Category : Study Abroad
Let’s look at all the important factors that determine admission chances for an applicant like you, in universities abroad.
Factors that influence an admission outcome:
Strength of previous academic program(s) and institution(s) – There is no denying the fact that the better your college/university, the higher your admission chances are. Almost all universities abroad verify the credentials of the institution where you have studied. Based on the ranking/grade and reputation of the institution (for example, ‘A’ grade of NAAC), foreign universities make admission decisions, in addition to considering other factors.
GPAs/Percentages obtained in all post-secondary academics – While the percentages obtained in 10th and 12th classes are also considered, the most important consideration will be the student’s percentage/GPA during the Bachelor’s degree. Equally important is the number of backlogs/attempts (or the lack of them!) while basing their decision. The lesser or lack of backlogs, the higher are the admission chances.
Statement of Purpose/Essays – Perhaps the MOST important factor in making an admission decision is the SOP. Who, what and how – if these points are addressed properly, admission and financial aid chances will be much brighter. In fact, we would say that an SOP or essays will play a 50% role amongst all the factors in decision-making. That’s why, Manhattan Review (MR) has expert editing service to get all your admission documents (such as SOP/Essays, Recommendations, CV etc.) appropriately edited to ensure applicants’ success.
GRE scores, especially in the math or quantitative section – A score of above 150 in the Quantitative section plays a vital role in decision-making of universities. Some universities require more than 155 too. At the same time, make sure to get a higher score of 150+ even in the Verbal section too. Never ignore the AWA section. For admission into top universities, an AWA score of 4.5 to 4.0 is considered to be the minimum!
Letters of recommendation – The letters of reference make or break an applicant’s chances for not only admission, but financial aid too. While it is not necessary that each of the recommender has to refer glowingly, a clear expression about the strengths and weaknesses of the applicant, along with an assessment of how the student is suitable for the program and the university will make a huge impact on the decision-making of the university.
The competitiveness of the pool of applicants for the semester – Many students are under the impression that just based on their good scores and academics will they be able to ‘surely’ get admission. Ironically, such performers are plenty across the world and many of them apply to colleges just like other applicants. As a result, there will be ‘competition’ amongst the applicant pool, which will determine admission chances. Therefore, it is always best to select universities that are not only ‘Best Fit’, but also ‘Safe’ for a profile.
English proficiency scores – Of equal importance is a good score of above 85 in TOEFL or 7 in IELTS, that will establish the fact that a student is proficient to learn further in English, at the Master’s level. However, please note that admission is possible even with scores much lesser than those mentioned above. MR will ensure that for our students!
Applicant’s additional experience – Another major factor is the applicant’s ‘relevant’ work experience in the field that he/she intends to study. This factor will certainly improve admission chances, which also gives the admission committee members the confidence that such students (with experience) could absorb the subject, enhance their learning and complete their programs quickly.
Manhattan Review takes care of each aspect that makes our students successful with their admission, aid and visa opportunities. With the famed Admission service, MR provides:
- Identification of the right program and specialization based on the applicant’s requirement and profile.
- Shortlisting of most appropriate universities – for the program, budget, requirement and specifications
- Guidance on the whole admission process right from the beginning till completion.
- Editing services for all documents
- Providing of samples, guidelines, checklists and formats for all the required documents.
- Assistance with the selection of universities
- Applying and follow-up with universities regarding admission
- Guidance on visa interview documentation
- Preparation for the visa interview with mock interview sessions
- Pre-departure Orientation
- Education loans, travel assistance, Foreign Exchange assistance, medical insurance etc.
With careful and professional planning, MR will make sure that each of our students are SUCCESSFUL in each aspect of the whole process, till they land in their dreamland. We are just a phone call away. Or better still, our doors always await your visit for any clarifications and assistance.
Come, take the right step and enter the hallowed portals of most reputed universities throughout the world!
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