Experiences shared by students who have reached their respective higher education institutions in the U.S. after being serviced by IDP India.
Smita Koralahalli, Program: Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering: University of North Carolina Charlotte: Fall 2017
Before my association with IDP, I was unaware and unsure of the various steps the admissions process, beginning from the University application to Visa, entailed. I wanted guidance through the entire process. Therefore, with reference of a senior, I approached IDP with the intention to get help to gain admission into one of the best universities in the world. And I am extremely glad that I came to IDP and whole heartedly thank the IDP staff that assisted me very well.
I was helped to narrow down the list that included the universities I preferred, especially taking into account my GRE score and my profile. My SOP and LORs were edited at various levels and refined to match the standards expected by the universities abroad. My counsellor’s valuable advice gave me the confidence to view various aspects of the application process with an open mind. It was for this reason that the long admissions process went on very smoothly. My doubts were cleared at each stage and the mock session conducted helped me a lot in my final interview.
I have finalised University of North Carolina Charlotte for MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering emphasising on Embedded Systems. Since I wanted a good academic course with significant practical exposure, I chose US for my higher studies. My aim is to get as much exposure as possible from people of different perspectives around the globe which would greatly help me in advancing my career.
IDP has helped me in every stage from beginning till the end!! Thanks a lot for your guidance and support!!
Ashwin Nadig, Program: Master of Computer Science: Texas A & M Commerce: Fall 2017
Before approaching IDP, I was looking for a complete package of admission, starting from listing of universities, application, decision making, visa preparation and so on. And I think I got more than what I was expecting by enrolling with IDP Education. IDP’s guidance helped me at every step and made my admission process hassle free and exciting.
Every critical aspect my counsellor discussed, gave me enough time to think and decide. Sometimes there would be valuable advice and strict warnings also. I think the counsellor’s expertise and knowledge made things very easy for me. Right from filling the application to the visa clearance, the IDP team took over charge and was very precise in this aspect. The questionnaire and documentation guide given to us were very helpful. The mock interviews helped us to refine our answers. The positive ambience and encouraging words which I received till the last minute helped me to be more confident and accurate at the time of actual interview.
Starting from the scratch, my admission process with IDP made the journey smooth with no sudden curves or humps. Whether it was the university selection, application, SOP, LORs, financials, documentation and my visa, at every level, the guidance was accurate. Again I should say it is because of my counsellor that I was worry free. Her accurate suggestions helped me immensely.
I have chosen Texas A&M University –Commerce for my Master of Science in Computer Science. As my area of interest and the curriculum of study are best offered by US, I think my US experience will fulfil my career goals. Overall I think IDP is the best option for students who are looking at studying abroad. This can be attributed to the fact that IDP has good options of various countries other than US for Master’s, and is clear, organised and dependable. Above all, it is pocket friendly.
Ashritha Setthalli, Program: Master in Business and information system: New Jersey Institute of Technology: Fall 2017
To get into a globally renowned university for higher studies, I was looking forward to getting guidance that could help me choose the right college, one that would suit my profile and interests. I was hoping to get help to crack the Visa interview without any hassle.
IDP contributed immensely towards my success in getting into a top college of USA. They constantly guided me and followed up the application process until I received an admit from university which satisfied my requirements. The Visa assistance provided by IDP has played an important role in getting my Visa approved. The services are overwhelming and student friendly.
I had an average profile which was a barrier in getingt an admit to my dream college. The counsellors were kind enough to analyse my profile and suggest the required changes to improve my resume. I was asked to concentrate and portray my strengths which largely made improvements in my profile. Through this guided approach, I was able to recognise my weakness and work on it which finally got me into a good university and helped in receiving Visa.
The well organised processes of IDP contributed hugely towards my plan to study in the US. The university screening process was impressive and accurate thereby helping me find the right set of universities that suited my needs. The mock Visa process was helpful in getting to know my mistakes and improvising my approach to get the Visa approved. The seminars and knowledge sharing sessions were a huge opportunity to learn and get to know the minute details which were needed as a student applying for education abroad.
I have chosen to study Master’s in Business and Information Systems at New Jersey Institute of Technology. The quality based education offered by US universities, particularly NJIT will definitely have an added advantage and help me scale great heights in my career.
