A: STEM students get two and a half years to work after graduation. They can take advantage of this opportunity or choose to go back to their homeland and be productive there.
A. The complete application process is more or less the same. It just goes into a different department in the pool of applications. Also, the financials have to be examined because you have to provide residency and domicile. Your experiences your interests what you want to study, where you want to study none of those change.
A. The extracurriculars are very individual. Some children may be doing something on the computers another child something with the environment, so it's very individual. There is no right or wrong, just say that anything the child is passionate about he needs to take it to the highest possible level. One must open new opportunities to look up. Through your resume, the admissions committee wants to understand the student. So, it is suggested that instead of trying to do too many things find one or two things that you're passionate about and just work hard at it.
A. While it is advisable to start early, there is no late or early time to start preparing. If she's in the early part of 11th grade she still has time to add a little bit more extracurricular activities and essay building. We start working on the essays for the applications for students who are going to graduate because in general, applications are over by the end of December.
A. One thing you can plan is to get the prompts and start working on your essays which take a long time. The essays are usually personal statements, which is your way of showing the university who you are. The biggest thing you have to remember about the personal statement is that it should be information about you that is not included in the transcript or your resume. Do not repeat things.
A. You can opt for any of the two exams, but to be on the safer side, TOEFL is suggested as it is accepted by all universities.
A. There is no concrete answer to this. It varies from year to year and from one university to another. However, the first thing a student needs to focus on is grades. Also, make sure that your standardized test scores are high enough. The US universities want to see a balance, so focus on your extracurriculars too.
A. No. One needs to complete the 12th grade and then can get admitted for graduation in the US.
A. Financial aid is not available for international students right away. Usually, they want to see four years of funding availability. Sometimes meritorious students will get some merit scholarships from school but in general, it's never going to be free never unless you provide your criteria for need-based assistance.
A. Some universities consider super-scoring. In this, they look at English in your first attempt or they'll take the highest score of a section from the different attempts. This is great as it helps the student to focus on different parts. However, it is recommended that a student should not waste more than three to four attempts three attempts maximum on the SAT.
A. Good schools usually the Ivy League schools would want to see four years of the five core subjects. This includes foreign language, English, math, science, and social studies. They want to see four years in all five subjects. So, it is not recommended that you drop a foreign language in between.
A. We have many students who want to pursue art in the US. There is so much availability getting into digital art especially there is so much growth available in this field. For example, one of the well-reputed schools in Atlanta takes AP art. They create 11 pieces to include in their portfolio. Somebody can create 11 pieces and there are many digital platforms. Also, focus on achieving a good SAT score and then prepare for applications.
A. College essays play an important role in your application. The school aims to test your critical thinking skills. It is important to add a list of things about your profile in a narrative essay.
A. Depending on what time you sign up with us, early on the students have advantages as they get more time to interact. We schedule evaluative meetings where we meet and we discuss the grades. We also help with determining the path that the student should take before the semester starts.
A. For students with American and Canadian citizenship (both have the same status), we offer al-carte services. For Indian students, we will see and evaluate if we can apply for need-based or merit-based scholarships.
A. In the case of foreign languages, 4 years are mostly needed, however, it should match the school's requirement (has to be mentioned in the transcript).
A. The university sees the general trend. The submitted scores from your school are going to be shared by the end of the 11th grade. Some applications start early, so most current grades for the 4th year are taken into account.
A. In this case, a student can enroll for AP online. Once the student has a legitimate account, the scores will be counted.
A. Many universities do. The ranking or number has to be validated by your school counselor.
A. This acceleration program score is okay as long as the transcript shows the merits.
A. Anything that you have studied before the 9th grade becomes null and void. So there is no need to take it further unless you wish to pursue the foreign language ahead.
A. Community service will enhance your profile uh so please continue doing it. Eventually, it all depends on what program and what degree you're looking at. For example, in science then all of this will not have that kind of a direct impact. to have a direct impact, show your intent and passion towards it.
A. Yes, so the basic fields of people are filtered out and then it goes for a lottery system. So yes, it does get considered. The second thing, the more important thing is that many seats go empty because people themselves decide not to stay back.
A. Two major challenges consultants identify are parents. Parents are very rightful in their way, but they put so much pressure on the child and we understand that it is fine. You need to trust your counsellor as we professionally have been doing it for a long and are completely aware of the requirements. The second challenge is that most students are extremely busy giving time to their counsellor. They find everything too overwhelming to do everything in two years or one year. So it is requested that parents be more understanding and let the children have some downtime or force them into some down downtime.
A. Debates and MUNs (Model United Nations) are part of your school-directed activity, so no, they are not enough. We need to do a lot more things outside of school and that should be ideally covered in your passion project.
A. What colleges are looking for is your critical thinking ability and how well you write. It is about how well you express and say things about yourself. One of the important things for you to remember is to add information in your college essays that a university will probably not be able to see in your resume. Repeating the points does not give any added value so definitely look in between the lines and write something that that tells them more about you. The main Common App essay is mostly narrative. Read as much as you can. Reflect on it, think a little bit about what you are reading and what you want to showcase about yourself. What is so significant about you that the colleges want to know?
