SAMBA Foundations Program in India
Students from India who have completed a three year Bachelor’s degree may be considered for the SAMBA program by completing one of two options:
- To do the Foundations Program in India at SMOT Chennai or St. Mary’s College Hyderabad, followed by the 12 month SAMBA program in the U.S.
- To do the Foundations Program at CSUSM directly, starting in June, followed by the same 12 month SAMBA program.
- Students who elect to participate in Option 1 are recruited and vetted by SMOT and St. Mary's using several factors including GPA, CAT scores, ability to pay, English language skills etc.
- Vetted students apply to CSUSM through the online SAMBA application
- Those students who meet the minimum eligibility requirements will receive a formal acceptance letter for a September start if:
- Students complete and report GMAT scores to CSUSM by May 1, 2015 and achieve a score of 500+
- Complete the Foundations program through SMOT/St. Mary's and achieve a B average in the program
- St. Mary's/SMOT report a provisional grade in the Foundations course (after 8 weeks of 12 week program)
- By July 15th, CSUSM's final admission letters and I-20's reach students who can take them to their respective consulates for their Visas