You can either download the application form from the universities’ web sites or get the same by writing to them early, clearly indicting the semester you are seeking admission to. Most of the universities are requesting students to either download the applications or apply electronically. The best time to start the application filling up process is, at least two to three months before the 1st deadline of the universities. There are two ways for you to obtain the application forms (physical copies).Documents to be submitted to the university/college you wish to apply to:-
Your transcripts from 10th class onward (duly attested by the respective Head of the Institution) 10th and Inter (12th) transcripts need not be in sealed envelopes. And your degree marks and provisional must be in sealed envelope, with seal and signature on the flap of the envelope too.Statement of Purpose (SOP)
Ideally must be a one-page statement of your purpose in personal and academic life. SOP must contain information on your education objectives, career goals, reasons for study in the US and reasons for choosing a particular program in a particular institute.Recommendation Letters
At least two-three recommendation letters from three lecturers/professors, who taught you at the degree level preferably from those who taught you the main subjects. These recommendations must be done on personal or college letterheads and must be signed and sealed (including the envelope).
Formats cannot be generalized for all the students and need to be personalized as per individual requirements. We will mail a customized format for you as and when you may need one.
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Advantage with this service is the interactive approach a student would have with the universities and the process all throughout. This would enable him to know and learn at every stage, thus becoming conversant with the whole process by the time he reaches USA. Then, nothing would be a 'shock' or 'surprise' for him since he is in the know of things!
This is especially useful since students are expected to select their own courses, design the course schedule and program and determine their levels of study, every semester. With initial exposure to the issues related to the above, students become self-sufficient to handle any type of work successfully, that involves graduate study.
An original AOS (notarized) has to be sent to each university. Letter of Undertaking or Affidavit of Support (AOS) is an undertaking to be given by your sponsor who finances your education. This has to be given on Rs.20/- (if in India) Non-Judicial Stamp Paper, in a prescribed format.
Sometimes, the universities request the undertaking to be given on their applications it, in which case you have to do so. This AOS has to be signed by the sponsor, properly witnessed and attested by Notary public. To each and every university you apply to, you need to enclose an original AOS. Instead of getting multiple stamp papers and doing the AOS, you may get the first statement photocopied (before signatures are made by the sponsor) and then signed by the sponsor and notarized individually.
Application fee in US $ (or that country's currency) as required by university.Cover letter
A cover letter, indicating your plans about TOEFL and GRE/GMAT and informing them that you would arrange score reporting by ETS- If not taken and reported already.
Also, if there are any issues concerning your application, like backlogs, failures or gaps between various levels of your education etc., use the covering letter to provide an explanation about such issues? This will offset any problem that you may encounter when you do not explain.
Once all the documents are ready, you may courier them to the universities well before the suggested deadlines, since processing of applications is done on a rolling basis - i.e., first-come-first-serve. Applying early would improve your admission chances than applying nearer the deadlines.Bank Statement
Financial Statement or Bank Statement indicates the availability of funds with you, (or your sponsor) in a bank, in a Savings Bank account only. These funds must be available for the purpose of your further education. A statement given by the Bank manager, on the Bank's letterhead, clearly indicating the amount of funds available both in your native currency and also the currency of the country where you would like to study has to be given, with the seal of the bank date and signature of the Manager.
To each and every university you apply to, you need to enclose an original Bank Statement showing adequate funds to cover at least a year's tuition and living expenses. Instead of getting multiple originals, which may not be practically possible, you may get the first statement photocopied (before signatures are made by the banker) and then signed and sealed by the bank manager individually.