The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a massive toll on lives and livelihoods around the globe. The public-health crisis and economic devastation we are experiencing now have thrown entire industries and institutions into turmoil. Higher education leaders responded quickly by moving to remote learning for the remainder of the 2019 academic year, but they now face a new challenge: 2020 enrollment.
Understanding the potential impacts of COVID-19 on enrollment is critical, JD Group Nepal is conducting an exclusive online webinar for parents and students addressing the queries for online classes and enrollments process to study in US top universities.
These five steps explain the process an international student can follow to study at a university or college in the U.S.:
1. Research Your Options. Post-secondary education includes six-degree levels. These levels include associate, bachelor, first-professional, master, advanced intermediate, and research doctorate. The U.S. system does not offer a second or higher doctorate but does offer postdoctoral research programs.
- Find an education Advising Center in your country – Worldwide centers give international students advice on higher education. They can also help students find study opportunities in the United States.
- College Navigator – Find and compare colleges by location, type of institution, programs, majors, and more.
- Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) – Certified School – Verify if the U.S. school that you are interested in is certified.
2. Finance Your Studies. The U.S. government does not provide loans, grants, or help with scholarships for international students. As an international student, you will have to find alternative sources of funding such as:
- Your Home Country Education Authorities – Many countries offer foreign study funding for their nationals. To receive funding, they must qualify for and be admitted to an approved program or institution abroad.
- The International Admissions Office – Many U.S. academic institutions assist international students. Contact the international admissions office at the schools you are interested in to learn if you may be eligible for assistance.
- Scholarships and Grants – Many organizations offer scholarships and grants for study and research. These organizations include private foundations, businesses, and nonprofits.
- Exchange Programs Administered by the U.S. Government – These programs assist qualified international students.
3. Complete your application. In the U.S, colleges and universities establish their admission requirements. These usually include minimum scores on third-party standardized tests. Follow the application requirements set by the admissions office of the school you’re interested in.
- Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition – The U.S. has no single authority that evaluates foreign credentials. Academic institutions and state licensing boards recognize these credentials based on their requirements. Academic evaluations include coursework, degrees, and professional licenses.
- Standardized Tests – Some programs require students to take one or more standardized tests. Plan to take your tests in advance so your scores are available when you submit your application.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL) – Many schools require this test to measure your English language skills.
4. Apply for your visa. Before you can apply for a student visa, you must be accepted by a SEVP -certified school.
- Students Visas – Learn about the types of student visas, how to apply, fees, and required documents.
- How to prepare for your visa appointment – You must pass an interview at a U.S. embassy or consulate.
5. Prepare for departure. Explore these resources while you plan your move to the U.S.
- Navigate the US Immigration System
- Life in the US. – Learn about American holidays, states, and other useful information.
- Working while you study in the US- Find information for international students who want to work while attending school in the U.S.
- Training opportunities in the US – International students and new graduates can attend on-the-job training in the U.S. too. This training can supplement knowledge gained in their academic studies.
- Foreign Visitors Driving in the US – Get quick facts for short-term visitors, students, and residents about driving in the U.S.
- English as a Second Language – Learn English and improve basic reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
- Income Taxes- Some international students may be subject to income tax.
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