11 Reasons – Why do Students need a Consultant for MBA and MS admissions?

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11 Reasons – Why do Students need a Consultant for MBA and MS admissions?

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In today’s highly competitive world it is of prime importance that one should get professional help to stay ahead of the pack. Professional admission consultants are immensely significant in this regard as they know lot of strategies which helps students in maximizing their chances so that they do not lose out.

Our point is – If you do not take professional help, there is a high chance that your competitors (other students) are doing so to gain advantage over you.

Read on to know how professional admission consultants can help you outshine others.

  1. The Insider’s Edge

It is always good to have somebody who knows what it takes to get into the elite B-Schools and top universities. A second professional opinion always helps. They know the ways through which you can brighten your chances of earning an interview call. Our point is, if help is available, why not take it. Getting a bit of advice from friend or two provides very limited and probably obsolete information.

  1. Short on time

Almost everybody has lot of multiple roles to play in our daily lives. Therefore it is only a matter of time, when students should seek professional help to manage the entire admission schedule.

  1. First Timers need it, Second timers need it even more

Now, if you are applying for the first time, an admission consultant helps you in getting your dream college, making your life easy in the process. They help you save time on online research. Admission consultants become even more significant, especially when students are applying for second or third time as you do not want to commit the same mistake again.

  1. If your weakness column is heavier

If you feel that there are a lot of areas where you are weak and need professional help, then without wasting any time you should consult an admission consultant to iron out the flaws. Better to act before it is too late.

  1. Even great players need coaches

We have handled several students in the past who were brilliant in academics, had an excellent percentage, a high GMAT/GRE score. However they got rejected because the other important parts of the application forms were not covered properly and after they came to us. So professional advice always helps.

  1. Extensive research about schools

You might have zeroed in a good school but it may happen that your particular choice of subject is being taught better in some other good school. Let a professional help you in getting it right for you. You need to cross the line within a stipulated time and time flies too soon.

  1. Professional approach

Professional consultants have good amount of experience behind them, so you can seek advice for maximization of your chances. Take advantage of free assessment tests, whenever you get it.

  1. Training for VISA Interview

All of us are aware how difficult it is to clear the VISA interview. And especially with norms being stricter it is always advisable to have some training under your belt before the show down. A must for those who have never faced any VISA interview in their lives or have been repeatedly rejected.

  1. Admission consultants are a good alternative to Admission Officers

During the entire process, you will have lot of questions but you cannot expect the admission officer to answer all of them. Admission consultants know a great deal about schools and since they charge you some money, therefore they will be more than ready to solve any of your queries and you know help is nearby, whenever you need.

  1. Post Sales Service

Some of the admission consultants like Manhattan Review even offer after admission services like Pre-departure orientation, Foreign Exchange and Travel assistance, different Dos and Don’ts checklists etc. It is a great value addition especially for those who are first timers in the US academic world.

  1. Finally, the most important reason

You should be committed for the entire process – right from free counseling, test preparation to pre-departure orientation. This will optimize your whole experience and benefit you from the total services offered by companies like Manhattan Review.  Then only would you be taking advantage of the experience, expertise and the large network of Manhattan Review.

Spot Assessment/Admission

Manhattan Review is pleased to offer the facility of spot assessment/admission in Hyderabad. At our Kukatpally center tomorrow (on Thursday the 15th March 2017), officials from one of the popular universities of USA will offer spot assessment and admission opportunity for many programs that the university offers.  Interested to grab a quick admission? Visit our Manhattan Review Kukatpally center with all your documents (including test scores) from 10 AM to 2 PM and save a lot of time and money with your admission plans.

Manhattan Review offers comprehensive test-prep and Admissions counseling programs for GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE . Go through our website http://www.manhattanreviewindia.com to see the latest updates.

 


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Want to fly to USA?

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ACICS (Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools) is one of the accrediting bodies in USA, that accredits (similar to recognition) certain programs and colleges/universities in USA. Just a few days back, the US Dept. of Education has withdrawn the recognition of accreditation powers to ACICS.

Due to this withdrawal, programs, colleges and universities accredited by ACICS cannot be considered as properly accredited – which is a bench mark for most students to study in those respective colleges/programs.

Overall, ACICS gave accreditation to about 250 colleges, which include about 130 institutions that offer ESL programs. Balance are those that offer higher education (other colleges and universities), that are certified by SEVP, to recruit international students.

According to industry sources, ACICS lost its accreditation recognition because it has accredited some colleges and universities that are considered as ‘visa mills’ and which have conducted their activities fraudulently.

One interesting point to note is that national accrediting bodies such as ACICS are not popular and hence, students & universities alike prefer accredited institutions from Regional accrediting bodies and professional accrediting bodies. Most importantly, getting a transfer from an institution that is accredited to a national body such as ACICS to a regionally accredited institution is not accepted because of quality and standards issues.

There is nothing to worry about, since most Indian students go to Master’s and Bachelor’s level programs that are recognized by accrediting bodies such as ABET, AACSB etc. Since most of the students DO NOT go to ESL programs, there is nothing to worry about withdrawal of recognition for ACICS.

