Study in USA

USA

ADMISSION GUIDANCE SERVICES (AGS)
Short listing appropriate institutions as per students profile
Application processing
Assisting students to put together powerful SOP’s & essays* and final editing
Assisting with visa process & advising on documentation
Pre-departure information and orientation

* Alfa Beta do provide SOP/essay writing services to student but the student has to provide the initial content
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About the Test

GRE

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admission requirement for many graduate schools in the United States, in other English-speaking countries and for English-taught graduate and business programs world-wide. Created and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) in 1949, the exam aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. The GRE General Test is offered as a computer-based exam administered by selected qualified testing centers.

GMAT

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer-adaptive standardized test in mathematics and the English language for measuring aptitude to succeed academically in graduate business studies. Business schools use the test as a criterion for admission into graduate business administration programs throughout the world.

SAT

The SAT Reasoning Test is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. The SAT is owned, published, and developed by the College Board, a nonprofit organization in the United States.
The test is intended to assess a student's readiness for college. The SAT is offered six times a year i.e. in October, November, December, January, May and June.
The test is typically offered on the first Saturday of the month for the November, December, May, and June administrations.
The USA & Canada division is powered by professionals who have been pioneers in test prep and admissions for American & Canadian study programs in various parts of the country. The division provides its services across India at its head office in New Delhi and South India Office at Chennai to all undergraduate and post- graduate students aspiring to study in North America.



Application Process and Deadlines in the USA

When it comes to university-level education, North America (including USA & Canada) inspires the academic respect and imagination of the world. Names such as Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, MIT, Toronto and McGill have become global education brands.
In the two most influential global university ranking indices (The Times Higher Education Guide and US News), North American universities have a near monopoly on the top 100 places. In addition to the more well-known institutions, the USA & Canada have a plethora of other high quality public and private colleges and universities.
You will find that a US / Canadian higher education adds considerable value to your professional development. It can enhance your career and prepare you for leadership in India or abroad. It will broaden your horizons and expose you to a variety of perspectives, the latest technology, and state-of-the-art research and training. A degree from a US or Canadian institution is a stamp of excellence that is of lifetime value.
There are a number of components in an application for higher studies in USA / Canada – applications forms, test scores, essays, university transcripts and recommendations. You need to know how to create a compelling application and represent yourself well on paper in order to win an interview and acceptance.
Maximize your chances of admission to the Universities of your choice with Alfa Beta Admissions Guidance Service. Our admission guidance team will review your application to ensure you make the best possible impression on admissions committees. Consulting is available as a standalone product.

INTAKES

There is mainly two intakes- fall (August) and spring (January)
Fall is the major intake as all the university options are open for admission unlike spring when certain choices are not available.
Application Deadline- The deadline for submitting the application varies from university to university and course to course. However, it is generally from October to March for fall intake and for spring intake the deadline is 15 October.
The basic requirements for the application are the LOR, TRANSCRIPT, and FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS when you apply Application documents-
Students have to apply online both for Bachelors as well as Masters and each University has a different fee. For Undergraduate:
Sealed & stamped 10th, 11th and 12th Official Transcripts from school
2 letter of Recommendations from school teachers.
Statement of Purpose
Certificate of extra-curricular activities & other achievements, if available
For Masters:
Official Transcripts from University
2 Academic recommendations and 1 from the employer (if the candidate has any work experience)
Statement of Purpose
Essays, if required by the University
Detailed CV
Certificate of extra-curricular activities & other achievements, if available


Cost of Studying in USA

The cost of education in the USA varies between the states and the institutions.
Average tuition fees per year range from $15,000 to $60,000 (Private Institutions) and $10,000 to $20,000 (State Institutions)
Living expenses per year - $10,000-$16,000
USP of USA as a place to live
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising of 50 states, a multicultural nation with variety of ethnic groups, traditions and values. It’s one of the most favored study destinations for millions of students around the globe. To top it all, US universities offer extensive opportunities for education and internship.
Estimated expenses for Undergraduate and Graduate Courses comprises of two things:
Tuition Fees
Living Expenses
Scholarships

Scholarships, Grants, Fellowships are based on the student’s academic performance of international students. Tuition Fee waivers are provided but are strictly merit based so students don’t have to fill any separate form like federal students can do so for availing need based scholarships.
Further, Financial Aid funding is also granted at PG level but again this strictly depends on the students’ credentials.

There are various types of scholarships offered.

Fellowship scholarship – This scholarship is awarded on the student’s ability, competence and performance.

Graduate Assistantship Scholarship – Is awarded for the students who involve in teaching or research assistantship. It can be given as cash, stipend or fee waiver. This is normally called RA or TA
Sports Scholarship – Is offered to outstanding athletes students.

Studying and Living in USA

Students find help at hand US universities have special staff assigned for guiding foreign students called International Student Advisers. Students can seek their help as and when if they face any problems. US universities hold arrival orientations for international students to familiarize them with the campus and it facilities and also to help them adjust to their new life in the United States. Students are assigned Counselors with whom they can discuss any issues regarding changing of majors and also to appoint a coach for themselves.

Accommodation

It is always best to stay on campus. Not only are the basic amenities easily accessible but also on-campus life allows students to gradually integrate into the student community under the guidance of peers and staff. If on campus option is not available then one should look for the home-stays or rented accommodation. Home-stays provide family life and are usually cheaper than on campus accommodation. Depending on your location, home-stays usually cost 800-1000USD a month on single occupancy room basis, including meals. Students who decide to rent an apartment can also get valuable help from the university student association.

Money

Some universities have their own credit union or other banking services. Before opening an account, find out which banks are near where you would live and study. It may be difficult to open an account from overseas, so take enough money with you to live on until you can open a US account and arrange for funds to be transferred from home.

Basic Essentials

Getting ready for different destination and living alone should be prepared with basic necessities. As a student you plan accordingly, prepare a list of things which you will need initially. Make sure your baggage should include seasonally and appropriate clothing, insurance documents, medical prescription back up supply and letter from doctor

Home Comforts

It is a good idea to take a few small mementos of home with you - photos of friends and family will brighten your room and remind you of what you’re temporarily leaving behind. Ensure that you have the right clothes to battle the change of seasons.

Mobile Phones

When you first arrive, it is expected that you will be calling home frequently. It is essential to check your phone’s compatibility with US mobile operators, as some phones don’t work in the US. With diverse choices of handsets and monthly plans, you can enjoy variety in handsets, operators and competitive costs. Since most prepaid connections require a Social Security card, a prepaid connection is cost effective and a convenient alternative.

Internet & Email Access

Usually college campus is fully equipped with Wi-Fi. Students do get access in the college campus. But it’s better to have a personal laptop. You can check out the details at your university’s book store.

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