Being an international student means navigating a whole new world. 

It does not mean you have to do it alone.

Virtual Hall’s Coaching & Community For International Students

International Students face unique challenges when studying in the United States.

Students expect culture shock, being away from friends or family, new foods, new schedules, and even making new friends – but most colleges and universities are limited in their capacity to support students.  

International students also face having to learn a new system of education, new content delivery methods, and new or unfamiliar student performance expectations.  Students have to quickly adjust to the demands of academic writing.  International students also face challenges in navigating complex school bureaucracies, and often have challenges understanding what type of help is available or effectively advocating for their needs.   

Being an international student is an exciting opportunity.  Virtual Hall coaching can be the difference between barely surviving and completely thriving in a new environment. 

Recommended English Proficiency

For International Students

TEST SCORE REQUIREMENTS:

TOEFL (iBT)

Minimum: 76

Recommended: 92 or higher

IELTS

Minimum: 6.0

Recommended: 7.0 or higher

DUOLINGO ENGLISH TEST

Minimum: 100

Recommended: 115 or higher

EXCEPTIONS:   

International students whose primary and secondary education took place in Australia, Canada (English-speaking provinces), the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand or the U.S. are exempt from this requirement. Students born in one of these countries and educated elsewhere are still required to satisfy the English proficiency requirement.

Virtual Hall will also consider the English proficiency requirement met for students who satisfy both of the following:

*A minimum average grade of B in all high-school-level English writing or literature courses where English is the primary language of instruction for all grade 10-12 classes taught at the school 

&

*A minimum SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 580 or ACT English score of 22. 

Our goal is to ensure that students can benefit from the support offered by Virtual Hall.    

Please contact us if you have questions or if your circumstances are unique. 

Unofficial copies of scores are acceptable for enrollment.