Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

The institutional requirements vary as the standard components of a complete application include the following:

  • Academic Background.
  • Standardized Test Scores. 
  • Letters of Recommendation.
  • Statement of Purpose/Personal Essay/Institute Specific Essays.
  • Resume
  • Documents attesting Financial soundness.
  • Application Fee.
  • Academic Background.

A complete academic record or transcript usually includes all courses completed, grades earned, and degrees awarded. The official transcripts are issued directly by the school or University. In the United States, it is common practice for official transcripts to be sent by the issuing the University directly to the receiving one . In many other countries, the practice is to issue the official transcript and degree certificate directly to the student, who mails it to the University. However, it should be noted that the transcripts must be sealed for protection from tampering. (Always request your institution to issue additional copies). If your institution does not provide this service, you may have to seek an alternative source of certification. As a last resort, you may send a copy of your official transcript, explaining that you have only one original, and ask the school for guidance about the kind of certification it recommends.

Standardized Tests

The standardized tests that are generally mandatory in US universities are:

  • General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) - test to measure abilities for admission to all non-business programs.
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).- Mandatory for almost all Business programs (eg. MBA/MS (Business related majors like Finance).
  • Letters of Recommendation.