• Documents required to apply to US Universities

    List of Documents required to apply to US Universities for MS in US. Document checklist for US University application. Documentation you need in Application process.

    Documents required for applying to US Universities

    I want to apply for US universities for MS in US. How to apply to US Universities for MS, PhD, MBA? And what are the Application documents required to apply?????

    The first step in applying to universities is to fill the online application. If online application is not available for a particular university then download paper application from the university's website. Then send the following documents to university's graduate admission office. Requirements may change from university to university. Visit the university and department website for exact requirements.

    List of Documents required to apply to US Universities

    1. DD/Bank check for Application fee (If you have not paid the application fee online)
    2. Recommendation letters (from 3 lectures) - one letter from each lecturer. Click here to see Recommendation letter formats.
    3. GRE/TOEFL/GMAT/IELTS Score Xerox. (Also you have to report the test scores officially)
    4. Transcripts (Bachelors Degree). Click here to find How to Get Your Official Academic Transcript for Graduate School.
    5. Bachelors Degree certificate (If available)
    6. SSC/10th or Equivalent Certificate
    7. 12th/ intermediate or Equivalent certificates
    8. SOP (Statement of Purpose) Click here to know how to write a SOP and for Sample SOPs 9) Bank statement
    9. Affidavit Click here to see sample self-affidavit
    10. Study certificate or Job experience certificate
    11. Photo Copies of first and last pages of your passport
    12. Copies and proofs of all your other activities (Ex. Paper presentations, Your organizing skills in your symposiums etc.)
    13. Other documents you have.
    14. WES Evaluation (If the university requires)

    University admissions- Frequently asked questions

    Can i apply for universities without taking the GRE/TOEFL tests?

    Yes, you can apply for universities without taking the tests. But universities will take decision on your admission only after receiving test scores.

    I have sent xerox copies of GRE/TOEFL scores to universities. Still Do i need to send the scores officially?

    Yes, you must report GRE/TOEFL scores to universities through ETS. Sending xerox copies is only for fast processing of your application.

    when should i apply to Universities?

    Try to apply 5 to 9 months earlier than the application deadline dates. You would have more probabiliy to get funding if you apply early. In order to get admission into some of the top universities some students apply earlier by 1 year of deadline.

    Do i have chances of getting admission if I apply after deadline?

    Most of the Low ranked universities won't consider deadlines. You would have good chances of getting admission even if you apply after deadline. But this is not true in case of top universities.

    What is GPA? What is my GPA?

    GPA means Grade point Average. It is the standard measure of performance of a student in USA. It is similar to the 100% scoring system in India. There is an institution called WES. They will evaluate your transcripts to calculate your GPA and send the reports to universities. Click here to see the procedure with WES.

    Know about WES Evaluation in admisison process: http://www.msinus.com/content/what-w...aluation-1709/

    I have heard GRE/TOEFL scores plays main role rather than regular academic percentage. Is it true?

    Most of the universities will consider GRE/TOEFL score rather than academics. Admission committees consider standardized exams, like the GRE, MCAT, LSAT, and GMAT, to make comparisons among applicants from different countries and different universities. Therefore if you have a low academic percentage, it is essential having good test scores. Some of the universities like University of Cincinnati will consider strong academic percentage of a student rather than his GRE/TOEFL scores.

    What is Form I20?

    A Form I-20 is a government form that tells the U.S. government that you are eligible for F-1 Student Status. It certifies that (1) you are or expect to be a "bona fide" student; 2) you meet our admissions requirements; (3) you will pursue a full course of study; (4) you proved to us that you have enough money to study and live in the U.S. without working illegally or suffering from poverty.
    Comments 82 Comments
    1. bprakash's Avatar
      bprakash -
      Hello Ajay,

      I want to do Masters in CS in US/UK, but I did Bsc in MPC.Can you check if I am eligible for MS in US or in UK.
      If so then what all documents i need.
      Thanks
    1. rosemary's Avatar
      rosemary -
      Is it enough if we send xerox copies of 10th and 12th marks card ? or do we need to send any official marks card from the university?
    1. sparu's Avatar
      sparu -
      are bank statements and affidavits mandatory for the admission process?

      @rosemary the official marks card from the university will be required. you need to get it separately from your university as 'transcripts'.
    1. rosemary's Avatar
      rosemary -
      @sparu, Thank you for the reply. Transcripts are related to Bachelor's degree right..but for 10th and 12th, what do we need to send ?
    1. Mahesh2121's Avatar
      Mahesh2121 -
      hello sir/mam,i need ur help for doing MS in CS in anywhere in the worlds best universities....but from childhood i hadn't took any serious or lots of hard work in studies thats the resion my school,college and also engg.academics are so poor but now i m serious so tell me it is possible for me to do the MS.
      few days ago i heard about the MS...at that time i had planned for GRE/TOFEL but to lack off resources in my college and also in home town i had changed my mind but now i m in last semister of BE so i decided to do the MS....so pls suggest me everything whichever required for doing the MS.actually still i am unware with the...1)what is MS 2)wat is GRE/TOFEL 3)wat does mean fall & spring sessions 4)how to apply for universities 5.when nd whre the exam will be held on.so tell me every thing releted with MS.
    1. Anks86's Avatar
      Anks86 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mahesh2121 View Post
      hello sir/mam,i need ur help for doing MS in CS in anywhere in the worlds best universities....but from childhood i hadn't took any serious or lots of hard work in studies thats the resion my school,college and also engg.academics are so poor but now i m serious so tell me it is possible for me to do the MS.
      few days ago i heard about the MS...at that time i had planned for GRE/TOFEL but to lack off resources in my college and also in home town i had changed my mind but now i m in last semister of BE so i decided to do the MS....so pls suggest me everything whichever required for doing the MS.actually still i am unware with the...1)what is MS 2)wat is GRE/TOFEL 3)wat does mean fall & spring sessions 4)how to apply for universities 5.when nd whre the exam will be held on.so tell me every thing releted with MS.
      Dear Mahesh..Thats a lot of things you don't know. Move step by step and start Googling out these terms and become familiar with MS, GRE new pattern, application document requirements etc. MSinUS itself has lot of forums and posts from where you can get the required information.
    1. chayan's Avatar
      chayan -
      hi sir,
      i m studying bsc in mechanical engineering final year and willing to take GRE & TOFEL. But i have gpa below 60% as it is hard to get over 60% in our university and i also had few F grades in 1st and 2nd year which i have cleared later. These F grades will be written in my final transcript even though i got good grades on those subjects later. Do i have a chance to get admitted in US universities with these result? Then what should be my GRE and TOFEL score?
    1. appy91's Avatar
      appy91 -
      im a student of MDU . Can anyone please explain the procedure for obtaining transcripts from the university??
      apoorva_080391@yahoo.com
    1. lijo's Avatar
      lijo -
      Quote Originally Posted by appy91 View Post
      im a student of MDU . Can anyone please explain the procedure for obtaining transcripts from the university??
      apoorva_080391@yahoo.com
      Doesn't know about your university. But it should be similar to other Indian universities.
      Hope this would help
      transcript
      TimePass Only: Official Transcript of Marks MG University
    1. adithya24's Avatar
      adithya24 -
      hi sir this is adithyan raghav i ve a gpa of 4.0 my gre is 294 (ver-138 math -156 awa 3.0 ) ,i want do ms in any branch in electrical feild would u plz suggest me some colleges . awaiting for ur reply .
    1. sanchi's Avatar
      sanchi -
      HEllo Sir,
      I have some 6.8 CGPA in college. and I want to apply for a good university like University of Michigan/ Cornell University/ CMU for MS.
      How high my GRE/TOEFL score has to be, to be good enough to apply to these Universities.
      Right now I am preparing for GRE and I am planning to give it by Feb 2013 so that I can get a college by Spring 2014.
      Please Help me out with this?
    1. sanchi's Avatar
      sanchi -
      HEllo Sir,
      I have some 6.8 CGPA in college. and I want to apply for a good university like University of Michigan/ Cornell University/ CMU for MS.
      How high my GRE/TOEFL score has to be, to be good enough to apply to these Universities.
      Right now I am preparing for GRE and I am planning to give it by Feb 2013 so that I can get a college by Spring 2014.
      Please Help me out with this
    1. AnkitInfy's Avatar
      AnkitInfy -
      Hello Ajay,
      I have sent my GRE and TOEFL scores online to various universities,but i dint got my score card either of them.
      The universities deadline are near,and i have to submit my transcript.
      Please suggest,what to do ?
    1. Sravank's Avatar
      Sravank -
      Hello sir,
      I have a current backlog.Will it become a problem for getting admissions into universities....please reply fast
    1. maheshr's Avatar
      maheshr -
      hi Ajay,
      i'm having 3 years of work experience. So what all documents would be required to file an application?..
    1. vamshi123's Avatar
      vamshi123 -
      Hi Ajay,

      I have done my Masters CS in U.K and with a 1 1/2 year IT exp in U.K. B.tech in A.P,India.
      Now I want to do a dual degree masters in USA. which would be MS in MIS. I am applying for this fall 2013.

      For the Admission process,which transcripts I have to send to the USA universities??
      Is it Masters ?? or B.Tech ??? .. coz to get xtra copies of transcripts(Masters) from U.K,its gonna take bit time.??

      please ....let me know what is the best thing to do ???

      Thanks indeed!!
    1. mwad's Avatar
      mwad -
      Hi,

      I wanted to know how to send IELTS scores to universities. should we take xerox and send or is there a way to send it online?.
      Please help
    1. shouryavr's Avatar
      shouryavr -
      Hi,

      can someone guide me through the process for obtaining an I-20 after I receive the admit.
    1. MayankA's Avatar
      MayankA -
      Hello Sir,

      This is mayank I did B.E in Electronics & Telecommunications in 2003, currently i have an experience of approx 10 years. Now i am planning to do MS in USA. And I have not prepared for GRE/TOEFEL. So how can i get admission into US Univerties.Kindly guide me for further steps.
    1. bhatiar's Avatar
      bhatiar -
      Hi Ajay Sir,

      Currently I am working in Cognizant Technology Solutions and having an experience of 2.8 years till date. Along with this I have a 3 - year bachelor degree Bachelor in Computer Applications (B.C.A) with the CGPA of 5.58.

      Kindly suggest me whether I am eligible to pursue MS course in US or not, as I am dilemma that 16 years of education is mandate but also have information in which work experience compensate the above mentioned factor.

      Awaiting a response.
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