How to apply

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


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