Learn how to build a balanced school list that matches up with your interests and goals before you apply to colleges this fall.
There are more than 2,400 undergraduate colleges in the United States and narrowing that down to the final colleges that you will apply to is an incredibly important part of the college process. In this stream, Vinay will cover through the best methods and ideal process for building your school list, how to maximize your college visits. He’ll cover topics such as the optimal length of your college list, how to research colleges with an eye on your intended major, how to balance risk, how to think about ROI and student outcomes, and many additional topics.
We’ll also open up the floor for multiple Q&A sessions to answer any and all questions about building your college list and researching schools.
Vinay 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.