Link for international students on home page
Regional accrediting association
Tuition and cost information – List total amount that will appearon required documentation as well as individual programs costs
Deadlines – prominently listed
Checklist for required documents and tests
Contact information for all offices dealing with international students.
Automated responses are often not received overseas.
Names of months and specific dates for completion of required testing, application deadlines, notification, orientation and enrollment.
Metric measurements (campus size in hectares, average local temperatures in Celsius, distances in kilometers etc.)
Number of credit/hours needed to be enrolled full-time
Course catalog with course descriptions
Downloadable applications in a variety of formats
Application fee waivers or allow students without credit cards to mail application fee after completing on-line applications
State which programs are open to international candidates and which are not.
Minimum requirements for as many national education systems as possible
Require Social Security Numbers
Most international students don’t have them
Require GPAs - Many countries do not offer GPAs
Require zip codes or a U.S. address
Give 800 phone numbers – They are not toll free outside the U.S.
Use terms “fall” and “spring” – These are confusing to students from the southern hemisphere or areas with no seasons.
Use “college” to refer to university-level programs
Require original copies of academic certificates. Many international studentscannot obtain multiple originals of their academic certificates. Provide instructions for submitting certified true copies instead./