International Students & Alumni

Shveta profile







Recent posts (View all)
Re: Do colleges check the applicant's social media?

 On March 13, 2020, 3:28 a.m.

Colleges may check your social media if it is relevant to your application or if you mention it as something that is a part of your application. They do not ...

Re: How much does leadership matter in college admissions?

 On March 13, 2020, 3:27 a.m.

Leadership is important if you are able to demonstrate it in your application or if it shows based on what it is. It is not vital to applications but they do...

Re: Do interviewers get to see the applicant's actual application or their scores, essays, recommendations etc?

 On Feb. 28, 2020, 9:25 a.m.

This really depends on the college. Some colleges share the application related info with the interviewers. In most cases, the interviews are optional as well.

Re: What are some "No-Nos" on the College Application for Admissions Officers?

 On Feb. 28, 2020, 9:22 a.m.

While filling out College Applications and writing essays, accept ownership for anything negative or bad that your need to provide.
For example, if you score...

Re: If I submit my SAT and ACT score to a college, which one would they consider?

 On Feb. 28, 2020, 9:15 a.m.

Here is how you need to approach this:
First of all you need to figure out what the college prefers, study the historical data available from class admission...

Re: How much harder are College classes compared to their equivalent APs?

 On Feb. 23, 2020, 7:07 a.m.

College classes will be more challenging but not because of content. They will be more challenging because students will not have 9 months to learn the mater...

Re: Do Admissions officers dig into the supporting material I send with the application - like portfolio, or links to my website, blogs etc?

 On Feb. 23, 2020, 7:06 a.m.

College admissions will only look at supporting material if they request or suggest to provide it. If they do not ask for it, they will not consider it.

Re: In what order are application materials read by admissions officers at University of California?

 On Feb. 23, 2020, 7:05 a.m.

They do not necessarily follow an order. Each campus evaluates 14 factors differently. You would need to check the website of each campus to found how they u...

Re: What kind of background is needed for high schoolers who want to do science research summer programs?

 On Feb. 15, 2020, 1:46 a.m.

Every science research summer program has different requirements just like colleges do.
If you are interested in specific programs, research early to determi...

Re: Is it better to take the ACT (instead of SAT) to improve chances of getting into a good school?

 On Feb. 15, 2020, 1:45 a.m.

Most colleges do not have a preference and accept either for admissions. Since they vary a bit, it is up to you to determine which one you prefer. Take the o...

Re: What is the cooperative (co-op) education program at US Colleges?

 On Feb. 15, 2020, 1:44 a.m.

A co-op education, also known as a co-operative college program, is a program at a college that requires an actual job experience in your major. You earn cre...

Re: Do College essays need to have a title?

 On Feb. 6, 2020, 10:34 p.m.

College essays usually do not need a title unless it is asked for.

Re: Do Colleges accept SAT Scores without the essay?

 On Feb. 6, 2020, 10:33 p.m.

The University of California system are probably the only colleges that require the essays for SAT or ACT test scores. Some universities do recommend them bu...

Re: What are some good extracurriculars to start in 11th?

 On Feb. 6, 2020, 10:32 p.m.

Extracurriculars should be about your interests, strengths or things you enjoy. If you enjoy something in particular, then that should be your focus. College...

Re: How much do internships and journal publications matter to AOs, as long as they are related to your intended major?

 On Feb. 1, 2020, 1:49 a.m.

College AOs follow a holistic approach to admissions. They are looking for strong academic students, who are committed and passionate about something. It doe...

Is College in US for you?