The U.S. is the world’s most selected study abroad destination and after each “change of mastery”, the country has new policies around immigration, study abroad, requires international students to understand and comply. If you are intending to study in the U.S., these are the conditions to study in the U.S. in 2021 to note.
Studying in the U.S. is the destination of many international students, but to set foot in this country you will have to go through the process of preparation, procedures extremely complicated. In order to avoid troubles arising from not knowing the regulations issued by the U.S. to international students, below are the conditions for studying in the U.S. in 2018 that anyone should learn.
1. AGE OF STUDYING IN THE U.S.
The U.S. does not have an age limit for people wishing to obtain a U.S. student visa. Once you have been admitted to a certified institution in this country, you can apply for a visa and admission, applying from primary to post-university.
2. CONDITIONS FOR STUDYING IN THE U.S.
To be accepted by a U.S. school, international students need to ensure that they have an average GPA, meet the English language standards set by the school and have enough test scores for some certificates such as SAT, ACT (for international students in the University program), GRE and GMAT (for international students in the post-university program).
Each school, level of study, curriculum requires different scores so international students studying in the U.S. need to carefully refer to the school’s entrance requirements (usually posted on the website) to know the score they need to achieve.
Below are the average academic conditions for admission to some U.S. universities (for reference):
GPA 7.0 or higher
SAT 1000 points or more
GRE Average 300 Points
GMAT 700 points or more
3. ENGLISH CONDITIONS
Good English is a compulsory condition for studying in the U.S. so that you can keep up with your studies and integrate into life in this country. Just like academics, each school in the U.S. has different English language input requirements, in which most large and prestigious schools require students to have AN IELTS of 6.5, TOELF iBT of 90 or higher.
Here are the average English requirements to study in the US:
+ College: 5.5 and above
+ University, Postgraduate: 6.0 – 6.5 and above
– TOELF iBT
+ College: 61 points or more
+ University: 79 – 90 points or more
However, the student of the PT student may not need two points above. In order to respond to American learning terms, you can do the SLEP exam (Secondary Level Proficiency) and cross the minimum of 45.
4. FINANCIAL CONDITIONS
US is a country that requires extremely strict financial proof of studying abroad. Although the US side does not specify a specific number of how much money you must have to qualify for a successful US student visa, the Form I-20 provided by the school to international students successfully enrolled will ask you to Submit a statement of bank balance, which shows the cost the international student must pay for the first year of study.
This is proof of financial proof that your family is eligible to pay for your studies in the first year in America. This should be between $ 30,000 and $ 45,000 USD.
However, just providing enough money to pay the costs in the US is not enough to prove the US financial study. Many American students show that the higher your balance in your bank account, the greater the rate of financial proof of success, proving that your family can afford to study in the US. Experience is that the amount listed on the Form I-20 should be your tuition fee x 1.5 times.
For example, if your first year costs $ 20,000 USD then you need to show that you have between $ 30,000 – $ 35,000 USD to increase your chances of getting a successful US student visa.
5. CONDITIONS FOR USING STUDY DOCUMENTS
US Student records can be divided into two parts. That is the profile for admission to an educational institution in the US and the application for a US student visa.
5.1. ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION
After meeting the GPA and English language requirements required by the school, international students should prepare the following documents to apply for:
– Application form (according to the form of the school you apply for).
– A copy of your passport.
– Transcripts and transcripts are translated into English.
– Certificate in English.
– SAT, GRE, GMAT, IETLS, TOEFL… (if any).
– The nearest degree from the program.
– Certificate, student ID card for the person still attending school.
– Letter of recommendation: written by the teacher, who used to work with international students to prove that you have the eligibility and ability to study in the U.S., this is a mandatory condition for those who intend to study abroad.
– Essays of international students, which express their views on a certain issue in order to express their personality and express their foreign language skills.
– Application fee: from $35 to $100 USD
After applying and being approved by the school, the school office will send back to you Form I-20 used in paying the fees, applying for a visa to study in the U.S. and entering the United States.
5.2. CONDITIONS FOR APPLYING FOR A U.S. STUDENT VISA
International students need an F-1 visa to successfully enter the U.S. Steps to apply for a student visa include:
International students should prepare the following documents:
– Study materials: diplomas, transcripts, transcripts, foreign language certificates (IETLS, TOELF …)
– Identification documents: passport, birth certificate, household registration book, 5cmx5cm photo taken within 6 months (white background, no hair covering ears, no glasses), marriage certificate of parents
– Financial proof: all documents proving the ability to pay tuition, living expenses in the first 1 year and financial evidence for the remaining years and financial proofs are required
Steps to apply for a U.S. student visa
Step 1: After the school accepts admission, the school sends you Form I-20 for noniigrated students after having approved the application. International students sign this form, then pay the SEVIS fee of $350 and fill out the Form DS (160).
Step 2: Pay the visa fee by creating an account on the online application page of the U.S. consulate. The U.S. student visa fee costs $160 USD but you will pay in Vietnamese currency (HSBC’s current rate)
Retain receipts after payment and schedule online interviews via website: https://cgifederal.secure.force.com/?language=English
You need to fill in information such as:
– Code from the receipt invoice for payment of visa fee
– Code 10 number from form DS-160 confirmation page
Step 3: Go for an interview for a U.S. student visa
On your appointment date, you go to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate for an interview. Bring the required documents including appointment papers, DS-160 invoices, photo cards taken in the last 6 months, current passport and old passport and visa payment receipt invoice. In addition, international students prepare additional documents proving that they will return home after studying time, study materials and financial proof documents.
During the interview, the Consular Staff will ask you about your U.S. curriculum, academic goals, and future plans. You need to convince them that you have a clear route to study in the U.S. and will return home after the end of your studies.
Processing of U.S. student visas lasts for 60 days or more.
The above are the necessary conditions for studying in the U.S. in 2021. Studying in the U.S. is a long-term investment process, requiring international students to be carefully prepared not to violate the principles of the host country, successfully entering the desired school.