International students often miscalculate how much time is needed to apply for admission to a university or college in the U.S. Starting this process sooner than you think is necessary is the best approach to take. You will avoid mistakes by putting yourself on a schedule to complete application tasks well in advance of the time you hope to begin your studies. Thoroughly research all of your options to find the institution or program that suits your academic or professional aspirations. As an international student, you need to meet application deadlines for the institutions for which you apply. Applications can be due up to 10 months before the start of classes.
Accessing electronic applications on the Internet helps to gain an early start, but obtaining the application is the easy part. College web sites and additional educational sites can make applications quickly available, but you will still need to research each institutions requirement for international students. You will also need to allow for time to provide recommendations and transcripts, as well as time to sign up for entrance examinations.