Procedures


Indian students require one year home work before proceeding for US education

Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan

Recently more number of students are interested to pursue Under graduate and management education from United States. The process of going from High School to college for undergraduate programmes includes many challenges and opportunities. Decision in this regard must be taken after thorough consultation. Before proceeding for under graduate programme abroad, discuss with the teachers, parents and educational counselors about your probable options. Important criteria for admission are the student’s grade point averages based on grades earned in the high school. Examinations like ACT and SAT will test the applicant’s abilities in English, Mathematics, reading and Science. Financial requirement for the study must be met through different ways. Combination of savings, family income, loans, income through part time work, etc must be ascertained.

While choosing a college consider the following questions.

  • Does the school offer a degree programme/course working their chosen major or minor field of study?
  • What kind of out of class activities and campus organizations are available?
  • What kind of facilities is available?
  • School’s reputation or ranking?
  • Requirements for entrance?
  • Cost required?
  • Location of the school?
  • Is the college diverse in population?

Transition to college can also mean living in a city for the first time, living with a roommate, cooking on your own, facing personal choices with relationships and finding one’s personal identity. Students feel more pressure to manage their time while maintaining their grades. They can also work part time to earn money.

Pearson Test of English Academic
Pearson Test of English Academic (PET Academic) is a computer based test that delivers real life measures of test takers language abilities. It provides an accurate and authentic measure of language ability of non native English speakers who want to study in an institution where English is the language of instruction. Test takers can schedule a test on a day and a centre convenient to them.PTE Academic is currently recognized by 1500 educational programmes worldwide and is preferred test of the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC).
For more details visit www.pearsonpte.com/testme

TOEFL
TOEFL measures ability to use and understand the English Language as it is read, written, heard and spoken in the University classroom. Scores will be posted online within two weeks after the test date. Scores will be mailed to the Universities or institutions you selected.ETS offers several test preparation resources to help the students. They include the best selling Test prep book, official guide to TOEFL test and TOEFL Practice Online
www.toeflgoanywhere.org

Pre MBA programmes
Pre MBA programe is the first step to become a knowledgeable, effective business professional. This will help to ensure the following areas

  • Preparation for the demands of the graduate business school
  • Academic culture in different countries
  • Develop effective oral and written communication skills
  • Learn about the country’s business status.
  • Prepare for graduate admissions tests
  • Get support from experienced academic advisors


Why get an MBA
Meteoric rise in the world’s emerging economies and the relative scarcity of management talent has created new opportunities for fresh MBAs abroad.

What to keep in mind before selecting a Business School?

  • Identify your criteria
  • Build a strong background
  • Select an Accredited progamme
  • Assess your resources
  • Differentiate GMAT and GRE scores- which is best?
  • Manage your timings
  • Prepare for the test
  • Have a ‘Plan B’ for a list of best schools
  • Talk to real live people like how you will be treated in the school
  • Ask questions like faculty profile, schools success records, alumni status, industry connections, support services, campus environment, technology, innovative programmes, extracurricular opportunities, student to faculty ration, percentage of International students, leadership etc.

 

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