So, you have done your research on US admission and have decided on the university you want to go to? The issue might be, however, that the Fall/spring regular application season has not started and you are afraid that could bring in more competition.

That should not deter you from aiming for your dream institution as many colleges follow a system of early action, whereby an aspirant can apply before the regular admission season starts.

But, what is early action? Does it have any benefit? Which colleges offer early action?

Early action is a type of early admission plan which is non-binding and allows the student to apply to other institutes other than the one applied for under Early admission plan. Early action requires students to submit an application before the regular admissions process and students are notified about their admission beforehand.

Below are the main features of Early Action.

  1. You can apply to more than one early action college.
  2. You can accept an offer for admission early or wait until spring to decide.
  3. You can also decline the offer.

But, what makes early action popular among students and universities? Early action, definitely, has an edge over regular admission. Let us discuss the benefits of Early Action plan:

  1. Applicants can save time and expenses of submitting multiple applications.
  2. Once accepted, applicants can gain more time to look for housing and prepare for college.
  3. At many colleges, the acceptance rates are higher for early action than for regular admission.
  4. Early action is not binding - students are free to apply to other colleges.
  5. Even if accepted early, a student can choose to go to a different college with no penalty.

Below is the list of the top 20 universities in USA; adjacent column shows whether they accept Early action or not.

UniversityEarly action
Harvard University right-image
Caltech right-image
MIT Only for US citizens
UC Berkeley wrong-images
Columbia University wrong-images
Johns Hopkins University wrong-images
University of Pennsylvania wrong-images
Duke University (DU) wrong-images
University of Chicago right-image
Yale University wrong-images
University of Michigan right-image
Northwestern University wrong-images
Carnegie Mellon University right-image
New York University (NYU) wrong-images
University of Washington wrong-images
Brown University wrong-images
University of Wisconsin-Madison wrong-images
Purdue University right-image
University of Florida wrong-images
University of Michigan right-image

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I wish to become a Neurosurgeon, but first I wish to practice in the United States or Singapore for half of my career and to spend last half of my career in India. Whether my wish is a good one? Is it possible? Is my decision is correct? Kindly commend on my wish?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 7th Apr, 2020

Raja, we have been discussing your career and aspirations for a while now and we appreciate that you want to take Career360's opinion on the matter of your career. So by now, you are aware of the fact what it takes to become a neurosurgeon and what it is to clear USMLE, practise as a resident in the US. We also have discussed the life style and the salary part. Now regarding the first half and later half of the career, we only wish we could predict our timeline on this planet. We do not which might be the first half or which might be the later part. But no wish is bad. If you want to achieve something, you should lest you regret for the rest of your lofe. Now to practise in the US, you may have to appear for USMLE, clear the step 1 and then practise as a resident before you can get the license to practise as a full time neurosurgeon. That is a long process that might take good 4-5 years. You study MBBS in India for 50 months and then complete the 1 year rotational internship and it takes you as many as 5 years. And appearing for USMLE and then working as a resident take another 4 years and so 10 years of your life are spent getting a valid license to practise in the US. And then lets say after 5 years you want to move to Singapore, that takes a whole different processing because you need to appear for their license exam. And you work in Singapore for lets say another 5 years and you come back to India. 15 years of your life are spent studying and getting licenses. But the beauty is within 15 years you can actually get license to practise in 3 countries. So you need to take a call. Or how about you finish MBBS in India, move to Singapore to study your MD/MS and plan on moving to the US? That way the transition is going to be smoother.

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Is there any age limit to take admission into Ph.D in USA?

lakshita shaan 3rd Apr, 2020
Hey vasu,
The age limit which almost every University demands is 35 years. If anybody is above that they can might miss the chance to get enroll theirselves for phd.
This age is decided because phd is all about researching and writing ,they usually demand people who is also iinvolved in academics and departmental works.
Good luck!
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Are Neurosurgeons happy in San Francisco?

Animesh Vats Student Expert 5th Apr, 2020

Hi,

Well I guess they are because they get very good six figure salary and have a great job security although it's stressing but still they like their job cause they got into it knowing the stress it may carry. Neurosurgery is very much in demand and is a very great speciality in medical field.

I hope my answer helps.

All the best.

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Are Neurosurgeons happy in New York?

Manish Singh 2nd Apr, 2020

It will all depend upon the lifestyle and the office hours you put in the work. The number of opd days, OT days and the visit to the wards for rounds. It all affect the free time period for a doctor. In USA,you have to pay tax for the services thus it can be little less than what you make in india

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Are US Neurosurgeons rich enough to live a comfortable life in the United States?

Nikki Nair 2nd Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant

It will totally depend where are you working and what are you getting paid.

As US is anyways costly ,there lifestyle tends to change.Neurosurgeons in Us are paid according to their qualification as well as where they work

According to research

The average income for a neurosurgeon is $775,968

The middle range income is approx $704,170

the lowest paid are $350,000

And the top 10 % of the neurosurgeon get a pay of $1,229,881 per year!

So it totally depends upon your qualification and the place you work if you can have a comfortable life or not

Regards!


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