Q. What is the transfer student concept?
A.A transfer option is to complete at least 2 years of the Bachelors / Diploma program in any country and then apply for a transfer to the University that a student wants to attend in USA. The years waived off in your transfer status will depend on the courses covered in India and the grades for the same. It is rare that one can get exact transfer of credits.
Q. Should I apply only to Top Ten Universities?
A. The acceptance ratio of top ten Universities is only 1% – 4%. Therefore, in order to improve your chances of admission, you should also apply to other Universities that offer good programs. Also the entry requirements are extremely stringent for such institutions. One must always remember that Ranking can be world wide, region based and even subject based. If one is looking for a ranked university, search should be subject based.
Q. I have completed 15 years of education in India. Can I get admission for MBA directly in USA?
A. Most American Universities require 16 years of education for admission into an MBA or any other Graduate program. It is therefore advisable to complete M.Com / M.A. or at least one year of any Masers Degree before talking admission in an American University. Some top ranked Universities can take you with 15yrs. of education with 2-3 years of relevant work experience. SRI Consultants however has a list of those institutions that would enroll students after 15 years of education directly.
Q. Can I get Financial assistance?
A. Yes definitely, but getting financial assistance in the first semester is extremely competitive and you need to have an extremely good academics and test score to be qualified. There are number of good cases where we helped students to secure full financial assistants. If you have an outstanding academic background and test scores, SRI Consultants Counselors will try their best to get you financial aid.
Q. What about shifting school once I get there?
A. Once you are in the US, you are governed by the USCIS rule. According to this rule, you cannot change the school before completing one semester at the school. It is advisable that you make your choice carefully to avoid problems at a letter date.
Q. Is only TOEFL applicable for USA, can a student also take IELTS?
A. Yes, a student can take IELTS instead of TOEFL. As 1500 Universities have started accepting IELTS. these universities being the top ones.
Q. What is the ideal time to start applying to Universities, and what are the different start dates?
A. Generally, the students need to apply for USA one year in advance. This specifically would be an advantage to those students looking out for scholarships. Most commonly available start dates are in the Fall Session (August/September) and the Spring session (January/ February).
Q. Can I work while Studying?
A. Students are allowed at work 20 hours a week on-campus during the term and full-time during the vacation period.