Moving Back?

<p>Hey guys, just need some help. </p>

<p>This might not be in the correct forum, but if you guys can help me out, or anyone who can, please tell me :)</p>

<p>I lived in the US uptil my 9th grade. I studied 1 year of high school, and then moved to India. Im studying here for the last 2 years (now in 11th). I am a us citizen.</p>

<p>I was wondering what is the process to move back to the US after 11th and before the beginning of 12th. Any special circumstances for being a foreign-residing Us citizen for college apps and all?</p>

<p>Please Help!</p>

<p>I'll help you if are more articulate in telling me what you mean by:</p>

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<p>I mean like I heard about that if you move back, colleges won't take your apps because you haven't got all the credits requiring to get in. they don't count all the credits for studying in a foreign school.</p>

<p>Also, do you think its a good idea? or is it not that great?</p>

<p>Bumppp. Please!</p>

<p>Where did you 10th grade go?</p>

<p>And no, as long as you do indeed have a 10th grade somewhere, it shouldn't be a problem. YOu'll just apply the same way everyone in India does, but you'll have to get your old 9th (10th?) grade transcripts, attested, from your old school and attach them to your Indian transcripts.</p>

<p>Like I said, I lived in India for 10th and 11th.</p>

<p>What if I move back and apply to the same school that I was in 9th? Would I still have to go through all the admission processes and all that?</p>

<p>Um yeah? It's the same process no matter where you live...it's the same application. It really doesn't make a difference except in terms of the actual EDUCATION that you are getting at both schools.</p>

<p>If you've never seen the commonapp, now is a good time. The commonapp is the application for many colleges, other colleges have very similar apps. Check it out. You will probably HAVE to fill it out if you apply to the US, or at least you will HAVE to fill out one of many similar apps. This will not change based on what school you are from.</p>

<p>Also, from an admissions perspective, the school/country you are from should ideally NOT make a difference. The admissions people don't care what resources exactly are available to you. They want to see what you do with them.</p>

<p>I was wondering about how would it work to get admitted to a high school for 12th, not for college.</p>

<p>Oh no there is not :P If you just live there you are almost required by law to attend a high school there. There is no "admissions" process besides checking to see if you have vaccinations etc. The public schools are bound to accept you unless you are failing.</p>

<p>Email local public schools and tell them you're moving there and ask them the same question.</p>

<p>But is it a good idea to move back, or do you think it is better to stay and finish 12th here.?</p>

<p>Depends on why you're moving back.</p>

<p>Okay ... so here's my more detailed answer to your question. However, please do keep in mind that it is just a more elaborated and well explained version of what I had already posted in HSL.</p>

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<li><p>It's what you make out of it. Keep in mind that colleges don't discriminate based on the high school of the student. It doesn't matter if you apply from Stuyvesant, Thomas Jefferson, Kendriya Vidayala or a Cristian school in Africa. What matters is your performance given the opportunities you had. If you move to the US for 12th grade and get a 3.5 GPA, while planning to apply to top schools, you might as well not make the move. Shifting from one school setting to another is always a challenge. You're thrown out of your comfort zone and tested to the extreme. Especially when you go from CBSE to AP or IB and have to catch up with all those commentaries and labs. Colleges want to see how well you adapt. Let's call this your adaptability factor. Naturally, if you adaptability factor is high, colleges will like it. If not, you are just another of the 30,000 odd applicants.</p></li>
<li><p>Why would you think you'll have to take any specific exams or tests? The only possibility of that happening is if the high school you get enrolled in the US requires a placement test to determine your readiness of subjects and deciding which class you can take. This shouldn't be a problem, because the test(s) should cover only what you know till then.</p></li>
<li><p>Is it worth it? Ask yourself that.</p></li>
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<p>Note: Elaborating on the adaptability part ... you said you moved to India in 9th grade ... how were you academics and extracurriculars affected then? Did they fall down a notch? Do you think if you shift to the US again, then your newfound maturity and experience will give you a better chance of excelling in a new environment?</p>

<p>I hope you see where I'm going with this train of thought. You should be asking yourself, "Will I be able to help myself if I move back?"</p>

<p>Thanks alot Tizil.
Yeah, I'm not planning to attend top colleges, I know that I won't be able to get in. I want to focus on getting into one of the colleges I have listed out for myself (Calpoly, ucsd, ucla, ucdavis, uiuc, georgia tech, umich, etc..). I was around a 3.4 in the 9th, and I got a 8.8 CGPA in my 10th boards. Right now in 11th I'm doing pretty fine (I have a 73%, with final exams coming up in a week and a half). Actually, my grades really didn't make a big difference after the move to India.</p>