A. How they want to look at extracurricular activities and what the purpose of the extracurricular activity gives you that edge it tells the college a little bit more about you and obviously, if you do an extracurricular activity for one month you will not have in-depth knowledge on that as much as you would if you did it for five years. So the sooner you start the better. We would encourage parents to an eye on the strengths of the student and encourage the student to build on that.
A. All students who apply to Ivy League schools are exceptional. Their academics and their prowess in academics are taken for granted. Pretty much everyone is at the top of the class. The SAT scores are way up there, the transcripts are way up there, and the school GPA is way up there. So that's taken for granted. Now, what the university is looking for is to see how unique you are and what can you contribute to the school, so that you stand up and you can create diversity in the class. Definitely what you do and who you are and what you bring to the table is going to make a difference but that doesn't replace your SATs or your school transcript. You cannot be a below-average student with an exceptional profile and expect admission. That is one of the reasons they don't give merit scholarships.
A. One is, extracurricular activities depend on what your school offers. Your school may have a robotics team, your school may have a debate team amongst others. It would be good if you can take part in that and show a long-term commitment. Other than that, you can join some non-profit organizations, and you can do volunteering. Anything is okay as long as you show commitment, dedication, and something that makes you stand apart.
A. internships give you a different set of information. Most school knowledge that you learned in the classroom is very theoretical. An internship gives you some application-based information. So definitely internships are an asset and will look good on your resume.
A. So language is the first barrier. If you have already crossed that then it helps you a little bit. Your personality is another factor. How social you are, how quickly you make friends etc, is important. Further, your financial situation, as most universities do not give financial aid to undergrad students. Also, a college education in the US is quite challenging, so preparedness is important. Also, immigration and government dependence regulations are another burden for international students.
A. Yes, as the universities will look at 4 years of high school transcripts. Also, you have to keep your 12th grade consistent, or else your admission can be revoked.
A. It will impact, but cannot say up to what extent. We will only suggest students apply to ED if they are certain that they want to go there. If they do get in and you say no, the student can get 'Blacklisted’.
A. We can only apply to one school for ED (Early Decision).
A. Talk to your club representative and join a similar organization at school where you have worked in the past. Because years of experience is important. You will have to push yourself because it is hard to change schools.
A. You can mail us separately as we help with athletic placements.
A. It will be taken up as work experience, which is a good thing.
A. No, it is a different category of work, so will be counted as volunteering.
A. If you have to show your transcript strong, you will have to include some AP courses. So, SAT subject test, is definitely what Ivy Leagues will ask for.
A. No It is not. You have to give one of the two tests.
A. Yes they are considered as a part of Western education. The SATs are not offered by schools but by college boards. So you can always look up their site and register.
A. Both tests measure college readiness. So we tell our students or students to give a diagnostic test to see which one they're comfortable with. Start training yourself how to take the test, train on the subject matter and train yourself to sit still and stay focused for three-plus Hours.
A. For international students, it is need-based. Very rarely you will see international students getting scholarships based on merit. Some schools do have it, but it is very competitive.
A. So when you reach senior year, you and your parents have to fill out a form that is related to federal aid. So, your needs will be assessed on the form. As for scholarships, few need to be applied to, few are automatic. US University Admission Consulting Session: Aarti Kukreja
Yes, we do have a lot of partnerships and tie-ups and we help people get work. If not, we have a lot of brainstorming sessions to come up with ideas that you could further implement to get volunteer ships.
A. To give you an insight into aerospace engineering programs, if you're looking at the United States in aerospace engineering, please be aware that after you graduate, there are very limited number of jobs for aerospace engineering if you are not a citizen of the United States. This is because aerospace engineering is safety and defense-related and hence they prefer their citizens.
A. It does not matter to the university whether you were paid or it was unpaid they're just automatically going to assume it's unpaid because 11th and 12th spare young. Absolutely yes, it does matter.
A. No, we do not offer stand-alone service.
A. In the case of the US, there are two types of batch bachelor's degrees on a large scale that you can do. One is an undecided bachelor or an open bachelor is what they call it where you are not sure what you want to do. The United States still lets you do two years the first two years of your bachelor's pursuing any subjects. In the common app essays, you can choose to write your specific major and questions will come to you accordingly.
A. Honors is what academic accomplishments you have had, for example, from a state government, while studying at school. Extracurriculars are everything you accomplish outside the classroom.
A. Any top 100 universities you want to go to, irrespective of the location, UK, Europe, and Canada, you need a range of extracurricular activities to show to the school that you're not just studying and you are not just an academic and an aptitude scorer. There is no specific extracurricular for the UK, just ensure that you make the most of your passion.
A. For a student who does a bachelor's degree in an accredited university in the US, gets an option for three years. You just need to prove that you've been going to job interviews and you have potential interviews lined up or job prospects lined up. So, as soon as your student visa is expiring you get three months. You get to start applying for jobs as soon as your exams are over. You could also opt to do a master's and or you could opt to do an MBA and apply for an H1B visa. It is like a lottery system. If your plan in life is to settle in the United States or to work there for 10 odd years, please ensure you go to a top 20- 30 university because chances of H-1B are very high when you go to an academically highly reputed university.
A. Firstly, there is no concrete answer to this. All countries have different variations. For example, the UK is much cheaper, but the problem is that UK's living expenses are very high. Canada is also much cheaper 40 to 60 lakhs cheaper for four years degree but again a lot is dependent on the currency exchange rate.