Getting abroad or US College Admissions is a long and arduous process that could get complicated if people don’t know the criteria and steps to follow. Following are the steps:
Step 1: Choosing to DIY or consult.
This is the most important step as all the next ones are going to be based on it. If you don’t have complete knowledge and information about the process, it is difficult to get it done. It is always better to consult the professional study abroad consultants as they are up to date with the changes in criteria and the options available to choose from. The consultants have a wide variety of options to offer and can even help select the best options according to the documents available and requirements.
Step 2: Choosing a Programme/Degree.
The next thing to do is select the program you want to pursue abroad and find the universities that offer it. When you choose a consultant, they offer a list of universities that you can choose to apply to as they have contacts there or have sent students there successfully. There are diploma, graduate admissions, and PG options offered by different universities. The fees factors, the IELTS or TOEFL score, and other factors come into play when choosing the right option for you. Based on your documents and ability to score in IELTS or TOEFL, you can choose to apply for programs. The best thing is that you can choose to apply to multiple universities at once just to be on the safe side.
Step 3: Motivation letter.
Writing a motivation letter is one of the simplest things to do in the process, yet people get it wrong sometimes. It is just a simple letter like the cover letter people write for a job application. It requires you to state what motivated you to choose the subject, how your skills match up, how you will be able to perform, and your motivation for choosing the university in honest words. The consultants can guide you in doing so and provide a sample for the same as well.
Step 4: Recommendation letters.
This is something that is not in your hands but you can get it. Some of the top universities require recommendation letters from your past teachers and professors stating your abilities and performance. It takes time for teachers to write them and a consultant can help you suggest to the teachers some points if required.
Step 5: IELTS or TOEFL examination.
If your first language in school was English, you might not require it. Students whose first language was not English, need to give the IELTS or TOEFL exam in order to prove their efficiency and understanding of the English language. The consultants do offer IELTS or TOEFL examination training at their centers and make sure their students get the score required. The score depends on the country of choice and the university. There are some universities that don’t require it while some of them have made it mandatory.
Step 6: Documentation authentication and translation.
The admission consultants will ask you to provide the documents required for the university and visa application. The results and degrees need to be translated into the language required. For example, if you are going to France, your documents need to be translated into French or if your documents are in the local language, you need to convert them to English language. The consultants can get it done for you as well. It depends on the list of documents required by the embassy for the visa process and university application process.
Step 7: Applying for the university.
The last step is to apply for an abroad university after completing all the above steps. The application can be sent through email or through their website. Consultants can help you with the application but ask you to fill it out yourselves in order to know exactly what is going on. Once you fill in the forms right and upload the required documents, your application is sent. Again, it depends on the number of universities you chose which is mostly 2 or 3.
Step 8: Approval and entrance exam.
Some of the universities might approve the application directly while others have a process that requires students to give an entrance exam. It is necessary to check this out beforehand, as you need to available prepared for the exam a few days ahead of it. Make sure to take a sample test to understand the concept and be prepared for it.
Step 9: Schedule an interview and visit.
Once all the above are done, it means that you are eligible to apply for a visa and the university is willing to enroll you. The next step and the most important one is the visa interview. The consultant will explain to you the process for visa application and the questions asked in the interview which varies from student to student. When the interview gets scheduled, you visit there with the documents required and submit them to the embassy. If you pass the interview, you are called in again for document submission and visa fee payment. It is not that difficult and people are often scared for no reason. If you have the required documents available and provide the right answer in a proper manner, it is cleared.
Step 10: Waiting for visa and budget.
If you have cleared the interview and submitted the documents, you are likely to get a student visa. While waiting for the visa, the best thing to do is plan the budget for the first couple of months and search for places to stay. The passport gets sent to your home address with the stamp of approval or rejection and your process is complete. If your visa is rejected, you can apply for it again with the required changes.
This is the complete process for applying for admission to a university abroad and to know more you can consult experts at Uwezo Learning, visit uwezolearning.com/college-admission/