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USA – Why popular among International Students for Higher Education

USA is the one of the best destination among the International students for completing their higher education. The reasons for such an inclination are:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Variety of Opportunities – Educational and Employment
  • Technology Driven studies
  • Flexibility
  • World-wide recognition
  • Part-time job opportunities
  • STEM OPT
  • Availability of Financial Aid

"17 out of 20 top universities in the world are US Universities"

Why choose us?

We are committed in helping the students not only to fulfil their dreams of achieving higher education abroad but also to build a successful future. We are very transparent in the whole process starting from profile assessment till getting their visa approved. Our company is known for the quality of the services offered and the success rate it achieved in last 17 years.

“You will not be left behind”

Education System followed in the USA

PUBLIC EDUCATION - universally available, with control and funding coming from the state, local, and federal government.Public school curricula, funding, teaching, employment, and other policies are set through locally elected school boards, who have jurisdiction over individual school districts. State governments set educational standards and mandate standardized tests for public school systems.

PRIVATE - schools are generally free to determine their own curriculum and staffing policies, with voluntary accreditation available through independent regional accreditation authorities.

Intakes available in the US Universities

Major Intake
  • FALL (commencing in August every year)
  • Offered by all the Universities and Colleges
  • Courses Offered – All courses
  • Financial Aid – Offered
Minor Intake
  • SPRING (commencing in January every year)
  • Relatively small intake and offered by few universities and colleges
  • Courses offered – Few of the courses offered
  • Financial Aid – Very limited offered

Degree offered by the US Universities

Undergraduate Level
  • Bachelor’s degree (4-year degree) offered by Universities
  • Associate Degree (2-year degree) offered by Community Colleges
Graduate Level
  • Master of Science degree (2-year degree) offered by Universities
  • Master of Business Administration (2-year degree) offered by Universities
Post-Graduate Level
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (3-5 years degree) offered by Universities

Major Programs offered by the US Universities

Business and Management
Computer Science and Information Technology
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mechanical and Automotive Engineering
Civil and Structural Engineering
Mathematics and Statistics
Biological Science
Pharmacy
Arts – Letters and Science
Hospitality and Tourism
Culinary Arts
Fine Arts

Eligibility Criterion

Undergraduate Studies
  • Overall profile of the candidate which includes;
    • Academic Background and GPA
    • Extra-Curricular Activities
    • Tests scores (SAT)
    • English language requirements (TOEFL / IELTS)
  • Diversity in the application
  • Uniqueness in the application
Graduate and Post-Graduate Studies
  • Academic Background
  • Research and Professional Experience
  • Tests scores (GRE / GMAT)
  • English language requirements (TOEFL / IELTS)
  • Objectives for further studies

Tests Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree

SAT - It is a standardized test widely used for the college admissions in the United States, Singapore, Canada and many other places. SAT is administered by College Board. SAT is conducted 6 times in a year namely, January, May, June, October, November and December in India. For more information visit www.collegeboard.com

Why SAT is Important?

Scoring well in SAT is very important for the admission in US Universities as it is one of the major selecting parameter. High SAT scores are also considered while providing any kind of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Score Ranges:
  • Total SAT Scores – 400-1600
  • Evidence-based Reading and Writing – 200-800
  • Math – 200-800
  • SAT Essay Scoring - Scores on the SAT Essay of the redesigned SAT are reported separately and are divided into three dimensions: Reading, Analysis, and Writing. Each dimension is scored on a 2–8 point scale.

SAT Subject Test - It is 20 multiple choice standardized tests administered by College Board on individual subjects which usually improves the student’s credentials for the admission in the United States. Students select the subject based on the admission requirements of the universities.

Why SAT Subject Test is important?

Increases the chances of getting admission and scholarships.

Score Ranges:

The scoring of SAT Subject test ranges from 200-800

ACT - It is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. It is a career planning tool that assesses students' academic readiness for college. This test can be taken in place of SAT for the admission in the United States.For more information visit www.act.org

The ACT consists of four multiple-choice tests: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The student can opt for ACT + Writing test also as Writing is optional.

Score Ranges:

Scoring range is 1-36. The Average ACT score is 21

Advance Placement (AP) - It is administered by College Board. It is usually considered by US and Canadian universities for the placements and course credits for the students. For more information visit www.collegeboard.com

Why AP is important?
  • Increases the admission chances
  • Helps in financial grants
  • Helps in placements
  • Add credits
  • Able to complete the whole Bachelor’s degree early
Scoring:AP tests are scored on a 1 to 5 scale as follows:
  • 5 – Extremely well qualified
  • 4 – Well qualified
  • 3 – Qualified
  • 2 – Possibly qualified
  • 1 – No recommendation
Masters and PhD in Science and Technology

GRE – It is a standardized test for the admissions in USA at the graduate level. It is a test that measures the mathematical, verbal and the analytical writing skills of the test takers. It is created and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS). It is usually conducted all over the year. For more information you can visit www.ets.org

The Subject Tests are given at paper-delivered test centres worldwide three times a year in:
  • September
  • October
  • April
Why GRE is important?

