• Laura Poggi

5 Tips for a Smooth University Application Process

Updated: Feb 4


Preparing to apply to a US university and eventually study abroad can be both an exciting and scary process. We've put together these 5 steps for you to follow starting in high school to help reduce your stress and make the application process smoother when applying to U.S. colleges and universities.




1. Take an English Language Assessment

Demonstrate your English proficiency by taking the TOEFL®, IELTS, Duolingo®, or ACT®/SAT®. The majority of universities and colleges require you to submit an official score report. Need some help prepping? Check out our English Language Practice Suite and our blog on How to prepare for your TOEFL Exam!


2. Prepare your Documents in English

Get a jump start. You will need to have a certified literal translation into English for any documents submitted, especially your academic transcripts.

3. Know the Requirements

Be sure to read the requirements of the college or university you are applying to. Pay close attention to application fees, program and GPA requirements, English Proficiency scores, and what support documents they require. Want to know more about a specific University Partner of ours? Create a free profile to learn about the requirements for our partners.


4. Show your Financial Ability

Many colleges and universities will require you to submit a certified bank statement that shows you will be able to cover the cost of tuition. Proof of finances is required to obtain a VISA so submitting these documents with your application can be helpful.


5. Find your Champion

A recommendation letter may be required, but it is always a good idea to have one ready. Find your champion whether that is a teacher, mentor, or boss who can talk about why you would be a great addition to the campus community and can talk about your character. Ask them early and don’t wait until the last minute.


These steps will be a great way to start preparing for applying to U.S. universities. EdAgree can be your partner throughout the application process and is here to help find the right college or university for you! Start a free profile on EdAgree's platform today!

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