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Admissions FAQs

Admissions FAQs


1) What is the Nomad Admissions Journey? 

Our Admissions Journey typically includes the following steps:

  • Understanding Your Study Abroad Costs
  • Test Preparation
  • Document Collection
  • Test Scores
  • Profile Evaluation
  • University Selection & Document Preparation
  • Statement of Purpose Editing
  • University Application Process
  • Loan Option Search
  • Visa Preparation Process
  • Post Visa & Enrollment Services

2) When should a student sign up for the Admissions Journey when preparing to study abroad?  

A student can join any time in the study abroad process, but they will get the most out of our services if they join us as soon as they decide to study abroad. 

3) Do you offer test preparation?

We do not currently offer test preparation courses, however, we have a great partner, Magoosh, who we can introduce you to for test preparation. 

4) Are there any fees for the Nomad Admissions Journey or services? 

All services included in our Nomad Admissions Journey are completely free to the student.

5) Do you charge extra for Visa preparation counseling?  

All services included in our Nomad Admissions Journey are completely free to the student.

6) Do you guarantee Admission? 

We cannot guarantee admission to any university.

7) What about scholarships? 

We do not guarantee scholarships. 

8) Do you guarantee a Visa approval? 

We cannot guarantee a visa approval.

9) Do you help us to get financial aid? 

We do not help with getting federal/university financial aid, but we can help you search for and compare loan options.

10) Do you help with regards to bank loan options? 

Yes, we can help you search for loan options from our bank and lending partners who are based in both the US and India.

11) Do you help in finding accommodation in the US? 

We currently do not help with finding accommodation in the US. 

12) Do you help in arranging plane tickets?

We currently do not help with arranging plane tickets. 

13) Do you help with services once we are in the US?

Yes, you can search for product options and services to utilize once you are in the US, such as bank accounts, credit cards, and other loan options.

14) How many universities do you provide in your profile evaluation?  

We will provide up to 15 universities in our initial profile evaluation report.

15) Do you have tie-ups with the US universities?

There are a significant number of universities that if you enroll, Nomad will receive compensation. Some of these universities allow Nomad’s customers to apply for admission for free, also known as app fee waivers. With that said, our main goal is to help each of our customers to the best of our ability, evaluating all university options regardless of our potential compensation from them.

16) Do you provide contact details of the students going or those who have done with their MS degree? 

We respect the privacy of our customers and currently do not share contact details of past customers. 

17) Do you conduct the mock sessions for the visa process?

We can help you prepare for the visa application process.

Counseling FAQs

1) What is the criteria for the selection of universities?

Our profile evaluation process takes into account several factors of your profile.

For more details, please read:

2) Do you help in selecting the field for an MS program?

You can utilize our services even if you are undecided on what program you wish to attend. We can work with you to help you choose your program.

3) What should be the GRE score for getting an admission? 

It depends. Average and minimum GRE scores will vary by university and program.

For more details, please read: 

4) How strong should the academics be to get an admission?

Typically, your academics will only be a portion of your application that’s looked at by universities, though some universities and programs might put more weight into the academic portion of your application.

5) Are extracurricular activities considered for admission? 

Typically, your extracurricular activities will only be a portion of your application that’s looked at by universities, though some universities and programs might put more weight into the academic portion of your application.

6) When should a student apply to the Universities?

Students must submit their applications before the deadlines of the universities they’re applying to. Typically, the earlier a student applies, the better, as they may receive their admissions decisions earlier.

7) What if a student gets all rejects in applications? 

You can apply to additional universities, but a university’s admissions decision is final.

8)  Do US Universities accept 15 years of education?

This depends on the university and program. Some may accept a 3-year undergraduate degree, but many do not. We can help you find the programs that will accept 15 years of education. 

9) How many years of work experience is required for an MBA?

This requirement will depend on the universities you apply to. 

10) Is work experience required for the MS Program? 

Depending on the university and program, a certain amount of work experience may be required or expected when the university reviews your application.

11) What is the I-20? 

Essentially, an I-20 is a certificate of eligibility for international students that will be used to acquire your visa. 

12) How can one increase his chances of getting financial aid?

We do not help with getting university financial aid, but we can help search for loan options. 

13) What if a student wants to change his course or university after landing in the USA? 

You can continue to use Nomad as a resource for any inquiries while you are in the United States.

Changes in majors/programs vary by the university’s policies, so you should check with your university about transferring programs.

Typically, you will not be able to transfer universities until completing a semester/year at your current chosen university.

14) Do we get on campus jobs in the US?

Your university may offer different job/internship/assistantship opportunities. Additionally, you may be able to find job/internship opportunities in the town of your university. 

15) What is the annual income of the students in the US after masters?

The average salary of those with masters degrees can likely best be found through the student’s personal research on the topic.

For more details, please read: 

16) What are the expenses incurred before going to US.? 

This will depend on several factors, including university tuition fees, travel costs, personal expenses, etc.

17) What are the total expenses for a 2 year master’s program?

The tuition and university fees typically will be the same. However, there are several factors that could lead to lower expenses overall. 

The chance of gaining employment or an assistantship in the second year may be much higher to help with costs. Further, scholarships may start to become available the longer that a student is attending a university, particularly if they are maintaining high marks in their classes. 

Braylan Saunders-Effort

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