Frequently Asked Questions
What can IDP do for
IDP will offer you academic
counseling on programs and universities in the U.S. and help you
with the entire application and student visa process. Your
counselor will customize checklists for you every step of the way
and track all your application, fee payments and visa deadlines. In
addition, your counselor will provide a detailed pre-departure
orientation to prepare you for life as a student in the
Will I get a dedicated
counselor for the entire application and visa process?
Yes, once you sign up with
IDP, you will be assigned a dedicated counselor who would guide you
through the entire process.
What are the requirements
to apply for Bachelor's Degree in the U.S.?
The minimum admissions
requirement is successful completion of the Year 12 examination
from a recognized board. Some institutions may require you to take
an admissions test like SAT, IELTS, or TOEFL.
What are the admissions
req. to apply for a Master's and Ph.D. degree program in the
The minimum admissions
requirement is successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree from a
recognized university. Some universities may require you to take an
admissions test like GRE, GMAT, IELTS or TOEFL depending on the
program you apply for.
For admissions to a Ph.D. program in addition to completing a
Master’s degree you need to demonstrate evidence of research acumen
and may need to write a GRE subject in addition to a GRE general
and IELTS or TOEFL.
What admissions tests do I
need to take for program entry in U.S. institutions?
Admissions test requirements
vary from institution to institution. Most institutions request for
an English proficiency test like the IELTS or TOEFL. The other
standardized tests that you may have to take like GMAT, GRE, SAT
and the like are dependant on the program you are applying
Which is the best institution for me?
There is no official ranking of U.S.
universities. Institutions are judged based on their accreditation
status. The best institution for you is one that matches your
academic profile and meets your study, career and life
What is the tuition and living cost in the
Tuition fees generally range from USD 10,000
to USD 55,000 per year. Living costs are variable from about less
than USD 12,000 to USD 24,000 per year depending on the city you
live in, accommodation preferences, lifestyle and ancillary
expenses such as books, clothing, entertainment, travel cost and
Can I get financial aid to study in the
Yes, U.S. institutions offer financial aid in
the form of scholarships, bursaries, on campus jobs, teaching
assistantships, administrative assistantships, research
assistantships, internships and the like. The amount varies from
level of study as well as program type. Financial aid offerings are
competitive and students need to demonstrate exceptional academic
and extracurricular skills.
When can I commence studies in the U.S.?
The major intakes are Fall (September) and
Spring (January) but many institutions have Summer intakes (May or
June) as well.
When should I begin the application process
for a given intakes?
It is recommended that you
begin your application process at least 12 - 15 months in advance
of the intake, to allow for sufficient preparation time and time to
study for the standard admission tests.
Does IDP have any special relationship with
Yes, IDP has signed up with
certain U.S. institutions which will certainly give you the benefit
of better turnaround time for application assessment and other
Will IDP help me with pre departure
Yes, IDP will organize a
pre-departure orientation program which will help you transition to
life as a student in the U.S. and address topics ranging from
cross-cultural issues to ticketing, medical insurance, foreign
exchange and the likes.