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Gre Application Checklist
When applying to a University, you need to include certain items as part of your application package. Each college has its own set of requirements, but the sample list given below should satisfy the needs of most colleges.
1. Bank Draft :
Prepare a bank draft in favor of the University that you are applying to, for the required application fee (e.g. $50).
2. Admission Forms :
Include the right number of copies of your admission form (e.g. 3). Make sure you've included all the forms required by looking up the college's application checklist.
3. Official Transcripts of Undergraduate
Coursework (2 copies) :
Prepare transcripts of all undergraduate coursework completed at the time of applying to the US, and have all copies sealed and stamped by your undergraduate university to make them 'official'.
4. Three Letters of Recommendation
Get recommendation letters from Professors who are familiar with your undergraduate academic work. Many Univs also ask you to include a 'Student Evaluation Form' along with your recommendation letters. Learn how to write a good recommendation letter by following the tips given here - Recommendation Letters
5. Personal Statement :
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Your mark-sheets & score reports speak for themselves, therefore a 'Personal Statement' is the only means you have to communicate to the admissions officer why you deserve to be admitted to their University. Go through the Personal Statement section for detailed information.
6. Financial Certificate :
At the time of applying, you need to indicate sufficient funds to support your education. Request your bank to issue a certificate as proof of the same.
7. Letter of Support :
If a relative or friend is sponsoring your education, then you have to include a signed letter of support from them, indicating their willigness to fund your study in the US.
8. Copy of GRE & TOEFL score
You can include a copy of your GRE & TOEFL score reports, but you should also make sure that you pay ETS to send your scores directly to the Universities you are applying to.
9. Additional Certificates
Most colleges don't value certificates for extra curricular activities unless they are directly related to your chosen field of study. But, if you have work experience or have completed projects in your intended field of study, you should definitely include a letter/certificate from your employer or supervisor.