<img class="alignright wp-image-1400" title="7 Admissions Advice" src="http://www.newgmat.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/7-Admissions-Advice-300×225.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="112" srcset="http://www.newgmat.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/7-Admissions-Advice-300×225.jpg 300w, http://www.newgmat.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/7-Admissions-Advice app project management.jpg 756w” sizes=”(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px” />As we recently discussed in Part 1 of this series, applying to business school as an international student can be a bewildering process. Here are some more tips to make the entire application process a little bit smoother.
Allocate enough study time. Do not leave standardized tests to the last minute! Prioritize your testing weaknesses and understand that it may take quite some time to get the GMAT or TOEFL score you want. Take the time to become familiar with the test and its format so that you can achieve the highest score possible on test day.
Seek out the help of other international students. There are many, many international students in business schools throughout the U.S. Seek out current international students at business schools to which you are applying and ask them if they have any advice or words of wisdom. Since they went through the process before and were successfully admitted to the school, they can provide valuable tips that will help you get admitted to your dream school.
Don’t forget about the practical stuff. Once you’re admitted, remember that your job as an international applicant is not over. As an international student, you will be required to get a student visa. This process can take up to a month or more, so don’t leave it to the last minute! Once you have been admitted to a school, ask the admissions office what type of visa is required and what steps you will need to take to obtain one. Remember, it’s better to have your student visa early than not at all!