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.

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    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.

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0 # Nishith 2017-10-07
Hii, I am from Ranchi, plz tell me Is there any provision that one can pursue any other management degree or diploma in IIMs without appearing for any entrance test ?
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0 # Shruti 2017-10-08
No, for getting admission in IIMs for management course, you should have to clear entrance exam, but there are many other MBA colleges in Ranchi where without entrance you can take admission
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0 # Harikiran 2017-09-24
Hii , I am from West Champaran,Can anyone tell me about complete selection procedure about IITs and NITs and at which time exams for these are conducted?
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0 # Mukesh 2017-09-25
Hello, good to see that you are from West Champaran, for IITs and NITs, you have to give entrance exam, For NITs JEE Main is the entrance exam and for IITs JEE Advanced is the entrance exam
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0 # Aarush 2017-09-16
Hii, I want to be a good doctor, plz suggest me the best MBBS colleges in Chitradurga?
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0 # Mukesh 2017-09-17
Its good that you are interested in medical field, get good MBBS colleges in Chitradurga are Basaveswara Medical College and Hospital
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0 # Tushar 2017-09-09
Hii, I am from South West Delhi, I want to do M.Ed, but I have not B.Ed, is it possible?
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0 # Jagan 2017-09-10
No NCTE approved M.Ed colleges/universities in South West Delhi or any other place admit the students only after B.Ed
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0 # Aarush 2017-08-12
I belong to Bagalkot, plz tell me As per 2016 ranking, which is the best MBBS college in India
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0 # Shruti 2017-08-13
The first position is held by Delhi AIIMS, followed by Vellore’s Christian Medical College, AFMC, Pune, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi and the fifth position is held by the GGMC & SIR J.J. Hospital in Mumbai, you can also find some good colleges in Bagalkot- S. Nijalingappa Medical College & HSK Hospital & Research Centre
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0 # Aayush 2017-08-05
Hello, i have completed 12th with 92% marks, now i want to take admission in best engineering college in Daman, plz share the list
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0 # Shruti 2017-08-06
Hii, You secured very good percentage, you can get best engineering college, plz check here Engineering in Daman
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0 # Priyansh 2017-07-22
Hii, plz suggest me What higher studies options are available after completion of MBBS in Jabalpur?
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0 # Shruti 2017-07-23
On completion of MBBS, for being specialised in a specific field, candidate will have to take up MD or MS course in Jabalpur with appropriate specialization.
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0 # Lakshay Older than three months
Hii, I am from Mersa, I have completed 12th in science stream, looking career in engineering,Tell me about the fee details of best engineering colleges
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0 # Pallavi Older than three months
hii, good to see that you are from Mersa, 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
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0 # Vivaan Older than three months
Hello Sir, May I know the specialisation in MBA and also suggest some good B-Schools in Ramanathapuram ?
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0 # Pallavi Older than three months
There are various specialisation in MBA i.e. Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, etc, find some good MBA colleges Mohamed Sathak Engineering College
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