Application Process

Application Considerations

  • Explore future study possibilities
  • Choose where to apply 
  • Complete applications 
  • Select university and prepare for travel

EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 430 international student advising centers in more than 175 countries and territories. The network promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States. They have developed 5 key steps to the U.S. higher education application process, and we encourage you to explore those steps and their other website offerings. EducationUSA also has offices in the following countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

University of Utah
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Standardized Entrance Exams

Students’ grades and scores on standardized entrance exams are important pieces of their university applications. Early in the application process, prospective students should confirm which exams are required by each higher education institution.

College Essays and Writing Resources

The essay and personal statement portion of an application can determine whether a person is accepted, given all other aspects being equal between them and other applicants. Prospective students should plan to write many drafts of their essays or personal statements to ensure they are strong and well-written.

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Pre-departure Preparation

In order to enter the United States for any study or educational exchange program, international students need to have a visa issued by the U.S. Department of State. In addition, knowing what to pack from home can ease travel and transition to life in the United States.

English Language Preparation

Numerous free resources are available to help prospective students improve their English proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in preparation for both standardized entrance examinations and matriculation in courses taught in English.

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