Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Undergraduate Application Procedure for USA - Study in USA part 2

Undergraduate Application Procedure for study in USA

Application Forms

Enquiries must be sent at least 15 to 18 months before the proposed date of admission. There are three ways to get application forms.

  1. Requesting Application Forms via email: One can request application forms from the universities website itself. Most universities have a form on their website which can be completed online to request application material.
  2. Requesting Application Forms via Air Mail: Application material can be requested by sending an airmail and the request should contain a brief description of ones educational background, academic objectives, source of financial support, English proficiency and standardized test scores.
  3. Downloading from the university website: Many universities have a downloadable and ready to print versions of their application forms on the net. These can be used for applying just as regular forms.

Tests required to be taken by the candidates

  1. TOEFL: This test is mandatory for International students applying to a Graduate course or University in US. The minimum score required by most universities for admission is 570 (Paper-based test) and 230 (Computer-based test).
  2. SAT's: The SAT (technically known as the SAT I) is a general test of verbal and quantitative reasoning accepted for U. S. college admissions. The test is required for admission to undergraduate programs of most US universities. Many universities also require you to take SAT-II tests.

SAT 1 - Reasoning Test

The SAT-I test measures verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities that develop over time. Most colleges require only SAT-I scores for admission.

SAT-II: Subject Tests

The SAT-II test measures your knowledge of particular subjects and your ability to apply that knowledge. Many universities may require you to take this along with SAT-I.

3. ACT: A few Universities may also require you to take this test. The ACT is designed to assess high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.

Methods to register for the tests:

There are three common ways of registering for SAT:

By mail: Obtain the "SAT Information Bulletin" available free with USEFI offices or from college-board website at The forms are then mailed to
College Board SAT Program
Princeton, NJ 08541,

Online Registration (Credit Card required): The form is filled up online and the payment done through credit card only. This is the easiest way to register for SAT.

Requesting the form from the U.S. Education Foundation:
Information on USEFI office in Delhi
Address: USEFI
Fulbright House
12 Hailey Road
New Delhi - 110001
Telephone: 23328944
Fax: 23329718
Walk-in hours: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Monday to Friday)

Read more Study in USA part 1

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