generally top universities in USA such as MIT, Stanford, Columbia University, etc. require a minimum TOEFL score of 100 for you to get selected. That being said, having a strong profile(with good work experience, overall good scores, SOP, etc.) could definitely help you get in if you've got a lower score than that.
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RE: Could someone help me with figuring out the colleges that i could get ?
RE: Funds for PhD programs
Hey Amandeep, PhD programs are usually at least partially funded if not entirely. Most universities cover tuition costs, living costs or simply the costs for textbooks and research materials. However, generally most colleges abroad do fund your research programs completely. It is a general norm for universities to either accept an application with grants or otherwise outright deny the application. The reason for that being that most PhD students are discouraged from engaging in external employment or at least reduce their working time, especially in the USA and Canada. With the money you are provided, you should easily be able to buy a car and rent a house, but don't expect to do anything extravagant with money provided.
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RE: Resume education detail format
When writing your resume, it's important to remember that anything before the last 3 years is not going to be considered as important...unless it's really outstanding.
There's no point entering your HSC or SSC scores. And, hence, no need for a table.
Just state your latest educational qualification like this -
Institue name, Country
Degree with XY.ZZ GPA
RE: How to answer the stay back question?
To do this, show the interviewer you have strong roots in your country -
Having a lot of your family in India, rather than in the US is one factor you can use
Perhaps there's a family business you know you have to attend to after you graduate
If you have a job offer, or you own property in your country, you can talk about that
In the end, the decision of the VISA officer will be subjective to your case, so prepare accordingly
Good luck with your interview
RE: How to convert my GPA into the standard 4 point scale?
There are several tools available out there, but only a few are considered reliable.
Check out WES. It's a third party that offers its conversion tool for free.
RE: Third party GPA evaluation
You need to get your GPA evaluated by a third party only if the program you're applying to asks for it.
Usually, universities this mention on their program page. They also tell you which third parties you should go to for conversion.
If they haven't mentioned anything, you can check out WES.
RE: Courses with evening lectures
How many classes happen per week? And, for how long? What does your curriculum comprise of? Does it cover just as many subjects as a regular full-time course?
Because there are courses which happen only during evenings and on weekends, but they are better suited for people who are working and live close to the university.
If that's the case, and you go for this course, you will be missing out on the university experience.
RE: TOEFL exam prep
Depends on your current English proficiency.
I've seen students who prepared for the exam within 4 weeks by studying only on weekends.
I've seen people who took 2 months to prepare for the exam...but not more than that.
If you don't know much about the exam and are planning to start your preparations now, check out this article.