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Why study bachelors in the USA?

Studying for a bachelor's degree in the USA presents a compelling opportunity for international students seeking a top-tier education in a diverse and innovative environment.

American universities are renowned for their academic excellence, offering a wide range of high-quality programs across various disciplines. With a focus on flexibility, exploration, and research, students have the freedom to pursue their passions while gaining practical skills and knowledge that are highly valued in the global marketplace. Moreover, studying in the USA provides cultural immersion, personal growth, and access to a vast network of opportunities, preparing students for successful careers and leadership roles in an increasingly interconnected world.

Quick facts

  • Quality Education: The USA is home to some of the world's top-ranked universities known for their quality education, research opportunities, and innovative teaching methods.
  • Global Recognition: A bachelor's degree from a U.S. institution is highly regarded worldwide, which can enhance career prospects and open doors to global opportunities.
  • Scholarship Opportunities: There are various scholarships, grants, and financial aid options available to help international students offset the cost of tuition and living expenses.
  • Part Time Work Opportunities: International students in the USA may have opportunities for on-campus employment and, in some cases, off-campus internships or practical training related to their field of study.
  • Post-Graduation Options: Upon completing their degree, students may have options to pursue further education, such as graduate studies, or seek employment through Optional Practical Training (OPT)

US Undergraduate Admissions: Intakes

The American academic year is divided into two main semesters

  • Fall Semester: Fall semester typically commences in August or September and concludes in December
  • Spring Semester: Spring semester generally starts in January and ends in May.

Some universities may also offer a summer intake with a shorter program duration



Undergrad Admission Requirements

To study for a bachelor's degree in the USA, you'll generally need to meet both academic and English language proficiency requirements. Here's a general overview:

For international students, most Australian universities require completion of secondary education equivalent to Australian Year 12

State Board of Education (HSC)

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As a general guideline, Minimum average of 70% / 7.36 CGPA is required.

CBSE Exam ( AISSC):

As a general guideline, Minimum average of 65% / 7.15 CGPA is required.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

SAT: Minimum score of 1150 is required*.

ACT: Minimum score of 25 to 30 is required*.

IELTS (Academic): Minimum overall band of 6.0 is required*.

PTE (Academic): Minimum score of 60 is required*.

TOEFL (Academic): Minimum score of 80 is required*.

Duolingo: Minimum score of 105 is required*.

Depending on the university and program, there may be additional requirements such as interviews, portfolios (for creative arts programs), or auditions (for performing arts programs).

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Cost of study and Living Expenses in the USA

Here's a table outlining the minimum estimated tuition fees and living expenes for undergraduate programs in the US, acknowledging the significant variation in costs:

Types of Expenses Annual Expenses in USD
Tuition Fees( One Year) Up to $25,000
Accommodation $8,000 - $14,000
Books & Supplies $1,000 - $2,000
Transportation (if applicable) $1,000 - $5,000
Personal Expenses $2,000 - $5,000
Health Insurance $1,500 - $3,000

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Admission & Visa Checklist to study in the USA


Admission Checklist

  • ✔ Passport
  • ✔ Academic transcripts ( Intermediate)
  • ✔ English Proficiency scores(IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/Duolingo)
  • ✔ Statement of Purpose
  • ✔ Letter of Recommendation
  • ✔ Resume/CV
  • ✔ Financial documentss for I-20
  • ✔ Portfolio(If applicable)

Visa Checklist

  • ✔ Passport
  • ✔ Academic transcripts ( Intermediate)
  • ✔ I-20 from the Institution
  • ✔ Proof of English Proficiency
  • ✔ DS 160 Confirmation
  • ✔ Visa slot booking confirmation
  • ✔ SEVIS fee Receipt
  • ✔ Additional documents (If any)

Part time Work Opportunities for students in the USA


International students studying in the USA often have opportunities to work part-time on campus, subject to certain restrictions. Here are some common part-time job options available for international students on US campuses:

  • Teaching or Research Assistant: Many universities offer teaching or research assistant positions to graduate students. This could involve assisting professors with grading, conducting research, or leading discussion sections.
  • Tutoring: International students with strong academic backgrounds may find opportunities to tutor other students in subjects they excel in. This could be through the university's tutoring center or private tutoring services.
  • Campus Tour Guide: Some universities hire students to lead campus tours for prospective students and visitors. This role typically involves knowledge about campus facilities and providing information about academic programs.
  • Administrative Assistant: Various departments on campus may hire students to assist with administrative tasks such as answering phones, filing paperwork, or organizing events.
  • Language Center Assistant: International students who are proficient in languages other than English may find opportunities to work in language centers, assisting with language tutoring, conversation groups, or administrative tasks.
  • Technology Support Assistant: Students with technical skills may find employment in campus IT departments, assisting with computer maintenance, troubleshooting, and software support.

  • Library Assistant Working in the campus library involves tasks such as shelving books, assisting patrons, or managing circulation desks.
  • Fitness Center Attendant: Many universities have fitness centers or recreational facilities that hire students to work as attendants, assisting patrons with equipment, maintaining cleanliness, and ensuring safety.
  • Dining Hall Worker: Dining halls often hire students to work as servers, cashiers, or kitchen staff. These positions may involve meal preparation, serving food, cashier duties, and cleaning.
  • Event Staff: Universities host various events throughout the year, such as conferences, seminars, and cultural events. Students may find part-time work as event staff, assisting with setup, registration, and other logistics.

Post-Study Work Opportunities for students in the USA


The Optional Practical Training (OPT) program remains a valuable option for international graduates with F-1 visas to gain practical work experience in their field of study in the US. However, there have been some recent updates to be aware of:

OPT Duration:

  • ✔ Standard OPT authorization is still valid for up to 12 months after program completion.
  • ✔ STEM Extension Option: For graduates with degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) fields, an additional extension of up to 24 months may be available, bringing the total OPT authorization to a maximum of 36 months.

Eligibility:

  • ✔ You must still have completed a full-time undergraduate or graduate program from a US institution accredited by the Department of Homeland Security.

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