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The Indian class of 2021 Results Thread! [EA/ED/RD]

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Replies to: The Indian class of 2021 Results Thread! [EA/ED/RD]

  • SetuShah10SetuShah10 Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    Boston U - InfiniteLibrary, RivCriPhx, setushah10
    Carnegie Mellon University - IamINTP(CIT), InfiniteLibrary
    Colgate - AstralWanderer
    Cornell - AstralWanderer
    CWRU - IamINTP
    Fordham - setushah10
    Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) - Ananya27
    George Washington U- setushah10
    Georgia Tech- vtanboy29 (CS)
    Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) - Ananya27
    Michigan State University - slightlymad
    New York U- setushah10
    Northeastern- littlebitanxious
    NCSU: Shloak
    Ohio State University- Callandor(CS), setushah10
    Penn State-University Park- animays, piku1998(CS)
    Purdue - IamINTP(FYE), piku1998( CS), nyanpasu_ (CS), InfiniteLibrary (FYE), Shloak (FYE), RivCriPhx(FYE)
    RIT - IamINTP, animays
    Rose-Hulman - animays,Callandor(CS)
    RPI - IamINTP
    Rutgers - setushah10
    San Jose State University- taarushv(software engineering)
    Seton Hall- mundanewarrior
    SMU - mundanewarrior
    Stevens - mundanewarrior
    Stony Brook - Ananya27
    Texas A&M - nyanpasu_
    U Alabama - mundanewarrior
    U Buffalo (SUNY) - Ananya27, tangerinedreams09
    UC Berkeley - setushah10
    UC Davis - InfiniteLibrary, animays, RivCriPhx
    UC Irvine - InfiniteLibrary, RivCriPhx
    UC Los Angeles - setushah10
    UC San Diego - InfiniteLIbrary, Littlebitanxious, setushah10
    UC Santa Barbara - IamINTP
    U Cincinnati - mundanewarrior
    U Colorado-Boulder -Callandor(CS)
    U Conn - tangerinedreams09
    U Delaware - piku1998, RivCriPhx
    U Florida - setushah10
    U Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - InfiniteLibrary, Shloak (engineering physics), setushah10
    U Maryland College Park -Callandor(CS), nyanpasu_ (CS), setushah10
    U Massachusetts Amherst- Callandor(CS), Ananya27
    U Michigan - slightlymad, NewAgeGilgamesh, RivCriPhx
    U Minnesota Twin Cities - ChampBoy(CS), Shloak, setushah10
    U Oklahoma: Shloak
    UT Arlington - mundanewarrior, tangerinedreams09
    UT Austin - setushah10
    UT Dallas - mundanewarrior, tangerinedreams09, Ananya27
    U Washington-Seattle - Callandor, IamINTP, littlebitanxious, setushah10
    U Wisconsin-Madison - slightlymad, Callandor(CS), littlebitanxious
    Virginia Tech: Shloak
    WPI - IamINTP
  • SetuShah10SetuShah10 Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    Boston U - InfiniteLibrary, RivCriPhx, setushah10
    Carnegie Mellon University - IamINTP(CIT), InfiniteLibrary
    Colgate - AstralWanderer
    Cornell - AstralWanderer
    CWRU - IamINTP
    Fordham - setushah10
    Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) - Ananya27
    George Washington U- setushah10
    Georgia Tech- vtanboy29 (CS)
    Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) - Ananya27
    Michigan State University - slightlymad
    New York U- setushah10
    Northeastern- littlebitanxious
    NCSU: Shloak
    Ohio State University- Callandor(CS), setushah10
    Penn State-University Park- animays, piku1998(CS)
    Purdue - IamINTP(FYE), piku1998( CS), nyanpasu_ (CS), InfiniteLibrary (FYE), Shloak (FYE), RivCriPhx(FYE)
    RIT - IamINTP, animays
    Rose-Hulman - animays,Callandor(CS)
    RPI - IamINTP
    Rutgers - setushah10
    San Jose State University- taarushv(software engineering)
    Seton Hall- mundanewarrior
    SMU - mundanewarrior
    Stevens - mundanewarrior
    Stony Brook - Ananya27
    Texas A&M - nyanpasu_
    U Alabama - mundanewarrior
    U Buffalo (SUNY) - Ananya27, tangerinedreams09
    UC Berkeley - setushah10
    UC Davis - InfiniteLibrary, animays, RivCriPhx
    UC Irvine - InfiniteLibrary, RivCriPhx
    UC Los Angeles - setushah10
    UC San Diego - InfiniteLIbrary, Littlebitanxious, setushah10
    UC Santa Barbara - IamINTP
    U Cincinnati - mundanewarrior
    U Colorado-Boulder -Callandor(CS)
    U Conn - tangerinedreams09
    U Delaware - piku1998, RivCriPhx
    U Florida - setushah10
    U Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - InfiniteLibrary, Shloak (engineering physics), setushah10
    U Maryland College Park -Callandor(CS), nyanpasu_ (CS), setushah10
    U Massachusetts Amherst- Callandor(CS), Ananya27
    U Michigan - slightlymad, NewAgeGilgamesh, RivCriPhx
    U Minnesota Twin Cities - ChampBoy(CS), Shloak, setushah10
    U Oklahoma: Shloak
    UT Arlington - mundanewarrior, tangerinedreams09
    UT Austin - setushah10
    UT Dallas - mundanewarrior, tangerinedreams09, Ananya27
    U Washington-Seattle - Callandor, IamINTP, littlebitanxious, setushah10
    U Wisconsin-Madison - slightlymad, Callandor(CS), littlebitanxious
    Virginia Tech: Shloak
    WPI - IamINTP
  • Kaz_103Kaz_103 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Anybody got into Ivy Legue or Stanford?
  • PseudoGodPseudoGod Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    Thankyou guys @InfiniteLibrary, @Principle, @AstralWanderer, @mundane for your honest opinions. This really helps alot. May Allah bless you with happiness.
    Congrats everyone on being accepted to your dream universities. You guys are amazing.

