The mere fact of having a foreign diploma means little to employers. Much more important is the graduate's ranking at the time of graduation, so in the process of studying, the level of achievement is paid close attention.
Those who wish to receive a "head start" upon admission to the university or school, which is in the TOP-10, or claims for its financial support (this is also possible), should know the peculiarities of assessing the knowledge of applicants and students.
It is logical to assume that the more prestigious the institution, the higher the entry point. When applying for a high score, it is desirable to "attach" experience or information about the internships that have been completed.
In general, the principle of assessing knowledge, which is shared by almost all prestigious American schools, is to get the status of the best of the best. The ranking of students is in percentage terms. For example, when composing a resume, graduates use the phrase: "top 5% the class". This indicates that at the time of the issuance of the applicant for the position was among the 5% of the best students of the school.
It is for such students that one can hope for financial assistance from the university to such an extent that it can cover all the costs of education. High "reputation" at the admission - "half bad". Having enrolled, the student must constantly excel in his studies, tirelessly striving to raise his level.
The main feature, which is for ordinary students, is that ranking occurs even among honours students. That is, the desire to be the best of the best is welcomed.
5% are students who got an A ranking on the background of the total number of "five-sided" students. Some part will receive "B", some "C" and "D". This assessment system is fundamentally different from the ranking in conventional universities.
Law and order
Many students naturally "cringe" at how scrupulously America treats the independence of students when passing exams. Here they will not only not be allowed to write off, but will also be informed about the" unrighteous " behavior of their school colleagues by the school administration. That is, "knocking" on classmates in prestigious schools is a means of eliminating competitors, while it is not considered a shameful act, on the contrary, it characterizes the student positively.
Exceptional law-abiding somewhat offends people who grew up in other conditions and brought up under other laws of "being", however, without learning this behavior, to study in an American school, especially to become the best of the best, is unlikely to succeed.