Study in the U.S? Get your frequently asked questions answered here.
Below are international students’ frequently asked questions about the U.S. university and college application process and links to short videos that answers them:
Scholarships and financial aid:
- How do I learn about scholarships that are available for international students?
- What in my application makes me competitive for a scholarship?
- What are scholarships and fellowships?
- Is financial aid available for international students? How can I apply for financial assistance?
Writing and submitting the application:
- How do I write an effective application Essay?
- What are the most common application mistakes?
- Should I send photocopies of certificates and awards?
- Is my resume useful for admissions?
- How do I know my application was submitted successfully?
- Do I get credit for my work experience?
- What should I include in my application letter for a graduate program?
- How many letters of recommendation do I need and whom should I ask to write one?
- How do my extracurricular activities factor into my admission?
- How important is it for students to reach out to professors before applying?
- How important are Standardized tests (SATs) and TOEFLs?
- The grading system in my country is different from the United States
- Can documents be edited or added to after they are submitted?
- What is an application fee?
- When are the application deadlines? Should I apply early?
- What is the transfer process?
- Can I transfer my credits to a U.S. university? How do I do that?
- How many credit hours can I transfer?
- What is the difference between fall and spring admissions?
- Does the application process differ between community college and four year universities?
- What is the difference between applying for a graduate program and an undergraduate program?
- Does university ranking matter for getting a visa?
- What questions should I expect in an admissions interview?
- What is a liberal arts college?
- What does “looking at the whole student” mean?