    I did not mention everything about my current situation so I thought I would briefly explain it to you guys :


    1) Yes, I'd be needing financial aid. The most my family could manage to pay for a year would be somewhere between 2-3 lakhs roughly which means I'm completely reliant on scholarships.

    2) I agree with @AstralWanderer that publishing and writing a novel is no piece of cake. I would have to invest a lot of money initially and if it doesn't workout as well as I expect it to be, then I would neither get the desired returns nor the impact I would want in my application. So novel idea = dropped

    3) What books/sites did you refer to for SAT prep? I did all the Khan Academy SAT prep to a saturation point before giving the SAT. I took a lot of practice tests back then but I don't really get past 1550. Where can I find more practice tests online?

    4) I really have no idea about how to apply. I can't really afford to pay a counsellor. I'll be giving 3 AP's next month. I'll be doing my research, could you guys help out a little?

    5) I know with my existing stats my chances of getting into Caltech is really low, what other universities do you guys think I might have a chance to get in with my existing profile and things I intend to do in my gap year? (which offers some financial aid) My desired major is CS.

    6) Something really important -I want to get a head start, I intend to apply as early as I can. What thing do you guys highly recommend I should begin doing right now and complete by this month?

    7) About essays - (Again, I apologise for my ignorance) I have no idea what topic do I have to write essays on. Is everything on the commonapp?


    Thankyou guys again for your help. This really helps alot.
  • PseudoGodPseudoGod Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    I forgot to add:

    @Principle I agree that a counsellor may be helpful to some extent but why waste 30-50k on someone who does the same thing I could do through a lot of research and cc's help?
    As for the money matter, well I'm not as broke as you think I'm (Lol). I have just enough to apply. Btw, I live in Delhi; FIITJEE South Delhi has quite a reputation. You seem to know more about IIT's and coaching centres since you mentioned IIT-D/B. Do you think FIITJEE is the way to go?
    And I hope you get into IIT. All the best. :)
  • InfiniteLibraryInfiniteLibrary Registered User Posts: 335 Member
    @PseudoGod

    Can't help you much on the SAT prep area or how to apply for financial aid, but I could help with starting the application.

    Not all universities take part in CommonApp - notable exceptions include MIT and the University of California system. If you do not find a university on it, then most likely, you will have to apply through the individual website of the university.
    CommonApp is useful because you don't have to keep filling in new details (personal details, ECs, awards etc) every time you start a new application.

    First, register on CommonApp. Fill in your details - your profile, your test scores, activities etc. You may also have to write the CommonApp essay - a lot of universities require it. You can find the essay prompts on the website. You'll have to pick one topic and write an essay on it.

    After this, you can add universities which you wish to apply to, You will have to fill in some extra details for each school. For some universities, you will need to write some more essays.

    Recommendations are also done through CommonApp - since most schools need recommendations, you will need to invite your high school counsellor and teachers by email, They will then register on CommonApp through a link they get in their email and fill out your recommendation form. (It can also be done by snail mail I think - but I'm not sure about that whole process). The counsellor will also submit your high school grades along with your transcript. Perhaps she could explain your low 11th grade marks. Try to get recommendations from at least 2 teachers - 1 will probably not be enough.

