to get into top ranked university, USA
comes in your mind when I ask study in top ranked university in the USA?? Yes,
Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Stanford, Yale or Cornell University… These all are
top ranked universities in the USA and doesn’t need any introduction where
students come from across the world, representing diverse experiences,
backgrounds and cultures. Have you ever thought of applying to any of this?
Lots of students underestimate themselves and think only super talented
students only get into to top ranked universities in the USA. Actually, all you
have to do is correct preparation and may be some luck, All the top ranked
universities in the USA have programs like Bachelors, Masters and PhD. To seek
admission in any of this program all one has to do is listed below
International students have to appear for any of English language tests.
GRE/GMAT: If you are management background student then give the GMAT, for the
rest of the fields GRE is required, both exams are for master degree program.
SAT: This exam is for bachelor degree programs Trust me all these exams are
really tiny part of your application because you also need to submit your
statement of purpose often call as a SOP
of purpose is 30% important for your application because this is the document
admission officer will observe you as a person, when they open your application
they see your numbers, exams, results, GPA but the officer also want to know
what type of student you are, what interests you the most, sport, study or
extra curriculum, why are you selecting particular university only where there
many other universities offering same courses may be with lesser fees options
or may be many more things they want to know about you, So kindly take your SOP
thing you should commemorate that GPA should be relatively high to apply these
top ranked universities. If you think your GPA is low, then your percentage, In
that case you possess an advantage to explain why your GPA is low because it
happens to many of us when we start studying somewhere and realizing the
subjects we have chosen are really not for us and that’s okay all you have to
do is explain it with valid reason.
around 10% role in your application so this means you should spend 10% of your
time in LOR You should talk to your recommenders and tell them the questions
that the university is going to ask about yourself and think of the story
recommenders can say about you for example, how candidate compared to other
applicants in similar areas? Subsequently they should be competent to demonstrate an
example from your student life or work life, Yes if you are holding valid work
experience you should include it, it is not compulsory that letter of
recommendation should be from the educational background. Another point where
many students make mistakes, the content of your LOR, It shouldn’t be like this
student is really good, very good in academics, we recommended him, all these
kinds of motivational letters, that doesn’t make sense at all, because the
university is receiving hundreds of applications like this on a daily basis and
they are not interested in motivational letters. What you should surmise is,
some of your classroom examples like it were cultural event at the university
and somehow any student supposes to help till late and you’re were one of them
and how you have handled a stressful situation.
depends on the type of program you are getting into, but normally they would
require one page resume which talks about your achievements your career
achievements. When you are talking about career achievements do not just write
your duties and responsibilities instead what makes you different in that
position or how you got promoted two times faster or may be some unique example
of team work. Thus, qualify your success and list it in your resume.
Hope this can be useful to my readers. If you
think you have low scores but acquire something that really makes you different
from others then believe your instinct and start your application today itself.
I have met and known many people who are studying with ivy league in the USA
who were not having those top scores but had something which makes them
different from others and they were able to get into ivy league, for example
you are holding an MBA degree with no top scores but you have your own startup
experience then this can be helpful to you.
who are studying at Howard or Princeton are not aliens, they are normal humans
like us and yes interacting with them is always interesting. They have worked formidable
and they are confident in whatever they accomplish. If you need any help or
have any questions related to the same topic. Please contact me, I will be more
than happy to ease you. Don’t forget to leave your comments.
in yourself and stay blessed. J