How to Apply
Apply to study in USA
- Research Your Options
Start 18 months before your projected enrollment. Why do you want to study in the United States? What type of school suits you best? Will you need financial assistance? What are the application deadlines? Identify sources of financial aid and prepare for test such as the English language proficiency test.
- Finance Your Studies
While the cost of living varies by region, studying in the United States can be affordable and yield high returns on your investment. Start your financial planning early. If you have good grades, think about applying for an international student scholarship. Applications for financial aid are submitted along with applications for admission.
- Complete Your Application
Send certified copy of your academic records from your secondary school, as well as your standardized test scores. Submit recommendation letters from people who know you well: your principal, counselor, teacher or job supervisor. Your recommenders should discuss your potential to do well in college. Include a personal essay; it’s often one of the most important parts of your application.
- Apply for Your Student Visa
Learn about the student visa requirements in your country and allow time to prepare your application. You need an admission letter and a certificate of eligibility for nonimmigrant student status from a U.S. school before you can apply for a visa. The U.S. Department of State issues visas at U.S. embassies and consulates.
- Prepare for Departure
Consult East West Consultants to help you prepare for new experiences and challenges. Discuss changes from your home environment, U.S. academic systems and expectations, housing and coping in a new school and culture.