Requirements to study in USA

Requirements to study in USA

Requirements to study in USA

Education Career in USA: The United States of America (USA) is the brightest destination for the students. The American degrees are recognized world over for a successful career.  Student can overcome   and experience almost any climate, landscape, lifestyle, and culture by selecting the right location, the experience obtained during campus life is itself very important for social communication. There are more than 3,800 universities and colleges in the USA, offering courses at various levels along with part time jobs.

USA EDUCATION SYSTEM:
Bachelor’s degrees: Most Bachelor’s degree programs can be completed in four years or less of full-time study. Each year, over one million bachelor degrees are granted at almost 3,500 colleges and universities across the United States, in many different fields of study.
Master’s degrees: A master’s degree can be completed in two years or less of study following the bachelor’s degree. Master’s programs often require a manor research paper in addition to coursework.
Doctoral degrees: Doctoral programs require an additional three to five years of study beyond gthe master’s degree. They are the highest degrees awarded and require coursework as well as original research and a dissertation.
Professional degrees: Medicine, dentistry and veterinary studies are 4 years programs following the 4 year bachelor degree course. Degrees in engineering, pharmacy or architecture can be earned through undergraduate study. It is also possible to enter these professions through graduate study. Study pattern in United States:
American universities are widely known for the quality of their teaching and research. The education system in USA is the most versatile and flexible higher education system for international students in the world.

PROCEDURE FOR SECURING ADMISSION TO US UNIVERSITIES:
Pre-Application Stage:
Information collection through education fairs, events & consultants. Understanding the application process, Entrance exams training & preparation, Identifying & starting university selection, prepare the passport.

Test Taking & Universities Selection:
a)    Test raining (GRE/GMAT/SAT/TOEFL) Video Sessions, Computer Adaptive Test Mock Sessions seeking application material for test registration
b)    Actual Test Registration University selection Subject University Ranking Overall/Subject-wise Ranking Curriculum Prospectus
c)    Faculty profile Demography Student, Research, Research facilities at university, Funding option/cost , Infrastructure

Application Documentation: Covering Letter, Application Fees, Application Form, Statement of Purpose, Essays, Resume, Transcripts, Mark sheets & Certificates, Bank Statement, Affidavit of Financial Statements, Test Score Reports.
Admission Confirmations: Unconditional, Admit Letter University I-20 Form, Financial Aid Assistantship/Waiver Letter.
Student Visa (F-1) : Visa Documentation, I-20 Form, Passport & Resume, Visa Fee, Test Score Report, Academic Documents, Affidavit, Bank Statement of Sponsor Affidavit, IT Returns, Solvency Certificate, Supporting Documents for all Finances.  
Accommodation: Pre-departure, Air ticket, Insurance, Airport pickup

Education Career in USA: The United States of America (USA) is the brightest destination for the students. The American degrees are recognized world over for a successful career. Student can overcome and experience almost any climate, landscape, lifestyle, and culture by selecting the right location, the experience obtained during campus life is itself very important for social communication. There are more than 3,800 universities and colleges in the USA, offering courses at various levels along with part time jobs.

USA EDUCATION SYSTEM:
Bachelor’s degrees: Most Bachelor’s degree programs can be completed in four years or less of full-time study. Each year, over one million bachelor degrees are granted at almost 3,500 colleges and universities across the United States, in many different fields of study.
Master’s degrees: A master’s degree can be completed in two years or less of study following the bachelor’s degree. Master’s programs often require a manor research paper in addition to coursework.
Doctoral degrees: Doctoral programs require an additional three to five years of study beyond gthe master’s degree. They are the highest degrees awarded and require coursework as well as original research and a dissertation.
Professional degrees: Medicine, dentistry and veterinary studies are 4 years programs following the 4 year bachelor degree course. Degrees in engineering, pharmacy or architecture can be earned through undergraduate study. It is also possible to enter these professions through graduate study. Study pattern in United States:
American universities are widely known for the quality of their teaching and research. The education system in USA is the most versatile and flexible higher education system for international students in the world.

PROCEDURE FOR SECURING ADMISSION TO US UNIVERSITIES:
Pre-Application Stage:
Information collection through education fairs, events & consultants. Understanding the application process, Entrance exams training & preparation, Identifying & starting university selection, prepare the passport.

