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THE USA: Applying to University

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

Find out what an average day is like in an admissions office in America. Are you doing everything you can to make their job easier and admit you.

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Admissions officers process hundreds of study abroad applications every semester. Typically, it’s them who will have the say in whether you’ll be accepted by an institution or not.

We spoke to Richard O’Rourke, an admissions officer at Northern State University about a typical day in the life of an admissions officer, and what they look for in successful applications.

Watch the video below and if you found it useful, give it a LIKE and have a look at our list of useful links beneath it.

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

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

‘How is an American admissions office structured?’

‘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?

‘Why should I study in America’s Mid-West?’

‘What questions should international applicants ask when applying?’


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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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