UND: Foreign Students Must Be Qualified

Thursday, December 1, 2011

UND competes for students in the world market, and, in light of recent criticism of higher education recruiters for sending unqualified foreign students to the United States, university officials say they have safeguards in place to prevent that.

All UND students must meet admissions requirements “no matter where they are from,” said Raymond Lagasse, director of international programs.

Most of the 800 international students at the university were not sent here by professional recruiters, he said, and all must pass exams administered at testing centers where students are monitored.

“Students cannot come here if they don’t speak the language, meet admission requirements, including a certain grade-point-average, and prove successful completion of a high school or equivalent education,” he said.

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