Category Archives: International Students

Applying to College = Tetris ?

We are definitely in the heat of admissions season…and all of the stresses and anticipation that come with it.  Sush Krishnamoorthy, an applicant from Indian at several top U.S. schools, likens it to playing a game of Tetris in this … Continue reading

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India, China, OECD Outpace U.S. in College-Educated Work Force

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Online Colleges: More Options, More Access…

Online course have been offered by major universities for more than 10 years — and correspondence courses have been offered for decades — but the quality of these courses have not always compared well with traditional/in-person courses.  However, these online … Continue reading

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Cohen Answers Some Common Questions about College Admissions

Katherine Cohen, a long time admissions adviser, answers some common question about college admissions in this interview with The Hour:   The Hour: When is the best time to start applying to schools? Cohen: We begin working with students on … Continue reading

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College Financial Aid for Undocumented Immigrants

Adequate financial aid for college is often hard to come by and for undocumented immigrants it is even harder.  This article from Christina Quinn explains some of the options:   This week, we read about Silvia Yanez and other undocumented … Continue reading

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May Checklist for International College Applicants

For international applicants the application to U.S. universities is that much more complicated.  Here is a checklist for May in this article in the New York Times by Tanya Caldwell: For this week’s installment of The Choice on India Ink, … Continue reading

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College Admissions Checklist for International Students (March)

It is always a good idea to check your progress and make sure you are on track during the admissions process.  So, we wanted to pass along this helpful information provided by The New York Times in an article by … Continue reading

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Some Asian Applicants Accused of Widespread Cheating on U.S. College Applications

Competition for admissions to top U.S. college is increasing almost every year.  The pressure for students to attend top colleges is also on the rise. Unfortuantely, according to an article by the GlobalPost, for many in Asia this pressure has resulted in widespread … Continue reading

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Indian Students & the U.S. College Admissions Process

Indian students often do very well in U.S. universities.  Admissions officers recognize that, and top schools are taking steps to actively recruit Indian students. In a New York Times article, Jacques Steinberg and Heather Timmons delve into the admission process for … Continue reading

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North Korean v US College Admissions

While the US college admissions process is complex and competitive, so are the admissions processes in some other countries as well. But perhaps surprisingly, one of the more difficult college admissions process is in North Korea with acceptance rates as … Continue reading

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