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Yippee! The cumbersome admissions process is finally over and you have your acceptance letter in hand. Great going, mate! Now let’s take a look at the visa application process, because (God forbid!) one wrong move and all your effort and hard work could be terribly wasted.

Open the US immigration website and there’s an alarming number of visa types that can leave you scratching your head in dismay! As it is Jamboree’s mission to simplify all things abroad, we have complied a list of visas that you should know about as an international student.

The new learning portal will deliver an exact classroom-like experience on your computer screen! With short and concise learning videos by some of our finest GMAT instructors, the portal follows Jamboree’s exact classroom teaching methodology developed through over two decades of GMAT teaching experience.

Have you been preparing for the GMAT? If the answer to that question is yes; I am sure that the question of how the different sections are scored is at the back of your mind. Let us try and breakdown the different sections and their respective scores:

The Statement of Purpose: why do you want to study in a particular B-school? This is exactly what the Graduate Admissions School is asking you!

This is your chance of showing the selection committee who you are and why you have applied to the particular university. What do we aim to address in this section: How do we write a Statement of Purpose that is appropriate and showcases yourself to the world?

Do you wish to work in the US after completing your degree there? If so, then you should know all about Optional Practical Training (OPT).

An F-1 visa is required for international students to attend full-time courses at universities in the US. This is a temporary visa and is also known as the student visa. This visa permits a student to work for 20 hours a week on campus during semester and for full time during vacation. F-1 visa holders become eligible for off-campus employment once they have completed their first academic year. Students are eligible for 12 months of temporary employment during and after their studies. OPT must be directly related to your area of study.

A conundrum that a lot of students are faced with after the intensive three and a half hour exam is that of ‘The GMAT score’: Should I accept my score? Or should I reject it?

It almost seems like a tease, the GMAC gives you ‘two minutes’ to decide whether you want to accept your score. After hours of preparation, and a highly absorbing, and enervating three hour session, how do you decide whether to abandon your score? (The Verbal, Quantitative and Integrated Reasoning Sectional scores are displayed; AWA scores are sent to you later, along with the other scores). Well, let’s try and deconstruct this. You can decide whether your score is good enough if you are mentally prepared beforehand.