All New Applicants- The Process and Timeline

<p>Hey,</p>

<p>Thank you for the previous post; it was very informative but I'm looking for something a bit more specific. I'm a Class of '19-er, so right now I'm going to be starting eleventh grade in a few weeks. I've done my basic research but I'm still confused about when to take the SAT subject tests.</p>

<p>I'm going to be taking the M.Bi.P.C stream, and so I'm looking to take two subject tests in the sciences and the Math Level 2. </p>

<p>Which ones of the science Subject Tests are easier from a C.B.S.E studying Indian student point of view? </p>

<p>I've gone over the syllabus for most of these tests and obviously I do not know some of the topics on there. When would be the best time to take the SAT subject tests such that the syllabus will be covered in school by that time and it won't be too late? Will I have to study some of those topics before it is covered in school in order to take the SAT Subject tests in time?</p>

<p>Oh, and if any of you have good tips for someone who's doing self-study for the SAT, that would be really nice.</p>

<p>And if any of you could recommend good books for studying? Right now, I have Barron's for SAT I and have started on that. I also have Barron's SAT II Biology and Princeton Review's SAT II Chemistry and have no idea what to do with them.</p>

<p>Thank you, again. :)</p>

<p>Classes and communication in general function differently in the United States...after all, communication is cultural. I recommend buying a book like this one to better prepare yourself for your journey to the U.S. Excuse</a> Me, Can you Repeat That? Many international students in the U.S. are reading this guide book to review important strategies to make communicating in the U.S. easier and more successful. In India available here Excuse</a> Me, Can You Repeat That?: How to Communicate in the U.S. as an International Student book : Cathryn Cushner Edelstein, 1589852567, 9781589852563 - BookAdda.com India</p>

<p>anialways</p>

<p>This post has been really helpful.I have one doubt though.</p>

<p>Sure. Tell me. I will see if I can help.</p>

<p>Hi guys I wanted to know that how do we prepare register and give the ap exam</p>

<p>For registration and date, here is the link,</p>

<p>AP</a> in India - 2012 AP India Exam Schedule</p>

<p>I think the registration deadline for May tests is over.</p>

<p>Update on number of enrolled and new International students in US Colleges - 2012</p>

<p>"The number of international students enrolled at U.S. universities has increased by 5.7 per cent, according to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Open Doors 2012 report. Open Doors 2012 also reveals that international students contributed more than $22.7 billion to the U.S. economy in 2011-12, according to U.S. Department of Commerce data.</p>

<p>The Open Doors 2012 report shows a similarly strong increase in the number of “new” international students: first-time enrollments were up more than seven per cent from the previous year. </p>

<p>Comprising 25.4 per cent of the total international student body in the U.S., China is the leading sending country for the third year in a row, followed by India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Canada. Saudi Arabia is a new entry to the top five (bumping Taiwan to number 6). This surge in undergraduate students from Saudi Arabia in the U.S. comes as a result of scholarships funded by the Saudi government, and helps explain why international undergraduates studying in the United States now outnumber international graduate students, for the first time in 12 years."</p>

<p>Open</a> Doors 2012: International student enrollment in U.S., number of Americans studying abroad, both at record highs | Alliance Exchange</p>

<p>List of Colleges with most International Students,</p>

<p>Most</a> International Students | Rankings | Top National Universities | US News</p>

<p>"International students can add diversity to a college or university, enriching the experience of other students on campus. Schools with a strong global presence often have a wealth of cultural groups and events, allowing international students an opportunity to share their food, music, and traditions with their U.S. peers. International students attending one of the schools listed below may also benefit from a large foreign community when trying to acclimate to American life. These colleges reported the highest percentage of their students who were international in the 2011-2012 academic year.'</p>

<p>should the letter of recommendation be handwritten?</p>

<p>If it is legible, neat and without spelling mistakes, it should be good. </p>

<p>But I also wonder that in today's day of technology, why would one want to send a handwritten document?</p>

<p>so a a computer typed letter of recommendation is good to go??</p>

<p>Yes please.</p>

<p>"What Not to Do When Applying to College</p>

<p>What</a> Not to Do When Applying to College - US News and World Report</p>

<p>Being someone you're not.</p>

<p>Neglecting the personal statement.</p>

<p>Writing about the wrong school.</p>

<p>Asking questions that make us go, hmmm…</p>

<p>Forwarding vague recommendations.</p>

<p>Being careless in social media.</p>

<p>Disrespecting staff members.</p>

<p>Trying too hard to curry favor.</p>

<p>Missing deadlines:.</p>

<p>Disregarding directions."</p>

<p>Do US universities require our class 12 boards marks?? some colleges require Secondary School Record, are they marks of class 11 and 12 both??
One question about the essays, do we have to come up with our own topics or topics are provided by the colleges??
and where do you state or show or display your extra curricular activities?? do we have to show our certificates(just asked because I lost few of my certificates)??</p>

<p>Thanks in advance!!!</p>

<p>Yes Class 12 marks will be required to be submitted as and when they become available. Your application will show 'incomplete' till you do that.</p>

<p>Essays - when the Commonapp opens on the 1st of August, there will be one common essay. And depending on the college list that you are going to apply to, each of those colleges may have none to one to multiple essay requirements.</p>

<p>The Commonapp has dedicated space for ECs.</p>

<p>You do not need to submit the certificates for ECs, but you could be asked to.... So your school or someone should be ready to vouch for your ECs if the need arises. You do not need to have a basket of ECs to mention, go with few you have enjoyed, can talk about if the need be, and back up with proof if required.</p>

<p>Remember be honest in your application. That way you save yourself a lot of trouble of getting caught, having sleepless nights, thinking of excuses, cooking up a story. Like Gandhiji said 'Truth shall set you free'.</p>

<p>hahaahaa don't worry my application will be totally honest and genuine. Thanks again for the suggestions, you have really helped me in clearing my doubts and queries :)</p>

<p>I am sure you are honest. But I thought better to spell it out. Have heard stories of fudging followed by embarassment for the individual, parents and the school as well.</p>

<p>Also more than anything, honesty boils down to being true to oneself and taking pride in one's accomplishments.</p>

<p>one more doubt when you said "the commonapp opens in 1st August" did you mean 1st August 2013 or 1st August 2014???</p>

<p>Every year the college applications open on 1st August so that means August 2013 for the Class of 2018. Class of 2018 implies the folks applying in 2014 and passing out with Undergrad degree in 2018.</p>

<p>thanks again!!!</p>