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The Indian Thread #23 ( Class of 2019 admissions )

TechieCSGTechieCSG Registered User Posts: 57 Junior Member
Hello fellow Indians!
Happy Independence Day!

I'm starting this thread so that all of us can help each other in the college admissions process. :-)

From Anialways :

Replies to: The Indian Thread #23 ( Class of 2019 admissions )

  • mak1702mak1702 Registered User Posts: 537 Member
    Hi! Happy Independence day to you too! And also to all here!
  • ShystarryskiesShystarryskies Registered User Posts: 117 Junior Member
    Hey :) Applicant to NYUAD and NYUSH here. Has everyone started on essays and the like?
  • nikatronixnikatronix Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    Hey! I'm currently working on my applications and I'm using the commonapp for some of the universities. However, the counselors in Indian schools do not perform the same functions (they do not send out high school reports) as American high school counselors..So does anyone have any idea on what to do about the counselor recommendation section of the commonapp? Should my principal fill it instead?
    Also, when I asked my school about sending transcripts, they asked for a sample..So are transcript formats unique to different institutions or is there some sort of common format to follow?
    I would really appreciate the help because I'm doing this entire process as an undergrad all on my own.

    Thanks in advance!
  • theroy17theroy17 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Hey, you can do two things. firstly, check out the colleges that you are applying to and check if they have a counselor report form. IF they do, then take that form to your counselor. If you do not have a counselor, contact the admissions department of the schools and inform them. I think they should be fine with the principal. If you cannot find a form, I know a few colleges that have forms, (Columbia College Chicago, etc.) on their websites.
    Secondly, your transcripts are going to be the same for every school (to the best of my knowledge), you could ask the admissions department to send you a sample.
  • TechieCSGTechieCSG Registered User Posts: 57 Junior Member
    I'm writing all my essays right now and studying for the SAT IIs. Shystarryskies are you only applying to only 2 colleges ?
  • collegechick95collegechick95 Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    Trying to write my essays, but the "Why this college" topic leaves no space for creativity. :-/ Thankfully I can make up for that in my Common App essay.
    Anyway, @nikatronix I'm having my principal writing my LOR, since our school doesn't have one. If you're still confused, you can always mail the admission office of the college(s) you'll be applying to. :)
  • nikatronixnikatronix Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    @collegechick95‌ hey! I have the same problem with my essays. It's really hard to write "why this college and how it will help you with you goals". The best thing to do is read successful essays of a similar topic.
  • collegechick95collegechick95 Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    @nikatronix I guess. But I try not to read other stuff when I'm writing my own. :P
    Anyway, which colleges are you applying to?
  • nikatronixnikatronix Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    @collegechick95 I'm applying to 3 of the UC's- Los Angeles, San Diego, Davis;University of Southern California; Purdue University; University of Connecticut, Syracuse University
    I'll be majoring in Psychology. What about yourself?
    Oh and on the commonapp, when you sent the counselor invitation to your principal, what did you select under "Type"?
  • collegechick95collegechick95 Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    @nikatronix I'll be sending the counselor invitation within this week. If you still haven't sent it by that time, I'll let you know. :)
    And I'll be applying to USC and SU, too. As well as NYU, Northwestern, Boston U and U of Maryland. I'll be majoring in Journalism and Pol. Science.
  • nikatronixnikatronix Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    @collegechick95‌ alright, let me know then!
    That's cool :)
    Oh and for the counselor details in the commonapp, did you fill in your school counselor's details or your principal's who will be doing your recommendation?
  • sidshah9sidshah9 Registered User Posts: 53 Junior Member
    Well hello guys I'm applying to MIT Stanford UC Berkeley Cmu Cornell UPenn
  • collegehelp08collegehelp08 Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    Hello all....I'm applying to NYUAD, USC, Cornell, Colorado College and a couple of other colleges in US and. Canada.....I plan to major in economics or international relations....college applications are stressing me out...I have my NYUAD application due in a few days...anyways, best of luck to all of you guys! :)
  • sidshah9sidshah9 Registered User Posts: 53 Junior Member
    edited October 2014
    Well, here's my ECs
    I took the Computer Science and Programming course on edx by MIT
    I am the council president for the school council
    Previously I was also the event manager for the school student council
    I am also the founder/president of the Tech Club in my school.
    Also I plan to publish a research paper, based on Wireless Electricity- a research I conducted for Google Science Fair(though couldn't complete the project)
    I have also earned the Trinity College of London certificates in music.
    I have a "fusion" band of my own in which I play synthesizers. Also I am fluent in playing guitar and percussion.
    I recently developed a kinect based app to control lights and play music.
    Also, for the community service, I have been the key part of the "Design For Change" week
    We took up the "save food save lives" topic once, and now we are looking to solve a "traffic clogging" issue near the school.
    I love Computer Science and Programming. I am fluent with C,C#, html, python already.
    I also have attended too many college level tech fest workshops on robotics. Recently I made an accelerometer based robot.

    For the scholastic part,
    I am the NTSE Scholar
    Scored 2330 on PCM SAT Subject Tests: 800 Physics 750 Maths and 780 Chemistry
    First Certificate in English by Cambridge University

    What do you all think are my chances at good universities?
  • manroshmanrosh Registered User Posts: 135 Junior Member

    @Sidshah-What is your SAT1 score??and your grades from 9th to 12th.Admissions to US colleges are holistic
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