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Can I legally get a job when studying in the US?

The short answer is yes, international students can work in the USA while studying but there are some restrictions. International students who have an F-1 and M-1 visa are allowed to work on-campus for a given number of hours per week and for a given salary per hour.

How long are the test results valid?

TOEFL currently for 2 years and SAT/ACT without any limit.

What grades do I have to have in my country to be eligible to go and study in the USA?

It depends on the school you wish to attend, but generally you should have a high level of English, good high school grades and competitive test results.

What is the difference between need-blind and need-aware financial aid?

Need aware means that student’s ability to pay is factored into whether or not he or she will be accepted. Need blind schools make admissions decisions independent of a student’s ability to pay.

What is the difference between merit and need based scholarships?

The primary difference between these two types of financial aid is that merit-based scholarships, unlike need-based financial aid, are awarded to students based on academic or other merit rather than demonstrated financial need.

What is the difference between applying to regular schools and Ivy League schools?

The main difference between Ivy League schools and non-Ivy League schools is their acceptance rates, deadlines and extent of admission requirements

Can I choose my major during my first year of college in the US or do I have to choose it before?

You can apply to college without choosing your major first, by your sophomore year, however, you need to decide in what direction to go. Even later, you can switch your major but there are specific requirements to do so and you may or may not lose some credits.

What does “Liberal arts” mean in regards to the school’s approach to learning?

It allows you to combine classes and skills that are independent of each other and translate them into different areas. Such degree includes the study of history, literature, writing, philosophy, sociology, psychology, creative arts and more. Students who earn a liberal arts degree learn to formulate effective arguments, to communicate well and solve problems.

How can I receive an academic scholarship?

Typically, academic scholarships are awarded by the admissions office, not the financial aid office, and do not require a separate application form. Academic scholarships are awarded to a small percentage of prospective students based on high school grade point average (GPA) and SAT/ACT admissions test scores.

Will my degree from the USA count in my country?

A large number of accredited degrees are recognized in many countries. Ensuring that your degree program is accredited by an internationally recognized body is the best thing you can do if you are planning on transferring your degree to another country to work.

Can I apply to a pre-meds school? Will it count toward becoming a physician in the Czech Republic (other European country)?

You cannot start the medical degree right after high school unlike in Europe. The major difference starts with degree level: American medical degrees are Graduate or 2nd degree programs; European medical degrees are Undergraduate or 1st degree programs. So you can enter a pre-med school in the U.S, a college track with a set of courses you agree to take as prerequisite courses for medical school which starts after Bachelors (4 years) and takes 4 years, followed by at least 2 years of residency totaling for about 10 years of education to become a doctor.

How is education different in the USA compared to my country?

U.S. universities tend to offer breadth, requiring general education courses and exposing students to a variety of fields, while most European universities offer depth, focusing on a specific area of study. The other difference is in the length of study, costs and campus life.

How does the recruiting process work during university admission?

There are two main parts – athletic recruiting (conversations with coaches, potential visits, getting a commitment) and academic admission (selecting ideal academic profile of schools, completing the applications – tests, recommendations, essays)

If both of these are done well, you are then able to attain the best options.

What are coaches looking for in a player?

They are looking for a complete student-athlete who can respond either in the golf course and in the classroom. They are looking for a person who works towards their goals and are consistent in their efforts on doing so.

What can you do for me exactly?

We help student athletes through the entire complicated process of qualifying for and applying to American high schools/colleges/universities. We do not only help you with the application process itself, but we help you with: TOEFL,SAT, English prep, mental and personal development, and so much more. For full list of services, please read our Services page.

Can you make a guarantee that I will receive a full scholarship?

Based on the thorough assessment of your situation using our vast experience and expertise, we can make a prediction about where you would be able to go and under what financial circumstances.
We take all the main assessment aspects and then personal preferences (location, proximity to a major city, etc.) into consideration.
We also pay attention to the quality of the school and the values it will bring instead of just the place that will throw the most money at you. We see bigger value in a high quality school where you would have to pay something for the first year instead of a full scholarship somewhere where you will never achieve what you’re capable of.

What is needed for the assessment of my situation?

We need your academic results (GPA, transcripts, etc), your athletic results (statistics, accomplishments, and a video), and we need to assess your English level (we give you an English assessment test & essay through the Paratus Platform).

What does it cost?

Our services price starts at 250 EUR for the very basic help, but we offer very detailed bespoke programs that are priced based on all the services you select. We also award scholarships for our programs in some cases where we see potential, but our services are never for free.

Why do you have to pay for the services?

NCAA Eligibility center. Under the NCAA guidelines, if you get anything for free (material things or advice), you are considered a professional and thus cannot participate and compete in the American college/university system.
We create huge value for the student with preparation, placement, and personal & professional development. The ROI to our services is already immense just with the saved costs mistakes that aren’t made, but we also offer a chance for the student to develop mentally, emotionally, and personally to achieve their best in college and beyond.

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