Study in the US: Timeline for September 2022 Intake

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Updated on Feb 1, 2022 15:00 IST

Study in the US: Timeline for September 2021 intake

  • Start early and by August, shortlist 8-12 universities that you will apply to. Visit university websites and note application requirements, deadlines etc.
  • By September, be familiar with bank loan options and scholarships to fund your studies.
  • Begin by downloading admissions brochures from the university websites. Most brochures are out more than a year earlier.
  • Do some initial research on various accommodation options.

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  • Prepare for required standardised tests like GMAT, GRE, SATTOEFL, or IELTS - depending on the course and university.
  • By June-July or three months before the test date, register for GMAT/ GRE.
  • Register for TOEFL/IELTS at least a month before the test date.
  • Take the required tests around September. Plan for buffer time in case you need to retake the test. Check test-taking and re-exam process and guidelines. 
  • Shortlist the colleges and prepare for your application. Think hard about what makes you unique as an applicant and sketch out your strengths and self-assessment.
  • Contact your professors and direct managers for the required 2-3 reference letters. At least a month before your application deadline. Check the deadline timetable!
  • Begin drafting your SOP and essays. Give a month’s time to structure these documents properly.
  • Apply before the deadline!
  • Do not delay replying to college e-mails. And there will be quite a few!
  • Appear for personal/video interviews. These are scheduled around January to March.
  • Once you get acceptance letters, make your decision as soon as possible.
  • Depending on the deadline, notify the universities of your decision.
  • You will need to pay a non-refundable deposit to confirm your admission.
  • Search for and begin applying for external scholarships (if applicable).
  • Apply for a student loan, after you get your acceptance letter.
  • Gather paperwork for your student visa. Check visa requirements.
  • Apply for your student visa on time. Keep in mind the time taken for visa processing!
  • Book airline tickets.
  • Arrange for an International Debit/Credit card.
  • Collect all the documents and their photocopies, to take along.
  • Check out the Pre-Departure Checklist for USA.

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saish

02/11/21

I AM CURRENTLY IN 11TH STANDARD ,I AM PLANNING TO TAKE SAT TEST IN MARCH ,WHAT TIMELINE SHOULD I FOLLOW AFTER THAT

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Srishti ChatterjeeStudy Abroad Expert

10/11/21

You can follow the timeline given above.

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30/9/21

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Jose Luis

30/9/21

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