Category : GRE
The application process for international student’s going to the US for higher education adds a sense of fear in them. The simple way out is to ask for helpful advice and keep everything, including test score, passport, bank balance, visa fee and good knowledge of colleges and schools in the US. Moreover, as a student from a country other than the US, a few tips are necessary to be followed.
- Take an assessment of your critical reasoning on English communication skills
All the schools in the US, need a comprehensive amount of fluency in speaking, reading, and writing. If not several problems will arise while studying in US universities. The struggle you will face is unpredictable.
- TOEFL Test
Test of English in Foreign Language (TOEFL) is mandatory for US-bound students. The TOEFL score required to get admission into top universities in the US is 90. Additional information on TOEFL Test can be got on the official website: www.toefl.org
- Money plays an important role in paying for boarding and school fees
Before fulfilling your ambition of going to the US, make sure there is enough bank balance, approximately INR 20 to 25 Lakhs. However, there are certain universities that provide scholarships.
- Be updated on college enrolment deadlines
A student must be aware of the admission deadlines in the college or schools. For example, when to apply and what is the last date of submission of application. Send the documents earlier than the expiry dates for quick perusal and be aware of the additional requirements.
- Keep information about transcripts
Transcripts are required for all the universities you go to. In most of the colleges and schools, almost all graduation study need a student to submit transcripts. The evaluation done on them gives the university staff or management to judge your previous qualifications and compare it with the standards in US universities. The assessments are available through services for which a payment is to be made. It is better to get them done as soon as possible.
- GRE Test-prep
It is mandatory that enrolment in almost all the graduate programs in US universities is through Graduate Record Examination (GRE). It can be taken once or twice as well. Mostly, every college or school would like to see more than one score in your report. So, GRE test preparations must be done to get a big score. GRE: 320 plus and GMAT: 740 plus.
- Statement of Purpose (SOP)
Prepare your own SOP. However, get it edited by an individual who is good in the English language. Need not necessarily be your lecturers or professors. If anybody else prepared your SOP, it may create problems.
- Apply for student visa
The application for a student visa must begin as soon as your enrolment is accepted. A late visa process could eventually lead to missing a few classes. Sufficient money should be there in your bank account for minimum one year of studying.
The tips discussed are a good way to measure your eligibility to get enrolment in US universities.