4 months ago
Admissions Advice

Admission Advice for an Indian student studying in CBSE based school.

I'm an 11th grader in CBSE based school. I'm also preparing for SAT. I wanna know the things I should keep in mind during these years to make a do list, which can help my application to stand out.

PS: Should I take the subject test of SAT

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4 months ago

Hi! First, make sure you'll be able to write the SAT. There might be international schools around you that allow outside students to take the SAT on campus. The USIEF hasn't held any SATs or SAT Subject Tests ever since Covid hit. Also, if I recall, the SAT Subject Test fee was kind of high (almost Rs. 20000 per exam back in 2019), make sure you can write them. While it won't hurt your application, it isn't completely necessary either.

Otherwise, ensure your grades are up, especially your 11th marks since that's probably what you'll apply with. Find clubs, internships (online is perfectly fine too) and start building a good EC list. Over the summer, you can start writing your essays. Good luck!

4 months ago

A few things to keep in mind are:

a) Do as many extracurricular activities as you can.

b) Take the SAT this year and in your senior year. The best way to prepare for it is to do it.

c) Enroll in some AP classes.

d) If you can, take some comm-college classes.

e) Get some volunteer hours somewhere. Colleges look for that.

Good luck, hope this helps!


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