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Application Submitted...What Next?

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Hey guys, today's post is a bit interesting. Till now, we've talked about the standardized tests, college lists, college applications and what not. But today, I'll be discussing about the post submission time. So, let's assume that you've successfully submitted your best possible college application, now what?
Before we dive into the topic, I want to share a perfect college application submission strategy. So, as I've discussed earlier in my "College List" post, you should submit application to at least 10-12 colleges. Of which, 25% should be "very difficult but possible to get into" colleges, 50% should be "moderately difficult to get into" colleges, and 25% should be "easy to get into" colleges.
Now, submit early decision application to your dream college. And if you're confused between two or three dream colleges, then you might go with the one with better acceptance rate. Then, if any of the colleges on your list…

Ace the Personal Interview

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Hello friends, I talked about the dos and don'ts for a perfect college application in the previous post. Now, I'll be talking about a perfect interview. So first of all, you need to know that you might be interviewed by a college but it's not sure. It depends on various factors like availability of interviewers, etc.

Who will interview you? Well generally, an admissions officer or an alumni of the college may interview you. The main motive of the interview is to know the applicant better. It's also a chance for you to know the college better. You may not be able to visit the college campus, so it's your chance.
What's the interview all about? As I said earlier, interview is all about getting to know the applicant with more clarity. But you should note that you might not get that chance, so your application is the only thing you've got, to convey the message. Don't look at the interview as a hurdle. It's just a normal conversation you'll be havi…

How to submit a Perfect College Application?

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Hey guys, how's the new look of the blog? Is it good? Is it bad? I'm waiting for your views and suggestions. So, please take out some time for our sweet blog and write a review about the blog along with some valuable advice on how to make it better. Come on man, help me with it. After all, it's not just my blog, it's ours.

Okay, so today I'm back with a very important topic. So, today I'll be discussing some valuable points which will help you in submitting your "PERFECT" college application. By the way, feel free to add more in the comments. Don't keep it to yourself.

False Claims = Bye Bye Dream College Never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever make false claims in your college application. Were those enough "evers" to make my point? Seriously dude, false claims is a BIG NO NO in a college application. You better try doing 10K push ups without resting rather than trying to get into your dream university with false claims on your colleg…

QNA v1.0

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Hello friends, as I promised, here's the first QNA post on FUSEPP. But before I get started, I'd like to remind you that the Early Decision/Early Action application deadline for most of the prestigious universities is approaching at warp speed (i.e., November 1, 2016). So , I hope all your applications are either sent or are in final stage. Similarly, Regular Decision deadline for most of the prestigious institutions is January 1, 2017. So, I'll be writing about some dos and don'ts to keep in mind before pressing that submit button on your screen. So, watch out for that post.

So, lets get started.

Which is the best/a good university for [xyz] major? Well, this is probably the most frequently asked question. Even before a student starts planning for his studies abroad, he/she asks this question. It is so as it helps you to set a goal, a dream university to aim for.
Actually, there are 200+ majors in various US universities, so answering this question for every major wi…

Things to do after reaching US

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Hi guys, I'm back with another helpful article. First of all, I'm again sorry for posting so late but I was sandwiched by my exams and my health issues. From the previous statement, you must've got an idea of how my exams and my health spoiled my near future as my father is all over me for poor results. So I guess you can understand my situation. Writing posts in such a situation is like having a mentos after having 10 liters of coke ;) Not a good example but I hope you got the hang of it. So, let's get started.

So, today's article is basically for international students but I guess native students can consider it as a "to do list" after getting on campus.


Well, I'm just listing the things I feel are important on reaching the campus of your dream university (I hope you got or will get into your dream university ;) ) but you can prioritize them according to your needs.


