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Introduction: United states of America[U.S.A] is the land of hope and opportunities, where natural born Americans are destined to grow and where foreigners from all over the world aspire to go and live for a while if not to settle down. U.S boasts of top quality education in almost all the fields and has got many of the best colleges in the world. Students who have successfully completed their education in US are sought after by top companies in the world.

Main features of US

Education Academic Excellence : The United States has one of the world's finest university systems, with outstanding programs, virtually in all fields. At the undergraduate level, excellent programs exist in traditional disciplines as well as in professional fields. At the graduate level, students often have the opportunity to work directly with some of the finest minds in the world. US degrees are recognized throughout the world for their excellence.

Program flexibility: Although many programs are highly structured, you will generally find many course choices. At the advanced stages of a degree, you will be able to tailor your course work to fit your specific needs. When you choose topics for independent study for a graduate thesis or dissertation, you can emphasize ideas that are important to you or your field, like Traffic control systems, risk management, Natural resource management etc.

Research and development:   Many US universities concentrate on Research / innovation and they also take pride on being at the forefront of technology and educational techniques, and in making available to their students the best possible equipment and resources. There is an emphasis on imparting practice-oriented education. This generates valuable employment-related skills in student. Munu International is the expert advisors who guided hundreds of students to USA to different universities with best scholarship options.

Moderate expenses: The total cost for tuition and living expenses could range from $15,000 to $40,000. The average cost for a year of study is $20,000. The costs involved in U.S. education may appear sizable, but when one takes into consideration the world class facilities offered by U.S. educational institutions, and the enormity in offer of scholarships, assistance-ships and fellow-ships to outstanding and merit students, U.S. education finds very few parallels.

Prerequisite Tests (or) Standardized tests
Test for Undergraduate / Bachelors Admission
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)
Duolingo English Test
SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test)
SAT Subject Tests
ACT(American College Testing)


Test for Graduate / Masters Admission
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS(International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)
Duolingo English Test
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)


Test for Master of Business Admission
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS(International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)
Duolingo English Test
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)


Note: Some universities will accept GRE scores also for MBA program.

Please go through some most useful websites to get more information when choosing or applying to university/program

http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml

http://www.nafsa.org/
www.gradschools.com
www.usnews.com
www.findcollege.com
www.findcollege.com
www.petersons.com
www.kaplan.com
www.universities.com
www.gradadvantage.org
 http://www.usembassy.gov/
http://us.jobrapido.com/
http://www.euroeducation.net/prof1/usa.htm
http://www.carnegiefoundation.org/
http://www.america.gov/
https://www.ustraveldocs.com/in/
https://www.ice.gov/sevis/i901
https://www.niche.com/

FAQs
1. What are the standardized tests to get an admission in USA?
You should have completed 16 years of education, if you intend to pursue a Masters Degree. You need to take TOEFL/EILTS/PTE/Duolingo, GRE Tests as a prerequisite, and for Management Programs GMAT. Note: Only a handful of Universities offer programs for those students, who have completed 15 years of education, subject to certain conditions. b)You should have completed your 10+2, if you intend to study a Bachelors Degree and take Mandatory Tests such as TOEFL/EILTS/PTE/Duolingo, and SAT.

2. What are Official Transcripts?
The Xerox or true copies of your mark sheets attested by the concerned University Registrar or Asst. Registrar or Controller of examiner in sealed envelopes are known as Official Transcripts.

3. Based on what factors do you select the University?
Selection of Universities is a personalized affair. As each individual student will have his own profile, As the academics, scores and credentials, interests differ vastly from student to student. Hence, only after you attend personal counseling and after assessing your strengths and weakness, also taking into consideration your interests, Universities will be selected.

4. Do all the universities offer scholarships? 
Most of the universities offer scholarships to international students. The basic criterion of availing a scholarship is your good test scores and fair academics. Scholarships generally start from $500 to full fee waiver. It’s totally depends upon the university as well as your scores.

5. I have completed 15 years of education in India. Can I get admission for MS or MBA in US universities? 
Most American Universities require 16 years of education for admission into an any Graduate program. But some universities can take you with 15years of education with good standardized test scores. In our list, we have some institutions that would enroll students after 15 years of education directly.  6. Is only TOEFL applicable for USA , can a student also take IELTS or other test?  Yes, a student can take IELTS/PTE/Duolingo instead of TOEFL. Many universities accepting IELTS/ PTE/Duolingo. these universities being the top ones. 

7. Earning while learning a reality in USA?
Yes, it is a reality. Most countries realize that international students have financial constraints and allow them to work for a minimum of 20 hours a week and 40 hours in week-ends, which is enough to pay for a students living expenses and sometimes enable him to save a part of the income also. Added to this is the benefit of tuition fee waivers / fellowships / assistantships / Research assistantships which also reduces ones financial commitments.

8.What is an I-20?
I-20 is the formal admission letter given by the University/Institution officials upon acceptance

9. What is the SEVIS system and how does it affect me? 
The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) program requires schools to verify the enrollment status of all continuing and new foreign students.  For most students and exchange visitors, the SEVIS system should not affect either their ability to qualify for a visa, or the time it takes to process their case.  All I-20 forms for students and DS-2019 forms for exchange visitors now have SEVIS information printed on the forms. These new forms are printed on a single sheet of paper. For more information on SEVIS, click here: www.fmjfee.com or contact the our Student Advisor at Munu International. 

10. Are bank loans accepted?
Yes, Bank loans are accepted as sources of funds for your study abroad purposes. But some part of savings also mandatory.

11. Is it required that I pay the first year tuition expenses in advance and show a receipt from the university? 
No - paying the tuition expenses in advance is a good way to show proof of funds, but it is NOT a requirement to pay in advance.

12. What documents should I show to prove that I could pay for my education in the U.S.? 
Remember: though documents may assist you in your interview, the Consular Officer relies primarily on the interview to determine your eligibility for a visa, and only minimally on supporting documents As for the documents you do submit with your application, there are no specific documents that prove a student is able to pay for his/her education. Bank account statements, pay slips, income tax return statements, employment letters, property documents and chartered accountant statements are the most common documents used to show proof of funds. However, these are only suggested documents. A visa is not assured if you have any or all of these documents.

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