If you are not a U.S. citizen or you do not yet hold US permanent resident status (Green Card), you should apply as an international student. Review the required secondary school certifications, grades, and degrees needed for admission by your home country.
You should complete all the application requirements including paying the application fee, providing all your official transcripts, proof of English proficiency. Always make sure you follow each institution application directions.
Here are some general guidelines and what should you expect in U.S. colleges/universities applications:
1. Find a major you are interested in.
2. Search a university/college.
3. Check the application deadline.
4. Check the required GPA and any other requirements.
5. Fulfill the language requirement (TOEFL/IELTS, etc...).
6. Fill out the admission application (Make sure you are applying as an international student)
7. Submit your application alongside any other documents as attachments via email or mail as required.
8.Wait for the university/college decision. If you are accepted, you will receive an admission letter.
9.Provide the required Statement of Financial Support (financial guarantee) to the university/college.
10. The university will issue you an I-20 Form "Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status." You will need this form to apply for the student visa.
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For more information about studying in the United states visit: https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/