It gives US Universities a common platform to judge all the applicants aptitude and thinking skills. It is one of the major parameter on the basis of which universities admission decisions are taken.

Score Ranges:
  • The Verbal Reasoning section is scored on a scale of 130-170
  • The Verbal Reasoning section is scored on a scale of 130-170
  • The Verbal Reasoning section is scored on a scale of 0-6

GRE Subject Test - This test is taken to measure the student’s knowledge of a particular field of study. It is also administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS). This test enhances the student’s chances of admission and scholarship. There are total seven subjects offered by ETS for the students.

Why GRE Subject Test is important?

The Subject Tests can help you stand out from other applicants by emphasizing your knowledge and skill level in a specific area. It increases your chances of getting admission and scholarship.

Masters and PhD in Management or Business

GMAT - It is a computer adaptive test which access the examinee’s analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal and reading skills for being admitted into a graduate management programs such as MBA, MS Finance / Business / Economics etc. For more information visit www.mba.org

Why GMAT is important?

It gives US Universities a common platform to judge all the applicants aptitude and thinking skills. It is one of the major parameter on the basis of which universities admission decisions are taken.

Score Ranges:
  • The Verbal section is scored on a scale of 0 to 60. However, above 45 is 99 percentile on verbal
  • The Quantitative section is scored on a scale of 0 to 60. However, 51 is 98 percentile
  • The Analytical Writing section is scored on a scale of 0-6in 0.5 increments
  • The Integrated Reasoning section is scored on a scale of 1-8 in 1 point increments

English Proficiency Requirements

Following English Language tests are accepted by the US Universities:
  • TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language)
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

TOEFL - It is a standardized test of English language for the non-native English language speakers who would like to continue their Higher Education from an International country. This test is administered by ETS (Educational Testing Services). It measures your ability to use and understand English language. It is taken to test the student’s listening, reading, writing and speaking skills at the universiity level. For more information visit www.ets.org

Score Ranges:
  • The Reading section is scored on a scale of 0-30
  • The Listening section is scored on a scale of 0-30
  • The Writing section is scored on a scale of 0-30
  • The Speaking section is scored on a scale of 0-30

IELTS - It is a standardized test of English language for the non-native English language speakers who would like to continue their Higher Education from an International country. It helps in accessing the efficiency of the non-native English speaking student’s abitlity to use and understand English language. For more information visit www.ielts.org

It is jointly manged by three organizations:
  • The British Council,
  • Cambridge English Language Assessment and
  • IDP Educations Pvt. Ltd.
Score Ranges:
  • The Reading section is scored on a scale of 0-9 band
  • The Listening section is scored on a scale of 0-9 band
  • The Writing section is scored on a scale of 0-9 band
  • The Speaking section is scored on a scale of 0-9 band

Average Score Requirements

Tests Average Acceptable Scores
SAT 1300-1400+
GRE 300+
GMAT 600+
TOEFL 90
IELTS 6.5 band

Cost of Education and Living in the USA

The average Annual Expenses for an International Student is:
Tuition Fees USD 20000-30000 pa
Living Expenses USD 15000-20000 pa

Financial Aid / Grants / Scholarships

Undergraduate Studies
  • Need – Based Financial Aid – Granted on the basis of the financial need of the student's family
  • Merit – Based Financial Aid - Granted on basis of the overall profile of the student (academic, extra-curricular activities, SAT scores, SAT Subject test scores, TOEFL / IELTS scores)
Graduate Studies
1. Tuition Fee Waiver off
  • Fully Waived off
  • Partially Waived off

Granted on basis of the overall profile of the student (academic, research and projects, work experience, GRE scores, GRE Subject test scores, TOEFL / IELTS scores). It is usually merit-based.

2. Scholarships
  • University Scholarships – Offered by the universities in the form of:
    • Research Assistantship - the student is required to complete a research on behalf of the researcher and they receive stipend thereafter
    • Teaching Assistantship - the student is required to take lectures for the juniors and they receive stipend in return.
Offered by the University either at the time of the admission or after the completion of the first semester.

b. External Scholarships - Offered by some Government and Non - Government organizations for the higher education of Indian Students but they have their own terms and conditions.

Application Timelines

For Fall 2019 Intake
GRE/GMAT/SAT and IELTS/TOEFL Coaching Jun-Oct 2018
Appearing for the appropriate tests Oct – Dec 2018
Submitting University applications Nov 2018 - Feb 2019
University’s offer of admission Feb – May 2019
Submitting financial documents to the University for processing of I-20 Mar – May 2019
I-20 received Apr – July 2019
USA Visa May – Aug 2019
For Spring 2019 Intake
GRE/GMAT/SAT and IELTS/TOEFL Coaching May - Aug 2018
Appearing for the appropriate tests Jun – Sep 2018
Submitting University applications Aug - Nov 2018
University’s offer of admission Sep – Dec 2018
Submitting financial documents to the University for processing of I-20 Oct – Dec 2018
I-20 received Oct 2018 – Jan 2019
USA Visa Oct 2018 – Jan 2019