Oh, UK –!

Students from the rest of the world have been flocking to UK universities for decades, eager to get the most out of doing a degree there. But now, things are different.

There have been recent reports that the government is considering cutting international student numbers by nearly half in an effort to meet the immigration targets set by Prime Minister Theresa May.

Students from outside the EU have already begun to turn away from the UK and consider more welcoming countries with renowned universities, such as the US. And that’s because of strict visa rules introduced when May was Home Secretary.

The main reason for these dwindling figures is the legislation introduced in 2012 that tightened the rules on foreign students staying on once they had completed their degrees.

Though our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged May to open up British universities to more of the country’s students and liberalize the visa system, students are now facing strict conditions.

For non-EU students such as those from India, the rules on moving from a student visa to a work visa are pretty strict. Essentially one must have a graduate job, with a graduate salary, with a licensed Home Office employer. These criteria are hard to meet. For example, the graduate salary needs to be a minimum of £20,800, which for a first job is pretty difficult, especially outside of London.

Currently, non-EU students can work part time for 20 hours a week and full time in vacations. If they go to a private college, they’re not allowed to work at all. This was one of the measures introduced last year in a Home Office “crackdown on visa fraud”, targeting students at “bogus” private colleges.

Unless students go to the UK as a single student and get a job during your time there, you would be   counted you as an immigrant. And many students are worried about studying in the UK, because of the prospect of not getting jobs before the deadlines and the state of UK economy.

Want to fly to USA? –

Many of our students are on their way to USA after successfully getting the F1 visa to study in USA. Though many of them joined excellent universities, some of them could get into average ones, because of their profile and scores. Even such students got visas, because of the careful preparation and training provided by Manhattan Review (MR). We provide an exclusive Visa Counseling Service for students who got their admission from US universities – even if they did not go through us. You must be knowing about a few friends or relatives who are desperate to get best-in-class visa counseling and guidance. For that matter, even you may be looking for such a help. Why don’t you make a difference to their and your life? Come/Introduce them, to Manhattan Review(MR) and see how yours and their lives change! And, see how grateful each of you would be because of your (self) help with connecting to us.  Want to do good? Just ask those who need the right service to get in touch with any of our centers throughout India.

 


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Cheer up Students, US is always the best!

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Category : Study Abroad

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There is a question mark in the minds of Indian students (and their parents) about studying in the USA, in light of two very important developments — one each in USA and India — Election of Donald Trump and Demonetization in India. During his election campaigns and rallies, Donald Trump was vocal about protecting the interests of American people – especially the working class. He talked about restricting illegal immigrants, constructing a wall on the Mexican border, putting a cap on H1b visas, pausing the issue of Green Cards etc. Yet, after the elections and his victory, one thing has become clear – his keenness to safeguard the American interests. “It is on this point that Indian students should breathe easy and go ahead with their plans”, says Nishin Ninkhaj, Director for Academics of Manhattan Review India.

If  he is keen on safe-guarding the American interests, that’s really good news for us. Illegal immigrants will be stopped from being offered with permanent residence through Green Cards. This will in turn help genuine students who study in USA and apply for H1b visas (which are a step before the Green Card). And, Trump also wants salaries to be increased to ‘Foreign Workers’. “Given the unrest in parts of European Union and the bleak chances for employment after education there, the scope is always wider for USA. The quality, breadth and scope for education and employment is second to none in USA.

No other country has so many opportunities for part-time jobs while studying, internships, employment and development that USA offers. And Trump does not want a 33-billion dollar activity getting adversely affected. Because, when about 10 lakh international students spend close to 33-billion dollars every year on their economy with generating close to 4.0 lakh jobs in USA, I don’t think any leader or Government will deliberately kill the ‘golden goose’ especially when Mr. Trump himself owned Trump University earlier”, says Mr. Nishin. “Practically speaking, the US Government has to spend 800 billion dollars as implementation of reforms costs in the next 20 years as per a recent report of Bipartisan Policy Center. Given that he is an astute businessman, I don’t think he would affect the US economy with this type of expenditure. He would also try to increase the revenues for his country. What better way than to increase legal methods – such as education and employment? asks Mr. Nishin.

“Let’s not forget that our very own “Nikki” Haley has been appointed as Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) by Trump. A very positive step and a great honour that reflects his respect for Indians. I don’t think he would affect his relationship with India and Indians by bringing in any legislation to upset their education and employment opportunities” avers Mr. Nishin.

“Demonetization in India is temporarily holding the financial ability of parents to take care of their children’s education plans. This is a temporary phase, which should ease in a month or so. After that, things will be much better and brighter. With a lot of funds in their banks, these institutions will be very eager to lend money for education loans to students. Students will need the loans around July or August, just before they go for the US visa. By that time, financial matters will stabilize and it will be another great opportunity for students to use the banking resources for their education abroad”, opines Mr. Nishin.

These are precisely the reasons why, our Indian students should more seriously consider studying in USA NOW, than in any other country. Mr. Nishin advises students not to fall prey to false claims of dangers in going to USA. “USA is and will always be a ‘shining beacon’ for best-possible education with employment and other opportunities”.