Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Video answers to general questions about studying in the USA.

Application Process

  1. How do I write an effective application essay?
  2. Is my resume useful for admissions?
  3. What should I do if I can’t visit a campus?
  4. What are the admissions requirements for PhD in law?
  5. What is the transfer process?
  6. Should I sent photo copies of certificates and awards?
  7. How many credit hours can I transfer?
  8. How do I learn about scholarships that are available to international students?
  9. How do I know my application was submitted successfully?
  10. What is the difference between fall and spring admissions?
  11. Does the application process differ between community college and four year universities?
  12. What is the difference between applying for a graduate program and an undergraduate program?
  13. Do I get credit for my work experience?
  14. Do I need to be a university student to apply for an English language program?
  15. How do I apply for health insurance in the United States?
  16. Does a university’s ranking matter for getting a visa?
  17. Can my application fee be waved?
  18. The grading system in my country is different from the United States.
  19. What are the most common application mistakes?
  20. What should I include in my application letter for a graduate program?
  21. What in my application makes me competitive for scholarships?
  22. What is FAFSA?
  23. How many letters of recommendation letters do I need? Whom should I ask to write one?
  24. How do my extracurricular actives factor into my admission?
  25. How important is it for students to reach out to professors before applying?
  26. What questions should I expect in an admissions interview?
  27. What are scholarships and fellowships?
  28. How much does grade point average (GPA) matter?
  29. How important are standardized tests? What about the TOEFL?
  30. Is a masters degree required for PhD program?
  31. Is financial aid available to international students? How can I apply for financial assistance?
  32. Can I transfer my credits to a U.S. university? How do I do that?
  33. Can documents be edited or added to after they are submitted?
  34. What is an application fee?
  35. When are the application deadlines? Should I apply early?
  36. What is a liberal arts college?
  37. How to make an effective application for a pre-med program.

Finance Your Studies

  1. What are all the Components of Financing an Education?
  2. There are Over 4,000 College and Universities in the U.S. What are the Cost Differences?
  3. What is the Difference Between In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?
  4. Check Out These Great Budget Tips for International Students.
  5. Is There More Financial Aid for Certain Fields Like Medicine, Engineering, or Science?
  6. What is a Certificate Program? Do They Offer Financial Support?
  7. Can an International Student get a Job While in the U.S.?
  8. Can a Student Get More Financial Assistance from a State or Private School?
  9. Does the U.S. Embassy Offer Scholarships?
  10. I want to get a Ph.D. How Should I Plan?
  11. What is the Timeline to Apply for Financial Aid?
  12. Is it Possible to get a Full Scholarship as an Undergraduate Student?
  13. Is There Financial Aid for Non-Degree Programs?

College Classroom Culture in the U.S.

  1. Deadlines are not Flexible in the U.S.
  2. How do you React if you are Uncomfortable in the Classroom?
  3. What is the Average Number of Students are in a Classroom?
  4. Give 200% and Study, Study, Study
  5. What is the Difference Between Undergraduate and Graduate Studies?
  6. Do U.S. Students like Having International Students in Class?
  7. Difference Between a College and a University?
  8. Be on Time to Class. American’s Appreciate it.
  9. What is the Difference Between a High School Class and a College Class?
  10. Do You Get to Choose Your Own Courses?
  11. How are Discussion’s Carried out in U.S. Classrooms vs Other Countries?
  12. Differences between a Professor, Associate Professor, or Teaching Assistant
  13. What if You’re the Only Student from Your Country? Is it Easy to Make Friends?
  14. Deadlines are not Flexible in the U.S.
  15. Can I Copy Something from a Book? Nahuh, Not Going to be Happening.