HOW DOES THE INTERNATIONAL DIRECT APPLICATION PROCESS WORK?
Once a student applies, they will be accepted to the university and the program that best meets their academic and English-language qualifications. This includes admission to direct, pathway, and pre-sessional English programs. Applications will be thoroughly reviewed by a team of qualified Shorelight Admissions counselors, with a response on initial admissibility returned within a week.
SHORELIGHT-MANAGED ADMISSIONS PROCESS FOR ALL STUDENTS.
Students and their counselors will benefit from our transparent application process, personalized assistance at every step, and pre-arrival support. This includes access to our new online Admissions Portal, which provides our Channel Partners with the ability to easily view application status, missing documents, and all other requirements through all phases of the admissions process. This new online interface provides a seamless tool through which Education Counselors can easily manage multiple student applications at one time, provide clear guidance and support to students, and instantly view a student’s status from initial submission through arrival on campus.The international student experience includes best-in-class Shorelight support services and benefits that ensure the top progression outcomes for international students in higher education.
KEY BENEFITS AND ATTRIBUTES SUPPORTING STUDENTS FROM ALL POINTS OF ENTRY.
The International Direct admissions process drives a greater volume of applications from highly qualified students. Students benefit from entry options that fit their profile: direct entry with a degree-length I-20, Accelerator pathway programs offering core academic learning tailored to the individual level of the student, and ESL/pre-sessional programs that provide them with the English-language skills they need to enroll in a U.S. university.
Students benefit from Shorelight support services no matter which entry track they are eligible for. This allows us to work even more closely with our Channel Partners to find the best program for each of their students. The International Direct process presents a unified, cohesive, and powerful messaging platform to the international student market, allowing them to better support their clients.
WORLD CLASS APPLICATION AND PRE-ARRIVAL SUPPORT.
Every student who applies via the International Direct process will receive Shorelight’s best-in-class services, whether they are direct admission or pathway, including:
• Streamlined Application Process
• Later Deadlines
• Enrollment Services and Advising
• Visa Interview Support
• Pre-Arrival Support
ON-CAMPUS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES.
Students benefit from a variety of support services designed to help them acclimate to their new lives on campus. All students participate in wraparound services, including an organized orientation process; our signature Live, Learn, Grow course; and academic advising. Since no two students are alike, certain benefits are customizable to suit students’ best needs, including airport pick-up, cultural events, and career preparation.
BETTER STUDENT OUTCOMES.
Students benefit from Shorelight’s best-in-class support services; our 90 percent student progression rate is significantly higher than the national average.