Response to a parent


Dear Dr.Umagupta greetings for a wonderful New year 2011 it with great gratitude i am writing, it is nice of you to serve the indian students, for their higher studies at USA, My daughter is doing her second year , B.P.T. Bachelor of Physiotherapy in chennai, tamil nadu, india, Sri Ramachandra University a deemed university, which has alliance with Harvard medical international she has 2.5 years to finish her course,she is a gold medalist, till now , i shall be greatful if you can guide me, regarding which are the best universities in usa, for her MPT,OR DPT and what are the entrance exam she has to write for her post graduate at usa please guide me thanking you easwaran india

Dear Mr. Easwaran,

As a parent myself, I understand your anxiety and eagerness to find the right US university for your daughter. She seems like an exceptionally bright and dedicated student. Since she has another 2 plus years to complete her Bachelor's,it is too early to decide on a university.  There are many excellent universities for Physical Therapy and the competition is often stiff. Strong academic background and good grades (your daughter has both) are essential. The right school will also depend on her career interests – what does she want to do after she earns her degree? Please stay in touch and when she is about one year from graduation, we can offer more specific advice and guidance. Best wishes! You are a great dad!

Dr. Uma Gupta is CEO of PlanetGPA, a New York company that helps international students find the right US university. She can be reached at


About Dr. Gupta

Dr. Uma G. Gupta is the Founder and President of STEM.SMART, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the pipeline of U.S students interested in STEM careers. In addition, she is the CEO of PlanetGPA, an international student recruitment services that serves as an extension to the recruitment offices of U.S. universities.

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  1. Thank you Dear Dr.Uma G.Guptaji
    it is quite exhilarating moment for me to get a wonderful response from you,in spite of your busy time,
    i will do so as suggested by , to keep in touch with your blog
    more important is an aspiring student for DPT, has to write
    I can understand about toefl or ielt
    is gre is compulsory to get in to DPT in a reputed university
    please guide me, as i want her to prepare for her GRE
    if it is essential
    thanks for your wonderful response

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