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).
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.
While filling up the application form, keep the following in mind:-
1.Photocopies Make photocopies of the applications and use for initial filling up (if you have physical copies of the application form).
Documents to be submitted to the university/college you wish to apply to:-
1. Completed Application
2.Transcripts Your transcripts from 10th class onwards (duly attested by the respective Head of the Institution) 10th and Inter (12th) transcripts need not be in sealed envelopes. Whereas, your degree marks and provisional must be in sealed envelope, with seal and signature on the flap of the envelope too.
3. 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.
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).
Visaguru takes special care on students to get on in the procedure of visa,documentation,passport etc., as early as possible.
The moment a student receives an I-20 ( Admission Letter) from a particular Collage/University, our counselors will guide him through the visa procedures involved. Our expertise doesn’t merely end but begins there, we help the student get in touch with the concerned Embassy and guide him in preparing necessary documents for obtaining a visa. In other words, we work very closely with the student giving him every necessary input so that he comes out in flying colors.
The Organizations Team consists of qualified and educated people . Each one of them is trained extensively in the field of
- Student counseling
- Various courses available for different students academic backgrounds
- Cultural and geographical aspects of various countries
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.
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 and signature of the Manager.
6. Affidavit of Support on Rs.20 Non Judicial Stamp Paper
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.
Application fee in US $ (or that country’s currency) as required by university.
A covering 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.