College Application

Following supporting materials is required for admission into all Graduate / Undergraduate programs.

  • Application Forms
  • Application Checklist
    • Admissions application (online / paper)
    • If submitting Application Online, send confirmation page
    • An official transcript from each institution attended (undergraduate, graduate, and transfer credit)
    • Nonrefundable application fee
    • Letters of Recommendation (sample Letter of Recommendation)
    • Test Scores
    • A Statement of Purpose
    • Admission essays
    • Resume
    • Extra Curricular Certificates
    • Portfolio (if any)
    • Abstract of your research paper and projects
    • Index Page of Documents
    • Along with International Students must also submit :-

    • Official transcripts of the applicant's academic record, including courses and grades, with English translations on each page validated by an official public translator.
    • Evidence that the applicant has completed a university-level degree program or any other high school program must be submitted. Acceptable evidence includes official copies of diplomas, certificates, and notifications of final examination results.
    • International applicants are required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System exam (IELTS).
    • Bank Statement
    • Financial Affidavit
    • First and Last Page of your Passport
  • Application Packet / Kit
    • Arrange the application materials in order.
    • Create a Index page (or cover letter) that lists all the documents enclosed.
    • Application Index page should be the first document.
    • Sort all the documents to in the same order as listed in the Index Page
    • Use good quality paper to print the documents (Resume, SOP, …..)
    • If any documents in over 1 page, don’t print back to back. If SOP is 2 pages, then print each page in separate papers
    • Don’t staple the pages, instead use paper clip.
    • Include the online application submission confirmation page.
    • Include online application fee payment receipt (if paid online)
    • Don’t send a photo with graduate school application
    • Include copy of GRE and TOEFL score reports
    • Include your name (or student id assigned after submitting online application) in all the documents.

    • SOP, Resume, Certificates, Other documents – Name/ID in every page
    • Transcripts, LOR – Write Name/ID in Pencil on top of each official transcript
  • Application Status

      Following are the different possible ways to find the college admission application status

    • Online Application Status :- You can check your application status here. Many a times schools / colleges take time to update it so if you are running out of time can go to next option.
    • Email to Graduate / undergraduate School :- You can email to school or college, if they are keeping up with the emails they are receiving you can get a response
    • Email to Department :- You can send email to concerned department , administrative assistant can reply to you..
    • Phone call to College / School :- If above options are not working you can directly contact to college / School
    • Status through your friends :- If you have any of your friend studying in the same school or college you can give them authority / permission to check with your application.
  • What after Acceptance
    • If you are choosing between several schools and have even applied for financial aid then you need to compare financials and accordingly need to take decision. Inform to the universities politely if you are not accepting the admission.
    • International students will receive an I - 20 form from the admitted university / college / school. After this they can apply for Visa.
    • Following are the steps need to be followed once you submit you reserve your sit

    • Confirm your intent to enroll (International students: Please check with your college for submission of this form.)
    • Apply for financial aid
    • Read the Student Guide
    • Apply for on-campus housing
    • Attend Student Orientation
    • Find your academic advisor in the Degrees Offered page
    • Decide what courses you are going to take with the Course Lookup
    • Register for classes (International Students :- Do check with your department or international office first.)
    • Pay for classes
    • Get a parking decal
    • Get a Student ID Card.
    • Create a Net ID and Personalized E-mail Address (PEA)
    • Get involved in one many student organizations
  • What if Rejected ?
    • Find out reasons for admission denial.
    • Understand your strengths and weakness and select schools that maximize the chances to get admission.
    • Almost 100% of the time, chances of getting admission in schools above your league is less so don't waste your money.
    • Use better and improved statement of purpose. (sample statement of purpose for reference)
    • Don’t apply to same schools, unless profile changes.
    • Get strong recommendation letters
    • If you apply to similar set of schools without improving your profile, then you could end up with not so good graduate school admission decisions.

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