United State graduate study Application time Plan
To apply for a graduate student in the United States, reasonable planning and arrangement of the application time are one of the keys to applying for an ideal institution. Today, I have sorted out the time and detailed planning for the application of graduate students in the United States. I hope it will be helpful to students who plan to go abroad!
January-July — Standardized test preparation (GRE/GMAT and TOEFL/IELTS)
One of the must-haves for postgraduate applications in the United States is GRE/GMAT and TOEFL/IELTS scores. The primary task of the baby to apply at this stage is to prepare for the test and arrange the GRE and TOEFL test reasonably according to their learning situation. At the same time, you can also start to prepare other transactional work according to your situation.
August-September—Choose majors, choose schools and schools, and write documents
At this stage, regardless of whether the grades are obtained or not, you should first choose and determine the major for graduate students. The choice of major should be based on your undergraduate major on the one hand, and your interests and future career plans on the other hand.
Secondly, after determining the major, choose a school according to the selected major and your performance. When choosing a school, you should fully understand the school’s geographical location, major, application requirements, and application difficulty, and other factors, and then determine the final application school after comprehensive consideration.
Finally, the key to the application is the writing of the essay. We need to show our application highlights and competitive advantages through documents according to the application requirements of the proposed colleges and majors, combined with our situation and experience, to be recognized by our favorite schools.
September-December — apply online, mail materials, and send scores
The 2015 US graduate admissions application generally opens in September 2018, and the school’s application is generally divided into three rounds.
The main work of the applicant at this stage is divided into three steps:
The first step is to apply online and pay the application fee online; the
the second step is to send language scores, including IELTS or TOEFL, GRE or GMAT;
the third step is to mail the original application materials and follow up on the recommendation letter submitted by the recommended teacher.
According to the experience of studying abroad in previous years, it is especially reminded that students who complete the application earlier can get the admission results earlier, and often get better results.
January-April of the next year—Check the application status and wait for the application result
At this stage, you should check the application status and confirm whether the application materials are complete. If any missing materials need to be submitted, they will be re-submitted in time. please check the application progress and wait for the admission result. if the application materials are complete
February-April of the following year — get admission results, determine the school and major
During this period, the children will receive the admission results of the schools they applied for one after another. Everyone should pay attention here. After getting admission from the school, you must pay attention to the reply time to the school at the latest. After comparing the admitted schools, determine the target school, online Pay the location fee. If your ideal school has not yet given the results, it is recommended to pay at least one school’s positioning fee for the sake of insurance.
After you get the visa, you should hurry up to prepare the air ticket. The sooner you buy the air ticket, the cheaper it is; after you buy the air ticket, you must arrange a pick-up, and then you can prepare your luggage according to your situation.
August-September of the following year—fly to the United States and enter a prestigious school
Special reminder: Babies who graduate in 2019 should pay attention to bringing the original graduation documents and the final undergraduate transcript in preparation for school enrollment.
The specific time:
From October to December in the first semester of the second year,
formulate the application plan for studying abroad and plan the examination
. University score: at least 80 points, preferably 85 +
Determine the major to apply for, use the school resources, and follow the professional teacher to do some projects related to the major to apply for or study the
sophomore winter vacation Participate in TOEFL basic
training from January to March.
The second semester of the second semester. Scores, preferably 100+ engineering projects and experiments; humanities and social sciences majors do internships in the last semester from September to December University grades: at least 80 points, preferably 85+ professional teachers to do some projects or research related to the applied major Learn about the GRE/GMAT/LSAT test, depending on the specific major. Review the GRE/GMAT/LSAT test from January to March during the winter vacation of the junior year. Participate in the training class and start to study the progress in the previous projects or research of American universities. -In June GRE/GMAT/LSAT exams determine the schools to apply for, “Apply to Target Schools”, “Document Requirements Report”, “Document Writing Guidance Report”, “Scholarship Application Report”, Art-related majors, “Portfolio Requirements Report”, “Portfolio Preparation Guidance Report”
Complete the essay writing in July-September of the summer vacation of the junior year
, including resumes, personal statements, and various Essays,
determine the recommenders, complete the recommendation letter planning, and write the senior
year. Letter submission, online submission or mailing of transcripts and other application materials Mail standardized test scores to send grades during the winter vacation of senior year 1-2 months Waiting for admission Communicate with the school to confirm the materials are collected, start the trial and keep in touch with the school to determine whether to admit with the professor or The management personnel contact Seti, strive for scholarships, get the admission results in March-April for the next semester of the senior year, decide to study in the school and major, apply for a deposit certificate, contact the school to ask for the I20 senior year. Interview with the embassy and consulate for medical examination, booking of air tickets, and accommodation
All aspects of the application for studying abroad should follow the principle of early planning and early preparation so that it is possible to apply to a better school.
Hope the above information is helpful to you!