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ABOUT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

THE PEOPLE :
  • Multi Cultural Society
  • English and Spanish widely spoken language
  • Relaxed Informal
  • Christianity major religion
CLIMATE :
  • Varies from place to place
  • 4 distinct seasons
  • Summers can rise to 35o C
  • Winters can range from 4o C to 15o C
IMPORTANT CITY :
  • New York
  • Chicago
  • Washington D.C.
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco
  • Boston
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS : US has 4 time Zones namely
  • Disney World
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Times Square
  • Niagara Falls
  • Hollywood
SPORTS & RECREATION :
  • American Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Theatre
  • Cinema
TIME ZONE : US has 4 time Zones namely
  • Eastern
  • Central
  • Mountain
  • Pacific
VISA
PART TIME JOBS ON CAMPUS / WORK AFTER COURSE

Getting the admission is not all. The Visa comes as the greatest test in USA. All your efforts come to a dead end if you do not present your case effectively and boldly. We provide comprehensive Visa Guidance, which includes verifying and advise given to make financial statement, latest updates on VISA requirements, mock interviews, etc. which are important. The ways West Highlander helps:

  • Sevis Registration
  • Visa Documentation Checklist
  • Visa mock interviews
  • Presentation Technique
  • Do's & Don'ts for getting the Visa
  • Personal Approach to boost your Confidence.

EDUCATION SYSTEM
AMERICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM

The education system is very different from its Indian counterparts. It has the world's most flexible education system where students are allowed to select subjects they find interesting. There is no central ministry of education in the USA & each institution can determine its own programs & admission standards. There are private as well as state funded colleges.

TYPES OF DEGREES
1. Associate Degree: It is an academic degree awarded by the community colleges, junior colleges, business colleges and some bachelor's degree -granting colleges & universities, upon completion of a course of Study usually lasting two years. In the USA , an associate degree is equivalent to the first two years of a four year college or university degree. It is the lowest in hierarchy of post secondary academic degrees offered in this country.

2. Bachelors Degree: Commonly known as Undergraduate degree in India. The duration of the bachelors course is 4 years. Students who have completed a part of their undergraduate degree and want to go to the USA, can apply as a transfer Student. There are two types of bachelors degree: B.A or B.S. Some universities in the USA offer either of the degrees in all fields and at times both the degrees in some field. Students need to appear for SAT & TOEFL/IELTS exams for admission.

3. Graduate: Commonly known as a Masters in India. The duration of graduate courses may range from one year to two years depending upon the university. The various types of Masters degree are: MA, MS, MBA, MFA, etc. To qualify for the masters program in the USA, an Indian student needs to have 16 years of formal education. Students who have completed their Bachelors in engineering are qualified whereas the students who have completed their B.Com, B.Sc, B.A need to complete their masters or atleast one year of Masters in India to qualify for admission Students with 15yrs of education and having a post graduate diploma can also apply to specific institutions for specific programs. Students have to appear for the GMAT for management related subjects / GRE for arts, science or any other subjects and TOEFL/ IELTS exams for admission.

4. Doctorate: Commonly known as PhD. Duration of the same may range from 3 years to 5 years. Students can take admission for a PhD course after completion of their master's degree. PhD students need to submit a research proposal. Students need to appear for GRE/GMAT & TOEFL/IELTS exams for admissions.

UNIVERSITIES IN USA
Types of Institutions

Public Universities: These are state-affiliated institutions that are publicly-supported (financed by public taxes) and they're usually large in size. They normally offer all levels of degrees and many different fields of Study. Public colleges and universities are relatively inexpensive for residents of a state where the schools are located (since they're funded in large part by state tax revenues). Foreign students pay "out-of-state" tuition, which is higher, often significantly so. There are many notable public universities across the country just a few examples: Pennsylvania State University, Ohio State University, University of California, Kansas State University, University of Texas and University of Missouri.

Small Liberal Arts Colleges: They are usually dedicated primarily to the undergraduate Study of the traditional arts and sciences disciplines: humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Strictly liberal arts colleges are often quite old and are usually private schools. These colleges are usually highly-rated institutions because they stress on small classes, individual attention for their students, and a close relationship between the faculty and students. Many of them also generally have stringent admission standards. Among these schools are: Amherst, Marist, Swarthmore, Manhattan, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Marietta, Bryn Mawr, Oberlin, Grinnell, and Pomona College.

The Ivy League: Although these schools are among the oldest and most famous in the country. Members of the Ivy League are: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth, Cornell, Columbia, and the University of Pennsylvania . All these schools are in the Northeastern part of the USA. Ivy League colleges stress undergraduate liberal arts education, but they also have noted graduate and professional schools. Tuitions at these private schools is among the highest in the country, and admission is generally highly competitive.

Technical Institutes: These are schools specializing primarily in engineering and science and particularly noted for their research and graduate programs. Most International students who attend these schools are admitted at the graduate degree level. Undergraduates admitted to these schools usually have especially strong backgrounds in math and sciences, as witnessed by grades and standardized test scores (e.g. SAT or GRE). M.I.T. (the Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Cal Poly (California Polytechnic Institute), Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology), NYIT ( New York Institute of Technology) and W.P.I. (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) are a few of the noted schools in this category.

CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM OF STUDYING ABROAD :
FOR ALL STUDY VISA RELATED QUERIES CALL US NOW FOR MORE DETAILS OR E-MAIL US NOW. YOU CAN DIRECTLY TALK TO US ON:91 98243 93391, 9998806666. CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL IS A VISA CONSULTANCY BASED IN AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT.


HOW TO APPLY
ADMISSION PROCESS

For International students, admission to USA universities and colleges can be very competitive. Each university / department has its own admission requirements depending upon the course of Study selected. Successful admission for International students to a top USA school require preparation & research. The admission process is a long one, and should ideally begin at least 6 - 18 months before your expected arrival in the USA. Organizing and planning are very important because timely completion of all the necessary steps is key.

ELIGIBILITY
  • Undergraduate: 10 + 2
  • Graduate: 16 years of education required (10 + 2 + 4)
  • Some institutions accept 15 years of formal education into their Bridge /
  • Masters Programs
  • Good & Strong academic background
  • Good scores in entrance exams like SAT, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, IELTS etc
  • Strong recommendation letters
  • Concise & informative statement of purpose / personal statement, essays & resumes
  • Certificates of achievement & extra - curricular activity participation
  • Strong financial background or good grades to get a scholarship

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

All students must be fluent in English language if they are to succeed at university in USA. TOEFL score of 90 and above for Postgraduate and 80 above for Undergraduate studies. IELTS score of 6 and above for Undergraduates and 6.5 and above for Postgraduates studies. Over 1500 institutions in USA recognize the IELTS exams including several top ranked institutions.

INTAKE

US universities have following intakes:

1. Spring: January / February
2. Fall: August / September
3. Summer: April / May
Major intake being the Fall intake, but most of the universities are open for Spring and few of them for summer intake too. However all subjects commence in Fall and only some in Winter and Summer intake.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Scholarships & the financial aid-fee waivers that are awarded to International Students are merit / need based. A candidate with strong academics, good performance on standardized exams & extra curricular achievements would be eligible for scholarship awards or any financial assistance. To benefit from these opportunities, one has to make sure to send all the required documents by particular deadlines. In addition to this, the presentation of the application package is also important because one is judged by the image one projects. There are various types of Scholarships:

  • Fellowship/ Scholarship: This is usually offered on the student's ability, competence & performance.
  • Graduate Assistantship: Generally it may involve a teaching or research assistantship. Student who receive aid, do so in the form of assistantship i.e. cash stipend or a tuition fee waiver or reduced tuition fee.
  • Sports Scholarship: Though seldom offered to international students, athletic or sports scholarships are available in a wide range to outstanding and talented athletes.
CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM OF STUDYING ABROAD :
FOR ALL STUDY VISA RELATED QUERIES CALL US NOW FOR MORE DETAILS OR E-MAIL US NOW. YOU CAN DIRECTLY TALK TO US ON:91 98243 93391, 9998806666. CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL IS A VISA CONSULTANCY BASED IN AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT.


FAQ's

What is the transfer student concept?
A transfer option is to complete at least 2 years of the Bachelors / Diploma program in any country and then apply for a transfer to the University that a student wants to attend in USA. The years waived off in your transfer status will depend on the courses covered in India and the grades for the same. It is rare that one can get exact transfer of credits.

Should I apply only to Top Ten Universities?
The acceptance ratio of top ten Universities is only 1% - 4%. Therefore, in order to improve your chances of admission, you should also apply to other Universities that offer good programs. Also the entry requirements are extremely stringent for such institutions. One must always remember that Ranking can be world wide, region based and even subject based. If one is looking for a ranked university, search should be subject based.

I have completed 15 years of education in India. Can I get admission for MBA directly in USA?
Most American Universities require 16 years of education for admission into an MBA or any other Graduate program. It is therefore advisable to complete M.Com / M.A. or at least one year of any Masers Degree before talking admission in an American University. Some top ranked Universities can take you with 15yrs. of education with 2-3 years of relevant work experience. west highlander however has a list of those institutions that would enroll students after 15 years of education directly.

Can I get Financial assistance?
Yes definitely, but getting financial assistance in the first semester is extremely competitive and you need to have an extremely good academics and test score to be qualified. There are number of good cases where we helped students to secure full financial assistants. If you have an outstanding academic background and test scores, west highlander Counselors will try their best to get you financial aid.

What about shifting school once I get there?
Once you are in the US, you are governed by the USCIS rule. According to this rule, you cannot change the school before completing one semester at the school. It is advisable that you make your choice carefully to avoid problems at a letter date.

Is only TOEFL applicable for USA, can a student also take IELTS?
Yes, a student can take IELTS instead of TOEFL. As 1500 Universities have started accepting IELTS. these universities being the top ones.

What is the ideal time to start applying to Universities, and what are the different start dates?
Generally, the students need to apply for USA one year in advance. This specifically would be an advantage to those students looking out for scholarships. Most commonly available start dates are in the Fall Session (August/September) and the Spring session (January/ February).

Can I work while Studying?
Students are allowed at work 20 hours a week on-campus during the term and full-time during the vacation period.

CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM OF STUDYING ABROAD :
FOR ALL STUDY VISA RELATED QUERIES CALL US NOW FOR MORE DETAILS OR E-MAIL US NOW. YOU CAN DIRECTLY TALK TO US ON:91 98243 93391, 9998806666. CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL IS A VISA CONSULTANCY BASED IN AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT.

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