Richard O’Rourke, an admissions officer at Northern State University explains how American universities evaluate academic accomplishments from your home country.

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What an admission officer looks for in an application

Undergraduate courses: How to apply

Watch more clips from our Hangout with Richard O’Rourke:

'What is the average day for an admissions officer like?'

‘How is an American admissions office structured?’

‘What questions should international applicants ask when applying?’

'Do admissions officers "Facebook-stalk" students?'

'What documents should I include in my university application?'

‘How is an American admissions office structured?’

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Monica Karpinski received her BA (Media and Communications) and Diploma in Modern Languages (French) from the University of Melbourne, Australia. An art and culture aficionado, in her spare time Monica enjoys film, reading and writing about art.


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