To begin studying in the united states, there are a range of entry requirements you may have to meet. Requirements may vary depending on the level of education you want to study.
English language requirements
Applicants are required to provide results of an English language test (TOEFL). The English language skill level might defer from one institution to another or depending on the desired program.
Academic requirements
Undergraduate Admission Criteria
For admission into bachelor-level programs, students must have completed a senior secondary Certificate of Education (Year 12), or the overseas equivalent. Also, as opposed to other countries that may focus on grades alone, universities in the United States take a more multi-faceted approach. Each university has its own admission standards, but they usually consist of the following items:
1.       Grade point average (GPA) assessed on the country applicant awarded from.
2.       Admission test scores, such as the SAT or the ACT.
3.       A (Personal statement) about why you are considering requested University.
4.       Courses taken during secondary school or during any prior tertiary education.
Graduate Admission Criteria
Admission requirements vary from program to program, but at a minimum, applicants interested in commencing Postgraduate studies are required to complete a Bachelor’s degree, or graduate diploma/graduate certificate from a recognised tertiary institution. Qualifications awarded outside Australia can also be used for admission but equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution, and qualification.
For entry into a Doctorate degree program, students must have completed their Masters. Students must have the fundamental theoretical knowledge to carry out their independent studies. In order to determine a candidate’s suitability for PhD programs.
Grading System:
The American Educational system, Universities and Institutions adopt a discrete evaluation in the form of letter grade.Most schools calculate a student's grade point average (GPA) by assigning each letter grade a number and averaging those numerical values. Generally, American schools equate an A with a numerical value of 4.0.
The GPA scale might defer from one Institution to another and can be different from one country to another, thus, the GPA measure might be imprecise and the American educational system will assess applicants GPA based on the educational institution and country previous studies and qualification completed.
Required financial Support
All applicants must be able to show proof of liquid assets sufficient to pay for the entire first year of education and living expenses as well as proof of readily available funds to cover the remaining year(s) of studies.
Some of the financial resources that applicant might bring:
1.       Original bank records for the past 3 years.
2.       Pay slips, employment letters.
3.       Fixed deposit statement of your parent or Sponsor.
Required Documents for University Admissions
1.  Main applicants passport or official translation of birth certificate .
2. Official translation of Students academic certificates and transcript or records.
3. Professional academic resume (Curriculum Vitae).
4. Statement of purpose.
5. English language certificate such as IELTS, TOFFEL,PTE..etc.
6. SAT (reasoning/Subject) certificate for undergraduate admission.
7. Two Academic references (if applicable).
8. Official translation of employment letter (if applicable).
9. Student Portfolio required for programs such as architecture, graphic design..etc.
10.Graduate Record Examination (GRE) certificate for graduate school admission (Master’s and PhD programs.
11.Graduate Management Admission test (GMAT) certificate for Commerce, finance management and accounting program.
12.Submit a research proposal detailing the proposed area of research. (Master by research and PhD programs).