The Ultimate Guide to Elite College Admissions
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Learn how get accepted by the top colleges in the United States.
The admission process at highly ranked colleges is getting more competitive every year, and the top 20 colleges in the country now have an average acceptance rate below 12%. In this webinar, our founder Vinay Bhaskara will walk through everything you need to do in high school to gain admission to top colleges, and what the application process looks like at these schools. He'll walk through academics and course selection, the optimal standardized test strategy, the development of an extracurricular profile (and the best alternatives in a world of social distancing). He'll also walk through the applications process at top colleges, including the strategy around your early application, as well as maximizing your essays and alumni interviews.
We'll also open up the floor for a Q&A session to answer any and all questions about elite college admissions.
EducationUniversity of Chicago
BioVinay graduated with a 4.0 GPA and a 2400 (single sitting) on his SAT. Throughout his studies, Vinay genuinely enjoyed a wide range of subjects, ultimately leading him to take 19 AP exams (a school record), earning a score of 5 on all of them. In 2013, Vinay was named the State AP Scholar for the state of New Jersey, an award given to the one male and one female student in each U.S. state with scores of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP Exams. He also scored perfectly on SAT subject tests in Math, Chemistry, US History, World Studies, and Biology. Vinay participated in a variety of clubs in high school such as Youth and Government, and Science Olympiad; however his main extracurricular passion was in aviation. He has spent six years working in the aviation industry, starting out as a lowly blogger and working his way up to become an analyst at an aerospace consultancy. His aviation analysis has been published by several publications such as Forbes, Business Insider, and Skift, and he has been quoted as an aviation expert in The Capital Forum, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He also published two ebooks on airline operations and co-hosted a podcast on Indian aviation. Separately, Vinay co-authored an SAT vocabulary book, drawing upon his extensive knowledge of the exam.
Undergrad College: University of Chicago
Work Experience: As a Co-Founder of CollegeVine, I lead the data science and admissions curriculum teams. I have worked with thousands of students and families over the course of 8 years. I have also spent time as a senior analyst in aviation operations, strategy, and marketing.