I’m completing my engg. in cs in June 2010…but I’ve still not taken the GRE n planning to take the exam in Aug 2010,thus I’ll get admission in fall 2011, so there will be a gap of one year…will this be a negative aspect of my profile to get into high ranking university.
I don’t know why people pay so much attention to gap in education. People attend universities at age over 50 and 60. 1 Year gap has got nothing to do with admission. If you satisfy the admission requirements ( GRE, GPA, Marks Percentage) , you will get admit (I-20).
During visa you may be asked what were you doing during last one year.
Give the right reasons.
If you were preparing for GRE and applying for universities, give that same reason. Don’t make up new reasons.
If you have several years gap between BE and MS and you stayed home without doing any work, then you have to give reasoning for the gap. 1 year is no big deal.
Also, there is no need to wait till Fall 2011, you can apply for Spring 2011, if you complete GRE and TOEFL by end of July/early August.