An article titled “80 Colleges Plan Admissions Revamp to Reach More Disadvantaged Students,” written by SCOTT JASCHIK, INSIDE HIGHER ED, was published a few days ago. Finally, U.S. schools are working together to solve the application problems which thousands of applicants face.
We are delighted to see that 80 U.S. top schools are collaborating to introduce an easier and simpler application platform for low-income students. The idea is not new yet this action is long due.
Back in 2012, I and my partner came up with the idea of establishing an application platform online. Similar to how travelers use Expedia to search for and book hotels and flights – our platform would be for international students searching for U.S. colleges and universities and apply to them. We understand the need to venture into this project due to the competition from other countries.
“To Make the Applying to U.S. Colleges and Universities A Pleasant Experience For International Students.”
Different from American students, most international students have language barriers and could get confused by complicated application materials and procedures for various U.S. schools.
For example, when an applicant applies for a certain graduate program in the U.S., some schools ask the applicant to send all application materials to the department that he/she is interested, while some schools may say every application document should go to the International Admission Office or Graduate Admission first. Some U.S. schools even make the procedures more complicated by asking the applicant to send certain materials to the graduate admissions office and others to the department. The application process becomes tedious.
We wonder if the world airline companies could work together with Expedia for better selections and choices of airline reservations, why can’t U.S. colleges and universities work out a platform to simplify international students’ applications? This simplification could help U.S. colleges and universities gain back the lost 7% market share from its international opponents.
When there is a need, there will be a solution. This dream is ambitious, and it will be fulfilled.
(Written by T. Gray, Co-founder; Edited by E. Gray, Online Marketing Staff of Access Education, LLC)