Get a Sim Card Well, it's for international students. Get a sim card as a local…

US College Application Evaluation

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Hello friends, I know it's been a long time since I last posted. I wasn't able to take out some time for blogging 'cause you know, it's senior year of the school. Anyway, before kick-starting this article, I have an announcement.
1. You can download the FUSEPP Konekt app and stay connected to the blog and the Facebook Page. 2. For free personal consultation and help on your college application, please fill out the Personal Consultation Form.

Okay, now let's get started. So, everyone wants to know how are the college applications evaluated. Well, there's no perfect answer to this question. Every institution has its own way of application evaluation but I can help you in outlining a rough figure.
So generally, colleges look at your application only when all the are documents are present. They'll not consider your application until all the required documents reach the institution. They may ask you for more documents if they wish to, so regularly check your emai…

FAILURE.....Road to Success!!!

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Hello friends, I know it's been a while since I posted my last article. But I was a hell lot busy and I wish that duration of a day would have been at least 48 hours to get all the things in place.
Last night when I was lying in the bed, I gave a thought to my possible future. I was wondering that what would happen if I go against my parents and pursue my own interest and badly fail at it? Then I thought that a hell lot of people must be wondering about the same. So I decided to put my opinions in the blog and start a healthy discussion on the topic.
So, what is success and what is failure? Is failure really the road to success? Can one taste success without failing or is it mandatory to fail at least once to reach success? All these questions along with a lot more took over my mind when I thought about this dangerous topic. So, I would like to ask you the same questions and listen to your opinions on these questions. Below I present my views on "Failure."
So according …

How To kill the New SAT in first attempt?

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Hey guys, I'm back with another helpful article (I hope it's helpful). In this article, I'm gonna tell you some tricks which you can use to literally kill the New SAT in the first attempt. But adopt only those tricks, with which you're comfortable. I know that all the tricks mentioned here will not be suitable for all the students. So you can contact me can we can figure out some good tricks for you.
So firstly, you'll hear almost everyone say that no one can score good on SAT in the first attempt. But, you have to prove them wrong and every individual out there has the potential to do that. So, most important thing is to remove that thought from your mind completely along with all the traces of the thought. Come on man, most people don't even get a single chance to fulfill their dreams. But you've got your chance, so make it count.
Second most import thing is to never ever underestimate the SAT. No matter however easy it may look like, you have to practic…

College List

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Hey Guys, here I am with another important topic. Actually, you must've heard people say about the importance of college list. Actually, it is one of the most important thing in the whole college application process as it will create a path for your college application process and if you fail to create a good college list, then sorry to say but you may fail to achieve the future you've imagined your yourself. Yes, it is that important.

So, what do I mean by a good college list? Well, a good college list is a list of colleges which are a best fit for you and your family. And by family, I mean that the college fee should not create a burden on your family.

But before starting, let me ask you a question.

Why to even bother to go to college? I bet almost all of you ask this question at some point. So, here's why you should go to college. First of all, college graduates earn a lot more than the high school graduates. Secondly, college prepares you to not just survive, but thri…

College Life Bucket List

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College life is the best time of everyone's life. So, it's very important for everyone to take the most out of the wonderful college time. So, here I present a list of wonderful things everyone should do before graduating from the college (but without falling into trouble). Actually, I've tried to make this list a perfect list for both the native and international students. So, here we go.
1. Exploring the place Whether you're a native or an international student, freshmen year is all about exploration. As soon as you get on campus, start exploring the campus and the city (after settling down and completing all the formalities at the campus). You'll be fascinated to know about the various college traditions, events, and student groups.
2. Enrolling in the Student Groups/Participating in the college traditions and events Obviously, all those student groups and college traditions aren't just for exploring, are they? They're for participation. You'll find…

Reappearing for SAT/ACT? Things to consider...

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Did you appear for the SAT/ACT and didn't score well? Do you want to reappear for the exam to boost your score? But wait for a second, before registering for the test, just read this article. It may help you to do your best on the test.

