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Universities for MS in MIS / Information Systems

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Many top Business schools at US universities offer a unique degree program: an MS in the area of Management Information Systems. Although not exactly the case, but you can think of it as a degree with certian aspects of MS in Computer Science and those of an MBA program. [...]

5 simple tips to avoid post-application stress

January 11, 2012 by app2usadvisor  
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By now, most MS/PhD/MBA applicants are done with GRE/GMAT and TOEFL tests and submitted the applications. After months of being very busy with the application process, now there is not much to do for the next two months, except for to wait for the decisions. This period can be [...] launches Facebook app

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app2us recently launched its first Facebook app called ‘app2us word a day’. This will help those preparing for GRE, GMAT, SAT or TOEFL or just looking to improve their verbal skills. You may access the app at and add it to your list of apps.

The app aims to [...]

MS after work experience – any advantages?

July 3, 2010 by app2usadvisor  
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This blog post is in response to many questions on app2us forums about possible advantages of applying for MS program after few years of work experience. Many students want to know whether they should wait for one or two years, gain experience, then apply. First of all, some facts:
Unlike [...]

Council of Graduate Schools – The April 15 rule of acceptance

April 11, 2010 by app2usadvisor  
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If you received an admission offer with funding, you are likely to receive this document with the offer. Even if you did not get it, read it. The document states, “Students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support prior to April 15; earlier deadlines for [...]

Transcripts for US universities

May 2, 2009 by app2usadvisor  
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A set of transcripts is the most critical component of the application requirements at all US universities without any exception. It is also something which causes maximum tension and headache to obtain in some parts of the world – primarily because it is not known to many applicants and university officials [...]

Transferring to a better University

February 3, 2008 by app2usadvisor  
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If you do not get admitted to a University of your choice, there is still hope. You can try to get into a better University after a semester or two. If you attend two Universities in course of getting your MS or PhD, you are awarded the degree from the later one (and hopefully [...]

One page resume for US University Applications

January 9, 2008 by app2usadvisor  
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Even if not mentioned in the application requirements, it is a good idea to include a resume. The resume must be limited to one page, no matter how many achievements you have.

Here are some guidelines to improve your resume.

Your name, email ID and phone number must be included at the top
You should use simple [...]

Submit online application earlier than offline packet

December 26, 2007 by app2usadvisor  
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The deadlines for applying to US Universities are very close now. Most applications are submitted online, but one still needs to send a lot of materials offline including transcripts.

It is tempting to wait until last date to submit the online application because you may think it is instantaneous. Well, it is not always the [...]

MS PhD Applicants, checklist this month

December 22, 2007 by app2usadvisor  
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For MS and PhD Applicants targeting fall 2008 admissions, this is the time for last minute application activities, including sending out the packets. As you may have found out by now that even if most applications are online, you do need to send one (and sometimes two) physical packets to your target Universities.

Complete your [...]

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