The Checklist

The Checklist is designed to help prospective international students make better decisions and prepare for life in the US. In this section, you'll find helpful articles and guides that cover college admissions, college selection, and pre-departure preparation.

College textbooks are one of the biggest hidden costs in the US! Here’s how to save hundreds of dollars on textbooks every semester.
If you are an international student attending a US University on an F-1 Visa, you are eligible to accept an on-campus job and earn a salary!
Writing essays for scholarship applications can be tricky and it’s important to know what goes into submitting a successful essay.
Factor in a strong student-body mix when building your college list.
Make sure you budget for cost of living, moving, travel, and lifestyle expenses.
In addition to competitiveness and affordability, there are dozens of other characteristics you should think about as you build your college list.
Did you know that financial need can affect your chance of admission?
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