Test Taking & Universities Selection:
a) Test raining (GRE/GMAT/SAT/TOEFL) Video Sessions, Computer Adaptive Test Mock Sessions seeking application material for test registration
b) Actual Test Registration University selection Subject University Ranking Overall/Subject-wise Ranking Curriculum Prospectus
c) Faculty profile Demography Student, Research, Research facilities at university, Funding option/cost , Infrastructure

Application Documentation: Covering Letter, Application Fees, Application Form, Statement of Purpose, Essays, Resume, Transcripts, Mark sheets & Certificates, Bank Statement, Affidavit of Financial Statements, Test Score Reports.
Admission Confirmations: Unconditional, Admit Letter University I-20 Form, Financial Aid Assistantship/Waiver Letter.
Student Visa (F-1) : Visa Documentation, I-20 Form, Passport & Resume, Visa Fee, Test Score Report, Academic Documents, Affidavit, Bank Statement of Sponsor Affidavit, IT Returns, Solvency Certificate, Supporting Documents for all Finances.
Accommodation: Pre-departure, Air ticket, Insurance, Airport pickup

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS:
Required Documents for Post Graduate Degrees to study in USA:
Academics:
a) Graduation Degree Certificate or Provisional Completion Certificate (4 Years).
b) Graduation Mark Sheets (4 Years) – Mark Sheets for each semester or Consolidated Mark sheet for all 4 years.

Required Documents for Undergraduate Degrees to study in USA:
Academics:
a) Higher Secondary (10+2) Mark Sheet & Pass Certificate
b) Senior secondary (10th) Mark Sheet & Pass Certificate

The following documents mentioned should be completely original at the time of submission irrespective of program they are applying for:

Bank Balance Certificate: Bank Letter in English (Hard Copy), Bank Balance Certificate should not be more than 2 months old at the time of submission of the application.
Certificate of Finances: The certificate of Finance form has to be submitted by all students regardless of the program they are applying too. The Official Certification form is required to be filled, signed and stamped by the bank official in case the Bank Balance Certificate has not been submitted.
Conditional Offer Letters and I-20s: The University can issue a Conditional Offer Letter & I 20 to the student under the following two circumstances:-
(a) If the student is in the final year of study or has just completed the final year of study and is awaiting final term mark sheets and/or completion certificate. (Provided the student did not have any backlogs and has submitted all seven semester m/sheets along with the bonified certificate from the University / College)
(b) If the student does not have proof of English proficiency (TOEFL / IELTS) or is waiting for the scores. In this case the student will need to fill in the American International College ESL for.
Once the student has received the above documents, the same can be forwarded to process the request to waive the respective condition(s).

Points to be remembered when submitting the Application:
• University application – each university has its own application form.
• Bank Certificate should be submitted in original.
• Application Fee – these ranges from about US$25 to $150 and are non-refundable
• The Student / Sponsor’s name should be in full and not abbreviated in any document.
• Academic Certificates – grades must be provided as original copies from the Schools/universities you have attended if at all possible.
• Statement of financial resources. Ex: Bank statements, Bank Certificates
• Letter of recommendation: Students are required to submit at least one recommendation letter preferably from a faculty member under who has taught the student in college / school.

Admission Tests Details:

All universities require the results from U.S. standardized tests.

English Proficiency: If your native language is NOT English and/or you do not have a degree from a university in English-Speaking country, you will be asked to provide evidence of English Proficiency.

Most Universities require scores from TOEFL while some universities administer their own test upon arrival on campus, and a growing number of universities are accepting the scores from the IELTS.

Most graduate departments require students to take one or more of the following:
• GRE - Graduate Record Examination (General Test)
• GRE - Graduate Record Examination (Subject Test)
• GMAT - Graduate Management Admission Test

Programs in law, medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine require the following entrance exams to be completed:
• LSAT - Law School Admission Test
• MCAT - Medical College Admission Test
• DAT - Dental Admission Test
• PCAT - Pharmacy College Admissions Test
• VCAT - Veterinary Aptitude Test

A few more entrance exam:
• USMLE - United States Medical Licensing Examination
• CGFNS- Council for Graduate of Foreign Nursing Schools
• CPA- Certified Public Account Accountant Examination

Certain courses like Fine Arts may not require any admission test scores (except TOEFL) but creative material would need to be submitted.

Student Visa Requirements

A U.S. education is an excellent opportunity to enhance the growth in career.

The Basics: The college, university or program you apply to will send you all the information you will need about securing a student visa that will allow you to study in the United States. You will be able to apply for a visa only after you have been accepted to study at a specific institution. (If more than one university or program accepts you, you must choose which school you will attend before you apply for a visa.)

The institution will send you a special form, called an I-20. This is not a visa. The I-20 is a visa application, and will be used together with your visa (if one is granted to you), passport and other documentation to enter the United States.

The United States Consulate will provide you with detailed information regarding the visa requirements of your specific situation. For example, the F-1 visa is for students enrolled in full-time academic or language courses. The J-1 visa is issued to U.S.-bound students who need practical training that is not offered in their home country. Another example is the M-1 vocational student visa, which is for students that meet certain criteria while attending vocational colleges.

As an Indian student intending to study in the U.S.A., you will need to acquire a U.S.A. student visa from a U.S. Embassy near you. The U.S. Embassies in India are located in New Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, and Mumbai.

If a visa application is approved, students generally need to wait about four to five weeks to obtain a visa from a consulate or embassy. Educational advisors recommend that students apply during the early part of summer (May, June, July) in order to arrive at their U.S. academic destination in time for the fall semester, which typically begins in August. If the student wants or needs to apply for a visa during the late fall or early winter (November, December), then one needs to allow at least one month for your request to be processed.

There will be a number of forms and documents one will be asked to provide with your final visa application, including proof that you have the financial means to support yourself during your stay in America. The process sometimes may be complicated but the professionals at the institution of choice and the officials representing the United States in your country help thousands of students complete the visa process each year.

Very Important: Know the law about student visa. Obey all the rules which apply to your particular visa status. The immigration rules in the United States are very strict and specific; it is your responsibility to know and follow them. Consult legal experts if necessary.

Type of Visa’s
The type of visa granted to you will depend on the purpose of your visit to the U.S. For academic purposes, students will need to obtain an F-class U.S.A. student visa. These visas cover students planning to pursue full-time degree programs at either the undergraduate or graduate level.

What to do before the visa interview for study in the U.S.A.
Make sure that one needs to complete Form DS-160 before the interview for U.S. student visa. After completing Form DS-160, print out the confirmation page with the barcode on a laser printer. Then, go to an approved HDFC bank in order to pay the visa application fee. Save the receipt from the payment.

You should also make sure that you have the I-120 form, which is a form issued by colleges in the U.S.A. for affirming enrollment, and you should make sure to pay the I-901 fee online through the U.S. Immigration and Customs enforcement website. Save the receipt.

Finally, make an appointment for a U.S.A. student visa interview through the VFS website. This will require you to have your DS-160 barcode number and your HDFC fee receipt.

What to bring to the U.S. student visa interview ?
When interviewing for your U.S.A. student visa, make sure you arrive earlier than 15 minutes before your appointed time, and bring the following documents with you:

•Valid passport and previously issued passports
•Recent passport size photograph with a white background (50mm x 50mm)
•DS-160 confirmation page with barcode
•HDFC visa application fee receipts
•VFS appointment letter
•SEVIS receipt and I-120

While the above list from the Consulate General of the United States' Mumbai, India website is up-to-date, always check to see if changes were made to the required list by visiting the website of the U.S. Embassy near you.

What next if U.S.A. student visa is either postponed or not approved?
Postponement of your U.S. student visa just means you have to wait longer for an answer from the consulate about your case. There still may be a chance that your visa will be refused, but there is also a fair likelihood that you will be approved. Waiting for further response or action, or contacting the consulate, should be your next step.

Even if your visa application is refused, still one needs to have a chance for further process. While you cannot appeal your case, you can reapply, pay the visa processing fees again, and schedule another appointment. You will be given information from the U.S. Embassy on what to do.


Required documents to be submitted after landing on the airport:

Once you have arrived in the U.S. at your point of entry, your passport, U.S. student visa, and I-94 will be verified by an immigration official to see if and how long you can be admitted. The process is detailed in an easy to understand format on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website regarding admission to the U.S.

In general, make sure you have all documentation, including the information for your visa, and photocopies of your passport, just in case. In case there is no proper documentation and information regarding the visa and passport and required documents then one will be sent back to home country.

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# Jayesh 2017-05-19
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# Jagan 2017-05-20
Once you have decided to do your B. Ed from a particular college, you can visit the website of NCTE and can check whether the institution is under the list of approved institution,you can find here find list of NCTE approved b.ed colleges in Rohtas- B.Ed in Rohtas
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This article is very best & throws light on the education system in USA. This is useful to many aspirants of US education.
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