Admission Requirements

Bachelor’s in USA

Admissions to undergraduate programs in USA require adequate planning, since the decisions will have a great impact on the student’s career. Attention is required in all the steps right from the choice of program, meeting the test requirements and selection of application process. Depending on their interests and capabilities students can opt for Early Decision, Early Action, Regular or Rolling application process. The admission requirements include but not limited to the following.

  • High School transcripts (since ninth grade)
  • Personal Essay
  • Proof of English Proficiency
    • ELS Certification
    • TOEFL
    • IELTS
  • SAT/ACT scores if applicable

Master’s in USA

Admissions to Master’s programs in USA demands careful planning, right from the selection of programs, analyzing the application requirements, timely submission of application materials and effective follow up with universities. We, at ELS India, will guide in planning your application timeline and make your dream of international education come true. Admission requirements for Master’s program include but not limited to the following.

  • Bachelor’s degree transcript
  • Proof of English proficiency
    • ELS Certification
    • TOEFL
    • IELTS
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE scores if applicable


USA being the first country to offer graduate programs in Business Administration and being the home for more than half of the top 50 B-schools worldwide, MBA in USA is highly valued and recognized by employers across the world. Admission to the top B-schools is highly competitive and requires meticulous planning. Admission to MBA program requires the following.

  • Bachelor’s degree transcript
  • Proof of English proficiency
    • ELS Certification
    • TOEFL
    • IELTS
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)/Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • GMAT score if applicable
  • Professional experience (Top B-schools)
  • Personal Interview (Top B-schools)

PhD in USA

Admissions to PhD program are highly competitive. Students are recommended to have previous research experiences and journal publications. Some US universities offer a direct entry to PhD programs immediately after completion of a Bachelor’s degree for academically strong students. The general admission requirements for PhD include

  • Bachelor’s /Master’s degree in a field relevant to their area of research interest
  • Proof of English proficiency-
    • ELS Certification
    • TOEFL
    • IELTS
  • SOP highlighting their research skills
  • Journal publications if any
  • GRE General and Subject Scores if applicable

Don’t forget these supporting documents

Official Sealed Transcripts

Undergraduate Applicants: 9th - 12th std mark sheets & certificates. Graduate Applicants: Semester/ year wise mark sheets and/or consolidated statement of marks and degree certificates.

Third Party Transcript Evaluation

Determine if the university requires third party transcript evaluation as part of the application. Apply early for the evaluation so that the report reaches the university before the deadline.

Official Score Reports

Standardized test scores to be reported directly from the test agency to the university. Copies of the score-cards are sometimes accepted by the universities.

Personal Essay/ Statement of Purpose

Our Editorial Review team is well versed in the structure ideas and flow of a good SOP and we help students realize how they can write a strong and impactful SOP.

Letters of Recommendation & Resume

Letter of recommendation play an important role in the application and choosing your potential recommenders is equally important. ELS Editorial team reviews resume for content, structure and grammar to provide feedback on the appeal of a resume.

Copy of Passport

Bank Statement

A recent bank statement with account holder’s name in English and balance in foreign currency, equivalent to one year’s expense at the university.

Financial Statement

Financial Statement/ Affidavit of Support signed by student and sponsor.Additional requirements as necessary (eg. portfolio, auditions, interview, additional essays).

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