Master's in the US : A Guide

infra_red_dude

Wire muncher!
I've been writing a series of articles for the benefit of those who wish to pursue their Masters in the US. I completed the last part yesterday. Just posting the links here for the benefit of all:

1) MS in the US, a guide: Part ONE - Exams - GRE and TOEFL
2) MS in the US, a guide: Part TWO - Reporting scores and applying to universities
3) MS in the US, a guide: Part THREE - Post admit work to be completed
4) MS in the US, a guide: Part FOUR - Applying for a VISA
5) [URL="http://phoenix-ani.blogspot.com/2009/05/ms-in-us-guide-part-five.html"]MS in the US, a guide: Part FIVE - Booking your tickets and packing your bags
[/URL]6) MS in the US, a guide: Part SIX - Traveling to the US and initial days of stay
7) NCSU Specific Information

PS: Not advertising my blog [as it is already very popular... hehe :D]. This is for the benefit of those who are still deciding about pursuing higher studies and even those who haf plan to arrive in the US soon. Please leave your feedback at the end of the post on the blog. Hope the information is helpful :)
 

Crazykiller

Banned
Hi!
I am currently a student of Class XI and My Aunt lives In US.
She applied for our Immigration way back in 1990s and the Application has Matured now. So we can avail a Green Card in 2-3 Months.
BUT
We are trying to delay it till i Complete my 12th from India and Then have a go at IITJEE. If i secure a good rank then i complete B.Tech from IIT and then pursue my Masters In US.
BUT
If i do not get good rank then i give SAT/TOEFL and then pursue higher studies in US.
So could you provide some info on That?
 
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infra_red_dude

infra_red_dude

Wire muncher!
Hi!
I am currently a student of Class XI and My Aunt lives In US.
She applied for our Immigration way back in 1990s and the Application has Matured now. So we can avail a Green Card in 2-3 Months.
BUT
We are trying to delay it till i Complete my 12th from India and Then have a go at IITJEE. If i secure a good rank then i complete B.Tech from IIT and then pursue my Masters In US.
BUT
If i do not get good rank then i give SAT/TOEFL and then pursue higher studies in US.
So could you provide some info on That?
I'm sorry, I don't haf much info about SAT. If you want information about TOEFL you can check out the first part of the guide.

As for SAT, you can check out www.ets.org for official details. ETS is the organization which conducts exams like SAT, TOEFL, GRE etc.
 
Awesome end to the series. Hats off you you.

BTW, you mentioned your experiences being "Good, Bad and Ugly" there right ? Care to give us a summary of each one of the three categories ?
 
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infra_red_dude

infra_red_dude

Wire muncher!
Is there no bachelors degree on Industrial Design
In this economy I see it as an expensive business to pursue your Bachelors in the US unless you haf loads of cash to spend for the 4 year program. Hence, the question.

BTW, you mentioned your experiences being "Good, Bad and Ugly" there right ? Care to give us a summary of each one of the three categories ?
Hehe... nothing much... some horrible experiences at the airport, initial days of projects and some traffic (driving) tickets :p
 
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infra_red_dude

infra_red_dude

Wire muncher!
is it net cost or is it cost after you deduct expenses covered for by on-campus jobs ?
how much are you able to earn by on-campus jobs ?
does your internship allow you to earn something ? how much ?
1) It is the estimated net cost. It may vary from place to place, university to university and year to year.
2) I don't work on-campus but I guess you can earn anywhere from $150-400 a month depending on the job.
3) Not all internships are paid. Mine is; I can cover a semester's fees by working for 3 months.
 
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