DISCLAIMER: The content written in the article is based on my experience. Some points are unsupported and I assure you that these won’t, in any possible way, make your experience adverse.
I’ll try to be as specific as I can in the writing, leaving out the less important details. Each of the following posts will have two parts –
i) My Experience (Skip this section if you’re in a hurry) : What I knew before the event and my thoughts throughout the process.
ii) What you must know : Detailed explanation of the event.
Do not get confused by the terms I use to address a university. A school (Graduate School) or a program (Graduate Program) refers to the same. Also, any term underlined is a URL and can be clicked upon.
STEP 1 – THE DECISION
Deciding whether you must pursue your Masters in the US
STEP 2 – GRE
Common Entrance Examination needed by the Universities
STEP 3 – TOEFL
English eligibility test for non-English natives
STEP 4 – SCORES
Should you retake your GRE/TOEFL?
STEP 5 – APPLICATION PREREQUISITES
What does an application require of you?
STEP 6 – UNIVERSITY SHORTLISTING
Shortlisting your universities
STEP 7 – APPLICATION PROCEDURE
How to apply to a university?
STEP 8 – ADMITS/REJECTS
Getting your I20s and choosing the right university
STEP 9 – F1 VISA
Getting your VISA – The final step to your destination
THINGS TO PACK
A checklist of items for your travel
Hope this helps.