The following are some of the major things admissions officials keep in mind when evaluating and making final decisions about international applicants.

1. The institution’s enrollment goals: Many factors are considered in the determination of enrollment goals: the number of men, number of women, number of U.S. minority students, number of international students, average GPAs, averages for standardized tests and more.

2. A positive impression of international applicants: Impression of international applicants was and is that they are extremely motivated, committed, hardworking and flexible.

3. Well balanced application: Apart from studies, student’s application should show participating in extracurricular and social activities.

4. Confirmation of good English skills: Admissions directors biggest worry is the ability of international applicants to communicate in English. This is critical to the success of the student, and of the faculty as well.