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FAQ for Students and Families residing in USA

How does the ACG college admissions program work for students based in USA ?

  • Our process is designed to work with both the student and the parent in a cohesive manner.
  • You fill out the contact us form online and we contact you by email or phone as u prefer
  • Thereafter we will schedule a free 30 minute consultation.
  • You can get your questions answered from our Senior Counselor and College Guru who will be working with your family in the future.
  • After which you sign up and we start the process.
  • We guide you through each and every step after that.
  • Means of communication throughout after that is via email, phone, and face to face meetings
  • Understanding what entrance exams and scores you need to take to qualify for the application requirements.
  • We look at your Grades, GPA and Advanced/ Honors course selection.
  • We will discuss your extra curriculars and other interests, preferences as well.
  • For example – PSAT, ACT/ SAT , MCAT, to name a few may be required by the university your child applies to.
  • We help you understand the Education System and how to make use of the resources available at school and other platforms.
  • Application deadlines reminder from time to time .

What are your charges for services in USA ?

We have package pricing for Phase 1 and Phase 2 in which the services mentioned are included. The duration of the entire package will be for 6 months to 12 months

For individual services the price is quoted individually.

We have a Registration Fees  $150 one time only once you sign up

Referral Fees – $150 back for each new student family that signs up with us, thanks to you.

What is the right time to join your program ?

It is best to start the process with us in your middle school years however if you are already in 11th or 12th Grade then as soon as possible please contact us and get started. Our individual services might be a better option in this case.

What programs and colleges do we offer?

We have a network of over 200 colleges and universities that we can connect you with based on your course requirements.

We offer admissions help in under graduate and Post graduate programs and research programs as well.

Through our network student can apply to colleges all over USA, to any field science, art, medicine, research, journalism, astronomy no restriction .

In summary we cover all colleges and schools all over USA for all Courses in Under Graduate and Post Graduate programs.

FAQ for International Students

Why apply to colleges in America ?

  • Studying in the USA gives you the chance to expand your career
    options, explore a huge and diverse nation, and learn from
    internationally-renowned teachers and researchers at US colleges
    and Graduate schools.
    The choice of universities in the USA is the largest in the world.
    An American college is usually smaller and offers only
    undergraduate degrees, while a American university also offers
    graduate degrees and post doctorate options and specialization
    and research opportunities.

How many students apply for admissions in USA?

As many as approximately 500,000 international students
who study in USA each year, the freedom to choose and change
subjects and schools is also big advantage. You can begin
your studies in a smaller US college, complete a two-year
associate degree, and then transfer to a larger USA university for
further study.

What is the process to apply in USA ?

Statistically it is seen that most students approach USA admission
in the following 3 ways –
  • They apply directly and do the whole process themselves,which takes almost 2 years or more and some contact with a friend or relative based in USA who helps with the admission process.
  • They work with a Agent who is working with some selective colleges on Commission, who do not charge the families anything but instead take commission from the colleges where your child gets admitted.
  • Instead of USA they end up going to some other colleges in Australia, UK or other countries instead of USA.
  • Either of the 3 ways above  – the family paying for the student gets –
    • A lot less worth for the money SPENT as they end up paying
    • Full amount on TUITION, they have to do a lot of work themselves and end up paying the counsellors in the home country individually for essay, for college selection, for application assistance, which we offer in a all inclusive package for the families.
    • They might have been entitled for Scholarship but the agents do not
    • in USA the student always misses a chance to be considered at a better college…
    • After the student arrives in USA he/she has no local support.

What is the process with American College Gurus and why we charge the families for the services?

We have a transparent process of College admission connecting the
student with a college directly based on the Student and parent choices that best fits the student in USA based on
his or her credentials.
Our team from USA which consists of College counsellors,college
gurus and educators from Scholar Academy ( tutoring for ACT /
SAT and other Language and Math courses) work directly
with College representatives that you are applying for to help you
fulfill all the admission criteria.
During the whole process the parents and the student is involved
and we match up your choice of colleges with your eligibility
based on tuition and students educational achievements.
Their is 100% feedback and transparency.

How are we different from the Counsellors that are already offering similar services in your HOME COUNTRY ?

Our moto is to place the student with the college that he best fits based on all the information we have about the student.
1) We work with all the Colleges in USA – for UNDERGRADUATE or POST GRADUATE OR other speciality courses …
We have over 200 colleges with whom we have worked in the
past, however we are willing to represent and help you with
admissions in any college across USA if you qualify to apply
there, we will represent and work with you on a college of your
choice.
Our local representatives in your home country has the list of the
colleges where we have worked with in the past.
2) We charge the families for the admission –
We have either a package price or an ala carte /individual
services list that the parents can choose based on your specific
needs.
Please contact your local representative in the respective country
for the list of pricing.
We highly recommend that you take advantage of the package price especially
if you are applying for the undergraduate or graduate program
which covers everything from selection of the right college
through the interview and acceptance process in the college of your choice in America

Cost involved for application to USA from Abroad ?

Our service charges are provided to you by the local representative in your Home country and also will be discussed during the 30 Minute Free Consultation before you sign up.

We have package pricing for Phase 1 and Phase 2 in which the services mentioned are included. The duration of the entire package will be for 6 months to 12 months

For individual services the price is quoted individually.

We have a Registration Fees one time only once you sign up

Referral Fees – $150 back for each new student family that signs up with us, thanks to you.

What other costs might be incurred for students coming from Abroad that is not included in your fees ?

·      Test preparation for ACT /SAT  ( Our Affiliate company offers ACT and SAT prep for international students, please see their student testimonials on www.stlscholaracademy.com and application fees, visa and passport fees etc

·      Tuition, boarding , lodging, travel and other necessities to name a few will be separately paid for by the families based on what the colleges charge.  All these costs are directly payable to the respective agencies.

What are the Qualifications for International Students?

  • 10 + 2 completed in India
  • 3.0 high school GPA
  • 19 or higher on the ACT or 1,000 or higher on SAT
  • Proficient in English – TOEFEL or IELTS exam score

(students must have a qualified score on the ACT or SAT to be eligible)

What Visa do I get ?

  • J 1 visa for Programs less than 6 months duration
  • F 1 Visa for programs over 6 months duration

Who helps for my VISA ?

We have some visa companies in India that can help you or you can do it on your own.

How Do I Sign Up?

  • You can sign up with your college prep counselor in India or directly by contacting AmericanCollege Gurus. Visit our webpage at www.americancollegegurus.com for contact information.
  • We will set up a Free Consultation first after which you enroll with one of our representatives inINDIA and we will start the process.
  • The student pays the sign up fees( Registration fee ) to the local centre.
  • The fee of INR 7500 is non refundable.
  • After you sign up, you will receive an electronic document that will assist you with every step ofcreating your portfolio. We encourage you to work with a counselor to make sure you have astrong portfolio to impress the colleges.
  • You may be required to take Tofel / IELTS
  • Once all the required paper work is received by the universities you will get acceptance letter from the university.
  • After the student gets acceptance letter, student applies for VISA
  • Once visa is granted the student will proceed to pay the fees to the local centre and get areceipt of payment confirmation from the local centre immediately.
  • In 3-5 days student receives a confirmation from the College /university for fees received.
  • Admission completed, you will now get your tickets to arrive in USA .

How Many Schools Should I Expect Will Send Me A Response?

Depending on your academic record, test scores, and resume, most of our students get responses from 5-10 colleges. However, it is not unusual for students with high achievementsto get responses from more than 15 colleges and universities

What courses are offered ?

Most popular are Technology, Computer science, Journalism, Creative arts and Theatre, Musicand Performing arts, Interior Design, Architecture, MBA, Business, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Styling, Brand Management.

What is included in the Fees ?

The colleges in our network have “one all inclusive fees” after special discounts for applyingthrough us, that is not available otherwise when you apply directly to them.
Air travel round trip ticket, Lodging, Boarding, Meals, College Tuition fees, Application fees tocolleges, Health insurance in USA, on campus student activities, industrial trips, some specialactivities arranged by College for Our students, Welcome ceremony and Course completionceremony.

What are additional Expenses that you may incur on arrival not included in the fees ?

For example Phone, shopping, additional course materials, books etc as may be needed andother incidentals that you may incur as per your personal preference are not covered.

Additional tours offered ?

We offer Group tours for sightseeing at extra cost to East Coast, West coast, Paris, Milan, Tokyo.

Details please visit our website – www.americancollegegurus.com

Can I take extra courses at the University ?

After you arrive please discuss with the university counsellor in the courses that you want totake and they will advise you on the eligible courses you can take.

ELA – English learning course you may be required to take if the college determines after yourarrival that you need to take those courses in order to be9er understand the content then youwill be required take those courses, however these courses are offered free of cost by college ifyou qualify for the same.

Whom do we pay the course fees ?

You would pay the lump sum fee by demand draft to local centre in Indian rupees.They will process the payment further to college. Payment confirmation receipt will be given by Local agent College Fees receipt will be sent by the college directly within 3-5 days of payment. Air Tickets will be issued by the local centre as well in a weeks 6me aYer payment is received.

What is included in the Fees ?

The colleges in our network have “one all inclusive fees” after special discounts for applying through us, that is not available otherwise when you apply directly to them. Air travel round trip ticket, Lodging, Boarding, Meals, College Tuition fees, Application fees tocolleges, Health insurance in USA, on campus student activities, industrial trips, some specialactivities arranged by College for Our students, Welcome ceremony and Course completionceremony.

CHICAGO trip is complimentary for students coming in groups.

For scheduling your 30 minute Free Consultation call from our
USA representative,
Please fill the form for the contact us here
Or send us a request on our WhatsApp # 314 397 4098

About American College Guru

We are a team of counselors, college students, mentors, college admissions advisors, tutors and professionals who work with college bound students and their families to help ensure success.We currently have students in the United States, India, China and Bangladesh.

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