In order to get admitted to a U.S. college or university, students have to meet certain criteria and requirements, regardless of whether studies are within an undergraduate or graduate program. Each institution sets its own admission standards depending on the field of study, program level, and each individual applicant. It’s important to know that entry requirements are subject to change at the time you start filling out the application form.
It is also important to remember that athletic recruitment and sports scholarships follow a slightly different timeline than regular applications, so it is better to start the application process 1-1.5 years before the actual enrolment deadline.
Although admission policies vary from school to school, below is a general list of documents that international students might be required to provide in order to obtain an I-20 and be officially accepted to a post-secondary institution in U.S.: