Posts

Showing posts from June, 2016

College Life Bucket List

Image
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...

Image
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

Image
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

Image
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

Image
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…