Student Logo

Home - Login - Register - Help

Home - International Students Community
This is online community of international students studying in the USA.
The site where students help students to survive and thrive during their stay in America.
International Students Online

 About our Project

 Contact us


Major: International Business
Status: Light Keeper

A person with strange ideas in my head and strange feelings in my heart...

College Admissisons
Andy Neo

May - June
Decide what course and degree you want to take. Research universities that offer the degree you want. Read the following articles on this site: Application process: choosing the right institution and Application process: choosing the right institution - 2. Send Pre Application forms to the colleges. Or just download relevant sections of their websites and printout the forms from there.

July - August
Start preparing for the TOEFL exam and other admissions tests (e.g., GRE, GMAT, or SAT). Read Preparing for tests. Take diagnostic tests to evaluate potential areas of weaknesses, study word lists, understand basic structure of exam and types of questions asked. Register for the TOEFL exam and other admissions tests.

September - November
Prepare Application packet:
- Make a list of potential recommenders. Contact them.
- Begin drafting statement of purpose (SOP).
- Draft an academic resume.

December - February
Complete and mail applications in the first week of December (avoid the Christmas rush). Make photocopies of everything you send. Research Financial aid alternatives. Apply for Financial Aid from external sources (i.e. other than college).

March - May
Choose a college. Confirm their offer of admission.
Confirm scholarship or assistanceship, if any. Ask for it, if you haven't received any.
Send formal letter of rejection to the other colleges who offered you admission.
Study entire packet sent by the college you have chosen thoroughly
Research and fulfil the immunization requirements of college chosen
Arrange Fin Papers (if self financed). Arrange Loans if not.

June - July
Apply for a visa. Attend pre-departure orientation programs in your country. Make travel arrangements.

Leave for US

Good luck!

Return to the topics list

Calling home
Christine tells how to save money on international phone calls while calling home.
Get Internship in PR, Marketing, Management, Writing and Editing!
Featured Article
Online community of international students.
Our Newsletter
Your gateway to the latest info on resources specifically for international students in the USA.

Web development and hosting provided by Netimpulses.Com
This site is created by students for students.
Copyright © 2000-2011, Abroadplanet.Com. All rights reserved