If I am an American citizen who currently attends school abroad, should I apply to Dartmouth as an International Student?

The Short Answer

Yes, you should apply as an International Student!

The Longer Answer

Curricula and grading systems in high schools around the world differ in many ways from that of US schools- and from each other! Because we have applicants from over 60 different countries, the Admissions Committee reads every application within the context of each student's current system of schooling. Thus, your application will be read in the context of your educational experience in Stuttgart, Tokyo, Cairo, Beijing or [Insert City Here!].

We will need information from your secondary school (high school) counselor about programs offered at your school (A-levels, Abitur, etc) and the primary langauge of instruction. Please ask your counselor to give us this information through the International Supplement* . He or she needs to fill in the International Supplement IN ADDITION to the Secondary School Report.

* The Exception: Please note that if you are at an international school with an AP curriculum, your counselor will NOT have to fill in the International Supplement.

When You Get To Dartmouth...

If you are admitted, you will attend International Student Orientation in the fall where you will be introduced to some useful resources for international students on campus (advisors who will help you with Visa logistics, the transition to Hanover, and lots more).


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