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Applying to University

Universities typically require the equivalent of a 4-year bachelor’s from the USA.  The minimum GPA requirements will vary by institution and program, but many seek a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale.

Students from non-English speaking countries will be required to take an English Language Test.  Most common are IELTS and TOEFL.  Certain graduate degrees will also require a GMAT or GRE.

Depends.  Some universities charge application fees, others do not.

There is no limit on how many universities you can apply to.   However, we set a policy of 3 maximum which we feel is sufficient to help minimize your time and costs.

Tuition costs vary by university and program.   You would need to check on the individual university and program.

Accommodation, travel, books, insurances, meals, and other personal expenses.

F-1 Student Visa Process

The DS160 fee is $160.
The SEVIS fee is $350.

Both fees are paid online, directly to the US Government.

Yes.  International students can apply for jobs on-campus and graduate assistantships.  In addition, Curricula Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) work programs provide opportunities for international students to work during and upon completion of your studies.

You are required to demonstrate you can support the costs of tuition and living during the first year.  You need to show funds in your account, sponsors account or provide proof of a student loan.

An F-1 visa does not provide a direct pathway to permanent residence.

You only need a sponsor if you do not personally have the funds, or a student loan.

Yes.  You are required to schedule an attend a short interview at your nearest US Consulate.

Institution FAQs

No.  We only receive a payment from an institution upon completion of the enrollment process, for enrollment of a student.

Yes.  We operate with Institutional clients on a non-exclusive basis.

Yes. You will have the ability to message international applicants directly with any questions or information requests.

Yes.  You can upload any documentation including: offer letters, additional informational requests, etc.

Yes, you will have full access to a dashboard and detailed reports.

Student FAQs

No, it is completely free for international students. You are only required to pay fees stated as the institution’s policy.

No.  You can apply directly to an institution using our platform.

Yes, you can apply to multiple institutions, subject to meeting the minimum admissions requirements, and having your admissions documentation ready.

Yes. You you will be provided with 24/7 access to the platform to track the statuus of your application.

Applying through the platform is completely free and will enable you to track your application at all stages of the process, access documentation, and receive guidance where needed.  You also have the opportunity to connect directly with the institution and ask questions.

Why Study in the USA?

US education is recognized globally for being the highest in quality and is the #1 destination for international students.  The US has over 5,000 colleges and universities of which 50 feature in the top 100 world rankings.

The F-1 student visa provides authorization for international students to work during their studies.  This includes on-campus jobs, internships, and Curricula Practical Training (CPT).

STEM certified programs provide international students with the maximum work authorization of 3 years post-study work.  The US is set to create millions of new STEM jobs in the next decade, and international students will fill many of these posts.

No. An F-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa.  Students who obtain an employer sponsor during the 3-year post-study work period, may have a pathway to permanent residence with a H1B work visa.

Yes.  Many universities provide international students with scholarships to support tuition fees.  These are generally merit based tied to academic scores, sporting talent or artistic talent.