How to start my journey to study higher studies?

Asked by Mogili Anil Kumar over 1 year ago

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Divyakshi  Gupta

Divyakshi Gupta

Study Abroad Expert

I know it is a little overwhelming to figure out what to do and when to do in the study abroad process. Here is a preparation timeline that you can consider to make things easier. 


1 year before applying:

* Plan  virtual tour of the universities you're applying to

* Start researching where you might like to study one year before you start applying to universities. Check out each school’s acceptance rates, location, tuition, campus activities, etc.

* Make a list of target, reach, and safety schools. Pick schools in all the categories, so you will have more options when acceptance letters come out.


9 months before applying

* Take the GMAT or GRE for the first time. This is a good time to assess your level and

identify areas of improvement for your next try.

* Take an English language exam (if required). Choose between the TOEFL and IELTS if you're applying from a non native English speaking country.

6 months before applying

- Start approaching teachers for LOR

- Begin writing your Common Application Essay

- Start Approaching consultants if you need help

5 months before applying

Work on any supplemental essays required for the

colleges you are applying to

4 months before applying 

- Take GMAT or GRE for the second time if your score wasn’t good enough

- Start researching financial aid and scholarship options

1 month before applying 

Finalize all application requirements and prepare to submit!

Hope this helps!




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