USA Study Guide

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USA education terms

There are a lot of new terms in US higher education which could be slightly confusing or incomprehensible for Indian students who wish to go to USA for studying. Since both Indian and USA education systems differ in a considerable manner, there are a lot of terms which could be completely new to ...


The average education costs in USA

One of the major constraints to going  to USA for studying is the huge amount of costs associated with it and it deters many students who could be getting an admission in top US colleges. But one need not be disheartened in this day and age as there are many methods through which a student can ...


USA grading system

US academic grading commonly takes on the form of five letter grades like A, B, C, D, and F with A being the highest and F denoting failure. As an international students, just like American students, you will have to submit your academic transcripts as part of your application for admission to ...


Top ten business schools in USA

  USA is one of the most preferred study abroad destinations among students and MBA is one of the most sought after programmes from students across the world. To get admission in leading USA B-Schools aspirants need to follow certain application procedure. The application procedure of most ...


USA: MS and PhD Degree

MBA is clearly the most sought after degree in India with job placements in top tier B Schools hogging limelight but there are also scores of students who go for MS or PhD. While the huge paychecks that MBA graduates receive right after their graduation is driving a large number of students towards ...


USA Top 10 Universities

With so many students opting to study in universities and gain superior qualifications, a very important question that strikes us relates to the quality of education imparted in institutes of higher education. This is where university rankings come into the picture. The reputation of a university ...


USA: Types of US College Degrees

There are many types of college degree programs available in US higher education institutions. Students planning to study in the US must always explore and gain knowledge of the various types of degree offered by the institutes and choose accordingly. The USA typically has five different degree ...


Living in the US

If you decide to study in USA, one of the biggest rewards of that decision will be experiencing a new culture and the life style which could help in the long run. It is said that if you are dreaming of studying, earning and living in the USA, you have then already embraced the adventurous American ...


Fine Arts Degree Programs in USA

In today’s world, pursuing a program in the field of fine arts offers creative people a lot of opportunities especially with digital arts gaining ground. The fine arts degree program hones creativity and equips the learner with skills to take up artistic ventures in the entertainment industry. ...


Different Streams for Pursuing MS in the US

USA is a very popular destination for international students planning to pursue an advanced degree program such as MS or PhD. Colleges and universities in the US with their cutting-edge technology and renowned faculty help science students make the most of the latest scientific knowledge and learn ...

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Fall vs. Spring: When to apply to US universities

For students who have decided to study abroad, one of the major decisions is about when to apply to the top US colleges since there are two admission seasons in USA. A student could have all the decisions taken – which university or college to attend, which course to take, how and wherefrom ...


Master's Degrees in USA

In the USA higher education system, the master’s degree is the first graduate-level qualification, or second cycle degree.  Usually, master’s degrees may be considered terminal professional degrees in some fields, such as the fine arts, or they may be considered as second degrees ...


Bachelor's Degrees in the USA

While the number of students going abroad do so mainly for post graduation courses, these days there are ever growing students who wish to do their under graduate courses itself at top universities. Now for the students wishing to go to USA, the bachelor’s degree is the most common first ...


USA: Student Visa Interview

Most students think that obtaining a US student visa is a herculean task because it involves preparing a lot of documents and obtaining and appointment and facing an interview. This may be because sometimes visa applications are rejected by the embassy despite having all the required documents and ...


USA: Student Visa and Employment

In the United States most international students plan on working while studying in order to supplement their financial resources to meet their tuition cost and also to increase their job prospects after course completion. To work in the US students must meet certain criteria. The F-1 visa grants ...


USA: Types of Financial Aids

Higher education in the US is among the best in the world and every year a large number of students apply to US universities and colleges to pursue higher studies. But, as we all know, everything comes at a price. The education programs in the US are priced anywhere between $20,000 and $60,000 a ...


Standard Tests for Admissions to US Universities and Colleges

One of the very important steps while preparing to study abroad is to decide on the entrance examinations to be taken. Almost all colleges and universities require you to take up an entrance examination that measures your ability to understand college-level materials. Standardized tests are one way ...


US Application Deadlines for the Semesters and Quarters

In USA, most universities and colleges follow either semester or quarter system but mostly accept applications twice a year in `Fall’ and `Spring’. Some universities take applications only for the fall semester. Hence, it is very important for students to research these details before ...


Admission Criteria for Top B-Schools in the USA

Every year thousands of students from all across the globe compete with each other to acquire admission in one of the top B-schools in the US. B-schools based in the US are most sought after as they are the best in the world and the degree offered is recognized worldwide. The different ...


Guidelines for Writing a Great SOP

The Statement of Purpose (SoP) is one of the most important factors in securing admission in a US university. The admission procedure in US universities requires applicants to write a statement of purpose for applying to their chosen postgraduate program. The statement of purpose is read by the ...

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Preparing for student life in the US: Accommodation and Budgeting

After having applied to a university in the US and receiving the acceptance letter, the next step is to prepare for student life in the USA. Living in a foreign land away from home is not easy. You will have to adapt yourself to a new lifestyle and a different setting. In order to reduce the stress ...


Optional Practical Training route to work in USA

Obtaining visa to work in USA is quite difficult for aspirants from other countries and for students in US colleges, they can gain work experience through Optional Practical Training (OPT). It is now common practice for international students are interested in gaining practical work experience with ...


Changing Majors in MS after Admissions

If you are planning to study in USA and wish to pursue MS and apply for a course of your choice but not yet sure of your options, you still have a way to figure out once you start studying. On arrival many students change their majors based on greater awareness of the options and job prospects. If ...


Job Prospects after Studying in the US

After finishing study in the US, the next major question relates to whether you should seek employment there. Do you want to work in the US or perhaps return to India? What are the job prospects in the two countries?  You have three options after you complete your master’s degree in the ...


Goal: Higher Education or Better Job Prospects?

Most students get all sparkly eyed even at the slight mention of studying abroad but the big question is how valuable is the US degree? Will it really give you an edge over other graduates from India? Should one pursue education in the USA for reasons of quality? These questions often cloud the ...

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