Study In USA

US Education System

Abroad Studies Perspective

United States of America (USA), the land of immense opportunities, boasting finest it has to offer be it the Space technology innovations from Elon Musk and NASA or tech ecosystem breeding Google, Amazon, Apple,LinkedIn, Youtube Facebook from Silicon Valley. Schools in USA or Colleges in USA are all top notch. IVY league Universities like Harvard and Stanford in USA are an aspirational study Mecca for all bright talent around the world.


USA Study Visa

Some facts

There are many Top colleges in USA which are ranked in top 100 in the world rankings apart from prestigious IVY League

study in USA for Indian students after 12th is a key decision especially those who are appearing for IB board.Overseas education especially studying in USA is the key pathway for IB board pass out students. Degrees from American universities are recognized throughout the world and admired for their excellence.

Brief Snapshot of the University: College and IVY League setup in USA


Study programs offered.

  • Associate Degree: This is in a 2+2 format where 2 years are completed in a community college and 2 years at the partner University to complete the bachelor degree.
  • Bachelors Degree: It is the undergraduate program for 4 years 
  • Masters Degree: USA is popular for Science masters which are usually for a 2-year period. STEM courses are in high demand. There are top MS universities in USA which deliver cutting edge science programs. Other Masters programs include management, law and arts.
  • Doctorate: The duration is of 3 years to 5 years. You can apply for PhD in USA straight after bachelor program in some cases without doing a master’s degree.

Public Universities

Some of the best Colleges are supported by the government to breed talent.

  • Government-funded bodies.
  • Institutes offer Bachelors’s Degree, Masters program and PhD courses.
  • Typically, big in scale.
  • All degrees with various research fields are offered.

Austin University of Texas, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida University-Gainesville, California University Berkeley, Maryland University, College Park are some of the top notch Public Universities.

 Private Universities

  • These are private enterprises
  • Cost of education is relatively high
  • IVY League schools in USA are also a part of private learning which has given amazing contribution to technology products like Google chrome, Google Android, Apple iPhone, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Tesla, SpaceX, Amazon and Microsoft Windows.
  • There is mostly no difference in fees for domestic and foreign students

Harvard University, Stanford University, MIT, Carnegie Mellon University form fulcrum of the top IVY League

Community College

Another pathway to University education is through studying at a Community College.

  • One can aspire for 2-year associate degree as an associate of arts or associate of science.
  • The fees is quite affordable
  • All education pathways like undergraduate or vocational degrees can be targeted. The result could be a degree, certification or a diploma qualification.
  • These colleges have a pathway agreement with a University offering 4-year degree. Initial 2 years are completed in a college and 2 years at the University.

American Honors (8-City Schools), Silicon Valley San Mateo Schools, Seattle Central Community College offer these pathway options.

Application Criteria for Post Graduate Programs;

Masters program require sixteen years of study with ideal 58% percentage and minimum backlogs.

Standardized testing includes GRE, GMAT,TOEFL and IELTS.

The holistic profile of a student is taken into account, any volunteer work, his hold on his core subjects, strength of resume, LOR and statement of Intent. Getting admission in IVY League schools in USA is very challenging hence students start preparation form as early as year 9th to build their holistic profiles. These are an integral part of student’s application and must be written professionally addressing al key points and how all these would help him to further his/her career by doing the targeted course in the University of choice.

Application Criterion for Undergraduate Program

US requires 12 years of Education to apply for Associate degree or bachelor degree with minimum 58% in Class 12th.

Testing involved – SAT, TOEFL, IELTS

Note: For bachelor credit transfers in case of students who have done diploma of 3 years after 10th Class, the qualification needs to be verified by applying to assessing body like WES.SAT is exempt for transfer cases. However, for scholarships SAT score is required.

Work rights under USA Study Visa

  • On-Campus work Students can work 20 hours a week during their studies and 40 hours a week during their break. Jobs can be On Campus like; Lab Assistant, Food Services etc. 
  • CPT Students can take real employment outside of campus. They must have completed a period of nine months in their course and be on F1 student Visa. It can be either for full time or part time.
  • OPT Students can opt for 36 months of practical training after their course is finished. STEM students can aim for 36 months of paid experience, whereas Management students get 12 months. Students need to finish One year in their course and they need to aim for employment in their field of study.

Study Abroad Application: Team HeadWest

Our Team at HeadWest is adept at analyzing your career path through professional Career Counseling and putting you on track to apply to best colleges in USA. Choosing foreign education consultant is the most crucial decision which student has to make. As an Overseas consultancy we are in know of the rules and regulations for applying to colleges, especially when it come to application for IVY league schools in USA keeping in mind their entry requirements. As study abroad consultants we are your one stop solution to Ivy League and other best colleges in USA. We as abroad consultancy take assessment of the student’s background and help build a strong profile for overseas education application and to apply to a Top college in USA. Study Abroad applications can be tracked through our portal and student has total view of his application process.

USA Immigration Ecosystem

Immigration Overview

USA’s Immigration policy is deep rooted in to making the education system stronger and are supporting talent from all over the world to come and make USA their home.

The current political system under President Donald Trump has taken some tough decisions on immigration policies but largely are in favor of foreign education export, inviting international students from all over the world and offering them pathway to rewarding career paths.