Are you planning to drop a year and then appear for the exam? On one hand, this option seems to be a decent one but it has some consequences. If you are a high school junior, then you can wait for a year and appear for the exam in your senior year. But if you are in your senior year, then it is a bit risky to drop a year and appear for the exam because you'll need to show something solid in your college application regarding your that one year. Simply showing that you prepped for the SAT/ACT ain't gonna work, especially if you're aiming for highly selective schools.
So, think a bit about what you can do in that year (like community service, extracurricular, etc.) to show in your college application. If you have something solid to show,…

Busting some popular US Higher Education Myths

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Hello friends, today I'll be busting some of the most popular myths about US Higher Education and I'm sure that even you believe some of these myths. So sit back, relax, and look for yourself.
MYTH: Your parents must have enough wealth to support your studies, a.k.a., You must be rich to even think of US Higher Education.
REALITY: I don't know why, but this is the biggest misconception in the minds of international students and their families. But simply, IT'S NOT TRUE. The truth is that there are a lot of funding options available to fund your studies. Study Grants, On Campus Jobs, Scholarships, and Financial Aids are some of the ways to fund your US Education.
All the top universities along with some other universities provide need-based financial aid to even international students, i.e., they are determined to make the US Education accessible and affordable for all the students irrespective of their capability to pay the fees.
Moreover, institutional scholarships,…

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test): Everything you need to know

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Hello friends, I'm back with another informative article. Actually, you can easily find SAT articles on the web but most of them does not contain all the information you need. So, here I'm providing almost all the information you need to know about the SAT which otherwise will be available in bits scattered through a number of articles.

History The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. Actually by the previous statement, I mean that students from around the globe take this test but only US universities along with some other international universities accept this test. It was first introduced in 1926 and its name and scoring have changed several times.

SAT is generally offered 6-7 times in a year, generally in January, March, May, June, October, November, and December. Registration ends almost a month before the exam.
Official Website: www.collegeboard.org and www.sat.org
As far as I know, it was initially…

New College Application in the market: Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success College Application

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Hello friends, I'm sorry for not posting for such a long time but I was a lot busy in the past few weeks. But now I'm back with an all new and exciting topic, "The Coalition College Application".


NOTE:All the information provided in this article is true as far now. But it may change later in the future. So, I request you to keep checking this blog and other mentioned websites at regular intervals for up to date information. What is the New Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success College Application? Over 80 Colleges, including all Ivy Leagues, Stanford University, and Caltech had formed a coalition in an effort to increase college access and revamp the way that students apply to college. Known as "The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success", this initiative plans to launch a new college application from the upcoming application cycle, i.e., Fall 2016 that would serve as an alternative to The Common Application.
The platform provides a singl…

College Application Components

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Believe it or not, but College Application Process is a itself a mission. This is a very stressful time for both parents and students. So, in this article, I'll provide you with an overview of US college application.

So, to start with, US college application can be submitted online or via mail. But, it is always a good idea to apply online unless you don't have access to the internet. Moving forward, you can submit college application online in three ways. You can either go to the official website of the college and fill out their form along with all the documents and application fee or you can submit common applications to all the colleges you want to apply to. Common App and Universal App are the two kinds of common college application. But of the two, Common App is more popular and is accepted by more universities.

Common App: www.commonapp.org
Universal App: www.universalapp.org

I'll discuss all of these modes of submitting college application in later articles. Movin…

What's this all about???

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Are you a high school student? Are you a parent? Are you a college counselor? No matter which of the above you are, if you want to go to USA for higher education, or your child or student wants to study in US. Then you are at the right place. Here, I will give you each and every piece of information you need to know before applying to the US universities. If you need more information or resources for the same, then please do write in the comment box.

This blog is an initiative to help people know about the US colleges, application process, and US education system. So, let me start by explaining everything I'll cover on this blog. Well, to start with, I'll be covering each and every portion of college application, visa process, and even how to pack your bag for leaving for US. So, you can say that I'll help you from registering for the standardizes tests to signing for the classes in the college. If you want to know about any specific topic in more detail or need resources, …