Each school you apply to will have different requirements for which standardized tests you need to take before applying. Make sure you visit each test’s website for the latest information on how they will administer the exam and if an online version is available. (For instance, The TOEFL, which evaluates English language proficiency, is available on the internet but paper-based tests at designated testing centers may also be an option.) Here are the primary standardized tests commonly required or recommended.
Once you have decided what criteria you are looking for in a US educational institution and narrowed down your selection to a few choice schools, the next step is beginning the application process. As a general guideline, you should start this step no later than 12 months before the date you plan to start studying in the US. Here is the step-by-step process for applying to US schools.
Over 690,000 international students – about 3.6% of all US college students – are enrolled in degree programs in US colleges and universities. If you are considering studying in the USA, it is important to select an institution that meets your academic goals and financial budget. Here are a few factors to consider when choosing the right college.
To manage the quality of the higher education experience, better schools seek accreditation with various accrediting bodies. Committees of educators or private citizens (rather than the government) will audit the school to make sure it meets specific quality standards. Institutions are not required to seek accreditation but most do.
Studying abroad in the United States can be a life-changing experience that allows you to completely immerse yourself in a new culture, with new learning opportunities around every corner. While you could choose to study virtually anywhere, about 20% of those international students who choose to study abroad come to the USA. Why is the US so popular?