Uncle Sam is Calling!!

Uncle Sam is Calling!!

Uncle Sam is Calling!!

With their flexible curricula, diverse courses and student-friendly universities, the US continues to be the favourite education destination for Indian students who still chant: “Go East, go West, but US is the Best”. Hence we bring to you the nuances of the “Admissions Policy” and “Visa Issues” before you are ready to board the flight to the USA.

 

The US undergraduate admissions policy is based on a spectrum of students’ capabilities: academic record, extracurricular activities and standard procedure (Tests like TOEFL, SAT, GRE/GMAT, etc, Recommendation letters and Application essays). Thus while you are busy putting your application portfolio in place, here’s a quick review of the points you should keep in mind before you finalise the course and college in the US:

  • Extensive research on the Colleges and short listing of them
  • Financial Aspects
  • Employment opportunities (during and post education)
  • Other factors like: details of courses, campus infrastructure, student population and diversity.
  • Attending college fairs, engaging with admissions officers, connecting with seniors/ peers who are pursuing education in the US.
  • Check out websites like: www.commonapp.org, www.collegeboard.com, www.act.org, www.ets.org, etc to name a few.

Following factors will give you an insight to the Admissions in the US:

  1. Standard Tests: For undergraduate levels, you will be required to take and submit scores of SAT1 or ACT2 along with TOEFL(proficiency in English). Depending on the courses and colleges, one may need to take SAT2 tests for specific subjects. These should be taken between May-October, allowing one a time margin for a retest, if so required. Subsequently, one needs to arrange Recommendation letters, get transcripts attested, prepare application essays and arrange financial statements.
  1. Timeline: There are a few universities in the US that accept admissions round the year depending upon the availability of seats. The Spring intake in many US universities though much lesser than Fall intake, is still significant. Hence students enrolled in spring shall start their college in Jan/Feb semester (unlike those who began in Fall ie previous Aug/Sept).
  1. Taking a Gap: Some students take a gap of a year or 6 months after their XIIth or graduation. During this time, students prepare for entrance/standard exams, take up teaching, interning with an organization, researching about colleges & courses, or even attending a summer program at a US university.

    Would you like to know about Study Abroad Entrance Exams, Read the below:
    All Important Entrance Exams for Study Abroad
    Get to Know All Details about GMAT
    Find the Important Details About GRE

    With their flexible curricula, diverse courses and student-friendly universities, the US continues to be the favourite education destination for Indian students who still chant: “Go East, go West, but US is the Best”. Hence we bring to you the nuances of the “Admissions Policy” and “Visa Issues” before you are ready to board the flight to the USA.

     

    The US undergraduate admissions policy is based on a spectrum of students’ capabilities: academic record, extracurricular activities and standard procedure (Tests like TOEFL, SAT, GRE/GMAT, etc, Recommendation letters and Application essays). Thus while you are busy putting your application portfolio in place, here’s a quick review of the points you should keep in mind before you finalise the course and college in the US:

    • Extensive research on the Colleges and short listing of them
    • Financial Aspects
    • Employment opportunities (during and post education)
    • Other factors like: details of courses, campus infrastructure, student population and diversity.
    • Attending college fairs, engaging with admissions officers, connecting with seniors/ peers who are pursuing education in the US.
    • Check out websites like: www.commonapp.org, www.collegeboard.com, www.act.org, www.ets.org, etc to name a few.

    Following factors will give you an insight to the Admissions in the US:

    1. Standard Tests: For undergraduate levels, you will be required to take and submit scores of SAT1 or ACT2 along with TOEFL(proficiency in English). Depending on the courses and colleges, one may need to take SAT2 tests for specific subjects. These should be taken between May-October, allowing one a time margin for a retest, if so required. Subsequently, one needs to arrange Recommendation letters, get transcripts attested, prepare application essays and arrange financial statements.
    1. Timeline: There are a few universities in the US that accept admissions round the year depending upon the availability of seats. The Spring intake in many US universities though much lesser than Fall intake, is still significant. Hence students enrolled in spring shall start their college in Jan/Feb semester (unlike those who began in Fall ie previous Aug/Sept).
    1. Taking a Gap: Some students take a gap of a year or 6 months after their XIIth or graduation. During this time, students prepare for entrance/standard exams, take up teaching, interning with an organization, researching about colleges & courses, or even attending a summer program at a US university. If spent judiciously, this gap can make you a better prepared person ito portfolio, selecting the right university and courses, financial aspects well-planned, other logistics well thought for.
    1. Visa Proceedings: After getting admission into a good college, the next crucial step is to get a student visa, the process for which begins in May-June for the US. Most students believe this is the toughest part of the whole process and have preconceived notions about the expectations of the Us Embassy.

