I wanted to bring you some important updates as it relates to application processing for West Virginia State University, Fall 2019.
The agreed processing timeframe for application processing is 10 business days. This is based on the date the application is fully completed, prescreened and submitted to the university for processing. We have experienced some short-term teething problems (mainly due to GPA calculation). However, these have now been fixed and we have received the full assurance that applications will be processed within the agreed timeframe.
Just a reminder that the base approval criteria for the MSCS is a 295 GRE and 6.0 IELTS. Candidates who have a GRE below 295 can still be considered if they have a strong GPA. However, we would not expect them to have below a 290. Candidates without GRE, with a GPA of 3.25 can also be considered. Note scholarship decisions are also made at the time of admission, based on GPA. Scholarships range from $10,000-$14,000 ($5,000-$7,000 per annum).
During my visit to India last week, I met with the US Consulate in Delhi to introduce the new MSCS. The feedback I was given was that since there is no cap on F-1 visas, they are motivated to issue visas to genuine students who have clear intentions when they graduate. I shared with them the program outline, and advised them that this program was being launched to help a local skill-shortage in this field. Approved candidates would also secure Federal scholarships up to $14,000. They responded well to this and agreed to share the information across all Consulates. They also indicated the importance of GRE scores, and I confirmed WVSU also required these (and would waive them only as an exception). I am hoping this visit will have a positive influence on Fall approvals.
Vice President of International Enrollment
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