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Updates On International Admissions

Updated: Oct 12, 2020

UVA DARDEN Announces flexibility on admissions tests

UVA Darden has reviewed the test submission policy and announced test waiver conditional to the applicant proving that they are ready for quantitative MBA program.  The school in addition has announced that any waiver shall be considered if supported by substantive evidence.

Say Hello to TURNITIN and KIRA

Turnitin, leading provider of academic integrity solutions, today announced a new alliance to detect plagiarism for applications of entry and Kira Talent, which is the first global comprehensive admission solution.

As the process of college admission is constantly scrutinised, maintaining the quality of application is becoming even more important to schools.

The Turnitin-powered Kira Talent Plagiarism Checker allows admission bureaux to verify whether an applicant has received original contents or not. The industry-leading program of Turnitin will search for potential plagiarism all submitted documents and timely written responses inside the Kira network. So pay attention to who you seek assistance for your application preparation.

Executive Assessment (EA) by GMAC

The Executive Evaluation Exam tests applicants in three categories for higher order reasoning: standardized reasoning, verbal argument and quantitative reasoning.

For each portion of the test, you will obtain results: integrated reasoning, quantitative reasoning and verbal reasoning, and the overall outcome, based on the results from all three sections. When deciding the overall result, all three pieces are similarly weighted.

Integrated justification, quantitative argument and verbal argument use 0 to 20 scale. The average scale is between 100 and 200. The test costs USD 350 and the scores are accepted by major universities for admission to EMBA and MBA programs.

COVID UPDATE On International Admissions

In the wake of the upsurge in the Covid-19 cases, the U.S. Department of State has modified the rules for International Students scheduled to start their courses in the US in Fall 2020.

"Nonimmigrant students in new or initial status after March 9 will not be able to enter the U.S. to enroll in a U.S. school as a nonimmigrant student for the fall term to pursue a full course of study that is 100 percent online".

Students might plan to skip a year of online education and not miss the in-class experience or study online and still get a world recognised education. Due to the associated financial risk, students and their families are considering the option of tuition insurance.

Usually, tuition insurance policies cover a single academic term, but you may be able to purchase coverage for multiple terms. Tuition insurance policies can be purchased for both undergraduate and graduate students. GradGuard and Liberty Mutual currently provide tuition insurance plans.

Universities have however assured the best quality education online, ensuring online classes being worth the value of full tuition.

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