I have completed my Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) from India. The minimum requirement for admission into the MS in Computer Science program requires a 4 year college degree. My BCA degree was a 3 year degree and I am planning on pursuing a 1 year Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and would like to find out if these total 4 years satisfy as minimum requirements for admission consideration.

  • You're welcome, Nikita. @jakebeal: Done. – Aleksandr Blekh Jun 8 '15 at 15:22

I suggest you to inquire such information at one or, better, more international academic credential evaluation companies, such as WES (be careful, as I've had some negative experience with them in terms of accuracy of evaluation). Nevertheless, you can check the WES' international-to-US academic credential equivalency tool.


Maybe you should ask a professor you know that has some connections with professors in US to tell you more about that.

  • i tried talking to every possible professor but none of them could get it confirmed. i also tried contacting the universities by mailing them my query but they said they cannot assure and the admission committee will decide when i apply – nikita.pawar Jun 8 '15 at 14:52

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