Yocket’s Grad School Finder is tool specially designed for Yocket users. You can enter your prefered course, academic details, exam results, essay and extra curricular ratings and get a specially curated list of universities for your profile.Read More
Our developers here at Yocket have worked especially hard to come up with this feature. We use big data and artificial intelligence to help predict the chances of you getting an admit from a university for a particular course. You can use this feature along with our grad school finder or click on the course of your choice on the University’s review page!Read More
This feature can be used to compare two or more universities. It displays comparisons based on Cost of studying, Scholarships, Weather, Location, Ranking, and so much more!!.Read More
Given is a set of universities, third parties and government institutions that offer scholarship opportunities to international students wanting to pursue their studies abroad.Read More
The Undergrad College Finder is a great way to commence your journey to your dream University for your Bachelors. You just have to enter your Test Scores (SAT/ACT scores, average of your scores in High School) and fill your Academic Profile (name of the Board and latest Institute attended) and thereafter get a specially curated list of the 12 Universities for your profile, classified under Ambitious, Target & Safe.Read More
There seems to be major confusion as regards to the evaluation and comparison between students for the admission to Universities. Dr. Donald Martin, our Lead Counsellor having worked exclusively as Dean- Admissions for more than 28 years in various top US Universities including Chicago, Columbia, NorthWestern and our strength counselling of thousands of students would like explain the criteria:
Students normally post the short profiles on forums and expect somebody to suggest Universities based upon the information. Sample Case to analyse is below:
My profile- Suggest Universities
Let me ask a question to students:
There are 5 students getting same 88% Marks in 12th standard from Maharashtra Board, J&K Board, CBSE, Kerala Board, Madhya Pradesh board. Are all these 5 students equal? Definitely not.
Similarly the University marking systems from Pune University, Delhi University, Punjab University & others are completely different and US Universities find extremely difficult to compare students. Indian Government is also struggling to compare students across 36 boards in India for JEE exam normalisation.
In view of the same, suggesting Universities just based upon the marks without complete information will lead to wrong selection.
The Universities convert these marks into equivalent US GPA and then compare. In order to convert the marks of Indian system into US-GPA, they consider following high level information:
WES is official specialised agency which provides such services and may be required by some Universities. But this service is very costly ($249) and not essential.
The admissions committee looks for complete Academic and Non-academic profile before taking any decision. Lot of Universities gives even upto 20-30% weightage for Non-academic. However, students do ignore this important part and then blame the University for rejecting the application. Students try to ignore this very important part and suggest Universities just on their perceptions without credible data.
Even GRE is one of the important factor but student construe the same as SOLE factor which is wrong.
My sincere request to students not to take University Shortlisting lightly. It is very serious business and need extreme research and communication with University. Finally with pressure of Funding, it is far more important to identify the Universities who provides Scholarships and other funding opportunities in your area of specialisation.
Author:Tushar Vinod Deoras
Founder Counsellor- Astute Overseas Education Academy,Pune.
Contact : [email protected]
Astute Academy is an organization of overseas education mentors, offering ethical and tailor-made solutions for all who aspire to study abroad.
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