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How to select right institution for study in United States?
Depending on the course of study, there will surely be hundreds of colleges to choose from. Choosing right institution infect is very
crucial. There are no hard and fast rules. Few things you should definitely consider when short listing the institutions you would
- First, list your interests and abilities, future plan and career objectives, goals in life.
- Make a list of characteristics
that you think an institution of your interest must have.
- Depending on the course of study, make your own three categories of institutions.
of your first choice but may be difficult to get admission either because of intense competition or becuase of poor grads and scores.
of your second choice where admission may be relatively easy.
- Colleges you may not prefer but almost sure of admission
- Do you have friends,
relatives near to the college? Ask for their advice. This gives you first had information.
- Thoroughly explore about the institution,
including official websites, ranking, experience of the students etc.
- Do you have friends, relatives near to the college? Ask for
their advice. This gives you first hand information.
- Thoroughly explore about the institution, including official websites, ranking,
experience of the students etc.
If you have done your research and ground work you will surly gain admission to a college/university
in which you are likely to have a productive, successful and happy experience.
There are many resources available that would
help you in making correct choice. There are several guidebooks available for download over internet giving you important and accurate
information about many individual colleges/universities.
The College Board's The College Handbook, Index of Majors and The College
Handbook Foreign Student Supplement are available in the counseling offices of most international schools and overseas advising centers
such as the United States Information Service (USIS) counseling centers.
Peterson's Guide to Four Year Colleges and especially Peterson'sApplying to Colleges and Universities in the United States, a Handbook for International Students are excellent and objective sources.
universities / colleges organize informative seminars in different countries. This gives international students good chance of learning
about the institution. Keep looking for such events.