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Studying Abroad

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Alisha Mashruwala is a Partner at OnCourse and a Harvard graduate, and is also a Psychology major with a minor in Economics

Q- I'm currently considering transferring from NMIMS to the US. I'm pursuing  BSc in Mathematics, and I'd taken the SAT last year (where I'd scored 2170). Would I have to retake it if I'm to apply as a transfer student? And would it be preferable to apply as a transfer student, or a freshman altogether?
— Krishan Malhotra

The SAT is an essential part of your application whether you apply as a Freshman or as a Transfer Student. If you are applying for Fall 2018, your SAT score is still valid and you need not take it again. However, if you feel that you stand a chance for good improvement in the score, you should take it again to improve your chances of being admitted to the college of your choice. Please note that when you apply as a Freshman student, your application will go as a GAP year application. You will need to justify the GAP in your application with the help of an essay. Also, you will have to repeat the number of years that you have already spent in college in India as you will not be able to earn any credits for it.  In case of a transfer student, you will be able to earn partial credits for your education in India. However, the Transfer Application depends on the number of seats that have been vacated during the current year and may be subject to availability. Also, most colleges will need that you complete 1 year of education in college before you are eligible to apply as a Transfer Student.

My daughter is currently studying Arts with Psychology and Economics in Grade 11 in CBSE Board. She is interested in studying Public Relations in the UK. Can you suggest suitable courses/colleges?
— Chandni Sharma

The UK offers several courses related to Public Relations. Some of the courses that you may consider are:

  • Advertising, PR and Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Media and Communication (PR)
  • International Public Relations
  • International Relations
  • Communications, Public Relations & Marketing
  • Public Relations and Marketing

Some of the colleges that offer these programs are: University of Edinburgh, UAL: University of the Arts London, University of Warwick, London School of Economics, University of Manchester among many others.

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