- Awards and events, HSC
- Stage 6 (Years 11 and 12)
Former HSC students heading to US colleges were celebrated at a special event.
NSW students offered places at US colleges and universities were recognised at an event on 26 July.
The event hosted by the US Consulate-General, and a joint initiative of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and the US Consulate-General, was attended by students, their families and schools and representatives of the school sectors.
The students will start their US studies this September.
Chair of the NESA Board Tom Alegounarias said “The strong relationship between NESA and the US Consulate-General to promote the NSW HSC has seen more students from more schools aspire to overseas study.
“The HSC is a world standard credential, and the community can have real confidence that since the first HSC over fifty years ago we have made reforms and changes to ensure its remains relevant and best practice”
Donald Mayard from the United States Consulate in Sydney said “There are really limitless possibilities for Australians looking to study in the U.S. with more than 4000 universities and colleges right across the country. And I know the colleges just love the warmth and energy Australians bring to college life.”
NESA CEO David de Carvalho said “Whenever US colleges visit NSW to meet with students and visit schools they are always impressed with what they see.
“The internationally regarded HSC is well understood by leading US tertiary institutions and our students can apply knowing that their credential has such a great reputation.
“I wish all of these students the very best, and encourage future HSC students interesting in studying overseas to attend one of the regular information sessions held by visiting US colleges or make contact with EducationUSA at the US Consulate-General.
“Students should also speak to their school Careers Advisers about the application process.
“In such a sporting culture as Australia, every year a number of students are also offered athletics scholarships.”
There are about 5000 Australians studying in the US at present.
NSW students attending US universities this year are: