Resources



In this section we have provided links to various sites that provide useful as well as important information
to international students.

We have divided the links into the following categories:

College/University Finder

Application Documents

Admission Exams

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Career in USA

Immigration

Professional Certifications

Things to Know before coming to the US

US Identification Cards

Personal Finance

Student Taxes

Insurance

Postal Service

Cars

 

 

College/University Finder

State wise List

State wise List #1 (Source: globalcomputing.com)

State wise List #2 (Source: utexas.edu)

Alphabetical List

Alphabetical List (Source: utexas.edu)

Rank wise List

US News

Princeton Review

Webometrics

Program wise List

Education Planner

 

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Application Documents

College Essays

Sample College Essays #1 (Source: essayedge.com)

Sample College Essays #2 (Source: vault.com)

Sample College Essays #3 (Source: quintcareers.com)

Sample College Essays #4 (Source: collegeboard.com)

Statement of Purposes (SOP)

Sample Statement of Purpose #1 (Source: statementofpurpose.com)

Sample Statement of Purpose #2 (Source: essayedge.com)

Sample Statement of Purpose #3 (Source: accepted.com)

Recommendation Letters

Sample Recommendation Letter #1 (Source: boxfreeconcepts.com)

Sample Recommendation Letter #2 (Source: writinghelptools.com)

Cover Letters

Cover Letter Tutorial #1 (Source: Online Writing Lab at Purdue)

Cover Letter Tutorial #2 (Source: quintcareers.com)

Cover Letter Tutorial #3 (Source: about.com)

Cover Letter Tutorial #4 (Source: monstertrak.com)

Preparing a Resume

Resume Tutorial #1 (Source: Online Writing Lab at Purdue)

Resume Tutorial #2 (Source: monstertrak.com)

Resume Tutorial #3 (Source: quintcareers.com)

Resume Tutorial #4 (Source: about.com)

Resume Samples

Sample resume #1 (Source: about.com)

Sample resume #2 (Source: quintcareers.com)

Sample resume #3 (Source: monstertrak.com, 2007) Look under Job Search Tips – Samples

GPA System in the US

GPA System in the US (Source: Wikipedia)

GPA Conversion table (Source: Wikipedia)

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Admission Exams

TOEFL

Home

Registration

Cost

Code List (Paper Based Test / Computer Based Test)

Code List (Internet Based Test)

Test Preparation (Paper Based Test)

Test Preparation (Computer Based Test)

Test Preparation (Internet Based Test)

SAT

Official Website

Registration - online

Registration - mail

Cost

Code list

Test Preparation - Reasoning Test

Test Preparation - Subject Test

GRE

Official Website

General test registration

Subject test registration

GRE general test code list

GRE subject test code list

Test Preparation - GRE General Test

Test Preparation - GRE Subject Test

Revised GRE General Test (Starting Autumn 2007)

GMAT

Official Website

Registration

Cost

GMAT test center list

GMAT country code list

Test Preparation

TSE

Official Website

Registration

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

List of Scholarship providers for international students

Fulbright program

International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search

InternationalScholarship.com

Council of International School

NAFSA: Association of International Educator

Institute of International Education

Ambassadorial scholarship by Rotary International Scholarship

Dabesh-Kamal Scholarship

General scholarship providers

SRN Express web site

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

FastWeb

Scholarshipexpert.com

Financial Aid Resource Center

Fundsnet Services Online

SuperCollege.com

The Gates Millennium Scholars

Student Loan

Eligibility for student loan (Source: IFAP)

Loans provided by the US government

Contact information of State education agency in the US

Federal Student Aid

Loans provided by non-governmentl intitutions

International Education Finance Corporation

Next Student Loans

Financial Aid Resource Center

Southwest Student Service Corporation

Estudentloan

KeyBank

Chase (Bank)

Citibank

Wachovia (Bank)

US Bank

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Immigration

Embassies / Consulates

List of US embassies / consulates

List of your country's embassies / consulates

Common Type of Visas for International Student

F-1 Visa (International Student Visa)

J-1 Visa (Exchange Visitors Visa)

H-1 Visa (Specialty Occupation)

Visa Info

US Department of State - Visa

UnitedStatesVisa.gov

SEVIS

I-901 Fee Process

FAQ

Immigration News

News from USCIS

News from usimmigrationsupport.com

News from h1base.com (H-1B news only)

H-1B FAQs

H-1B Frequently Asked Questions from USCIS

H-1B Frequently Asked Questions from Workpermit.com

H-1B Frequently Asked Questions from h1base.com

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Professional Certifications

Business Accounting and Finance

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

Certified Risk Analyst (CRA)

Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

NASD Series 63; NASD Series 65 & 66

Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA)

Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA)

Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM)

Computer Science

Certified Software Development Professional

Certified Computing Professional (CCP)

Computing Professional (ACP)

Certified Information System Auditor (CISA)

Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP)

Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD)

Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE)

Architecture

Architect Registration Examination (ARE)

Engineering

Engineering Management Certification International (EMCI)

National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) Certifications

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Things to Know before coming to the US

State Info

State information (Source: infoplease.com)

State statistics (Source: Quickfact.cencus.gov)

US Dollar

US Dollar Denomination (Source: Wikipedia)

Time

Time difference between your country and the US (Source: Timezoneconverter)

US Time Zone (Source: worldtimezone)

Day Saving Time (DST) (Source: Wikipedia)

Weather

Weather in your area (Source: cdc.noaa.gov)

More info about USA?

Introduction about USA

US Seasons

US People

Ethnic Distribution

Religious Groups

Immigrations

US Economy

US History

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US Identification Cards

Social Security Number

Social Security Administration official website.

Application For A Social Security Card (Form SS-5)

Locations of Social Security Office

Social Security Administration's publication

Driver License

DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) official website

Driver License

Practice Test

Locations of DMV

Renewing Driver License

Replacing a Lost License

State ID

DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) official website

Applying for State ID

Locations of DMV

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Personal Finance

Credit Card

Choosing a Credit Card (Source: Federal Reserve Bank)

Credit Score (Source: about.com)

Improving Credit Score (Source: Simplysearch4it.com)

Identity Theft (Source: Federal Trade Commission)

Sending Money Abroad

Currency Rate Converter (Source: xe.com)

Tax Treaties (Source: IRS)

Anti Money Laundering (Source: Commodity Futures Trading Commission)

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Student Taxes

Federal Tax

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

W-2 Form

W-7 Form

Filling Federal Tax for International Student (Source: utexas.edu)

State Tax

State Tax info (Source: taxsite.com)

Common Tax Service Provider for International Students

CINTAX (login instruction PDF)

Istaxes.com

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Insurance

Health / Family Insurance

Healthinsurance.org

Info.insure.com

psiservice.com

Auto Insurance

Edmunds.com

Ehow.com

Info.insure.com

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Postal Service

Postal Service

USPS

FedEx

UPS

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Cars

Cars

Department of Motor Vehicles

Kelley Blue Book

Transportation Security Administration

Driver License

DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) official website

Driver License

Practice Test

Locations of DMV

Renewing Driver License

Replacing a Lost License

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Career in USA

Preparing a Resume

Resume Tutorial #1 (Source: Online Writing Lab at Purdue)

Resume Tutorial #2 (Source: monstertrak.com)

Resume Tutorial #3 (Source: quintcareers.com)

Resume Tutorial #4 (Source: about.com)

Resume Samples

Sample resume #1 (Source: about.com)

Sample resume #2 (Source: quintcareers.com)

Sample resume #3 (Source: monstertrak.com, 2007) Look under Job Search Tips – Samples

Job Application Letters

Sample Job Application Letter #1 (Source: about.com)

Sample Job Application Letter #2 (Source: quintcareers.com)

Sample Job Application Letter #3 (Source: monstertrak.com)

Sample Interview Question

Sample interview questions #1 (Source: about.com)

Sample interview questions #2 (Source: quintcareers.com)

Dress-up for Interview

Dress to impress (Source: wsu.edu)

Thank You Letters

Sample thank you letter #1 (Source: about.com)

Sample thank you letter #2 (Source: quintcareers.com)

Sample thank you letter #3 (Source: monstertrak.com)

Job Acceptance Letter

Sample job acceptance letter #1 (Source: about.com)

Sample job acceptance letter #2 (Source: quintcareers.com)

Sample job acceptance letter #3 (Source: Imoat.net)

Sample job acceptance letter #4 (Source: monstertrak.com)

Job Rejection Letter

Sample job rejection letter #1 (Source: about.com)

Sample job rejection letter #2 (Source: quintcareers.com)

Sample job rejection letter #3 (Source: monstertrak.com)

Salary Negotiation

Salary.com

JobStar.org

SalaryExpert.com

Occupational outlook handbook

H-1B

List of US embassies / consulates

List of your country's embassies / consulates

H-1 Visa (Specialty Occupation)

News from h1base.com (H-1B news only)

H-1B Frequently Asked Questions from USCIS

H-1B Frequently Asked Questions from Workpermit.com

H-1B Frequently Asked Questions from h1base.com

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