北京

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标准化考试

STANDARDIZED TESTS

目前申请美国高中,学校普遍要求提供TOEFL和SSAT。

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Salah

前圣马可中学(St. Mark's School)招生官

Salah: “Before the Test, spend about one hour a day over the course of several weeks as that is more effective than multiple hours each day. Give yourself time to practice each test before taking it. There are many preparatory courses, online services, and books to choose from, but no matter which route you select, make sure to take some timed practice tests before you take the actual test. This will help you gain familiarity with the exam and boost your confidence. Lastly, understand the scoring of the test you are taking and do not panic!

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学术成绩

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

即在校成绩单,是体现学生学术能力的直观材料,也是重要申请材料之一。美国中学申请一般需要最近三年成绩单,均分80分以上。Top前50虽没有明确GPA,但建议申请的学生每科成绩都在B(80-90分)。

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AK: “To stand out as an applicant, you should take challenging courses in Math, English, Science, History, and a Foreign Language. Not only will schools consider these courses for admission into their school, these courses will help you build basic skills that you are going to use all of your life. Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself, it will pay off in the long run!”

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课外活动

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

相比较华而不实的简历,美国学校更看重的,是真正热爱一件事情并且愿意投入的人。

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Kaya

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Kaya: “Extracurriculars provide insight into who you are as a person and what you can contribute to a community. Don’t fill your application with generic activities, instead pick two or three activities that you are passionate about and dedicate yourself to doing those activities as best as you can.”

04

文书

ESSAYS

在申请美国高中BETWAY必威体育时,申请文书所要传达的最重要的一个内容即是申请主题。所谓申请主题,即通过挖掘自我生活来寻找素材,再通过素材反映申请者的个性和价值观。

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Salah

前圣马可中学(St. Mark's School)招生官

Salah: “In my experience in Admissions, stellar essays include tangible evidence of a student’s passions. For example, a project, experiment, portfolio, or a venture on which they spent substantial time learning or creating. I encourage students to not just tell what their passions are, but to show the evidence in their essay.”

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推荐信

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

推荐信是从第三者的立场来介绍、展示申请人的综合素质以及优秀品质,这对于学校衡量录取与否是非常重要的。

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Salah

前圣马可中学(St. Mark's School)招生官

Salah: “Boarding schools use personal and teacher recommendations to add a more subjective and personal perspective to their assessment of your abilities, which can show aspects of your personality that don’t always come out on tests and papers. Therefore, choose teachers who can speak to your personal integrity, honesty, work-ethic, and your human side.”

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面试

INTERVIEW

面试作为美高申请者与校方的直接沟通,其重要性不言而喻。在访校面试环节中,学生需要穿着得体,彬彬有礼地与学校招办人员面谈,给学校留下好印象,增加被录取的可能性。

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Kaya

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Kaya: “Research the school and prepare well before the interview. This will help familiarize yourself with basic questions about the school that you will be asked during the interview. As an International student, you potentially have a great advantage, because you bring a unique and different perspective to the school, so be confident, share your experience, and believe in yourself!”