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EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 400 international student advising centers in more than 170 countries. The network promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited post-secondary institutions in the United States. EducationUSA also provides services to the U.S. higher education community to help institutional leaders meet their recruitment and campus internationalization goals. EducationUSA is your official source on U.S. higher education.

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You can get a wide array of up to date information on the official EducationUSA website at www.educationusa.state.gov. Advising sessions are available for free BY APPOINTMENT at the Public Library in Bandar (Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka) every Friday from 9:00am to 11:30am.  To request an advising appointment, contact EducationUSA advisor Mayra Robles at RoblesMT@state.gov.

You can search through a variety of online databases to find colleges and universities that match your interests. Visit their home pages to get more detailed information.  Please note that not all colleges and universities found in online databases are accredited by one of the regional or national accrediting organizations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. To verify if a school is accredited by a recognized accrediting body, go to the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

You may also visit the following websites:

BigFuture Collegeboard

Peterson’s

The Princeton Review

US News and World Report

Suite of Assessments (SAT): a test that measures critical reading, writing, and mathematical abilities.  The SAT Subject Tests measure knowledge in specific subject areas. The SAT is widely accepted at accredited two and four-year colleges and universities in the United States, and hundreds of institutions around the world.

Test center location: Jerudong International School (JIS)

American College Testing (ACT): a curriculum-based multiple-choice assessment that tests reading, English, mathematics, and science, with an optional essay section.  The ACT is widely accepted at accredited two and four-year colleges and universities in the United States, and hundreds of institutions around the world.

Test center location: Jerudong International School (JIS)

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): measures the ability of non-native English speakers to communicate in English in an academic setting. It accurately measures how well students can read, understand, and write in English in the college or university classroom. TOEFL scores are accepted by more than 10,000 institutions and agencies around the world.

Test center location: Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): IELTS Academic test is suitable for entry to study at undergraduate or graduate levels, and also for professional registration purposes. It assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training in an environment where English language is used, and reflects some of the features of language used in academic study. An IELTS certificate is recognized as evidence of proficiency in English by more than 10,000 education and training providers worldwide.

Test center location: Center for British Teachers (CfBT)

Graduate Record Examinations (GRE): GRE General Test and GRE Subject Tests are taken by individuals applying to graduate programs in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, business, humanities, arts, education and other fields.  GRE scores have been used by admissions and fellowship panels at thousands of graduate and business schools around the world to supplement an applicant’s undergraduate grades and other qualifications for graduate study.

Test center location: Currently not available in Brunei

General Management Admission Council (GMAT): a computer adaptive test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT scores are used by graduate business schools to make admission decisions.

Test center location: Currently not available in Brunei

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT): a standardized, multiple-choice examination created to help medical school admissions offices assess your problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.  Almost all U.S. medical schools and many Canadian medical schools require you to submit MCAT exam scores as part of your admission application.

Test center location: Currently not available in Brunei

Law School Admission Test (LSAT): a standardized test administered four times each year at designated testing centers throughout the world. The test is an integral part of the law school admission process in the United States, Canada, and a growing number of other countries. The test helps law schools make sound admission decisions by providing a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that are essential for success in law school.

Test center location: Currently not available in Brunei

For more information contact:

Mayra T. Robles

EducationUSA Advisor

RoblesMT@state.gov

Tel: +673 2384616 ext 2040