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The College Application Process 2017 as per College Placement at Indus School

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The College Application Process Class of 2017
Standardized Test Scores
Colleges that require standardized test scores will need them to be sent
from College Board or ACT for the scores to be considered "official".
Indus does not send them!!!!
Admission Types
Applying: The Applications
The Common Application: One application for over 600 colleges

Start filling out app after Sept 1st

Where do I begin?
To use the Common Applicatin:

- Log on to
to create a profile

For a specific school based application (
non-common application
) go to the college's own website and look under "Undergraduate Admissions" for the freshman application

Matching the Common Application to Naviance
Requesting a Transcript
Task Manager In Naviance
In order to send transcripts and letters of recommendation electronically, students must virtually connect their application to their Naviance account.
School Applications: If a college does not use the Common Application, students will need to apply through the college OWN website.

4 yr college in USA vs. 3 yrs in the UK
Liberal Arts vs. Technical
Options for the Future
Liberal Arts College
Benefits of a liberal arts degree

If you’re still unsure whether a liberal arts degree is for you, here
are some of the key benefits of a liberal arts degree:

Preparation for work in a variety of sectors
: you will gain a strong foundation knowledge in a
wider range of subjects
than if you were to take a degree specializing in a single subject or vocation.

Introduction to career choices:
the range of subjects taught in a liberal arts degree program means students can be introduced to subjects they may not have otherwise encountered, enabling them to make a more informed decision when choosing their preferred career path.

Stepping stone to other careers
: the knowledge achieved during a liberal arts education can help you to better maneuver yourself out of your current career into another.

Liberal arts degrees are appealing to employers
: in a recent survey of CEOs in the US, 74% said they would recommend a liberal arts education to students. Employers recognize that liberal arts graduates have the necessary transferable skills to adapt to a changing workplace.

Provides a foundation for graduate study
: a potential graduate student with a liberal arts background will have the ability to learn across a diverse field of studies, with the foundation knowledge to go straight into graduate study in any subject they choose.

Provides skills to become a valuable community member:
a liberal arts education extends
beyond academi
a and the workplace to give graduates the necessary qualities that can enable them to adapt and thrive in the world, communicate with and understand other members of the community and have a broadened perspective.
Early Action Applicants
Apply Early
Receive an admission decision early in the admission process
Consider acceptance offer but DO NOT have to commit upon receipt
Apply to other colleges early action and regular decision

Deadlines are usually:
October 1st (Oxbridge); Oct 15th,
November 1st, November 15th, December 1st or December 15th.
Each college has their own unique deadlines for their applications
Early Decision Applicants
Apply early (usually November 1st or Nov 15th in the USA) to first choice colleges
Receive an admission decision from the college well in advance of notification date (usually December)
Agree to attend college if offered a financial aid package that is considered adequate by family
Apply to only one college early decision
Apply to others regular decision
Withdraw all other applications if accepted by early decision
Who applies Early Decision or Early Action?
Someone who:

researched colleges
has found colleges that are a good match academically, socially, geographically and FINANCIALLY!!!!
meets or exceeds the academic profile
DON'T Apply Early :

Because you feel pressure to
Because your friends are
Need a strong senior semester to pull up your overall grade profile
Regular Decision
UK : October 15
USA : Dec 31st

Receive an admission decision by
April 1

Rolling Admissions
Invited to submit your application
at anytime
The application is confusing..
How do I figure out what to do?
Important Information to Know
School Code:
Address: Billapura Cross
Sarjapur, Bangalore 562125
Counselor Name: Mr. Leon or
Mr. Ganesh

Number of students in class: 156 ??

GPA and Rank: no GPA nor Rank
IB points to be in good standing:
IB points total to have a good chance
The common application has five essay prompts. You only need to choose one.
Colleges using their own applications (not the common application) may have different essay topics
Before you send your scores, talk to your counselor about SAT Optional Schools. To see if your college is SAT optional, go to
How do I send SAT scores to colleges?
How do I send ACT scores to colleges?
Ask two teachers, IN PERSON, for a letter of recommendation This should be done as soon as you get back to school...ED
Send teachers an electronic request in Naviance
Download the
Brag Sheet
Sheet from the Task Manager in Naviance and complete it
Upload the
Brag Sheet
to your Naviance account and/or give your counselor AND your teacher a copy
Sending Teachers an Electronic Request in Naviance
How to Download and Upload Your
Brag Sheet
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Some Colleges review the highest combination of scores. This is called "superscoring"

SAT will not combine OLD SAT scores and NEW SAT scores

National Scholarships
: Posted in Naviance. The Guidance office is working on a binder available for reference.
Local Scholarships:
Look for Informationfrom parents, friends, teachers, etc.
CSS Profile:
required by some colleges. If required, this MUST be completed in order to receive financial aid. To see if your college requires it, go to www.collegeboard.org/cssprofile
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) --American students only!!!
Online application is available usually by October 1, 2016 at :
Is required by all colleges in order to receive federal financial aid
To sign FAFSA, students and parents will need a FSA ID. This is required for online submissions.
To create your FSA ID, go to www.fsaid.ed.gov
Scholly: National Scholarship Search Engine

Financial Aid- Will be very limited for International students.

As someone who attends Indus, they see you as a student who can afford it!!!!

Merit Aid will be considered by the college you apply and will depend on your grades and scores!!!

There are differences in the particular subjects included in liberal arts degree programs at different institutions. However, the liberal arts spectrum is generally accepted as covering the following fields:

– includes art, literature, linguistics, philosophy, religion, ethics, modern foreign languages, music, theater, speech, classical languages (Latin/Greek) etc.
Social sciences
– includes history, psychology, law, sociology, politics, gender studies, anthropology, economics, geography, business informatics, etc.
Natural sciences
– includes astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, botany, archaeology, zoology, geology, Earth sciences, etc.
Formal sciences
– includes mathematics, logic, statistics, etc.
Skills gained from a liberal arts degree Across the world, advocates of liberal arts education criticize the educational formats and curriculums of other degree programs for their over-emphasis of technical capabilities while neglecting other vital skills. Nonetheless, it can be difficult for a potential student to conceptualize what they will gain from such a wide-ranging degree. To help you out, here are some of the key skills gained from a liberal arts degree for a typical student:
Analytical, evaluative, critical and creative thinking skills
Effective oral and written communication skills
Problem-solving and pattern intelligence skills
Ability to learn and synthesize new ideas
Experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis
Critical and reflective reading skills
Numerical skills
Effective research skills
Organization and time-management skills
Information literacy skills
Ability to adapt easily to situations
Ethical decision-making skills
Ability to pose meaningful questions
Ability to work in a team
Other systems have different application deadlines!
i.e. Georgia Tech--Jan 1st
**Not on Naviance
California State System

November 30th
easiest application ever!!!
No letter of rec.
No official transcripts
if they like you then you get official documents..
Texas A & M
Dec 1st
1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?

Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again?

Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.

5. Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.

There are youtube videos
commonpplication has their own links on how to...

ask your counselor!!!
October 1st ,2016
Both Naviance e-mail must match with Common Appl e-mail!!!!
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