Currently I am a student in the Netherlands following a bachelor program in computer science. I am currently considering applying for a master's program in the United States. It is hard to asses my chances, because of the large difference between the systems in the Netherlands and the United States.
There are a few factors which probably affect my chances.
- I cannot directly compare my grades with grades used in the United States. In the Netherlands we use a 1-10 absolute grading system. I currently have a grade average of 8.0, only had 7s, 8s and 9s.
- One thing I noticed is that in the United States a bachelor program is not naturally followed by a master's program, unlike in the Netherlands where this is the default.
- The duration of a bachelor program in the Netherlands is three instead of four years.
- Currently I do not plan on applying for a Ph.D position.
Do these factors significantly effect chances to be admitted to a master's program in the United States and how do I asses my chance to get accepted?