Dipu Biswas, Program: Navitas UPP-Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering: Navitas-Umass Darthmouth: SUMMER 2017
I came to know about IDP from a website and went to their Kolkata centre office to get some information on the application process for a foreign university. I expected it to be a regular formal meeting with a counsellor wherein I would just be told about the procedure involved. But I was pleasantly surprised to know that they would assist me in all areas concerning admissions abroad.
The admission process would have been rather tough for me had it not been for IDP’s help and guidance. I was relieved at the thought of being in safe and responsible hands that would carry me through the tedious admissions process. My counsellor was always there for assistance and encouragement. She helped me in a way that every step I took was smooth and confident. From the beginning of my university application to the last stage of my visa, I always got helped from my counsellor. She taught me how to deal a visa interview and to get a visa in the first attempt.
My counsellor helped me apply to universities that concerned my field of interest, and this brought about a huge improvement in my application form. Apart from that, she guided me on the certificates I should use. The most precious thing was her confidence in me. Initially I thought I might not be able to get admission in a good university but she gave me the confidence that I could get into a university of my choice, and now I am a student of one of the top ranked universities of USA. Over the months, my communication skills have become quite good, all thanks to IDP’s belief in my ability.
My admission at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth for the Mechanical Engineering programme has been a great personal achievement for me. Besides, I also got an offer letter from Florida Atlantic University. I am_happy to be getting world class education here at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth as it will improve my knowledge on a range of topics. It will also give me the opportunity to interact with people from many countries. USA’s education system will, I am sure, help me in achieving my goals.
Anubhav Pramanik, Program: Bachelor of IT: UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI Intake: fall 2017
I came to IDP with high expectations as they had already helped my elder brother with his application earlier. I was familiar with the environment and was confident about the positive results that my association with IDP would bring.
Once into the IDP folds, I made a list of all the universities I wanted to apply to and the universities suggested by my counsellor. Thereafter, we shortlisted the universities as per my choice of subjects and applied to them. IDP helped me shortlist universities along with getting my essays edited. They helped me immensely with the overall admissions process. During the visa process, my counsellor provided me with a set of questions that I could be asked during the interview and also helped me sort all the financial documents needed.
I was asked by my counsellor to apply to a good number of universities so as to get a wider option while choosing the course I wished to pursue. All the hard work paid off when I was offered admission in Bachelors (BSc) in Information Technology programme, the course I wanted to pursue, by University of Cincinnati, along with a good scholarship.
I believe the U.S. experience will help me achieve my goals as I will be able to pursue a more flexible programme and gain ample practical experience.
Anmolbir Singh, Program: MBA: Rivier University Intake: Summer 2017
I got to know about IDP through my cousin. The positive reviews I received were very reassuring. She assured me that IDP provides the best consultancy services in town for foreign education. I can say with conviction that my association with IDP has been one of the best decisions so far. I must make a special mention here about the very helpful IDP staff that guided me through the admissions process in every way possible. They assisted me in selecting the universities that best suited my requirements, while filling up the application forms. My work got easier and I completed the application form without any glitches.
My counsellor was my constant support as she helped me at every step, advising me on the subjects as well as the universities that I needed to focus on. Besides, my documents like the SOP and resume were closely reviewed so as to further increase my chances of getting into one of the best universities. From time to time, I was apprised on the important documents that I was supposed to keep ready. This promptness made all the difference. Also, before my visa interview my counsellor took several sessions to prepare me for the interview. She gave me a list of all the possible questions that could be asked, thereby boosting my confidence. As a result, I did great in my interview and got my visa.
As a consequence of the professional efficiency of the IDP staff, I got through three universities of which I selected the one that suited me. I chose Masters of Business Administration programme offered by Rivier University located in Nashua, New Hampshire. I believe that my experience will help me achieve my goals and will provide all the knowledge I require to succeed in my professional and personal life.
Revathy Chandrasekaran Venkatramanan, Program: MS Computer science University: Wright State University Intake: Fall 2016
I started with GRE and IELTS and I had no idea to proceed further with my application processing. So I came to IDP seeking guidance and assistance to send my applications.
