"What is the deadline for applying for Fall Semester classes?" These are among the few related questions I typically answer almost on a daily basis.
This is because majority of students plan to take their GRE exams either on January or February.
Nihal had asked several questions that would also help answer some of frequently asked questions from our blog readers.
I stumbled across this website and found that it has a plethora of information. I was interested in doing my MS in the U.S. My queries are:
1) Will i be able/eligible for fall 09 considering the fact that i am yet to start preparation for both gre/toefl.
If you take GRE and TOEFL by the end of January, you can still apply for Fall 2009.
2) what are the chances of getting a scholarship?
The chances of getting scholarship depends on your profile. But let’s start by acknowledging the reality that it is usually hard to get admission with scholarship.
Typically, a student who comes to the U.S. to study must work for a professor (internship or assistantship, etc.) to get some form of aid for 1 or 2 semesters.
3) How much time will i need to prepare for GRE/TOEFL?
A minimum of 3 months are needed. Again, it depends on your current skill level in the Verbal and Maths sections.
Three months of full time preparation will help you get score above 1,100 based on my personal experience and from what I learned from other students.
4) Can i write my gre in mid jan and still get into a coll?
Yes, you can certainly. May schools have deadline in March/April 2009.
5) Also, give me a picture of the bank statements to be shown, etc.
I have posted/uploaded a good number of sample bank statements in this blog. What’s important is that you must be able to show that you have enough cash that can cover at least 1 year of expenses to get an I-20.
Please take note that bank statements for student visa stamping is different, but you can find sample bank statements in this blog to guide you.
6) Do backlogs matter? i had 4 but cleared em in the subsequent semesters.
If you have already cleared those backlogs, then you are fine. Having a good GRE score will overcome that drawback.
I am completely naive in this whole thing and decided only 2 days ago to write my GRE.
Please help me sort out my problem / suggest the plan, course work if u think i can squeeze in for this term. otherwise too plz suggest me the overall plan.
I have downloaded ur ebook and have to tell i did get a pretty good picture.
I am eagerly awaiting for your reply. as i feel i am a little late in this whole procedure.
i would be very grateful if you could guide me in this matter.
You are not late. Many students are asking me the same questions you have asked. So jot down the upcoming GRE exam dates and start preparing.
Please take not that these advice were made with the assumption that you already have your passport with you. Good luck!
You can find some GRE preparation materials and lots of other useful articles in this blog that will surely help in your university selection.
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