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Universities don’t ONLY look at exam scores when making admission decisions; instead they look at a variety of different attributes when evaluating you. They take a holistic approach that extends beyond your grades to test scores, personal traits, extra-curricular activities and academic interest.Read this guide to learn more!
Applying to the U.S. is an extremely rigorous process, as a complete application has a number of components. So read this guide by ReachIvy experts and review all the documents you need prior to college deadlines.
What Application Submission Platform Should I Use?
Is the Common app the only platform? What are the different submission platforms? When applying to US colleges, there may be one or more application forms to complete as part of your application process. Read this guide to learn more!
Universities offer a variety of deadlines to choose from to ensure flexibility for students. However, these can be very confusing! Here are a few brief explanations that will help you decode these. There are 5 different types of deadlines you will encounter. Read this guide to learn more!
Even though there is no limit to the number of colleges that you can apply to, we strongly recommend that through effective college selection you narrow down your choices and apply to about 8-12 Universities. Furthermore, you should make sure that you have a range that includes Reach, Target and Safety Schools. Ensure that you check the acceptance statistics on the school’s website and remember that international students compete for fewer seats and usually have to meet a higher bar.
When deciding on which college is right for you, you need to look at a number of factors. Don’t base your decision on rankings alone, this is only one point of reference. You need to identify and evaluate other criteria too. Some may play a larger role than others, so prioritize what’s important to you. Read this guide to learn more!
The interview is a critical final step in the application process. This is when you really have the chance to “wow” your interviewer. The interview will be conducted by either the admissions board or an alumnus of the school depending on the interview process of each school. Read this guide to learn more!
What are the differences between public and private universities? What is a liberal arts college? When you are looking at college websites, some words may keep popping up – for example Liberal Arts, State University, Ivy League – so let’s dig deeper into what this means as it plays an important role in your college selection decision. Read this guide to learn more!
Are you packing your bags and getting ready to visit your list of colleges abroad? Even though it’s not necessary, it does help with your decision process. Visiting the campus will give you a real sense of the atmosphere, the academic programs, fellow students, faculty, student life, the local area, and much more. I would strongly recommend it. Read this guide to learn more!
What is the best way to connect with schools? Are college fairs the only way to engage with schools? As finding your fit is such an important factor in college selection, how can I learn more about the Universities I wish to apply to. Read this guide to learn more!
Once the application process is behind you, the next step is waiting for a response from your targeted Universities. When the letters and emails from colleges start pouring in, there are three potential outcomes. Read this guide to learn more!
Most colleges will require students to submit a transcript – a document listing your academic qualifications and grades – for the last four years of school, so remember, everything from 9th grade onwards counts! Read this guide to learn more!
You may have heard about the SAT test. But students may also be required to take the SAT II subject tests which are college admission exams on subjects that you choose to best showcase your strengths and interests. Read this guide to learn more!
The TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language) and the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) are two popular choices of English proficiency tests, and are accepted by most universities. Most colleges require international students to have completed one, with the grade requirements and preference (if any) clearly stated on the website, as part of the admission process. Some colleges may waive this requirement if certain prerequisites are met. Read this guide to learn more!
Essays provide you with the opportunity to bring out different dimensions of your personality – this not only includes your community involvement or success in a hobby such as art or dance, but also for example, what world events have disturbed you, which world leaders have inspired you, or what you feel is the greatest invention of all time. Read this guide to learn more!
Engagement outside of the classroom is an important aspect of the college application process. While UK universities’ first points of focus are grades and academic strength, extra-curricular activities allow you to distinguish yourself from other applicants and reinforce your interest in your course area. Read this guide to learn more!
Your letters of recommendation can reveal a number of things about you to the admissions team, including your academic strengths, areas of interest, personal qualities and community service. They offer insights that indicate who you are and whether you are a right fit for the college that is reading them. Read this guide to learn more!
As quoted in the Mint “A falling rupee and rising education costs is a double whammy for aspiring overseas students. No wonder less than a quarter of those who apply manage to go abroad for higher studies” However, with proper planning and information, hopefully we can help you minimize the impact so that you will not have to compromise on your plans to study abroad. Read this guide to learn more!