     

    Following are the things that a Visa officer will look for in a potential candidate:

    • Genunity: A bona fide student who intends to complete a full-time course at a recognised university/ college and has done adequate efforts to identify the right institute and knows how it will help him in building his/ her career. In short a candidate should know the “Why”, “What” and “how” of the course/ programme which should make sense for him.
    • Financial Capability: One must be able to afford the entire education and other expenses or must be able to show a viable financial plan.
    • Home calling: The candidate must have a strong intent to return to his home country.
    • Overall Performance: While it is true that the US universities look for genuine, high quality Indian students who have performed well both in their academics as well as the standardised tests, scores are not the only qualifying criteria. The Visa officials understand that many courses and universities call for skills other than just scores.
    • Documents:
      • Admission Letter or I-20
      • Original Passport, photographs and fees
      • SEVIS fee receipt
      • Visa application forms duly filled
      • Funding proof and Income Tax papers
      • Previous Mark sheets and or Degrees
      • Standardised test scores
      • Any other document showing financial stability

    Students shall have to first submit their papers through the visa facilitation centres. The Us Consulate is the only one that insists on a personal interview with the applicant, for which they open special days and appointment slots. Also, it is important to know that visa processing for a highly technical field at the Master’s or Doctorate level takes longer. Hence candidates should apply well in time for the same. Candidate can visit the website: www.vfsusa.co.in.

    Thus, with adequate research about the course & university, managing one’s portfolio & documents, and applying for admissions and Visa in time, a cumbersome-looking process will actually turn out to be quite straightforward and should land you in your career defining setup.

    .

    If you are going for Study Abroad, You must Read:
    Ways To Earn Money When Studying Abroad
    How to Get Education Loan for Studying Abroad from Banks
    Know More About Study Abroad

Ask our Counsellors


Comments

0 # Tushar 2018-06-22
Hello, I want to make career in engineering but so confused about its branch, Please suggest me the best branch which would have good scope in future, also suggest good colleges in Tirunelveli.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Mukesh 2018-06-24
You should take branch according to your interest, if you have interest in software or programming choose computer science, if you have interest in machines, choose mechanical, etc, some good engineering colleges are National College Of Engineering ; Government College of Engineering - Tirunelveli ; Pet College Of Engineering ; Francis Xavier Engineering College
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Aarush 2018-06-02
Hii, What are the career opportunities of Bachelor of Education course after my degree, also suggest some b.ed colleges in Gonda?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Jagan 2018-06-03
The B. Ed course is an excellent choice for making career in teaching profession, it is very respective profession for candidates, find some good colleges for it-Lal Bahadur Shastri PG College - Gonda ; Ravindra Singh Smarak Mahavidyalaya ; MLK PG College ; Shree Raghukul Mahila Vidyapeeth
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Priyansh 2018-04-20
Hii, I am from Durgapur, please tell me, Is a higher education in cancer a good choice after MBBS?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Mukesh 2018-04-21
Yes, it is a good choice as there is a considerable increase in the demand for oncologist in India and also abroad, But, it is important that you should choose a good institution of Durgapur or any other place for doing your PG in Oncology
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Aayush Older than three months
Hello, I have done B.Sc Honors in Mathematice, am I eligible for MBA, if yes plz suggest MBA colleges in Yavatmal
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Shruti Older than three months
Yes, you are eligible for MBA, any graduate can do MBA if one have maths in 12th, find the list of MBA colleges in Yavatmal here- MBA in Yavatmal
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Vivaan Older than three months
Hello Sir, May I know the specialisation in MBA and also suggest some good B-Schools in Dungarpur ?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Jagan Older than three months
There are various specialisation in MBA i.e. Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, etc, find some good MBA colleges Vinayak Computer Institute Dungarpur
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Aarush Older than three months
Hii, plz suggest me What higher studies options are available after completion of MBBS in Sheohar?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Pallavi Older than three months
On completion of MBBS, for being specialised in a specific field, candidate will have to take up MD or MS course in Sheohar with appropriate specialization.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Aarush Older than three months
Hello, i want to get admission in best B.tech college in Kachchh, Also suggest me about the Various streams of B.tech
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Jagan Older than three months
Hello Sir, Thankyou for your comment. Please visit Engineering in Kachchh for best B.tech colleges in Kachchh, Hope you will get best college from the list, Also various major streams in B.tech are Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Civil, Computer Science etc.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Lakshay Older than three months
Hii, I am from Hazaribagh, I would like to do B.Ed from distance, Is there any university that offers B. Ed through distance mode
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Pallavi Older than three months
Yes, many universities from across the country including Hazaribagh offer this course through distance mode and the prestigious of them is IGNOU, Annamalai University to name a few.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Jayesh Older than three months
Hii, I am from Nellore, I have completed 12th in science stream, looking career in engineering,Tell me about the fee details of best engineering colleges
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Jagan Older than three months
hii, good to see that you are from Nellore, There are very good career opportunities in engineering, you have taken very good decision, but if we talk about fee of best colleges its depend on college to college but the range is Rs. 50,000 to 1,50,000 per year
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Rohan Older than three months
Hello. I am from Solapur, plz tell me What are the points to consider for selecting a B. Ed college?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Jagan Older than three months
You should consider the fee structure and if you consider doing this course from other place except Solapur, you should consider hostel facilities, you shouldalso consider whether the subject in which you wish to continue this course is available in the college.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote