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THE USA: Applying to University

‘How is an American admissions office structured?’ [VIDEO]

Learn how an American admissions office is structured so you can understand the best way you can approach them with your queries.


Understanding a foreign university’s admissions process can be difficult for international students. But once you understand how the system works, structuring your application can feel easier and much less overwhelming.

We spoke to Richard O’Rourke, an admissions officer at Northern State University, about the structure of a typical American admissions office, and how students can form a relationship with it during their application.

Watch the video below and if it's helpful, don't forget to LIKE it and have a look at the list of useful links beneath it.


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

‘When and how are admissions interviews conducted?’                  

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

‘What questions should international applicants ask when applying?’

‘What should I do if I haven’t heard back from an admissions office?’

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

‘What common mistakes do students make in their university applications?’

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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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