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Study Abroad Grants/Scholarships for Indian Students

 On Sept. 15, 2019, 3:46 a.m.

Select List of Study Abroad Grants/Scholarships for Indian Students

1. GO Overseas Scholarship:
2. Inlaks Sh...

A Primer: Everything You wanted to know about Financial Aid, but didn't know who to ask

 On Aug. 18, 2019, 6:20 a.m.

A Primer: Everything You wanted to know about Financial Aid, but didn't know who to ask

Some of the most frequent questions that we get asked on this forum ...

Re: What are the Benefits of Applying Early?

 On Aug. 16, 2019, 4:51 a.m.

A few of the benefits of applying early are:
- Many schools have higher acceptance rates and it shows commitment to the school (if you get deferred etc)

A Day in My Life @UPenn

 On Aug. 11, 2019, 12:01 a.m.

Hey everyone. I’m Saranya, a rising sophomore at University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) from New Delhi, India. I’m currently pursuing a dual degree between the C...

Re: grades

 On Aug. 9, 2019, 2:12 a.m.

Most US colleges have a GPA scale, based on a 4 point system. You get letter grades per course that translate into GPA points. Some classes are also grad...

Re: How did you choose a counselor?

 On Aug. 9, 2019, 2:08 a.m.

I took recommendations from people who went to the colleges I was interested, researched the counsellors myself and took appointments to see which ones I...

Re: How can I stand out from the other applicants?

 On Aug. 8, 2019, 10:13 a.m.

My biggest advice on this is that you should be spiked, not well rounded. That means that if you're passionate about something, go all out on it. For exa...

Re: How long does it take for the admission process?

 On Aug. 8, 2019, 12:35 a.m.

I'm not really sure what you're asking. Applications for Early Decision/Action usually rolls out in summer and is due on November 1st, with decisions com...

Re: What are the most important things to remember while writing the essays?

 On Aug. 7, 2019, 11:52 p.m.

A few tips for writing essays:
- Remember to include your personality. Be unique, don't stick to typical essay cliches and think outside the box. I inclu...

Re: How much do standardized test scores matter if the applicant has super unique ECs?

 On Aug. 7, 2019, 11:46 p.m.

Standardized test scores definitely matter but they aren't a make or break factor in an application. There are may people who are admitted with less than...

Re: Who reviewed your essays? Who are the best people to review the essays?

 On July 30, 2019, 11:20 p.m.

My essays were reviewed by my counsellor, my parents, SAT tutor and English teacher. Definitely go to people who know you and your strengths well as well...

Re: How do you decide whether to take the SAT again? Any rule of thumb?

 On July 30, 2019, 11:19 p.m.

Check out the 75th percentile SAT scores of the colleges that you're considering. If your score falls within that range, then you don't need to take it a...

Re: Do letters of recommendations differ depending on the College I am applying to?

 On July 30, 2019, 11:18 p.m.

No. They are general

Re: I am looking for some tips on writing essays for the Top US Colleges? What are some things to consider in picking a topic? Thanks Ashok

 On July 26, 2019, 12:30 a.m.

Firstly, let the common application prompts guide you. Read through them and see which one will help you showcase your personality and accomplishments th...

Re: Do I Apply Early or Not to Apply Early? That is the question. How should I be making this decision?

 On July 26, 2019, 12:08 a.m.

I chose to apply early decision to the University of Pennsylvania. I chose to do so because I was applying for a highly specialized dual degree programme...

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