If you are one of the luck one’s to get admission with assistanship, your College Admission letter will look like the sample provided below.

One of the readers sent the copy of his Graduate School Admission Letter with Research Assistantship offer letter from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities along with I-20.

  • Degree – Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • GRE Score – 1260 (q790 + v470)
  • Academics – 75%
  • 1 Paper Presentation

It’s not a very good GRE Score, but this student had very strong SOP, Recommendation Letter and Projects. Also that one  paper presentation with a good research topic.

Research Assistantship Offer Includes

Offer letter includes the following details

  • Salary of $16,347
  • Free Tuition fees up to 14 credits
  • 95% of Health Insurance cost paid
  • 20 Hours of work per week.

College Admission Letter with Research Assistantship

Research Assistantship Offer Letter – Page 1

Research Assistant Offer Letter – Page 2

Please free feel to share any admission letters you have received from universities (with or without aid). Also, if you apply with 1260 in GRE, it will  not get you scholarship or assistantship. All your profile factors will be considered.

Thanks to HSB Reader for forwarding his Admission letter from the University of Wyoming. He got admit with Full Graduate Assistantship.

  • University of Wyoming
  • In-state Tuition Fees for up to 12 credits
  • Stipend – $11, 349
  • Work 18 hours per week

With the scholarship, they get In-State fees and they can work under any professor as RA or TA and get a stipend.

Admission Letter – University

University of Wyoming - Admission Letter

University of Wyoming – Admission Letter

If you received admission with aid or some sort of funding, please do share the offer letter. We can post the letter after removing all the personal details.

Congrats to the reader who forwarded the above letter and getting admission with GA.

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  1. Ranadheer on November 21, 2017 at 7:16 AM

    I got in my i-20 English proficiency is required what does it mean,is it conditional admit are unconditional admit will you please let me know

  2. Pratik Agarwal on August 11, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    Dear HSB,

    I have got admits from USC Viterbi, Columbia, UPenn, UFlorida and UMaryland for Chemical Engineering (MS Programs). Objective after MS completion is a good job in US itself. Which school do you suggest is best for my requirements?

    Sincerely Yours,

  3. Priyanka on April 17, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    HSB please guide me on this one…I have recently received an admit for PhD Pharmaceutics program for Fall 2012 session with full scholarship from University of North dakota and have accepted the offer.. do i need to show anything else apart from my scholarship letters as a source of support/ financial documentation during Visa Interview, will that convince the VI ?…your prompt help will be much appreciated!! thank you in advance.

    • himanshu on August 8, 2012 at 12:58 AM

      Hi priyanka can you please guide us for pharmaceutics i had given my gre score 300 1.8 year of experience in formulation want to pursue integrated ms and phd.please guide me for some colleges and assistance which can be achieved to fulfill the course

  4. Abhimanyu on March 31, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Hey HSB,

    Thanks for all the help. I got admits from ASU, IIT, SJSU and NYU Poly. Still waiting for UTD, UTA and CSU- Sacramento. Got reject from UPenn. My GRE was 1060. TOEFL was 90. I am working with a Fortune 500 company in India since 1.5 years after completing my engineering. Also, I did my internship in an MNC company. I had awesome Reco’s and SOP’s. I did some research and found out that Arizona don’t have that much jobs while Texas has many. But ASU is higher ranked than UTD. Can you tell me which is better : UTD or ASU for Electrical Engineering (specialization in Communication)? Please help me.

  5. ash on April 20, 2011 at 8:04 AM


    its an awesome experience to share with.. congrats..

    i scored 1330 in GRE, 116 in TOEFL and have a GPA of 9.32.. what i wish to know is what do you exactly mean by strong Reco's: the Recommender's status is the prime factor that matters or what he mentions about you??

    Ant to HSB fan who got an admit at Minnesota: Can you please upload your SOP so that others can refer..

  6. Anurag on April 1, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    fantastic,great news…..congrats!!!!

  7. Onajite my naija bro on March 31, 2011 at 5:59 AM

    Onajite I'm ur naija bros.i'm currently preparing 4 my GRE.so u can call me on 07032587601

  8. shashank patel on March 22, 2011 at 7:50 AM

    hello, i have given gre and scored 1200

    i just want to know would it be possible to get admission in u.s universities with scholarships

  9. Ramo on March 3, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Congratulation, It nice to hear to get admission with such score.Ppl can u still see the admission letter?I can't see it. please who can see it provides links

  10. Gopal Mandal on March 3, 2011 at 8:05 AM

    I want to do Ph.D in Chemistry from USA…

  11. CLARKE ONAJITE on March 3, 2011 at 6:20 AM

    Good day,am from Nigeria,i want to know the full meaning of GREand its relevance because i studied biochemistry in my first degree and i got a P.Gd in computer science but right now,i want to study enviromental management or food science tech,pls i will be glad if you can give me a concrete advice on how to go about it.i need a university in either uk or america.Thanks.

