Study In The USA: Step-by-Step Guide (INFOGRAPHIC)

3 years ago



If you’ve set your mind on studying in the USA, there are things you should accomplish before flying off. No matter if you're two years away from beginning your degree, or preparing to attend university next semester, here are the tasks to complete before arriving on campus.


Gradual preparation is crucial not to miss the important stages like filing college and campus applications, immunization papers, etc. The Typical Student team has prepared this timeline for you to help you stay on schedule. Check it out!


The Crucial Milestones



  1. Start keeping track of schools you like using the college/university choice tools and rankings (i.e. US News & World Report, BigFuture college boards, etc.)
  2. Find a list of international-friendly universities
  3. Check the rankings & student reviews on: 
  • Dorm quality
  • Dorm’s social atmosphere
  • Greek life
  • Dining facilities
  • Safety


  • Take one of the following English-language proficiency tests: Pearson, ITEP, IELTS, TOEFL
  • Finalize the shortlist of your finalist schools of choice
  • Gather all necessary forms and admission requirements for your finalist schools


  • Create a financial plan to understand tuition and living expenses for your finalist schools
  • Retake the English-language proficiency test if necessary
  • Determine who your references will be, and get them the necessary reference materials
  • Request transcripts from your current school
  • Write application essays for your final-st schools


  • Apply for your student visa
  • Finalize travel arrangements
  • Research health insurance options


  • Submit immunization forms if necessary
  • Submit arrival details if you are being escorted from the airportstudy-in-the-usa-step-by-step-guide

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