Live in Russia, Study in the U.S.


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Live in Russia, Study in the U.S.

  1. 1. How to Apply Study Abroad While Living in Russia Part II
  2. 2. Prepare for enrollment by selecting appropriate institutions
  3. 3. How to Apply <ul><li>Check university websites for information on admissions, the online application process, and financial aid. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How to Apply <ul><li>Online application procedures vary from institution to institution. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How to Apply <ul><li>But there are general rules you can follow </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Prepare </li></ul><ul><li>Your </li></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul>1
  7. 7. How to Apply Apply Early
  8. 8. Read the directions and follow them carefully.
  9. 9. Failing to meet deadlines and follow instructions trip up online learners as easily as they do face-to-face students.
  10. 10. Understand that application requirements differ depending on the program (postgraduate, graduate, undergraduate, short-term).
  11. 11. How to Apply <ul><li>And realize that a pplication packages require a great deal of preparation and planning . </li></ul>
  12. 12. So…
  13. 13. When filling out forms…
  14. 14. How to Apply <ul><li>be sure to write your name the exact same way on the application form and on supporting documents. </li></ul>
  15. 15. How to Apply <ul><li>List the major as stated in the materials received from the institution (on a school web page) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Avoid abbreviations
  17. 17. How to Apply <ul><li>Do not worry about providing a Social Security Number — either leave the section blank or write &quot;none,&quot; according to the instructions. </li></ul>
  18. 18. And be prepared for a fee Almost all universities charge a non-refundable application fee that covers the cost of processing your application.
  19. 19. <ul><li>Academic </li></ul><ul><li>Credentials </li></ul>2
  20. 20. How to Apply <ul><li>You will need to send transcripts as a record of the classes that you have taken at a high school or university, when they were taken, and the grades you received for each class. </li></ul>
  21. 21. How to Apply <ul><li>You will also need a certified copy of a Russian diploma or a high school attestat (both in English and in the native language). </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Photocopies </li></ul><ul><li>should be certified by the university or other appropriate official. </li></ul>
  23. 23. 3 Test Scores
  24. 24. <ul><li>Admission requirements for short-term programs are usually simpler than applications for degree programs. </li></ul>
  25. 25. How to Apply <ul><li>But please know that most short-term programs will require some proof of English language proficiency . </li></ul>
  26. 26. How to Apply <ul><li>Degree programs will certainly require proof of English language proficiency from international students. </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>YYou will also need to submit your TOEFL score. </li></ul><ul><li>PPlease visit to learn more: </li></ul><ul><li>h </li></ul>TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)
  28. 28. How to Apply <ul><li>If required, other tests should be taken: </li></ul>
  29. 29. How to Apply <ul><li>Some schools will require a SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) score for undergraduate programs </li></ul>
  30. 30. How to Apply <ul><li>or a College Placement Test, administered by the school itself. </li></ul>
  31. 31. How to Apply <ul><li>For many graduate programs, </li></ul><ul><li>you will need to submit GRE (Graduate Record Examination) tests scores as well </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  32. 32. How to Apply <ul><li>or the GMAT </li></ul><ul><li>(Graduate Management Admission Test) </li></ul><ul><li>for business schools </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>Prepare </li></ul><ul><li>Your Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Statement </li></ul>4
  34. 34. How to Apply <ul><li>Many graduate programs will require a personal statement and will post guidelines for drafting an essay. So be sure to… </li></ul>
  35. 35. answer the question that is being asked
  36. 36. How to Apply <ul><li>but do not be overly informal. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Do not include irrelevant information
  38. 38. Do not write your life story B e brief, yet complete
  39. 39. <ul><li>And remember…. </li></ul>
  40. 40. How to Apply <ul><li>EducationUSA Advising Centers affiliated with the United States Department of State provide free consultations and professional assistance on different matters of applying to US colleges and universities. </li></ul><ul><li>Find the nearest Advising center in Russia </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
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