The process of applying to

American colleges is complex.
There are over 2,500 colleges and universities exhibiting great diversity – ranging from urban

to rural, and with student

bodies as large 70,000 to as small as 38. Beyond these

factors, there is a wide variety and range of courses and

programs to choose from.

The complexity doesn’t end with the aforementioned choices. The actual application process, in contrast to the Brazilian “vestibular”, is not

simply quantitative –there is no single formula behind it. Admissions

officials consider a holistic, and

sometimes subjective, view of the

student. Applications include but are not limited to the following:


● Essays;

● Extracurricular Activities;

● Interviews;

● Grades;

● Exam Scores (SAT, ACT, etc.);

● Letters of Recommendation.