What is the concept of Curving in Grades in USA Schools? How does it work?

I was in my very first class in MS, my professor was explaining the syllabus, course policies and other stuff, at the end he said “ There is no curving of grades in this class ”. I did not wanted to sound dumb in front of the class, so I did not ask any question…Some …

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How do Professors interact with Grad Students in US? Friendly? Any Grudge?

International students planning to come to US for Graduate school might be wondering with questions like “How would my professors treat me in US? Will they be friendly? Do they hold any grudge against me if I ask them lot of questions? How should I behave with professors in class?” This article will address some …

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Auditing Courses in USA – Why should you Audit more Classes in MS, MBA?

Many professionals like to expand their knowledge by auditing classes at a local university. Some of you may want audit classes from Stanford or Berkeley, just to have an experience of what  those classes look like. Some of you may not know what I am talking about…I have audited so many classes in MBA—In fact, …

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Why NOT to skip any class in MS or MBA? Money lost per Lecture session?

One day, during my MBA first semester, I was looking at my tuition fee receipt and just out of my curiosity I did a simple math on how much money I was exactly paying for each lecture session of a course. I was amazed by the calculations and it just changed my perspective of classes …

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Where to buy Cheap Air tickets as Student in US? Discounts?

I remember looking for deals as a student where to buy tickets and asking people and school officials where to buy air tickets for cheap. I did not know initially know where to buy and usually would just go to websites like priceline.com, orbitz.com, kayak.com to buy tickets.  But, there is another website that I …

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Transfer Universities – How Credits transfer work in MS or MBA in USA

University Transfer in US - How many credits will transfer

Some of you might be in a situation, where you realized that the school you got in was not the best fit or not convenient because of family living else where and would like to transfer to another school. I started my MBA at one school and transferred to other school; in the process I …

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How to Find Housing (Apartment) in a New Location as New Student in USA

by Guest author Kristal I recently had to move across the country for school, and so I had to find somewhere new to live.  Now that I have somewhere, here are a few things I learned in the process. First Steps in looking for Housing (Apartment) Firstly, if you’re going to move for school, start …

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Will there be any Ragging or Hazing in MS or MBA in US Universities?

hazing in US Schools for MS

When I was planning on my US trip for MS, I was thinking would there be ragging or hazing (In America, people do not call ragging, they calling Hazing) when I come to US. Some of you might be in a similar mindset thinking about and may be worried at times…Let me share some thoughts …

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5 reasons Why NOT to take more than 3 classes in MS first semester?

Why NOT to take More Classes in First semster in MS

As an international student, after you come to US for MS, you would be registering for classes. Some of the students would be planning to graduate early; they might plan on taking 4 classes or 12 credits every semester and get it done in one year or may be 3 semesters.  Let me share some …

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Why you should NOT ask Grades(Percentage) of others in US Universities?

Why NOT to ask Grades in US Schools

International students are used to asking grades or percentage of other students in their class. The reality is, in countries like India, the results are posted publicly and everyone knows the grades. But, things work different in America. There are laws to protect your privacy and privacy issues are very serious in America. Let me …

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