American dream doesn’t come cheap for Chinese students
To get into a U.S. college or university, Chinese students are required to take an English language test, either ILTS or TOEFL. SATs are not required for undergraduate studies, but GMATs and LSATs are required for graduate programs.
Taking the tests is an ordeal in itself; $600 and hundreds of hours are spent in cram programs prepping for the test.
Next in line are the testing companies that charge $150 for the test.
Some American colleges and universities also will require that a validation service be used to verify the information submitted at a cost $175 to $300. Then the wait begins as applications percolate through the system.
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