The assistance offered by the counsellors was more than enough. Their dedication and support during our hard times gave us a lot of confidence to stay positive. Their work, which was a great help to me was fruitful when I had an issue with the University for missing documents. It was hard for me to choose the university among those from which I got admit. They helped me to choose Wright state university, which I feel is the right decision that I have made.
Besides counselling and assistance, the courier service to send documents to universities and sending electronic scores (IELTS) made our application process way to easier.
I have chosen Master program in Computer Science from Wright State University. Since USA is a leading technology researcher, I feel that USA will provide all the necessary benefits and opportunities to complete my course in a successful way.
Wright State University has a globally recognised research organisation, named, Kno.e.sis which helps the computer science students in their thesis program to complete their graduation in a better way.
The counsellors gave a list of universities as per our needs, which made our process far easier to shortlist the universities. Their mock interviews were of great help during our visa interviews. The counsellors were beside us providing assistance right from short listing the universities to getting accommodation in USA. Let IDP continue its service to all those who aspire to study overseas.
Karthik Ramakrishnan, Masters in Computer Science, UT Dallas
I am student doing my Masters in Computer Science at UT Dallas. IDP has played a pivotal role in helping me in my journey to the United States. I had good help from Ms. Jaikala Rani M, my mentor in Chennai IDP and she provided me with all the resources to plan right from my application process till departure. I have good respect for the members of Chennai IDP since they handled everything professionally and it was done on time. I really recommend students who are interested to do their masters to have a look into IDP and take a look at their services and I am sure you would be satisfied with their professionalism.
Dinesh Dakshinamoorthy, Masters in Management Information Systems ( MS in MIS), Florida Institute of Technology, Orlando, Fall 2015
Before I visited IDP Education, I had merely expected to gain an insight about the admission procedures that were commonly followed by the universities in USA, and the visa formalities. I am glad to share that IDP assisted me in selecting the universities according to my profile because of which I had a handful of admit that made it easier to proceed to the next step.
The IDP staff was very friendly and supportive and handled all my queries and doubts extremely patiently and professionally. During the counselling, my counsellor introduced me to a well chalked out and neat SOP format that made a difference to my application. This in turn added value to my application package. As earlier result, I got admission into one of the good universities in USA, and also got my visa approved, thereby making my dream come true.
Among the many other admits, I had chosen Management Information Systems (MIS) offered by Florida Institute of Technology. I strongly believe that an international exposure from USA, where there is ample opportunity for technological and managerial development, will help in enhancing my career path and lead me towards the pinnacle of success.
The process followed by IDP was customised as per the requirement of each student, an effort, that helped in choosing the right university. Also, instead of spending much money on applying to many universities, IDP helped in finding the right fit that helped in fetching an admission letter. Also, IDP provided guidance for visa interview by listing all possible questions, and suggested answers that would create a positive impact with the visa officer. Also, I was handed with a list that mentioned the possible documents that were needed to be carried.
After intermittently visiting a few more consultancies, I can confidently proclaim that IDP offered the best assistance in guiding me through the process right from application submission to visa interview. I feel happy to extend a special thank you to the entire IDP team for helping me in making my dream come true
Sona Bhargava, MS in Technology Management, University of Bridgeport, Fall 2015
To get into a university of my choice in the US, all I wanted was a supportive and informative interaction with the counsellor. And IDP not just helped in selection of the college but also guided me stepwise from editing my SOP to sending my application to various universities and following them up. They also helped in the Visa interview preparation and visa documentation. In short, IDP made my journey from an aspiring student in USA to a current student of MS in Technology Management at University of Bridgeport, the best university I could possibly get with my profile, very easy, and worth the investment. I have also received an annual scholarship of 5000 dollars. Coming to IDP has changed my life forever!
Soumita, University of Bridgeport, MS Technology Management, Fall 2015
Prior to my IDP visit, I expected some professional counsellors to help me understand the admissions procedure in US universities, as I was keen to pursue IT and Management related degree from there. But IDP was way above my expectations. They were very helpful during the processing of my application. They guided me in writing a good SOP and familiarised me with the visa details. IDP’s systematic approach to the application process made it rather easy for me when it came to applying in different US universities. The mock visa interview conducted by IDP was especially very helpful. As a result, I got selected for MS in Technology Management course at University of Bridgeport. This course, it will be helpful for my career growth.
