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WHY STUDY IN USA?

USA qualifications are recognized and respected throughout the world. Your United States degree will be a strong foundation for building your future, boosting your career and prospects for a higher salary. Quality standards for US institutions are among the best in the world. There are many educational institutions that welcome international students in the US and promise to enhance your qualification.

AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES ON SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM

The program provides lessons, guidance and selection of Colleges/Universities that fits the applicant and where applicant has high chances of receiving financial aid, admissions and scholarships application, application fee waivers etc.

Students and Parents may visit our office, buy and complete application forms on sale at GH¢100, review the various universities and select the universities the client wishes to consider.

Office Location

104 Otsaame Baako Lane, Pumpkin Ave, Achimota Neoplan, Near Jerusalem Restaurant, Achimota, Accra. You may call 0266-733-700 for directions if you find it difficult locating our office.

Accommodation and Online Services

Residential/Accommodation facilities are available for clients to undertake their school application services in Accra. In addition, clients can be provided with school application services online. To subscribe for our online school application services please Create a Timeline Trust Service Account, Select Online as your Branch and log on to your Timeline Trust Service Account to access our services from any computer with internet connection.


ADMISSION IN USA

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Studies.

In the US undergraduate education is referred to as College. College admission in the US is extremely competitive, especially among international students. If you do not have a strong academic background, sufficient financial resources, and proficiency in the English language, you will be at a disadvantage in the admissions process.

Each school sets its own admission requirements. Because of the large number of international students seeking a US education, the schools do not make exceptions to their requirements. Most schools require a minimum of a high school diploma with solid coursework in science, mathematics, English, and humanities. They will also require academic entrance examinations such as the TOEFL, SAT, or ACT. The higher your scores on these exams and the better your grades, the better your chances of being admitted. Generally you must have a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale to be admitted, especially for graduate school. Some schools set very high standards for admission.

The more well-known institutions are often among the most competitive. While every international student would love to attend Harvard University or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, not every student will be admitted. Certain fields of study are also highly competitive. These include engineering, computer science, pre-medicine, pre-law, architecture, and marine biology.
Note that to apply for a graduate or professional degree program, including medical school, law school, veterinary school, and dental school, you must first obtain an undergraduate bachelor's degree. Law students must also generally be licensed attorneys in their own countries before applying for admission to a US law school.

Admission Requirements for Graduate Studies.

In the US graduate studies refers to Masters and Doctorate degrees studies. International Applicants for graduate studies in the US must be graduates of recognized academic institutions outside the United States and should hold a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelors or masters degree. Applicants would be required to submit official transcripts or academic records for all university-level studies completed. If your academic records do not include official evidence of the award of your degree, you must also submit additional documents that verify its award. Records or transcripts must be issued by the school and include the school’s stamp or embossed seal and the signature of the authorizing official.

All applicants from countries in which the official language is not English are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency. This requirement applies to applicants from non-English-speaking countries in Africa and as such students from Ghana are exempted from this requirement by most Universities.

Most departments, schools, and groups require applicants to take a standardized test such as the General Test of the GRE, a Subject Test of the GRE, the GMAT, MCAT, OAT, or LSAT. Applicants will be required to submit at least three letters of recommendation.

Applicants are responsible for forwarding these forms to your recommenders. All letters of recommendation should be submitted directly to the department to which you are applying. Some departments have early deadlines for fellowship applicants. Be sure to inform your recommenders of the department’s deadline. Your recommenders are asked to give their personal impressions of your intellectual ability, your aptitude in research or professional skills, your character, and the quality of your previous work and potential for future productive scholarship.

STUDENT VISA PROCESS

If the university gives a student the admission to study the program applied for, the University will send the student a form I-20A-B, which is the legal form that denotes that the student is admitted and eligible for applying for a Visa. The immigration laws of the United States permit foreign students to come to the U.S. to attend school at many academic levels.

Basic Requirements for Student Visa filing

  1. You must have I-20 from the University (You can have multiple I-20 from multiple university, but you can apply for VISA for only one university)
  2. The student must have Original report sheet of all strategic tests taken [SAT,GRE, GMAT, TOEFL etc.]
  3. The student must have completed the course of study required for entering the program.
  4. Proof of sufficient and easily transferable funds to cover the cost of living and tuition fees.
  5. Be proficient in English.
  6. Affidavit of support from Parents or Sponsor that they will support you through entire period of study
  7. And most important of all, Supporting documents satisfying the consulate that the student intends to leave US and return to your home country after completion of studies.
  8. A valid passport

FINANCIAL AIDS FOR STUDIES IN THE USA

Financial Aid is available to international students to study in the USA. All aid is based on individual need, educational costs and availability of funds. Awards may consist of scholarships, loans, grants and/or employment. Many opportunities for grants for graduate study are available. However funds and scholarships are limited for international students. Therefore, students are encouraged to complete their applications early as priority is given to earlier applications.

LIVING COST IN USA

The cost for Tuition Fees for international students varies from $8,000 to $36,000 per year. The cost of living in USA depends on location. For example States like Washington, California and area around New York is expensive. In general Students from Africa may budget $4000 to $13,000 for cost of living. The hourly pay for on Campus jobs Pay from $5.15 to $15 per hour. Foreign Students can work on campus foe few hours per week. Students may be allowed to work out of campus (Internship) after nine months of their arrival at the university.