All New International Applicants - The Process and Timeline

<p>Yes I did send a PM request to texaspg and so we have this one stickied. Thank you texaspg.</p>

<p>wow, great thread anialways :) Nice to see you so active even now :)</p>

<p>Crystal31</p>

<p>I think you will be class of 2018 applicant, right?
So how are things. Done with your class 12 Finals.</p>

<p>anialways, yes I will be class of 2018 applicant :) Everything is alright , very hectic and tiring I must say. I have started with class 12 and my first Unit Test is on monday! :\
My 12th finals (Board exam) will be in March 2014 :)</p>

<p>How are you doing?</p>

<p>For all those who have this question to ask, Which schools require, recommend, or utilize SAT Subject Tests? Read and figure it out on your own depending on the colleges you are interested in applying to.</p>

<p>"2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR:</p>

<p>SCHOOLS THAT REQUIRE, RECOMMEND OR UTILIZE SAT SUBJECT TESTS IN ADMISSION OR FOR PLACEMENT/CREDIT"</p>

<p><a href="https://docs.google.com/a/nyu.edu/do...RiRLrQ4vg/edit%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://docs.google.com/a/nyu.edu/do...RiRLrQ4vg/edit&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>I just came across something I wrote for a fellow CCer who had PMed me. anialways has put together the most comprehensive guide ever, but just in case someone wanted a more concise timeline, here is the message:
The optimal time to start the process is in the beginning of class 11. You should initially familiarise yourself with the SAT and take a diagnostic test. This should give you an idea about how much you can aim to score in the real exam. Next, take a college search quiz on CollegeBoard or PrincetonReview. Also use ************** and USNews rankings to determine which college offers your intended major and meets other requirements. Find out what subject tests are required at each college. Remember, set goals but not unreasonable ones. It's a good idea to discuss your future plans with your parents. Approximate how much your parents are willing to support you financially. Although net price calculators are usually not intended for international students, they should give you an idea of how much financial aid you can expect. You should try to take your first SAT in the winter before class 12, so prepare accordingly (Barron's is more than enough if you also get hold of a suitable vocabulary list). Even if you don't do as well as planned, you can take the test again in summer. Meanwhile, start preparing for the subject tests of your choice. Write to the college to clear specific doubts. Take the subject tests in October/November. Meanwhile, the Common Application for US colleges releases on 1st August. You should start filling up the forms and brainstorming essays. Ask your teachers (politely) for recommendations. Write the first drafts of your essays. They should be edited and proofread by atleast a couple of people. However, your voice should remain the strongest. By this time you should have shortlisted to about 20 colleges. Go through the specific facilities + opportunities of each (the websites are valuable sources of information) and choose around 10. This is the time you should write to each college if you think you might need a fee waiver, a Toefl waiver etc. Finalise your essays and send them in before the November 15th deadline (if you're applying in the Early Rounds) or January 1st/15th (if you're applying under Regular Decision). As soon as your applications have been submitted gather all your documents and fill in the financial aid application forms (if you intend to apply for FA). These are due anytime between January 15th and March 1st so make sure you don't miss any deadlines! As soon as these are done you'll have to get back to mundane but less tiring studying for your boards. The rest of the process involves waiting patiently till end-March for the college decisions to roll in. Occasionally check your email and keep yourself updated. Finally you can weigh and compare offers from colleges until you pay the enrollment deposit and then there's just college to look forward to :)
I hope I helped a bit! Good luck! :)</p>

<p>Thanks for that! </p>

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<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>