Amulya Vanga, Kent State University, MS Applied Mathematics, Fall 2014
I expected IDP to help me shortlist appropriate colleges for me and meet representatives of these colleges. They helped with everything, from completing the college application to the visa application and preparation. I was told about the university requirements elaborately along with the procedure I had to follow with regard to the application form and the visa acceptance. Before I met the IDP team, I had no idea how to go about filling my college application. But I was patiently guided by my counsellor through the process. She helped me form articulate answers for any and all questions the officer may have had for me.
The IDP team helped me complete my college application, including proof reading my statement of purpose and putting together all the documents needed for the application. The team was particularly helpful when it came to the visa preparation. Without their help, I would have walked into the visa interview completely unprepared. Without IDP I would never have completed my college applications in time to be admitted to my college. I am planning to pursue M.Sc course in Applied Mathematics at Kent State University. The programme itself is directly applicable in my professional training to become an Actuary. Studying in the U.S. will give me the opportunity to be independent and study in a more learning based environment than the rote based environment than I have grown up in.
Rajagomathi Athisankaranarayanan, Colorado State University, Program MS Electrical Engineering, Fall 2014
My visit to the IDP office was based on the positive feedback I got about the organisation. I was told that IDP provides excellent professional guidance to students keen on pursuing higher studies abroad, and that they provide all the necessary information to choose the universities based on the priorities of the aspiring candidates. When I met the IDP team, I felt happy that I had come to the right place. The team, especially my counsellor gave me a clear idea of all the universities that I could apply to. Being apprised of the various universities beforehand helped me immensely. Hence, I approached the application process with my priorities sorted out and subsequently got into almost all the universities I opted for. The IDP team was very patient with me and offered to help through each and every process meticulously. The mock interviews conducted by my counsellor in order to prepare me for the visa questions instilled confidence in me. My counsellor made me aware of the opportunities available in various universities after MS, and how they would benefit me.
I came to know about the research activities in those universities and about the teaching faculty, ranking and so much more, all of which helped me arrive at decisions with certainty. The specialised guidance helped me get admission in the university I desired. I am happy that I got into almost all the universities that I applied for, an achievement which was possible due to the services offered by IDP. I shall be joining Colorado State University for my MS in Electrical Engineering. MS in US will not only provide me with more opportunities in the field of Engineering, but will also give me an exposure apt to compete and succeed at the global level. Since US education has global recognition, I was eager to be part of that system. IDP has turned my dream into reality.
Nidhi Vinod, BFA Painting, Sculpture and Dance,James Madison University, Summer 2013
"I came to know about IDP at a university fair. Initially, I had little idea about how to go about applying for higher education in the US, but after meeting the counsellors of IDP, I gained some knowledge about the same and applied to the universities that suited my profile and interest.
I made a video that was and attached with my application was one of the most crucial pieces of advice that I received from my counsellor. I believe, it played a major role in my selection in all the universities I applied to. I don’t think this would have been possible without the help of the IDP team. Thanks to them, my journey of following my dream became easier.
I have chosen James Madison University at Virginia as the university for my higher education. I believe, association with the university will give me a wider exposure of my field and give me an experience that will help me move ahead in life with confidence.
The IDP staff supported me at every step in my application process including putting the documents in order and preparing me for the visa interview. It is because of all their help and guidance that I could get admission to the university I applied to. Thank you."
R Gautham Srinivas, MS Aerospace Engineering, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Fall 2012
"When I decided to pursue my MS in USA, I was unsure about the route I should adopt to reach my desired destination. I was still in a dilemma when I happened to attend a seminar by IDP Chennai at Coimbatore. It did not take me long to believe that IDP was my dawn of hope, the place that would help me fulfill my dreams. After enrolling with IDP Education, I was extended support and help at every step i.e. from starting till the end.
The IDP team guided me patiently through every stage of the admission process. Their meticulous method eased the pressure on my mind and I was able to concentrate on my academics. They gave a detailed account of the admission process and the documents that were required for being considered for admission to various US universities. The consistent help I received with regard to selecting the universities, writing the SOP, preparing the documents like financial support and affidavit, are indeed praiseworthy. Thereafter, the follow up of each application by the team was done in good time.
