How to apply
Welcome to this series about applying to universities abroad. In this series, you will learn about the whole process of applying and being accepted to universities abroad. Applying to universities abroad takes longer than applying to universities in India, so this series will cover all the necessary topics to help you understand how universities evaluate applications and how to research universities.
In this series, you will find links to published articles. As more articles are added, this page will be updated.
Here are some of the topics we will cover in this series:
Busting the myth that admission abroad is really difficult
When to start your application process to US universities
The six essential components of college admission forms
Understanding “college fit” and how universities match your student profile
How universities select the right applicants
Why self-assessment is crucial to your application as an international student
29 great questions to ask yourself for creating a strong student profile
Why knowing your strengths and weaknesses is important to the application process
The process of identifying what you want in a university or college
How admission officers evaluate your application: the academic profile, test scores, and extra-curricular activities
Common mistakes to avoid during the application process
How to begin university research
Useful resources for college research
The importance of being realistic when researching colleges
Understanding college/class profile information
How to navigate a college website for academic and student life information
How to connect with universities before you get admission
Demonstrated interest: how universities know you are genuinely interested in them.
Biases that were present in the training data