American Councils in Turkmenistan congratulates the U.S. Summer Admissions Workshop (SAW’16) participants for successful completion of the full five-day intensive workshop! Throughout these five-day college-preparatory summer sessions, participants focused on getting invaluable information on application process to the U.S. Higher Educational Institutions and became the most competitive applicants!

From June 29 – July 31, 2016 the total of 53 participants took part in a five day series of intensive academic lectures, U.S. standardized practice tests, and academic activities with the goal of putting students on a viable path to competitively applying to U.S. colleges and universities during the Fall 2016 – 2017. SAW-2016 took place in the EducationUSA Advising Center in Turkmenistan and the three regional American Corners in Mary, Dashoguz, and Turkmenabad, reaching high school students and recent graduates in four out of five regions of the country.

The curriculum of the SAW-2016 sessions focused on giving the participants a fundamental understanding of the U.S. higher education application process, application strategies, requirements, and a task timeline, application and scholarship essay writing tips, academic integrity and statement of purpose, outlines of tuition costs, skills and resources for finding scholarship opportunities, introduced to the Prep4Success program and diagnostic SAT and TOEFL admission tests.

SAW-2016 was open to visitors of the centers who are interested in attending a U.S. college or university. All interested candidates were selected based on their Application Essay, score results from the TOEFL as well as SAT assessment tests and determination to apply to U.S. institutions.

Congratulations again to the SAW-2016 participants! We wish you achieve your goal in getting education in the U.S. through the acquired skills necessary for successfully applying to U.S. Colleges and Universities.