Program


Undergrad-

The essentials in undergraduate applications are the school academic record, SAT scores (wherever required), personal essays, recommendation letters from teachers, and financial statements. You can choose from wide range of inter-disciplinary courses.

The academic sessions either start in Fall (August/September) or Spring (January/February). The admission process initiates about six months prior to your intended date of enrolment but each university has their own set deadline.


Scholarships-

There are need-based as well as merit-based scholarships available. Students with SAT scores more than 1450 can look forward to scholarships provided they choose their universities judiciously. You can also choose to earn while you learn by taking up on-campus part-time jobs to reduce financial burden.


MS/PhD-

For Master's or PhD you need to supplement your application profile with GRE and TOEFL scores. You might also have to appear for Subject GREs for some PhD programs. General requirement for Masters’ is 16 years of education. The essentials in the applications are the college academic record, GRE/TOEFL/IELTS scores, personal essays, recommendation letters, and financial statements.

The academic sessions either start in Fall (August/September) or Spring (January/February). The admission process initiates about six months prior to your intended date of enrolment but each university has their own set deadline.

Funding options- Available to international students in the form of scholarships, tuition waivers, and research and teaching assistantships, these are based on merit, and also depends on the funding available to each university in this regard.


MBA-

Most top business schools have a rigorous admission process to select students into their programs. There is no sure shot formula for admission and depend on the applicant's overall profile.


Essentials:

Undergraduate performance, GMAT/GRE and TOEFL test scores (when required)

Work experience- general requirement of minimum of three years in US

Resume, personal essays, and recommendation letters and financial statement

It is not mandatory to have earlier exposure to business studies to be accepted into an MBA Program.

Financial assistance and loan-For non-US citizens’ limited options are available. All Indian banks give education loans at nominal rate of interest.


STANDARDIZED EXAMS-

  • GMAT- GMAT is a computer adaptive test that assesses analytical, writing, quantitative and verbal skills. The score is accepted by maximum business and management programs worldwide.

A computer-based examination, the score is from a maximum of 800. Though the GMAT Score alone cannot guarantee admission into a B-school, it is one of the major factors taken into consideration.

GMAT has four sections – Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing Assessment. The US-based "Pearson VUE”, under the guidelines of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) develops and administers the GMAT. For detailed information, please refer to the official website– www.mba.com


Scoring scale for GMAT

  1. AWA section grades are from 0-6 in 0.5 increments
  2. IR section is scored on a scale of 1-8 in 1 point increments
  3. Quantitative scores can range from 0 to 60. (Known as scaled score). However preferred score between- 51 is 98 percentile
  4. Verbal scores can range from 0 to 60. (Known as scaled score). A score above 45 is 99 percentile on verbal
  5. Total Score can range from 200-800 in 10 point increments

 

  • GRE

It is a standardized computer-based test which measures Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing skills. The test is scored on a maximum of 340. The GRE Score alone cannot guarantee admission into a school - the test is only one of the major factors taken into consideration in the long process of an applicant getting admitted into a graduate school that they desire.

The US-based "Educational Testing Service" (ETS), which works under the Graduate Record Examination Board, develops and administers the GRE. For detailed information, please refer to the official website of GRE.

Scoring scale for GRE

  1. The AWA section grades are from 0-6 in 0.5 point increments.
  2. The Quantitative Reasoning section grades are from 130-170 in 1 point increment.
  3. The Verbal Reasoning section grades are from 130-170 in 1 point increment.
  4. Total scores are from 260-340 in 1 point increment; AWA scores are separate.

 

  • SAT

It is a standardized test which measures Mathematical, Reading, Writing and Language skills of aspiring undergrads. The examination is entirely a paper-based Test. The test is scored on a maximum of 1600. The SAT score alone cannot guarantee admission into a school - the test is only one of the major factors taken into consideration in the long process of an applicant getting admitted into a graduate school that they desire.

Scoring scale for SAT

  1. Mathematics section-on a scale of 200-800
  2. Critical Reading section-on a scale of 200-800
  3. The Essay is scored separately on a scale of 2-8
  4. The entire test score ranges from 400-1600

 TOEFL

TOEFL is the most popular and widely respected English-language test in the world. It tests all four language skills, Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing in the following structure:

Reading (60-100 min) (36-70 questions) (0-30 scoring scale) 3-5 passages from academic texts; approx. 700 word long with 12-14 questions per passage.

Listening (60-90 min) (34-51 questions) (0-30 scoring scale) 4-6 lectures each 3-5 min long; 6 question each.

2-3 conversation, each 3 minutes long; 5 questions each.

Speaking (20 min) (6 tasks) (0-4 points converted to 0-30 scoring scale) 2 tasks to express an opinion on a topic; 4 tasks to speak based on what is read and listened to.

Writing (50 min) (2 tasks) (0-5 points converted to 0-30 scoring scale) 1 task to write based on what is read or listened to; 1 task to support an opinion on a topic.

For detailed information about TOEFL, please refer to the official website of TOEFL www.toefl.org

Scoring scale for the TOEFL Test

  1. Scoring is between 0 (Minimum) and 120 (Maximum) with 1-point increment. Four scores are reported on the TOEFL™:
  2. Reading score reported on a 0-30 score scale.
  3. Listening score reported on a 0-30 score scale.
  4. Writing score reported on a 0-30 score scale
  5. Speaking score reported on a 0-30 score scale

IELTS

It is an English Language proficiency test required to be taken by non-native students who wish to study in various foreign universities. It has become a mandatory test for study in Australia.

It tests all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing and the test structure is;

Reading-60 minutes test with scoring scale of 0-9 bands. It has 3 passages and 40 questions of one mark each.

Writing-60 minutes test with scoring scale of 0-9 bands. This section consists of 2 compulsory tasks (Writing Task 1 and Writing Task 2).

Listening-40 minutes test with scoring scale of 0-9 bands, it again has four sections, each with 10 questions of one mark each.

Speaking-a 11-14 minutes face-to-face interaction between the candidate and an examiner with scoring scale of 0-9 bands. IELTS is conducted in India by IDP and British Council. For detailed information, please refer to the official website of IELTS™ www.ielts.org

Scoring scale for the IELTS

  1. Scoring is between 0 (Minimum) and 9 (Maximum) with 0.5 band increment. Four scores are reported on the IELTS
  2. Reading score reported on a 0-9 band scale, with 0.5 band increment
  3. Listening score reported on a 0-9 band scale, with 0.5 band increment
  4. Writing score reported on a 0-9 band scale, with 0.5 band increment

Speaking score reported on a 0-9 band scale, with 0.5 band increment