Which grades do I need to study abroad in Korea or USA?

Hi, I want to study at a university in Korea or the US. What grades do I need to get accepted?

Asked by: Mika, 3 months ago


Answer:

This is an impossible question to answer. It depends on many unknown factors such as what and where you want to study. Not even the schools themselves can say that if you have certain GPA you will be accepted and if not you wont. It depends on how competitive a specific program is when you apply and how good the rest of your application is. Schools don't only look at grades, your motivational letter, CV, references and placement tests are also important.

The minimum requirement is usually that you have graduated from High School, taken your A-levels or graduated from a similar Secondary school program (with at least 12 years in school) that gives you the right to study at university level in your home country. This is usually enough to study with a student visa at American Community Colleges in USA, lower ranking universities and language schools in USA, Korea and many other countries. If you have not graduated from High School you might still be able to study at private language schools (without student visa in Korea) and some Community Colleges. With a high school diploma you can study korean at a good school like Konkuk University in Seoul, but to get accepted to their undergraduate programs you will need decently good grades plus korean language at Topik 3 level or higher.

However, if you are aiming for higher ranking universities or hoping for scholarships it gets more important with good grades. At top universities and competitive programs such as Medicine top grades are required to have a chance.

Good grades are not the only requirement to study abroad schools also look at many other things as mentioned above. Finally you must have the money to pay for your tuition fee and living costs, otherwise the schools cannot accept you or sponsor a student visa.

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Answered by: Johan at DreamStudies, 2021-02-01 20:34:12 This is an accepted answer.

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