  12. prudhvi kumar on March 2, 2011 at 6:18 AM

    i am an electronics and communication engineering student,my GRE score is 910(quantitative:700,verbal:210)

    B-TECH:67%(affiliated to JNTU ANANTHAPUR UNIVERSITY)presently persuing IVyr-IIsem

    TOEFL yet to be written…

    i participated in various national level symposis too(nearly 5certigicates i have)

    if i get good score in TOEFL can i get admission in university of california, los angels

    and can i get aid or assistantship

    if not can i get any university which offers assistantship or aid

    please send me the university names as early as possible

    • Abhijeet Singh on March 2, 2011 at 8:45 AM

      No chance at all in University of California, Los Angeles. Aid and assistantship only in dreams. Atleast 1400 for UCLA. Even for admission in other decent universities you need atleast 1100+.

  13. Nitesh on March 1, 2011 at 11:38 PM

    Congrats!! for the admission and RA from U of M. Its a reputed university and has very good prospects too!!

    Im a mechanical engineering student and my score is,

    GRE:1050 (280 verbal and 770 quant)

    B.Tech:85.1% (JNTU, Hyderabad) presently pursuing my 6th (3-2)

    TOFEL yet to be wriiten..!!

    i did a research fellowship in IIT Gandhinagar on behalf of Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research in Computation Fluid Mechanics and Non Modal analysis for a brief period of 2 months and i won paper presentations at various National Level Symposiums too..!!

    So, do u think i can apply to U of M with a good TOFEL score?

    If i do so will i get it?

    or will u suggest me to take my GRE once again…? (my verbal was easy but i couldn't score properly.. so im nt very confident the second time)

    Can u please suggest me!!

  14. ABC on March 1, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Congrats on getting RA from UMinn. I wanted to know if RA was offered after you had accepted their admit or along with the admit? This may sound trivial but actually I am not sure when exactly is the RA offered to an international student. I have already got admit from UMinn, but I am waiting to hear from other universities as well. If you can reply to my query then it might help me in making the decision.

  15. Tanmay on March 1, 2011 at 9:02 AM


    Many congrats for the admission and research assistantship. I have a question and would appreciate any details on it.

    Did this research assistantship award, was mentioned to the student with the admission letter or it came directly with the I-20 form. I ask this, because I too have received a admission from University of Minnesota.

    Thank you.

    • HSB on March 1, 2011 at 10:39 AM

      I will post the I-20 that came with this offer letter.

    • Abhijeet Singh on March 1, 2011 at 12:39 PM


      Can you tell me when you received an admit from University of Minnesota? I too have applied for it and hoping for a positive reply.

      My profile is :

      GRE – 1430 (770Q + 660V + 4.0AWA)

      GPA – 73% with Distinction from VTU (3.77 as per WES conversion)

      Work Experience – 14 months in a top IT company

      Have 2-3 decent awards including Training topper of the Company

      No research experience

      Have applied for MS in CS. Any suggestion is welcome.

  16. Rohan on March 1, 2011 at 8:30 AM

    Congrats to the chap ! University of Minnesota is pretty decent school. Does the school inform the student regarding RA/TA status along with I-20 or previously via email during the admit ?

  17. KEMAL MUSSA HUSSEN on March 1, 2011 at 6:56 AM


  18. Vaishnavi on March 1, 2011 at 5:55 AM

    Congrats. I'm sure you must be very pleased. My name is Vaishnavi, I'm a dental intern and UMinn is one of my priority schools. I'm due to write the GRE in march and will apply for fall'12 academic year. I was wondering if you could guide me with what sort of paper presentation you did and if you have done any prior research through your under-graduation. Do you have any work experience ?
    In general what are the other criteria they look for in a prospective student?
    I would be grateful if you would help me with my query.
    Thanking you,

    • sheerin on March 1, 2011 at 6:41 AM


      i m feeling much happy for you,hopefully you would have felt the same,Thanks for sharing with HSB fans,it create a kind of motivation.U of M is always my dream campus,hope u will enjoy the same,Can you please share us how you could get thru U of M with RA?,it will be much helpful.Did you try contacting the professor while your application was getting processsed.If you could share all this ,then it is much better for aspiring students.

      regards ,


  19. Xyz on March 1, 2011 at 5:46 AM

    Its quite complicated to see the admission process they actually follow. I applied to the same university for a different program that actually doesn't require GRE for granting admission as told by the graduate coordinator himself. And I got rejected from the same university.
    Pgm I applied for : Bioproduct & Biosystem Engineering & Management.
    B.E. – 81.4%
    GRE -1130 (750Q +380V)
    TOEFL- 104
    Successful Undergraduation research work that won the second place in state level engineering students' meet
    Presented several papers in various conferences among which one was rewarded.
    Have been working with a profile that should match the degree I opted from last 3 months.
    * May be my low GRE verbal score made them to reject.

    • ASHER IMAM on March 1, 2011 at 6:56 AM

      My GRE score is same (1130).. wanna ask u, for which semester you applied? and do you get approval from any university?

  20. Avinash on March 1, 2011 at 5:31 AM

    Congratulations dude! This is really awesome!!

  21. Richy on March 1, 2011 at 5:29 AM

    Really, this is awesome. We get to know many things.

    Good HSB.

    • Vikram Thouta on March 1, 2011 at 10:59 PM

      congrats to that guy/gal who got RA on March 10 2010.

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