How to apply to a university in The USA
As an International student, choosing a university to study in the United States can be a very difficult and confusing process. There are hundreds of excellent U.S. universities across the country with different admission criteria, English proficiency requirements, and in some cases, standardized exams such as the SAT, ACT, GRE or GMAT; depending on the program you want to study. You must apply to each university separately and each university has its own application deadlines, many of which are different for international students than U.S citizens or residents. This guide will help you begin your application process with any U.S university. This process can be very difficult for some individuals and if you find it challenging, EduBookings.com is here to help you with the entire process.
Steps to apply to a University in USA
Step One (1) Choosing the university and program
You will need to spend some time online and do your research for each of the universities you plan to apply to. Keep in mind that there are differences between state universities and private universities. State universities tend to be larger campus universities and usually cost less than most private universities. It is important that you also look and make sure they have the program degree you wish to study. Many universities may not offer the exact major you wish to study, but they might offer something similar. In some cases, some universities do not use the standard name for some of the majors. For example, George Mason University offers the bachelor’s in Government and International Politics which is most commonly known as Political Science; so do not be discouraged if you do not find the major right away; always look for the study plan of the program you want to study and see if the classes they offer are the ones that fit the program you wish to study.
Once you have an idea of which universities you want to apply to, email their international admissions office. In most cases, universities have an entire department designated to helping International students and you should email them with any questions you were not able to get an answer from the university website. You should always plan to apply to at least three universities since you are not guaranteed to get admission to your first choice.