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Tips for Chinese Students Applying to USA Universities Introduction

There has been an undeniable growing trend of Chinese students enrolling in US universities and colleges in recent years. For a decade now, China holds the top spot for the highest number of international students enrolled in the US. However, gaining acceptance in top US universities is still a challenge for many Chinese students.

To make the process of writing applications for universities easier, below are some essential tips you should keep in mind:

Be Patient

Getting enrolled in a college of your choice is an endeavor that requires utmost patience. The process of writing your application, sending your documents, waiting for your letter of acceptance, and even after that, the visa process all take significant time. It is important to stay determined and steadfast in your goals and not give up even if you do not get accepted on your first try. You can use sites like to help you out.


Read More English Literature

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Since English is the primary language of the US, the language of instruction will most probably be English. Communicating with your fellow students and people in general, including seeking part-time jobs, gives yet more impetus to brush up your English skills. Moreover, most of the colleges require a written essay in English as part of the application process.

To improve your fluency in the English language, watching American movies or reading English literature is very helpful. Besides, it will give an insight into American culture as it is included in most of the American high school English curriculum.

Explore For More Info/ Search For A Reputable College

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With the advent of the internet, a wealth of information is now accessible to anyone. A prospective student can use this to his/her advantage as almost every college and university has its website. A prospective student can save a lot of time and energy researching about different universities, their admission criteria, scholarship options, the degrees offered, and fee information. A viable tactic is to carry out preliminary research to shortlist colleges/universities according to your needs and then carry out extensive research on your selections. Often, reading the FAQ webpage can concisely give you essential information.

You Leave Nice impressions:

To gain admission into one of the most prestigious American colleges is a highly competitive affair. Therefore, to stand out from the rest of the applicants, it is crucial to leave good impressions. You can achieve this in a variety of ways:

  • The early bird gets the worm. Do not wait for application deadlines; apply as soon as you can. It is even more important for Chinese students in America, as they have to wait for the visa process.

  • Use opportunities like online interviews to introduce yourself and leave a lasting impression.

  • Do not rely only on SAT or ACT scores; participate in extra-curricular activities.

  • Make use of your connections and include a letter of recommendations from your professors in the application

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While there are hurdles for Chinese students in US, it is worthwhile to remember that the US wants you to apply in order to create an environment enriched with cultural diversity. Every individual brings his value to the university, and it is your job to make it known to the university through your application.

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