Hi sir. I’ve just generated enough interest to pursue master’s studies in the USA.
I’m doing my engineering in information science. So the year I might be wanting an admission will be 2011.
Can I know what are the things which I need to keep in mind in these two years to prepare myself for the big leap?
And how can I tell my family to prepare financially?
Does it help if we have our immediate family and cousins in America to get a visa or admission?
Preparation to Study in USA
First of all, you made a good decision. Several students decide late in their final year, while some ambitious few make decisions in the second year of their engineering undergraduate program to pursue further studies in the U.S.
Having decided to study in the U.S. with still over 2 years to go, you have a lot of time in your hand to prepare for the long journey ahead.
You can do the following things:
- Start preparing for GRE. You will need to have passport to take GRE exam.
- Sketch out the project plan with time line.
- Subscribe to the Happy Schools Blog Newsletter, you will receive an free ebook. It contains flowchart with timeline. Use that to plan your moves.
- You will need to show your bank balance while applying for admission.
- After getting admission, you will have to a bank balance while appearing for your student visa interview.
- If you have a good academic profile, you can study in the U.S. without spending a dime.
- Try to present a few papers, do an internship, summer projects in companies, etc., will improve your academic profile.
If you have additional questions, leave a comment to this article.
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