is the transfer student concept?
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
Should I apply
only to Top Ten Universities?
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.
completed 15 years of education in India. Can I
get admission for MBA directly in USA?
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/ M.Sc. or at least one year of any Masters
Degree before taking admission in an American University.
Some top ranked Universities can take you with 15
yrs. of education with 2-3 years of relevant work
experience. Edwise however has a list of those institutions
that would enroll students after 15 years of education
Can I get Financial assistance?
Yes definitely, but getting financial assistance
in the first semester is extremely competitive and
you need to have an extremely good academic and
test score to be qualified. There are number of
good cases where we have helped students secure
full financial assistance. If you have an outstanding
academic background and test scores, Edwise Counselors
will try their best to get you financial aid.
What about shifting school
once I get there?
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 later date.
Is only TOEFL applicable
for USA, can a student also take IELTS?
Yes , a student can take IELTS instead of TOEFL.
As 2500 universities have started accepting IELTS.
these universities being the top ones.
What is the ideal time to
start applying to Universities, and what are the
different start dates?
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).
Can I work while studying?
Students are allowed to work 20 hours a week on-
campus during the term and full-time during the