Choose to study abroad is a beautiful experience. And foreign students studying in the USA universities gain far-fetched experience, which is an education in itself. Students choose to study in USA, because here they get a lot of exposure. They come in contact with various students of different races and cultures that enhance their knowledge and thinking ability. But before going for study USA program, it is important to gain some ideas about the system and processes.
Here are some guidelines that can help every foreign student to study in USA universities. We can divide the whole process in to two like pre-stage, and post-stage.
It is a dream come true for many students to study in USA, where there is Harvard University the top most university in the world. But applying to study in such universities is not an easy task. A Foreign student should plan his study USA at least a year prior to leaving. A student has to score an excellent percentage in the scholastic aptitude test (SAT) or TOEFL score. A student must be proficient in English. Most of the USA Universities anticipate students to have generally GPA 3 score in their preceding academic years. This GPA 3 score refers to 65% scoring of a student in his graduation or schooling year. A letter of recommendation along with application fees and the certificates of previous qualifications have to be sent to university as per the admission procedure.
The cost of living and tuition fee is also high in USA universities. Most of the universities take around 1500 to 35,000 dollars per year as the tution fee. So the foreign students have to show the proof of sufficient financial resources to meet all their expenses in the university. This financial bank statement also helps as a mandatory document in the student visa USA application. A student is visiting USA for a temporary stay can apply for J-1 visa. If he has a spouse or a child below the age of 21, he needs to apply for a J-2 visa. This visa allows to study even without student visa but does not permit to work. For a full time course one can apply for F-1/M-1 visa. The higher is your TOEFL score, the better to get an F-1 visa.