Does SYE offer scholarships
No. SYE works closely with all students to prepare them to have a solid application to apply for admissions. scholarship. and financial aid packages from the schools that they are applying to.
Does SYE support students only in Syria?
While only SYE in Syria will be eligible to free TOEFL and SAT classes in Syria, all Syrian students all over the world are welcome to apply for the program.
Does SYE help in the visa process
SYE provides each admitted student a letter that confirms participation in the program to offer to visa officer in the embassy. However, we do not have any role or control over the visa process.
When should I start preparing to apply to U.S. universities?
Application deadlines for the academic year, which starts in the Fall, are usually around the end of December, and some around end of Jan or Feb. However, preparations could take anywhere between 3-9 months as you work on improving your English skills, taking required tests, and fulfilling application requirements. So to enroll in a school by Fall 2018, you will need to start preparing in the summer of 2017.
What are the requirements for U.S. universities?
First and foremost, English proficiency. Most U.S. universities require international students to take language proficiency tests like TOEFL, which tests your listening, writing, reading and speaking skills. Once that’s checked, universities will look into a variety of other fields to make sure you would be a good fit for their school. SATs, which measure your analytical skills and your ability to critically read and write. And your grades from high school (baccalaureate or 11th grade). Universities will also look into your life outside of school, your extracurricular activities, what sports or hobbies you have, what volunteering have you done, or any social organizations you are part of, and other indicators that you will be a good fit in their community. Recommendation letters are also required by schools from professors or mentors, and they come to strengthen your application. Remember that not all schools have the exact same requirements, as some might have more, but these are the general basis, and if you handle them one at a time, they will be a piece of cake.
How to know if it’s too late to start applying?
It’s never too late to start your application (unless you are reading this in Dec, then let’s start preparing for next year!). Different students have different timelines, and preparation schedules. It is also never too early to start preparing, whether by actively practicing for the TOEFL/SAT, or by doing some reading and research on universities in which you might be interested.
What is the criteria for selecting SYE students?
Are all accepted SYE students eligible for TOEFL and SAT classes?
All students in Syria are eligible for TOEFL and SAT Classes
Can I apply if I don’t live in Syria?
Does SYE accept students who finished high school?
In some rare cases, SYE accepts students who graduated from high school the year before they are applying.