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The Indian Thread #22 AKA Class of 2018 admissions

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  • JawBoneJawBone 9 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
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  • journeyinwardsjourneyinwards 128 replies16 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Why is this thread dead now? :(
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  • prachipriyamprachipriyam 30 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @Aj1410- Hey, can u tell me about the common app education section. I am applying this year and i do not know what I am supposed to write in it. I am in trouble. Help, please. I know this page is not for my year students, but help plz.
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  • texaspgtexaspg 16493 replies340 threadsForum Champion Pre-Med & Medical Forum Champion
    What exactly are you needing help with Prachi?
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  • prachipriyamprachipriyam 30 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @texaspg- there is a rank reporting section that asks for a exact, decile,quartile ranking. What am I supposed to put there? My school does not give rank of any sort. There is also GPA, but we get marks in percentage. There is current year course section that has criteria in accelerated, AP, IB, Honors and regent and subsequent credits. There is no such system in CBSE. Do I write physics, chemistry , maths. Am I supposed to leave it blank as an International. If I do write the aforesaid subjects what do I put in credits. Another question is about honors, I have no idea what to write. If you could help me, that would be great.
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  • texaspgtexaspg 16493 replies340 threadsForum Champion Pre-Med & Medical Forum Champion
    Your school is required to give you a report (counselor's report) stating your rank and grades from 9th grade to 12th.

    I would use the scale on your report to show GPA. So if you have 90% shown as average on your report (transcript), you would use 90 out of 100 as your scale. Don't try to convert.

    The school report also asks for rank. I think you should talk to your counselor and see what they will say so you can say the samething. If you put something down and the school says something else, it won't look good.
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  • confusedhexagonconfusedhexagon 88 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @prachipriyam: First I should clarify that if you're in the high school graduating class of 2014, this IS the right thread for you. Class of '18 refers to the year we expect to graduate from college. As for the Common App, you don't need to report GPA, and the Course Credits section should also be left blank. (There's an FB group where many of us had the same problem, and this is the reply Common App officials gave to an email.) But just to be certain, you should consider emailing them once yourself. Best of luck! :)
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  • prachipriyamprachipriyam 30 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @confusedhexagon- then all the sections that I mentioned need to be left empty?
    @texaspg- my counselor does not know anything about anything. So, asking him is futile. That is why I need your help.
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  • confusedhexagonconfusedhexagon 88 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Yep. But like I said, you should talk to them once yourself. Can't hurt, right?
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  • prachipriyamprachipriyam 30 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @confusedhexagon- will ask surely. Thanks. Which colleges are you applying to?
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  • texaspgtexaspg 16493 replies340 threadsForum Champion Pre-Med & Medical Forum Champion
    "my counselor does not know anything about anything. So, asking him is futile. That is why I need your help."

    I think you are missing an important piece here. Your counselor/school has to give you a letter. So whoever will be doing this will need to tell you what they might put down for rank and GPA and you will need to educate them to make sure your app and the school letter are in sync. If the letter and app don't agree when you leave it blank, it will not be a good thing.
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  • anialwaysanialways 1193 replies17 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Prachipriyam

    I think the Principal can help you with this. To ease it out for them, download a "school profile" template and fill in as much as you can and request the rest to be filled by the school.

    You can get some help from this link regarding the details,

    Creating Your School Profile

    Sample High School Profile
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  • prachipriyamprachipriyam 30 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @texaspg- yes, I know about the counselor evaluation. So, the point is that my school report and app should be in sync. That I can manage. But the commonapp is not assigning me recommenders based on the information that I have provided. I e-mailed the common app team too, they said to fill it as I want and to ask the counselor and the schools. I am applying to a fair number of schools, so that is difficult.
    @anialways- can you elaborate on the school profile thing. Is the school supposed to fill this? Is it necessary, or just a helpful tool? And if necessary, then how should I do that.
    Thanks both of you.
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  • anialwaysanialways 1193 replies17 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    As far as I understand the process, there is a school profile and then there is the transcript. The idea is to firstly familarise the college and then be explanatory of school and you as a student. Just makes the process easy to understand and provides clarity to the person reading your application for the first time.

    While the school profile is a generalised document, the transcript helps to define you from among your batchmates/classmates/. It will help to put your grades and numbers into a perspective. So if your report card shows your percentage or marks, they have to be in context of number of students in that class, average/highest/median score, your class rank, number of years in that subject. That would provide a reference point and so the adcoms person reading it is immediately able to assess you.

    The school profile on the other hand would broadly define the subjects offered, grading parametres, how old the school is, the curriculum that it follows, size, location..and so on so forth.

    Here is a link to one of the Indian School's profile,

    http://www.modernschool.net/pdfs/School-Profile.pdf

    While your school need not be so elaborate, it could take some idea on how to go about. And I also think this is only a one time exercise. The students who apply after you would benefit from it as well.

    Transcript-why it is important, can be found here, You could also goole sample transcript for refence purposes.

    What is a High School Transcript and Why is it Important?
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  • prachipriyamprachipriyam 30 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @anialways- Thank you for elaborating. The school profile then needs to be sent as a part of the commonapp? I don't think I saw any description or link for it. The counselor will then need to send it separately to colleges because as far as I know, all my transcripts and evaluationa will be sent online, and if there is no place for the school profile then that would prove difficult.
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  • texaspgtexaspg 16493 replies340 threadsForum Champion Pre-Med & Medical Forum Champion
    The school profile can also be loaded online by counselor along with the transcript and the information related to your standing in school.
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  • prachipriyamprachipriyam 30 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @texapg- thank you for clarifying. Then, I should ask my counselor to draft one or do it myself?
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  • PriK27PriK27 13 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Even though I didn't post a query here, as a student who will also be applying this year, I found some recent posts by texaspg and anialways very insightful. I had seen the collegeboard pages earlier too, but the school profile of Modern School helped. So, thanks!
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  • texaspgtexaspg 16493 replies340 threadsForum Champion Pre-Med & Medical Forum Champion
    Prachipriyam - anialways provided school profile for modern school. Creating one is a lot of work for whoever at your school if they have no other applicants requiring it which means you might need to push this process along by starting a template and getting input from whoever would need to submit it for you.
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  • prachipriyamprachipriyam 30 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    okay. Yes, nobody in my knowledge is applying to these schools except me. Then, I will only have to create my school profile. Thanks.
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