Hello, I’m Lucia from Spain and I’m finishing my senior year and the next school year, I would like to start University studying in USA. But unfortunately I won’t be able to apply for this year, I mean, for this fall 2015 because it is too late because I haven’t taken either SAT or ACT and TOEFL. Nevertheless I think that If I took I wouldn’t fail it because I think I’m good in English, but I would like to get really good grades to enter and to gain some scholarships. That’s why I want to take SAT I and II because I have reading that If I took it, it would determine If I get or I do not. I am excited to do it, I am really focus on what I want to do. But at the same time, I feel like I am goind to fail the SAT or ACT because I know there is a lot of competition. Futhermore, my last two years (this included) haven’t been my best school years I failed some tests because I have been feeling pretty bad with myself and I had to help my parents with our restaurant, plus my parents sometimes argued each other. I know it is not a excuse but I do not know but somehow I was not the person I have been before because since I got into High School I became I really hard-working girl when it was about studies, plus I helped a lot my mom with household chores because she had to work a lot and my father too. I studied a lot, I did everyday my homework and all that stuff. After some years, my Spanish teacher told me that I shouldn’t be in the class I was so, my tutor changed me to a class where there was a high level. So my level was always going up because I always wanted to study in USA because where I live the education is not good as it is in USA. Futhermore, we are not a rich family so, I would like to get scholarships but I am afraid to try it and be unsuccesful and realize that I wasted my time on a thing that I could not get. Plus I know that Asian and Indian students could get high scores on SAT or TOEFLT because they are really good in English, so I am like scared. Moreover, I have been doing volenteering because I liked it and I heard that maybe the university could consider that.
If I try the fact of applying for an American University, I should look for universities in New Jersey because I have a friend there who could guide me, so the question is do you know any cheapest universities there that could give scholarships for International?? Do I have to do SAT there in the US?
Moreover, do you (international students) prepare for SAT or ACT tests in your country or in the States? I mean I do not know If I could get higher scores If I prepared in the US than If I did in my country, where did you prepare for those tests??
Are they different in your country than in the US?
Should I try to take that risk? or Shouldn’t I? I would like you to comment what you think and your experiences when you took of of those tests.
I AM SO SORRY IF I MADE MISTAKES.
Thank you for your time.