Depending on the course of study you choose for post graduation, the eligibility requirement may be different. For admission to any
university or college, you must meet the following basic criterions:
- Have completed your graduation and have strong academic background.
Can provide academic credentials as needed. These are called transcripts and include a list of courses that students have taken, when
and from which university, and grades received for each course. You may be required to have all academic credentials (transcripts)
from secondary school and/or university level.
- Proficient in English
- GOOD score in qualifying admission tests like GRE, GMAT, TOEFL,
USMLE. There is more detail about these exams at the examinations section.
- Proof showing you have adequate financial resources to
- For foreign students there are some additional requirements.
for foreign students:
There are no requirements or restrictions set at federal level and admission process varies depending upon the
institution. Once you decide which university / college you want to apply, you have to follow that institutions admission process.
You may be required to show:
- You hold equivalent degree from your home country.
- Proof of your domicile.
- Ability to pay tuition fee
in English language. A good score in TOEFL will definitely help you.
- Some state and institution have set health requirements. It varies
You may be required to have health insurance before landing in US.
You can get advice from the institution and US overseas
advising centers in your country. We advice you to get information about the cost of study, scholarships, forms and mode of payments
etc required initially.
Entrance examinations in the USA:
Most common entrance examinations are:
(Scholastic Aptitude Test)
• ACT (America College Test)
TOEFL (Test Of English as Foreign Language)
• GRE (Graduate Record Exam)
GMAT (General Management Aptitude Test)
• MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)
LSAT (Law School Admission Test)
• USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination)
most all universities require TOEFL score from foreign students whose mother tongue is not English. Depending on the course of study
and institution you choose to apply in, your scores in these exams have major say (apart from your grades, essays, statement of purpose
etc). So prepare seriously. Depending on the type of program and the college, one or more of these exams may be applicable to you.
These entrance exams are standardized tests. Depending on the exam and your location, you can take the test at a pre-scheduled time
or at a time of your choice. Your results are sent directly to the colleges, with a copy sent to you. You can take these of exams
more than once, should you choose to do so. However, results of all attempts are reported to the college.
There are plenty of good
resources available for preparation of these examinations. Some websites also offer free CBT sessions. Search internet for suitable
site based on your need and the examination. A link to the official websites of these examinations have been provided in the ‘useful