Shorelight’s Academic Services support international students with dedicated counselor assistance, online study options, foundational courses, and more. Improve your academic performance with flexible study options based on your needs.
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Premium Academic Services

Build the knowledge and skills you need to thrive in your new academic environment.

  • Needs Assessment and Testing — Identify your strengths and areas of improvement, then tailor your degree program with classes that can help you achieve your goals.

  • Transfer Advising — Expert counselors guide you through researching, preparing, and submitting your transfer applications.

  • Academic Counseling — Build a solid foundation during your first year of studies with comprehensive tutoring services designed to help you succeed.

  • Customized English Courses* — Enhance your English-language skills with customized courses that improve your conversational and academic proficiency.

  • Virtual Study Programs* — Study online in real time via virtual classrooms: interact with professors, collaborate with peers, and earn credits from wherever you call home.

*Features real-time classroom instruction

Standard Academic Services

Prepare for your program with focused essential courses covering key aspects of the study abroad experience.

  • Classroom Essentials Preparation — Learn what to expect in a university classroom – and what will be expected of you as a student.

  • Assignment Essentials Preparation — Understand how assignments are structured and learn more about the importance of exams, group work, class participation, and grading.

Add-on Academic Services

Access personalized academic support whenever you need it and stay on track with your academic plans.

  • On-demand Tutoring — Receive individual attention and tutoring in multiple subject areas.

Ask an Advisor

Our education counselors help every step of the way, from application to arrival, at no additional cost to you.

  • Advice & research
  • Application & visa help
  • Pre-arrival info
  • No application fee

International Student 
Academics FAQs

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    Are There Any On-Campus Support Services Offered?

    Yes, many universities in the US offer on-campus support services. While the exact offerings will be different for each university, some common support services available at Shorelight universities include:

    • Mental health resources

    • Academic resources

    • Cultural resources

    • Extracurricular facilities

    • Financial aid

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    When Can I Meet with My Student Service Advisor?

    Student service advisors (SSA) act as mentors and guide you through your undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Depending on your program, you may hear from your student services advisors before you travel to campus, as they will assist with your pre-arrival steps. Once you arrive on campus, your SSA will share their office hours with you so you know the best times to get in touch. 

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    How does Shorelight support international students?

    Shorelight offers dedicated support to international students in the US by providing services including:

    • Choosing the right program and major for your goals

    • Obtaining your F-1 student visa

    • Support for improving your English skills

    • Transitioning to US campus life

    • Exploring your career paths and opportunities to grow professionally

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    What other services does Shorelight offer?

    Shorelight offers a range of services designed for international students, including: