• Low IELTS, TOEFL Scores, Bad Consequences in US Universities with English Courses

    This articles talk about - Bad experiences with English courses that one should enroll after joining US Universities because of having low IELTS, TOEFL test Scores (IELTS < 6.5, TOEFL < 79). Tips to avoid joining English courses in the First Semester in USA.

    Recent days many students scoring IELTS score of 5.5, 6.0 and even though some are scoring minimum of 6.5 but with one of the sections having less than 6.5. Also, there are many TOEFL test takers scoring less than 79. Most of these guys get F1 Visa and join US Universities without knowing about English courses which screw them for semesters.

    Problems with low IELTS, TOEFL Scores

    IELTS, TOEFL are tests to check the graduate studentís English proficiency. Universities set cut off limit like IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 79 as eligibility to get admission for graduate program. Though the score doesnít meet cut-off they are giving admission to students.

    But the students who got admission without meeting minimum criteria for admission should take English courses set by the university. Some universities are setting 1 or 2 English courses which you should finish by first semester or second semester. Some universities will keep you attending for the English courses until you make the required IELTS/TOEFL Score. In some universities students attended English courses for 2 or 3 semesters without attending any regular masterís degree level courses. You may need to retake IELTS, TOEFL.

    All this is just waste of time and money. Your Budget for masterís degree will exceed, you need to spend lot of money for useless English courses.

    Best and Worst Scenarios with English courses

    Usually Best Scenarios would be

    1) No need to attend English courses though you have less score.
    2) Just attend for a English proficiency test at the university immediately after joining the university. (In this scenarios university will conduct a English test which you can clear easily. If you clear the exam conducted by the university you need not take English course.)

    Worst Scenarios

    1) Take 3-6 English courses which may take 1-2 semesters. You are eligible to attend Graduate coursed until you clear English subjects.

    Solution to the problem with Low IELTS, TOEFL Score

    • First inquire the university about the constraints if you have low IELTS or TOEFL Score. Join the university only if you are fine with the conditions.
    • Retake TOEFL or IETLS and meet the requirement set by the university before joining the university. Do it while you are in India.
    • Transfer to another university
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    1. israa's Avatar
      israa -
      my score is 42 at tofel ibt test and i want names of any collage withlow score
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      hi abhishek here . my score in toefl ibt test was 62 . suggest me the universities that has MS in aerospace engineering and also considers low toefl score and the universities that conduct english proficiency test .
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      Unregistered -
      Is it possible for an aeronautical engineer to do MS in computer science?
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      Unregistered -
      my gre score is 281 toefl score is 70 plz say the univ which i can apply
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      Hi, I am zankhana. My score in IELTS-5.5 band, GRE- 288 and TOEFL-64. Please suggest me the universities that has MPH(public health) and also considers low English proficiency score. Please replay me as soon as possible.
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