About USA

  • The most prestigious, top ranked education globally
  • Safe, friendly and politically stable country that welcomes international students
  • University campuses are clean and safe
  • Academic freedom is one of the hallmarks of US universities
  • Multicultural population making it a very dynamic and exciting place to be
  • Different perspectives on instruction that better prepares students for the real world
  • Many opportunities to join planned and informal activities with other students, such as hiking, skiing, museum visits, excursions to new cities, social outings, etc
  • Exposure to some of the most up-to-date developments in technology, as the USA is a global leader in this area
  • Part time work permit for international students
  • Flexibility in the education system

Education System

US colleges are known worldwide for the quality of their facilities, resources, and faculty. One of the most distinctive features of US universities and colleges is the choice of courses within a single institution. More importantly, students can move between one institution and another with relative ease. It is common to complete the first two years of a degree at one institution, usually a community college and then transfer to another to complete the degree.

The system comprises of 12 years of primary and high school education, which is mandatory for getting admission in any graduate college, university, or for any professional and technical schools. It is not compulsory to complete these 12 years of elementary education within United States. Therefore students from overseas are also welcomed for higher education in the US.

US higher education starts with undergraduate courses. You can earn either a two-year associate degree or a four-year bachelor’s degree. Students often earn an associate degree first, and then study two more years to gain a bachelor’s (or baccalaureate) degree. Usually, a bachelor’s degree will be awarded by a university, whereas an associate degree may be earned either at a community college or university.

Undergraduate degrees (and some master’s degrees) are awarded after a student completes a pre-determined number of courses. A student is awarded credits for the courses he or she takes, and the degree is complete when the student completes the required number of credits. This means that although most students complete bachelor’s degrees in four years, some spend longer if they take part-time classes or take time off from school.

Graduate degrees, often known as master’s degrees, require at least two years at a university after you complete your bachelor’s degree. These are often termed “advanced professional degrees,” as they tend to be aimed at specific professions. Graduate degrees are career-advancing degrees in subjects such as medicine, law, and management. For example, a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) is the standard business graduate degree. Doctorates (PhDs) usually take four years to complete, and are research-based.

Admission Intakes:

US universities typically have 2 main intakes with some institutions offering in June & March.

    • Spring: January / February

Fall: August / September Summer: May / June Winter: March / April

Application Deadlines:

    • Fall / August:

June 1st for Bachelor’s/UG programs Or rolling, depending on the universities and their programs

    • Spring / January:

1st November Or rolling depending on the universities and their programs

Note: You’re advised to apply early to prepare you well ahead with I-20/Admission letter from your US university or college as well as visa documentation and interview.

The following are some of the important questions that the consulate officer may ask during the interview for the U.S. student visa.

1. Why do you select USA for higher education and not your home country?
2. Why do you choose ANU/respective university?
3. Why do you want to study BBA/other relevant program?
4. How can you justify the investment in both time and money required to complete this program?
5. What research have you done about US education system and US universities and colleges?
6. Why do you prefer to study Virginia/respective State?
7. If you get a U.S. degree here would you like to go to U.S. again for further studies?
8. What is the purpose of your trip?
9. Have you ever been to USA?
10. Which U.S. College/University are you planning to go to?
11. Can you give me some details about your college/university?
12. Why have you chosen this specific college/university?
13. Can you tell me the location of the college/university?
14. How many U.S. colleges/ Universities did you apply to?
15. Can you tell me the name of some professors of this college?
16. Did you receive any scholarships?
17. What program of study are you going for?
18. Why did you select this program? Is this relevant to your previous studies?
19. What is the program structure and contents?
20. Why don’t you this program in your country?
21. How long will your studies last?
22. What is the scope of your program?
23. What benefit will this bring this to you?
24. What is the program commencement date?
25. What is your arrival date in USA? Arrival city?
26. Date of departure date from USA? Departure city?
27. What will be the total cost per year?
28. Where will you stay in USA?
29. Where did you do your last course of study?
30. What is your specialization?
31. What is your school?
32. What is your high school?
33. What does your father do?
34. How many brother and sister do you have?
35. Where did your brother and sister complete their studies?
36. Who is sponsoring you? Why is he/ she sponsoring you?
37. What are the income sources of your sponsors?
38. What proof do you have that your sponsor can support your studies?
39. Could you please show me the bank statements?
40. How many people are dependents on your sponsor?
41. Do you have any loans?
42. How much money is available for your stay in the USA?
43. How will you finance your education funds for three years?
44. What do you plan to do after completing your studies?
45. Have you researched your career prospects?
46. Approximately how much money can you earn after your completion of your studies?
47. Do you intend to work in U.S. during or after completion of your studies?
48. How can you prove that you will come back after finishing your studies?
49. Do you have any relatives in the U.S.?
50. Why should I grant you the U.S. visa?
51. What will you do if your visa is rejected?

Top Seven Interview Questions

1. Why did you choose …….University for your further studies?
2. Why do you want to go to US?
3. How long will you be staying?
4. Where will you be staying?
5. What do you intend to do after your studies?
6. Do you have any relatives in the USA?
7. Do you have any family members in the USA?

NB: The above said questions are sample questions only. Students who are seeking to study in the USA must have depth knowledge about language, culture, education system, future career prospectus and way of life of the chosen country.