Am I eligible to do MS in USA?

Studying Master’s in USA has great academic value and acknowledgement globally. The procedure for admission in USA universities differs from that of Indian universities. It is better to know the exact eligibility requirements before the student applies for MS courses in USA, as the education system there is very different from that of India. There are many universities in USA and all of them are unique in what they offer.

Key questions that come in MS aspirants are something like- who are eligible for the course? What are the academic requirements for doing Master’s in USA? What are the eligibility criteria? The students should know these details before planning for the higher studies.

There is belief that if you’re academic score falls below 60% you cannot get admission into a good college. But compare yourself here with top rank holder. If he/she has scored 65% than 60% would not be considered low academic percentage. This pattern is applicable to all academic departments.

In USA most of the universities seek 16 years of education completed by the student to become eligible for the graduate degree courses. Thus a student with 10+2+ 4 years of any undergraduate degree or diploma becomes eligible for graduate degree programs in USA. The same thing applies for eligibility for MS in USA. Some American universities have become flexible on this criterion, they also consider 15 years of education provided the student have to prove their eligibility.

To start with submit valid transcripts and mark sheets from all the educational institutes and universities been attended after high school completion to the USA universities. For pursuing MS courses in USA the student should have appropriate test scores.

As India’s first language is not English, most of USA universities demand valid test scores of TOEFL and IELTS. Here the students have to submit the valid scores to the universities, as they have minimum requirements for English proficiency. Most of the USA universities minimum TOEFL and IELTS score demand is 79 and 6.5 band respectively. Top USA universities may require test score for TOEFL to be 100+.Usually TOEFL score is considered by all USA universities, but IELTS is considered by few ones. You should check the website of the shortlisted college before booking for the test. There are some USA universities that give waive for TOEFL requirements especially for Indian students. Thus cross check every detail before applying.

Universities that offer Master’s in USA consider many factors in relation to your educational background:
• Letters of recommendations.
• Work experience.
• GRE, TOEFL/IELTS score.
• Statement of purpose.
• Number and type of projects been done by you.
• Extra-curricular activities.
• Academic record.
• Your college reputation.
• Class performance.
• Similarity ratio of your research with that of the USA University.

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