You may have watched a thousand movies in your lifetime and dreamt of the day that you would attend one of those gorgeous universities overseas. In fact, you may even know exactly what university you would like to attend and what course of study you would like to do and yet, there are always going to be a few barriers standing in the way of you and your dream. It is vital that you start planning for college overseas while you are still in high school so that you know exact how much it is going to cost you and so that you have a clear idea about what the preparation process is going to be like.
Most universities overseas will require you to take an exam to prove that you will be able to follow the course in the English language without any problems. This is because many potential students apply for the university and the course study without having any knowledge of the English language and this can obviously be a problem and can lower the standard of the university and well. For most Australian universities, you will be required to take an IELTS preparation course in the months before your exam to prepare yourself for the IELTS exam that you will need to take. In many cases, you will need top marks in order to qualify for these universities and in most cases, students do not get their required IELTS score unfortunately. In other words, you would be a student with flying colours and all the money in the world, but if you fail this IELTS exam in Dubai or fail to score among the highest scores, you will be rejected and will not be able to attend an Australian university.
If you are looking to travel to the United States of America, you will need to sit for a SAT preparation course that will prepare you for you SAT exams which are fairly more complicated and a lot more advanced than IELTS.
If you are excellent at your English, you should have no trouble sitting for and getting high results for your IELTS examination as it will test your Basic English speak, writing, listening and reading abilities. One of the main concerns with IELTS however is the timing as they give you a very little time to finish a very long paper. There is a problem with timing for the SAT paper and this is where the preparation courses come in use. Even in the case where you are brilliant at English, it is vital that you take a preparation course to prepare you for the timing.