Many colleges and universities give applicants the option of reporting scores from testing programs. However, some institutions may have a stated preference for one test or the other.
Admissions to tertiary institutions outside the country are competitive. It is therefore, imperative that a student aspiring for a tertiary education in the United States of America, Canada and United Kingdom etc make good grades with a minimum of C4.
If required by the college or university, it will be requested from the College Board that your official test score be sent directly to the college or university admissions office.
An official transcript from student’s Senior High School is sent electronically to student’s choice of university of application. It includes information on the record of all the courses taken for high school by the student, school credit, grades and credits earned. It also includes GPA, class rank, standardized test scores and course in progress.
Students must provide evidence of extra curricula activities, leadership skills, personal and volunteering activities they have been engaged in.
Students are required to submit both long and short essays. In some cases, students are given a topic to write on and in other cases, students are at liberty to write on any topic that is of interest to them.
Two types of recommendation letters are requested for
Counsellor Recommendation Letter : This is submitted by the counsellor on behalf of your senior high school.
Teacher/ Instructor Recommendation Form: This is filled by an instructor who knows you well.
TOEFL is an acronym of the Test of English as a Foreign Language. It assesses the ability to speak and understand English by analyzing a student’s English ability in terms of reading, speaking, listening and writing. These are all skills needed to carry out academic studies and the test is used by institutions to ensure students are able to proceed and succeed on their chosen course in a country where the curriculum is taught in English.
The TOEFL test is usually conducted in the form of an online test. As an admission requirement, a student may find out that some courses require a minimum TOEFL score which will allow him/her to proceed onto the course alongside the regular course requirements. Minimum score requirements can range between 61 and 100 depending on the institution and course. The result you receive in your TOEFL test will only be valid for two years. More than 10,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries use scores or grades from TOEFL.