I was extremely happy when I got three I20’s from reputed universities in a short time. The mock visa interview conducted by IDP too has been very helpful and helped dissipate many of the doubts that I had carried with me. When, for some reason, I could not get visa in the first attempt, I was heartbroken but the IDP team encouraged me to take another interview within 10 days. I succeeded in my second attempt and my happiness knew no bounds. I give credit to the IDP team for my admission into Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Aerospace Engineering.
I would especially like to express my gratitude to IDP Chennai, which made my dream of pursuing MS in USA come true. I can never thank you enough! In this commercial world, it is a Herculean task to find committed professionals, and I am extremely happy and proud that I was handled by a principled professional team of IDP."
Ravinder Reddy Gade, University of Illinois at Springfield, 2011
"IDP has helped me in making a lot of well informed critical decisions with regard to my higher education plans. I was confused and worried when I started my application process and then I came across IDP while browsing through various websites. The first time I went through the site, a great amount of hope was generated in me, and when I met the IDP team, I was enthused with a lot of confidence. Thereafter, with guidance from my counselor I got admission into a reputed world class university in the US.
IDP has been very helpful in guiding me at all stages of my application process. Chennai US team helped me shortlist the universities that suited my interest and calibre, and continue to help me even now. My counsellor was very proactive and helped me in taking the right decisions during critical situations. My pleasant affiliation with IDP encouraged me to recommend IDP to many of my fellow students in Chennai who are going through the same indecisive phase I went through before I came to IDP.
The IDP team has also given me sound advice related to the visa procedure in order to acquire visa without any glitches. I chose University of Illinois at Springfield for pursuing my MS in Management Information Systems. I definitely believe that graduating from the US will help me achieve my goals. I would like to state that the services provided by IDP Education are very helpful and coming to IDP was a great learning experience for me."
Shantanu Bhatia - University of South Carolina, Fall 2011
"When I approached IDP Education, I was sure that I would get the right guidance and help with respect to pursuing my dream of studying in the US. True to my expectations, IDP Education did all that it could to help me with the admissions process. They helped me shortlist the universities as per my requirements and went out of their way to contact the universities on my behalf.
They also gave me a list of all the documents that were required during the admissions process and later. My counselor took special care to explain every critical point related to the universities and the courses they offered. I also got ample tips with regard to the visa interview. My admission to the University of South Carolina and my visa approval are proof enough of the brilliant services that IDP Education offers.
I believe that the International Business programme will help me gain the requisite knowledge to succeed in the global business environment. I am happy that I came to IDP and deeply appreciate all the help they provided."
Himanshu Sethi, MS in Technology Management, Blowing Green State University (with Assistantship), Fall 2015
Before coming to IDP I was expecting the counsellor to guide me in the right direction and hoping that I would not be fleeced like some fake organisations that make false claims of offering good student services.
I was happy that I was helped with my application form right from selecting the suitable universities to completing the visa process. Earlier, I was looking for only M.S in Mechanical but my counsellor told me about Engineering Management, and also how the course best suited my profile. The counsellor helped me with the visa preparation by conducting mock interviews on telephone, as I could not be physically present at their office. Thereafter, I was guided through putting my visa documents in place.
Applying for M.S in Engineering Management was the most critical advice which made a difference to my application. Besides getting admission in the M.S programme in Engineering Technology at Bowling Green State University, I also received substantial scholarship which was a big help.
Coming to IDP was a decision I am proud of. Despite enrolling with them very close to the university application deadline, I received full support from the team. I would like to give credit to the IDP team for my MS acceptance
Vignesh Krishnamoorthy, MS Mechanical Engineering, Fall 2015
I had a very vague idea about the ‘Admissions Abroad’ process. But coming to IDP turned out to be very helpful in both narrowing down the colleges and my course selection as well.
Based on my credentials, I was guided through the filling of application form. I was advised to choose universities based on my course requirement. The pre-visa session also made a huge difference as it helped me attend my interview with confidence. Subsequently, I was selected for a Masters in Mechanical Engineering at Lamar University, Texas.
From choosing my college to the Visa interview, I owe a lot to IDP. I have truly benefited from their advice and would recommend it to my friends.