Career Opportunities

Students in their graduations get the opportunity to work and earn experience directly from some of the finest minds in their chosen field of study like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella and also get involved in exclusive research and educational opportunities. Work can be sought in the knowledge sphere that you specialize in. There are unlimited opportunities and top-notch employers to work with.

Business Environment in the USA is thriving with many first-generation success stories like Mark Zuckerberg (Founder Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram), Warren Buffet, Donald Trump, Bill Gates(Microsoft), Elon Musk (founder Tesla and SpaceX) and Jeff Bezos (Founder Amazon), Many of them starting their journey from a garage.

The USA is home to finest talent in the field of Visual Arts; film studios like Universal Studios and Disney Studios are based in Hollywood who have given stars like Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and given blockbusters like Jurassic Park and Titanic.

Retail is another field where USA is way ahead of other countries, companies like Walmart, Amazon, Mc Donald’s, KFC, Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Heinz, Kraft, Unilever and are testimony to the innovative mindset that USA breeds.

Banking and Credit Card is spearheaded by VISA, Master Card, Citibank, American Express, and Bank OF America, Master Card.

Technology is where USA scores notch over all other countries with home to brands like Google, Apple iPhone, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram,LinkedIn, You tube, Twitter, SpaceX and Microsoft all coming out of the coveted Silicon Valley.

Management graduates can aspire to apply for Companies like Amazon, Walmart, Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Unilever, Heinz.

Scientists can aspire to work in NASA and SpaceX and so on.


Universities in USA

List of Universities

List of Universities below where we can support the application process.

Victoria University of Wellington
University of Canterbury, Christchurch
University of Waikato, Hamilton
Auckland University of Technology
Lincoln University, Lincoln, Canterbury.
UNITEC Institute of Technology, Auckland
Eastern Institute of Technology, Napier
Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland
Ara Institute of Canterbury , Christchurch
Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin & Auckland
Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT), New Plymouth.
TOI-OHOMAI Institute Of Technology
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT), Nelson & Marlborough campuses
North Tec, Auckland
UUNZ Institute of Business, Auckland
AIS (Auckland Institute of Studies), Auckland
Southern Institute of Technology, Invercargill
Aspire2 International ( National Tertiary Education Consortium (Ntec), Auckland and Queens Academic Group, Auckland)
New Zealand School of Education(NZSE), Auckland
EDENZ College
Pacific International Hotel Management School,(New Plymouth)
Le Cordon Bleu
Computer Power Plus/ Whitecliffe College of Technology & Innovation
Cornell Institute of Business & Technology, Auckland
Taylors College Auckland
Avonmore Tertiary Institute
Media Design School
Navitas- UCIC (University of Cantarbury International College)
Whitecliffe College of Arts And Design
NZ Fashion Tech/ Whitecliffe College of Fashion and Sustainability

IELTS Exam Preparation

IELTS Exam Online

IELTS Exam – Recommended for testing the level of English. IELTS is a joint venture of IELTS IDP and IELTS British Council.

IELTS exam Academic Version, IELTS Exam Components- IELTS Speaking, IELTS Writing Task 1, IELTS Writing Task 2, IELTS Reading and IELTS Listening

PTE Exam has come up in recent times and has been accepted by Select Colleges and Universities worldwide in place of IELTS exam.

HEADWEST has launched IELTS Exam Online classes to support the students Journey. There are 5 IELTS Mock Test inbuilt in the system which are an exact replica of the actual IELTS exam (Computer based version). Students would save on giving multiple IELTS Exam tests. Students get excellent resource for IELTS preparation through the online based IELTS coaching which sets them up for high scores. Head West mentors IELTS aspirants through a technologically superior interface with inbuilt multiple exercises, sectional tests, IELTS Mock tests, Live Class Option.


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Professional Career Counselling

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Our career counselors are adept at finding the right career path and then putting you on track with finding the right door to the perfect fit for you.

We use the help of an AI driven career counseling software to do Psychometric Assessment which assesses personality traits, interests, learning styles, motivators and skills to find the ideal career path for our clients. The Psychometric assessment is devised in form of a Career Test or Aptitude test. Then you are scheduled for a 1-2-1 Online Meeting with our Certified Career Analyst who takes inference from your life situation and combines it with the Psychometric testing to come to a final career path selection for you.

We keep having periodical promotional events and offer Free Career Counseling after 12th class at special events. When you are looking for best career counseling service near you, we are available through our professional team of career counselors. We provide career counseling in Delhi, Career counseling in Gurgaon and career counseling online too. We keep bringing out offers for free career tests or free aptitude tests to get initial assessment done for students.

Abroad Student Dashboard

study Abroad Services

Once the counselling is done, you proceed with the Abroad study assessment if you are looking for undergraduate or post graduate programs.

Your Milestone report is generated and the list of Universities as per your profile will automatically come up, you can browse and choose your desired option.

We then follow it up with the admission process for study abroad options for Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Germany, and many other countries. We apply on your behalf and get the University offer letter. We have professional staff to help you with the University application process, drafting winning SOPs, Motivation letters and Visa filing to get you to your dream University.

Students keep track of their Study Abroad applications through smart student dashboard and can visualize the progress of their application. It can be tracked through our portal and student has total view of his application process.

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