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Show me the dollars!

Unlike post graduate studies, it’s hard to get scholarships or other kinds of assistance from US universities if you pursue an undergrad education. So, is it something only rich kids should aim for? Students who’ve been down that road share their advice. Their experiences may help you decide. Green card holders have it easier I finished my 12th in India ...

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Undergrad studies in America

by Rishabh Khosla So you’re working feverishly towards completing your Twelfth Boards, your IB Exams, A-Levels – and now it’s time for you to look forward into the future and make that fateful decision: where do I go to college? Do you join the mad frenzy of marks and ranking obsession to get a good place in an Indian University, ...

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Funding Fundas

Looking to get finanial aid for your MS abroad? Jitendra Mohan tells you how to go about it – especially if you are not from IIT. Getting financial aid in a grad school in the US is a not a cake walk these days with funds drying up in most of the departments. So much so, that many professors prefer ...

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Forward the future…

Planning to study in the US? Sibin Mohan has some useful tips and fundaas to share – especially regarding funding. Three or four years spent towards working on that degree… maybe a year or two cracking away at that desk job… somewhere along the line, many of us feel the need to break away and want to learn more, see ...

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Self Study v/s Coaching Classes

Introduction A wise man once said: ” The GRE is not about how smart you are, it’s about how good you are at taking the GRE.” A standardized test by nature, the GRE only assesses certain basic skills. Currently, the exam is comprised of a verbal section, a quantitative section and an analytical essay writing section. Most test takers feel ...

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GMAT Over, Now What?

Answer 1 A typical program is 2 years long. However it can stretch up to 2.5 to 3 years depending on performance and course load. Answer 2 Don’t assume that. I have seen cases where someone secured admission in ten programs and did not get financial aid in even one. Never generalize an individual experience. Every case is different and ...

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Getting The Reccos

True…the letters of recommendation are by Profs or people who are acquainted with us professionally…but, the students are the ones who draft it… right? So, here are some pointers to writing a truly enticing recommendation letter. – Begin the letter by identifying its author in terms of academic background and professional experience. Also, explain his relationship with you and for ...

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How I Cracked GRE?

Introduction: Neeraj Doshi is all set to start an MS in Environmental Policy Management in the US. Here he tells us how he prepared for the GRE and achieved a score of 1480/1600. Which area of the exam did you find the most difficult? I come from a maths background so quantitative wasn’t a concern but yes, verbal was definitely ...

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GRE For Dummies

A quick run-down on what exactly comprises the Graduate Record Examination. You basically have to answer three sections, one each of Quantitative, Analytical and Verbal, and also one unidentified research section which could be on any one of the three. The questions are all objective and u just have to pick an answer from the choices available. Of course, its ...

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