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Re: Do colleges check the applicant's social media?

  By: Shveta 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 have time to check every account of every applicant but you never know! So make sure your ...

Re: How much does leadership matter in college admissions?

  By: Shveta 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 look for it. Every college will weigh it differently so there is no way to predict.

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

  By: Shveta 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?

  By: Shveta 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 scored poorly in a subject in high school, don't blame the teacher or other circumstances - it ...

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

  By: Shveta 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 admissions - SAT or ACT, and then send that score.

If both scores are even, then send either one....

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

  By: Shveta 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 material; it will be 10-15 weeks depending on the academic system of the college.

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

  By: Shveta 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?

  By: Shveta 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 use the 14 factors. The 14 factors are listed here along with links to each campus admissio...

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

  By: Shveta 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 determine what the requirements are. Some do not require any and some do so your research will be...

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

  By: Shveta 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 one that works for you!

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

  By: Shveta 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 credit along with a salary during your employment.

Almost all programs are full-time experi...

Re: Do College essays need to have a title?

  By: Shveta 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?

  By: Shveta 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 but most do no not. Every college is different and admission requirements can change so alwa...

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

  By: Shveta 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. Colleges are looking for commitment and focus. It is good to demonstrate that in your application.

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

  By: Shveta 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 does not have to be academic but it should demonstrate achievement. The single measure for a ...

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