Frequently Asked Questions
Prospective students interested in studying at INTERLINK’s US institutes often have similar questions. We have answered some of the most commonly asked questions below. Click the questions to view the answers.
The INTERLINK programs are designed for carefully screened, serious, and disciplined students. All full-time students receive 20 hours of core courses, plus additional time each week for orientation and advising for new students. Core courses are taught in two-hour blocks.
Most students spend 3-5 additional hours per day studying and doing out-of-class assignments. They also participate in co-curricular activities such as concerts, lectures, and field trips to local places of interest. In-depth orientation to academic and social life in the U.S. is an important feature of the INTERLINK programs.
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Effort, participation, completing assignments, and attending classes are important factors in helping a student make progress, but they are not included in the assessment of the student’s abilities. A student must work hard and work smart using the strategies, instructions, advice and feedback of their instructor. Students must meet ALL benchmarks to pass the course, not many or most.
Applicants must submit the following:
- An application form;
- An official financial statement showing that the applicant or sponsor has sufficient resources for at least four months of study;
- A $100 application fee and the required security/housing deposit of the center to which application is being made.
INTERLINK does not issue I-20s and acceptance letters to applicants for the purpose of requesting a change of visa status from USCIS
The INTERLINK directors and staff receive reports from teachers on students needing medical or personal attention and talk with students to see what kind of help is needed. All students are required to have medical insurance. Students are responsible for enrolling in a health insurance policy.
INTERLINK assists arriving students by arranging airport pickup and overnight stay at hotels or short-term homestays with families.
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Conditional Admission is also available for academically qualified students. Click here to read more.
Tuition & Fees
Term Fall I 2022 Fall II 2022 Fall III 2022
If payment has not been made (or satisfactory arrangements made) by the deadline, the student may be subject to additional fees or dismissal.
Bank drafts or traveler’s checks drawn on a U.S. bank are recommended. Credit cards are accepted for application fees, insurance, tuition, room and board. An additional 2% will be charged if you pay with a credit card. Bank wires are also accepted.
Students should expect to spend about $250 for personal needs each term. INTERLINK offers assistance to students who want to open bank accounts upon arrival.
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a. During the second week: 50% of all tuition paid for the term, and full refund for any advance payment.
b. Subsequent to the second week: No tuition refunds will be made for the term. Refunds for students who must withdraw because of illness or emergency will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Board refunds will be prorated and each university’s policy will be followed and applied. No refund will be given for room, university fees, or insurance.