The clock is ticking! If you plan to attend a US university in August 2011,from now on every day counts. Here are a few simple things to do:
1. Practice GRE; practice GMAT; practice TOEFL; or practice IELTS – regardless of what test you plan to take, practice is key.
2. Short-list your universities carefully. Research each university thoroughly. This is the most important decision you will make with regard to your education. Don't blindly follow someones advice. Do your homework.
3. Write a good essay. Be prepared for at least 7 to 8 iterations. US universities give great deal of importance to good essays!
Dr.Uma G. Gupta is CEO of PlanetGPA, a US firm that matches students with US universities. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org