    Like I said, as for the universities not on the CommonApp, you'll probably have to apply online through the university website. There, it's pretty much the same process again - filling in details, writing essays (the topics will be there in the application).

    You will also have to write TOEFL or IELTS if you haven't already. Some schools may waive it's TOEFL requirement due to your high SAT CRW score. Still, it's better to be safe - write it as soon as you can.

    You'll have to send your test scores to each university.
    Something really important -I want to get a head start, I intend to apply as early as I can. What thing do you guys highly recommend I should begin doing right now and complete by this month?

    There's something called Early Action (EA) and Early Decision (ED). In EA you apply earlier than usual if you can complete the application by then. It's quite advantageous because you probably will have a bigger chance of getting in. in ED, you apply early and if you get in, you will have to attend that university after withdrawing your applications to other universities (except in the case where financial aid is not enough - not sure about this, double check it). In your case, would highly recommend using ED for universities you really want to get into because it shows interest and thereby increases your chances significantly.

    I'm not quite sure about when the applications start - I believe most deadlines for EA/ED end between October to November 1. It depends on the university.

    CS is one of the most competitive majors.It's hard to get into a top tier university and it becomes really hard if your intended major is CS. I would urge you to apply to a lot of safeties.
  • mundanewarriormundanewarrior Registered User Posts: 283 Junior Member
    edited April 2017
    I'll add to the above.
    Can't help you much on the SAT prep area or how to apply for financial aid
    Khan Academy is the best there is. Again, I don't think you should take the SAT again. Or even prepare of JEE. Use that time for ECs. Unless you DON'T want to get into a top university. Your choice ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    The financial aid application for internationals can be done via CSS PROFILE or ISFAA. The latter is free. Different requirements for different colleges. You will need to have tax returns of the previous year ready.
    You can find the essay prompts on the website. You'll have to pick one topic and write an essay on it.
    The essay is about yourself. A reflective essay, if you will. This year they also added "Make your own prompt" which gives you all the freedom you need.
    For some universities, you will need to write some more essays.
    That is for MOST top universities. Some essays will overlap. Use online help: http://www.collegeessayguy.com/
    (It can also be done by snail mail I think - but I'm not sure about that whole process)
    If you don't enter the counsellor's email address, then you'll get to download PDFs of every form. Your counsellor will have to fill that and attach the relevant transcripts and recommendations and you will have to mail that individually to each college you apply to, in a sealed/stamped envelope.
    You will also have to write TOEFL or IELTS if you haven't already. Some schools may waive it's TOEFL requirement due to your high SAT CRW score. Still, it's better to be safe - write it as soon as you can.
    I recommend that you check all schools' requirements before taking the IELTS/TOEFL. 11 out of 13 schools I applied to waived the requirement because of my SAT ERW score (680). And if you do take it, I recommend IELTS because it is valid in other countries too.
    In your case, would highly recommend using ED for universities you really want to get into because it shows interest and thereby increases your chances significantly.
    You can only apply ED to ONE university. That's supposed to signify that you are COMMITTED to the university. You can apply EA to multiple schools however. I recommend that you apply ED1 to your top choice and EA to a couple more schools (provided your top school allows it) and if you get rejected then ED2 to one school and RD to the remaining. ED1 deadline is usually November 1 and ED2/RD deadline is usually January 1.
    CS is one of the most competitive majors.It's hard to get into a top tier university and it becomes really hard if your intended major is CS. I would urge you to apply to a lot of safeties.
    If you apply to a safety pretty early in the cycle (applications start in August for most schools, even July for some) and get accepted with good scholarship, then you don't have to worry about safeties anymore.

