I am an international student who is able to self-finance his master degree education in the US. I looked at a relatively big number of schools that offer a master degree in software engineering and most of them require a minimum bachelor degree GPA of 2.7 to 3.0 .. I graduated with 2.5 from an accredited school in Egypt. I have 4+ years of experience in the software development field.

How would I find a university that doesn't require GPA or require ones that is less than or equal to 2.5 and would get me a student visa in the US? Could I find one in the usual published university guides, or should I call/write a bunch of admissions offices or take other measures?

My desired fields of education are Software Engineering or Computer Science with a focus on software development.

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  • is there any particular reason you don't want to do your Masters in Egypt? – JAB Oct 30 '17 at 18:44
  • I can understand that maybe your undergrad degree was a long time ago, and you don't feel like your GPA then reflects your current abilities. Fine. But why can't you get a reasonable score on the GRE? – ff524 Oct 30 '17 at 19:01
  • Is getting a reasonable score on the GRE will be equivalent to 3.0 GPA I think most schools 3.0 of GPA is a mandatory – Bassyou Oct 30 '17 at 19:06
  • A GRE or other exam would possibly be used in lieu of recent previous education. Only part-time programs would probably look past both your grades and your lack of GRE. The GRE is a relatively mild test, especially when compared to say, the GMAT or the MCAT. Just plain math and plain critical thinking after they took out the analogies and other weird things. – Compass Oct 30 '17 at 19:54