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USA Admission Process

Admission in USA universities is based on students’ academic grades as well as their score in the admission test, such as GRE/TOEFL/IELTS/PTE. 

Student applying for an undergraduate course, student should take SAT/ACT test and for Masters student to need to take aptitude score test GRE or GMAT along with English Proficiency Test TOEFL/IELTS / PTE

Admission Process involves 6 major steps

  • University Selection
  • Collect Supporting material
  • Online Application Submission (Application Fee Payment)
  • Tracking Applications
  • Sending Financial Statements
  • Apply for Visa

Major Intakes

  • Fall - August Intake (Fall is Popular for international Students)
  • Spring - January intake
  • Summer – May/ June intake

Online Application process

  • Identify the Correct Online Application Form
  • Create Account (Username & Password) & Log in to Start Filling Online Application
  • General Information / Personal Information (Applicant) – Include Name, DOB, Address, Fathers/ Sponsors details, birthplace, citizenship
  • Submit: Contact Information, Program Information, Previous Education History & Work History/Employment History (If Applicant has any work exp)
  • Standard Test Scores (GRE & TOEFL/IELTS)
  • Select Letter of Recommendations (Online/Offline)
  • Upload Transcripts, SOP, Resume
  • Review, Submit & Pay the Application Fee

Once Admitted, students need to submit their financial documents in order to receive i20. After receiving i20, the VISA process must be initiated by filing DS 160 form, paying the VISA fees, SEVIS Fees and then schedule a VISA date.

University Selection Factors

Indian students typically consider the following factors for selection of Universities,

  • Ranking & Accreditation Ranking of the University
  • Course Curriculum – Program Strength
  • Score Requirements - Aggregate percentage, Test Scores GRE/ TOEFL
  • Tuition fees
  • Scholarship
  • Research opportunities (Possibility of Assistantship)
  • Location: Cost of living & Weather
  • TOP Ranked Schools are Selective: Getting admission into TOP 20 Universities/ IVY League Schools is quite challenging.
  • Prefer to study in the major in which you have studied previously. Make sure your intended major falls under STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics).
  • Check Past Admits & Rejects of the shortlisted university and analyse with your profile and predict the probability of admission chances.
  • Geographic Location is important for the Job prospects/weather conditions.
  • Scholarships - Merit-based scholarships are offered by few Universities depending upon students UG Percentage & GRE / TOEFL Scores.

USA Process Checklist

Application

  • Undergraduate Transcripts
  • Test Scores
  • Letter of Recommendations – 3
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Passport Copy
  • Credit Card Details for Application fee payment & score reporting.
  • Financial Statements Most of the Universities ask for Financial/Bank Statements after getting admission from the University. Need to show 1 Year Tuition & Living expenses.

VISA Interview Checklist

All applicants for a US Non-Immigrant visa in F1 Category need to appear for the VISA Interview at US Consulate/embassy. After getting i20 from USA University (SEVIS ID) of your choice, you can apply for the F1 visa 120 days before you are scheduled to start your program.

OFC Appointment

Passport & DS-160 Confirmation Page & Interview Appointment Confirmation Page

VISA Interview

  • VISA Appointment Letter: DS 160 Confirmation Page
  • Passport
  • I20 (Signed & Dated by Student)
  • Axis/Citi Bank Payment Receipt
  • SEVIS Fee $350 Payment Receipt
  • Academic
  • Degree Certificate/Provisional Certificate/Course Completion Certificate
  • Individual Mark Sheets/Memo’s – Bachelors /XII and X Memo’s
  • GRE / GMAT Scorecard /TOEFL / IELTS / PTE Scorecard
  • Finances
  • Savings & Education Loan Letter
  • Income Proof (Salary Certificate / Income Tax)
  • Photocopy of Property Papers
  • Work Experience Letter/Certifications/Internships (if applicable)

SEVIS Fee Payment 

SEVIS stands for Student and Exchange Visitor Information System

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