For those who have been following our blogposts, we previously discussed what potential students need to do before applying for schools abroad. However, after searching for the school(s), picking the best option, making an application and making the necessary contacts with the admissions team or faculty members (if required) what’s next?
Here are some other fundamentals:
After your application: Follow up with emails to the right person. Tell them how excited you would be if admitted and how you are looking forward to becoming one of their students. Kick off an indirect or subtle relationship that can help you immediately you are offered admission.
Admission offer: Once you have met all the school’s requirements, the possibility is that you would be given an admission offer. A provisional or conditional letter of admission will be mailed to you. It would contain what you need to do next. In most cases, it starts with a request to accept the offer and probably a small acceptance fee or deposit to move ahead in the process. With technological advancement, almost everything is done online hence you are likely to be directed to a specialized platform where you can complete the necessary tasks. For some schools, an email response accepting your offer may suffice.
Visa application: Depending on the specific country, you may be required to pay a certain amount of fees before your final offer letter (either a CAS, LOA or I-20) to be used for visa application is issued. To enjoy a hitch-free visa application process, you may need counsel or guidance from education consultants like ours to help you with forms completion, documents checklists (with proper presentation and packaging) drafting of letters, financial guidance, family visa advisory services and a whole lot more. Our professional service and years of experience can help eliminate or reduce possible visa refusal to the barest minimum.
Accommodation choice: Always endeavour to arrange your accommodation alongside the admission processing. Many students leave this to the last minute and miss out of the best offers such as en-suite rooms or catered services. You may also make a choice between living on Campus or off-campus so long as you’re able to transport yourself easily to key locations such as the library, lectures halls etc.
Navigating and getting accustomed to the new environment: Settling down in a new environment can be daunting – strange faces, unfamiliar terrains, food varieties, language barriers, culture shock to mention a few. Doing some bit of research ahead and speaking with consultants like us could help alleviate the pressure and make settling down a little less daunting.
You may ask, ‘Are there ways to increase my personal cash flow while studying? Well, you won’t want to miss our next blogpost. Look out for it…
I-excel is a full-fledged professional education consulting firm with offices in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. It prides itself in professionals with tested and global experience in providing qualitative educational advisory services, visa guidance and counselling as well as local and foreign school placements.
I-excel is a full-fledged professional education consulting firm with offices in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. It prides itself in professionals with tested and global experience in providing qualitative educational advisory services, visa guidance and counselling as well as local and foreign school placements