1. What are official transcripts?
The Xerox or true copies of your mark sheets attested by the University Registrar or Asst. Registrar or Controller of examiner in sealed envelopes are known as Official Transcripts
2. On what factors university selection will be done?
Selection of Universities will be based on individual student academic scores, pre requisite tests i.e. Toefl/GRE/GMAT/& SAT.
3. The degree from distance education is valid for masters program in any country?
Most of the countries will not consider the open /distance universities degrees
4. What are the Prerequisites to get an admission in USA?
One should have completed 16 years of education, for master’s degree. You need to take toefl & GRE as a pre requisite and for Management programs GMAT;
5. Will universities in USA accept 15 year s of education?
There are few universities which will accept 15 years of education subject to certain conditions.
6. How important are the statement of purpose and recommendation letters?
The statement of purpose and the recommendation letters are the key documents for the academic committee to consider your application they need to be well written and they give the university insights into what kind of person you are.
7. I have written GRE twice if I am reporting my scores to the university which score will be considered?
The university will consider the score that is highest.
8. Can I work during my course?
Normally you are allowed to work for 20 hours part-time per week during your full time course. However, during vacations you can work full-time.
9. How long is the admission procedure?
It differs for different Colleges / Universities. Approximate time period would be 5 to 8 weeks
10. How do I make a choice about the University, the course and the place
Vision International could assist the candidate in making a right and a balanced choice after learning their requirements followed by an informal discussion on various relevant subjects. We works as a friend and an advisor with the candidate in making the most appropriate choice. We also provides the right information sources to its students that could further assist the cause.
11. Which universities will you apply in? Will it be of my choice?
A. The counselor allocated to you will shortlist universities based on your background and requirements. You can discuss the same with your counselor and decide the best three options. However, if there is any particular university that you are interested in, we can help you apply to that university.
12. Will you get me financial aid?
A. We will try our best to get you financial aid. All applications forwarded by us are considered for financial aid. However, financial assistance is merit-based and not need-based. So, if you have good academic record and test scores, your chances of receiving aid are higher. Also, it is easier to get aid for graduate level courses (other than management) and for research based courses. It is very difficult and extremely competitive to get aid for undergraduate and MBA programs. Most of our students do get some kind of aid.
13. What programs can you apply for?
A. All bachelor level programs and almost all masters level programs. We do not take students for pharmacy, pharmacology, physiotherapy and related programs.
14. How many universities will you apply to?
A. We will apply to at least three universities. Any more will depend on your profile and requirements. We do not have an upper limit. The idea is to get into the best possible university.
15. Can I choose colleges from your list which are of interest to me?
A. After we receive your application, we study it in detail and provide you with a list of universities which match your profile and interests. After mutual discussions, we will rank the choices. Our goal is to secure you admission in the best college based on your capabilities.
16. What happens if you are unable to offer me an admission?
A. We guarantee an admission in one of the universities selected by us. However, if we are unable to get you an admission we will refund you the fee payment you made to us.
17. Is GMAT or GRE compulsory for admission?
A. GRE is compulsory for students pursuing an engineering degree. Some schools accept students without a GMAT score. TOEFL is compulsory for all students wishing to pursue an education in the U.S. Some universities accept IELTS instead of TOEFL.
However, please keep in mind that it is very tough to get a visa without GMAT/GRE scores. We can process your application and get you an admission in some schools without test scores. However, you may not get a visa.
18. I have a low GRE score. Can I apply for MS engineering programs?
A. Yes, you can. However, your options in terms of universities will be very limited.
19. How long will it take for my admission letter after I submit the documents?
A. You will get your admission letter within 16 weeks after you submit all the documents. Please do not worry about the process after you have submitted the documents. It is then our job to ensure that you secure an admission.
20. I have a 3 years Bachelors degree. Can I get an admission?
A. Yes, you can get an admission. However, you cannot get an admission in a technical program like MS in Computer Science. You may have to transfer into an undergraduate program and take pre-requisite courses first. However, you can get an admission into several other programs such as MBA and MS in Information Systems Management.
21. I have a low TOEFL score. Can you get me an admission?
A. Yes, you can get an admission in some programs. However, you will face problems in the visa process. The embassy has refused visa to many students because of low test scores. We recommend that if your score is less than 190 in CBT or 75 in IBT, you take the TOEFL again.
22. I am doing my Bachelors degree. Can I get a transfer to a institute in US?
A. Yes, you can get a transfer. You can transfer into the second or third year of college depending on your transfer of credits. You should have completed at least one year and preferably two years of education in your home country.