Category Archive: India students

Nov 15

Confessions Of An Application Reader- UC Berkeley

“A HIGHLY qualified student, with a 3.95 unweighted grade point average and 2300 on the SAT, was not among the top-ranked engineering applicants to the University of California, Berkeley. He had perfect 800s on his subject tests in math and chemistry, a score of 5 on five Advanced Placement exams, musical talent and, in one …

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May 18

Many Applications To Selective Colleges Get Just A Single Read

Students aiming for selective colleges will agonize for days or weeks over every little detail of their applications. But often that file will get just one read, perhaps 5 to 15 minutes, before a gatekeeper decides yes or no…. Reider said the volume of applications at many elite schools — there were about 39,000, for …

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Nov 10

The Importance of the Essays in the College Application

Are high school students more likely to be high achievers or independent thinkers? This is the question that many colleges are asking. “A small but growing number of select colleges have turned to off-kilter questions like that one, part of this year’s application to the University of Chicago, or like this one, from Brandeis University: …

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Feb 10

Having the Freedom To Choose as discussed by a student in India

She says, “Having the freedom to choose is what I found most exciting about attending a U.S. college.” This article from a little over a year ago deserves to be re-read. It highlights the differences of education in India and the U.S. and the difficulty international students, in general, have in deciphering the U.S. College …

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