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    We are the students pursuing Master’s degree in United States of America. We say that we are here to help you at free of cost in your journey towards MS/MBA/Phd Education in USA. Avoid approaching consultancies and wasting lots of money and time. Here we have presented hundreds of articles to help you all the time till you get Greencard. We hope these articles can help you. Here you will get guidance from the seniors and all other members of MSinUS.com. You can also make friends on our network..

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    MS in US Approach to Masters in USA, PhD

    Step 1: Test preparation:

    If you are planning to do MS, PhD or MBA in USA you have to take some eligibility exams. MS applicants should take GRE exam where MBA students will take GMAT test. In addition to GRE or GMAT, you have to take TOEFL or IELTS exam. It is better to take TOEFL since most of the US universities accept TOEFL. Out test preparation (GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS) articles on the right side panel will give you complete idea about - how to prepare for tests – When to take tests - Test registration etc.

    Generally test combination to apply to US Universities would be like this:


    MS, PhD,Pharmacy applicants –
    GRE+ TOEFL
    MBA applicants – GMAT+ TOEFL

    Step2: University Selection and Applying to Universities:

    Based on the scores you get in the above tests and your B.tech/BE or equivalent percentage you have to choose 4 or 5 universities and have to apply to them. Our Profile Evaluation will help you to choose universities suitable to your profile(gre, toefl scores). Admission process section gives complete information on How to apply to US Schools? - What documents do I need to send to schools for admission and to get i20? After getting admissions from Universities you will finalize a university to join.


    Step3: F1 Visa Interview

    You have to attend F1 Visa Interview at US consulate. To appear for a visa interview, first you need to book a visa date. On that day you need to go to consulate for the interview with all the admission letters, I20, test scores, academic certificates and financial documentation. Our F1 Visa interview section will explain about visa documentation, visa slot booking, how to prepare for visa interview and sample visa questions and answers. F1 visa Experience section lists some recent visa experiences.

    Step4: CPT/OPT/H1B Work permits

    CPT is the work permit that you get during your education in USA. After your Education you will get OPT work permit to work for any employer in USA. OPT period will be for 12 or 29 months depending upon your major /branch of study. During the OPT your employer should sponsor for H1B (work permit) visa for you. You can stay in USA at max for 6 years on H1B visa.

    Green card & US Citizenship:

    During your stay in USA on H1B, you can ask your employer to sponsor green card for you to become permanent resident of US. After that you can also apply for US Citizenship.

    by Published on 07-17-2016 12:39 AM

    What you have seen about Greencard wait time in the title is true. Literally it will take 240 yrs for you to get US Greencard.

    MSinUS Community should take action by signing this petition asking US Govt to issue un-used greencards over the years to clear the GC Backlog

    How to Sign the petition to ...
    by Published on 06-30-2016 10:30 AM

    When I was preparing for F1 visa interview, I did not get much blogs or posts for F1 and F2 visa interview together. Sorry for the long due..here is our interview experience below:
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    by Published on 05-18-2016 01:01 PM

    You got US F1 visa for a semester, but you don't want to join school for the semester you got visa approved due to unforeseen need. Is it possible to attend for next semester with same visa?
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    by Published on 05-12-2016 01:00 PM
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    Effective May 10th 2016, 24 month OPT extension is available for students currently completed their initial 12-month OPT. It's a good news to many who are seeking STEM extension and whose h1b petition is not picked in lottery. Along with the long 3 year OPT duratuon, the new ...
    by Published on 04-13-2016 07:20 AM
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    USCIS received over 236,000 applications for FY 2017 H1B program. This is historically record high number for H1B Visa program. Last year USCIS received 233k applications which is 3k lesser than the ...
    by Published on 04-08-2016 10:35 AM
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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) the authority that would conduct H1B announced today that it reached the cap limit for the H1B ...
    by Published on 12-20-2015 12:01 PM
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    NPU responded on the news that student trevelling on NPU I-20 are stopped at Hyderabad airport. They are suggesting to postpone your travel plan until issue is resolved.

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    by Published on 10-17-2015 05:15 AM
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    As most of your know US Court invalidated the 17 month OPT extension. Good News is that DHS started new rule making process which would extend the OPT up to 24 months instead of earlier rule of 17 months, making ...
    by Published on 09-15-2015 10:29 AM
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    As you know US Court discontinued OPT 17 months extension program feb 12th 2016 onward. OPT extension program will be discontinued from that date until and unless DHS/USCIS takes an action for a new rule-making process on this issue.
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    by Published on 09-10-2015 11:04 AM
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    Revolutionary Visa bulletin of October 2015 got great news for Greencard applicants of EB2 India and China. Newly revised visa bulletin system will have two cutoff dates one for filing adjustment of status (I-485) and one for the final issuance of the Greencard.
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    by Published on 08-14-2015 06:48 AM
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    STEM OPT 17 month extension is cancelled by US court effective Feb 12th 2016, leaving F1 Students in Jeopardy. OPT students currently using the 17-month OPT program and future aspirants should follow the developments closely.
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    by Published on 08-13-2015 10:48 AM
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    Data Science is an emerging technology that deals with Data Analsys and Storage. Currently It's hot in the job market as well as super hot and degree with highest demand. You might be intersted in knowing US Universities offering Master of Science in Data Science or Bigdata. Most of these schools also offering Phd in Data science too.
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    by Published on 08-10-2015 10:29 AM
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    Average GRE Verbal and Quant scores for Master of Science and Phd in Computer Science in USA. Thos scores are based on the MS in US GRE Score data from Fall and Spring applicants from past 2 years.
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    by Published on 08-05-2015 04:57 AM

    Sample Statement of Purpose for Student tranferring from ECE background to MS in Computer Science.
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    by Published on 08-05-2015 04:52 AM

    WRITING SAMPLE ABOUT MY VISION TOWARDS UNIVERSITY

    NAME: YARLAGADDA ABHINAY

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    by Published on 07-17-2015 11:28 AM
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    This story of a student who got Denied Entry into U.S.A at the Port of entry. I have seen couple of students who got Entry denied due to talking about some other university which is not listed in their Passport/visa.
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    by Published on 07-11-2015 12:02 PM
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    Immigration officer at Port of Entry may ask F1 Visa Students few questions and verify their documents. Students travelling on F1 Visa should be aware of the most common Port of Entry questions and should be ready with the necessary documents to present to the Immigration officer.
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    by Published on 06-28-2015 11:33 AM

    Here is the Visa Interview experience of a student attending for MS in Industrial Engineering for Fall 2015.

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    by Published on 06-22-2015 12:48 PM
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    Here is some information on GRE Score required for MS in US admissions. I realized that many people more or less have same queries about GRE scores/admissions/preparation I am sharing with you all the repetitive comments I shared with other people. Hope these will help most of you. And the ones who feel I am wrong kindly discuss by commenting below.. I'll love to learn more about the process with fellow aspirants. -- Aditya Agarwal.
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