    One last suggestion: Prepare your university list before you do anything college related. A good list is supposed to have 1-2 "dream"/reach colleges and at least 1 "safety" college.
  • AnArcticMonkeyAnArcticMonkey Registered User Posts: 240 Junior Member
    Hey guys! Got accepted to Northeastern, Wake Forest and am committing to USC TTP
  • InfiniteLibraryInfiniteLibrary Registered User Posts: 335 Member
    Boston U - InfiniteLibrary, RivCriPhx, setushah10
    Carnegie Mellon University - IamINTP(CIT), InfiniteLibrary
    Colgate - AstralWanderer
    Cornell - AstralWanderer
    CWRU - IamINTP
    Fordham - setushah10
    Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) - Ananya27
    George Washington U- setushah10
    Georgia Tech- vtanboy29 (CS)
    Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) - Ananya27
    Michigan State University - slightlymad
    New York U- setushah10
    Northeastern- littlebitanxious, AnArcticMonkey
    NCSU: Shloak
    Ohio State University- Callandor(CS), setushah10
    Penn State-University Park- animays, piku1998(CS)
    Purdue - IamINTP(FYE), piku1998( CS), nyanpasu_ (CS), InfiniteLibrary (FYE), Shloak (FYE), RivCriPhx(FYE)
    RIT - IamINTP, animays
    Rose-Hulman - animays,Callandor(CS)
    RPI - IamINTP
    Rutgers - setushah10
    San Jose State University- taarushv(software engineering)
    Seton Hall- mundanewarrior
    SMU - mundanewarrior
    Stevens - mundanewarrior
    Stony Brook - Ananya27
    Texas A&M - nyanpasu_
    U Alabama - mundanewarrior
    U Buffalo (SUNY) - Ananya27, tangerinedreams09
    UC Berkeley - setushah10
    UC Davis - InfiniteLibrary, animays, RivCriPhx
    UC Irvine - InfiniteLibrary, RivCriPhx
    UC Los Angeles - setushah10
    UC San Diego - InfiniteLIbrary, Littlebitanxious, setushah10
    UC Santa Barbara - IamINTP
    U Cincinnati - mundanewarrior
    U Colorado-Boulder -Callandor(CS)
    U Conn - tangerinedreams09
    U Delaware - piku1998, RivCriPhx
    U Florida - setushah10
    U Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - InfiniteLibrary, Shloak (engineering physics), setushah10
    U Maryland College Park -Callandor(CS), nyanpasu_ (CS), setushah10
    U Massachusetts Amherst- Callandor(CS), Ananya27
    U Michigan - slightlymad, NewAgeGilgamesh, RivCriPhx
    U Minnesota Twin Cities - ChampBoy(CS), Shloak, setushah10
    U Oklahoma: Shloak
    UT Arlington - mundanewarrior, tangerinedreams09
    UT Austin - setushah10
    UT Dallas - mundanewarrior, tangerinedreams09, Ananya27
    USC - AnArcticMonkey
    U Washington-Seattle - Callandor, IamINTP, littlebitanxious, setushah10
    U Wisconsin-Madison - slightlymad, Callandor(CS), littlebitanxious
    Virginia Tech: Shloak
    Wake Forest - AnArcticMonkey
    WPI - IamINTP
  • PrinciplePrinciple Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    @PseudoGod
    Look at this list(it's slightly old).
    http://www.fulbright.sk/data/Doug-Thompson-Scholarships-list-2013.pdf
    Look at the colleges which seem to offer more aid, and check their range of SAT scores. If your score is greater than the 75th percentile you have a good chance.

    If you're in Delhi, FIITJEE is obviously the best. BUT...
    It's easy to burn out in FIITJEE. You will seriously be in a place where your batchmates have been qualifying for the International Mathematics Olympiad (or similar) since ninth grade. Almost every one of them will be a NTSE scholar. All of them will be workhorses. So even if you're someone who has the potential to get a <1000 rank, you'll still feel average ( in fact you'll scoff at <1000 ranks if you're in that sort of crowd).
    On the other hand, if you join something slightly lower, like Narayana, then most of your batchmates will arguably be not that good. However, you will get an idea of where you want to be by giving their centralised tests and checking your rank on that.
    So it depends on your psychology: if you're surrounded by greater forces(and you will be in FIITJEE), do you feel discouraged or do you get pumped up? Note that, there's nothing wrong with wanting to be in a less intense environment.
    Again, do you want to be the small fish in a big pond (FIITJEE) or a big fish in a small pond (Narayana and others)?

    PS : There was some exaggeration, but once you get there, that's what you feel like.
  • PrinciplePrinciple Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    @AstralWanderer I just thought Cornell filled the Indian financial aid slots. I knew at least three who had gotten in ED and I assumed there must've been one-two more too that got in ED itself.
  • ChutspaChutspa Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    Guys how generous is WPI? Does it provide Decent aid?
  • AstralWandererAstralWanderer Registered User Posts: 89 Junior Member
    @Principle I think you are right because I did not see a lot of Indians get accepted in RD and those that did, didn't need any scholarship. Also what's weird about my aid is that I got a full ride without a Tata which is really uncommon(one senior said he knew 0 Indians like that). I got a combination of three scholarships(It has been updated from Foreign student scholarship,Oberoi scholarship to also include amit Bhatia scholarship) I guess I must have been really lucky lol
  • PrinciplePrinciple Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    Sonuvabitch! What did you write in your essays?
  • IamINTPIamINTP Registered User Posts: 179 Junior Member
    @Chutspa

    I got a very decent merit aid of 23k p.a. and a one time scholarship of 5k called Global Scholar. But I got 0 fin aid. Probably because it met my aid requirements... the merit aid that is.

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