US College Applications

About group

We have created this group after seeing a number of questions from both US and foreign students about US college application process. Our goal is to help college bound students navigate relatively complex college admission process by directing them to the right resources and having related discussions here on RoundPier. RoundPier community is about sharing ideas and learning from one another - we hope that those who have successfully navigated this process can share their insight and help others. Members of our team have attended leading universities in the US and Europe and would be happy to share their experience.

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I know this has been asked before but how many colleges should one apply to? I am looking at mostly top 50 schools. Thanks!
We did some analysis last year and believe 10-12 schools is the optimal number assuming you can handle all supplements etc
Former Stanford admission officer: I've built two on-demand courses to help you with your college applications. Masterclass and a Writing Workshop. Expert, affordable, and my students have called it "the best college admissions advice on the internet." admitium.com
What's your no1 advice to students?
Write about what you want to study and why. You're asking a school to hire you to be a student who works with their scholars. It's that simple.
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IMPORTANT: The dates for this FREE college essay apps webinar is finally here!
Scroll down for more details about the webinar :)



Are you wondering how you can stand out in your college application essays?

Are you trying to find ways to showcase emotion within prompts in applications?

Do you want support with tips on how to do so?

Then, Artistic Teen Brains & Cosmo Versus’ FREE college essay webinar is for you!

Hi there! My name is Ja’Lani and I’m apart of the organization, Artistic Teen Brains! Recently we have partnered with Cosmo Versus to bring together the arts and sciences within initiatives. The most recent being a webinar focused on college essays for incoming students, or peers who are intrigued with non-fiction tips within writing prompts.

DATE AND TIME: November 8th, 2020 at 11 AM CST!

If you have any questions, check out Cosmo Versus’ Instagram @CosmoVersus, and Artistic Teen Brains Instagram @ArtisticTeenBrains. Or contact me: jalanifoster@gmail.com or through RoundPier :)

Check out our flier down below to see more details about this FREE webinar!
Hope to see you there! :)
Hi everyone! I wanted to share this college panel I am joining in on October 3rd at 4 PM PST through STEMTeen Seattle. There are going to be college students and

graduates from IVYs, Stanford, UCs, MIT, and more talking about their essays, ECs, and how to write the perfect app. It’s FREE to join by writing a small note (takes two minutes) to both a frontline worker and patients through www.wishkn... jects.html (scroll to the bottom of the website) or donating 5 dollars for
COVID-19 resources through the same website if you don’t want to do

the note. After that, it’s a simple rsvp form: www.tinyur...et="_blank . Let me know if you have

any questions on how to sign up or anything about it! We hope to both help students with their college applications and give back to the society at the same time! If you want to, please join us in this. The flier is below :)
Thanks! Is this good to attend for juniors too?
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Yes!! Of course :) we would love for you to join
Are you wondering how you can stand out in your college application essays?

Are you trying to find ways to showcase emotion within prompts in applications?

Do you want support with tips on how to do so?

Then, Artistic Teen Brains & Cosmo Versus’ FREE college essay webinar is for you!

Hi there! My name is Ja’Lani and I’m apart of the organization, Artistic Teen Brains! Recently we have partnered with Cosmo Versus to bring together the arts and sciences within initiatives. The most recent being a webinar focused on college essays for incoming students, or peers who are intrigued with non-fiction tips within writing prompts.

IMPORTANT: check in with Cosmo Versus’ Instagram or RoundPier for updates on the date and time for they are coming out soon!

If you have any questions, check out Cosmo Versus’ Instagram @CosmoVersus, and Artistic Teen Brains Instagram @ArtisticTeenBrains. Or contact me: jalanifoster@gmail.com or through RoundPier :)

Check out our flier down below to see more details about this FREE webinar!
Hope to see you there! :)
This is awesome!
Any international students applying now? Why are you going to the US?
Mainly because of experience but if this is going to stay online no point going there...
This year is likely a write-off...
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Hey there!

I’ve been wondering, do I need to stick to the word limit in university specific questions? What if I would like to elaborate further?
From what I understand if it doesn't cut you off you can go over a limit a bit
You should try to fit everything
You shouldn’t go over the word limit, they give you a limit for a reason and it’s possible they will dismiss any applications that do not follow the rules
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📣Rising high school seniors!
This month, Superposition is providing you with 5 virtual opportunities to guide you through the college admissions process.

We're partnering with Students for Black Lives for a 4-part webinar series covering the process from start to finish.

🌟 Navigating College Admissions Panel | 8/8 4 - 5 PM PST | http://bit.ly/sp_sfbl1
Featuring admits to Stanford, Oxford, UPenn, and MIT in various STEM and humanities majors! Find out about their high school activities, their experience applying to college and more. Read all about our panelists on the RSVP form.

Save the date for these upcoming opportunities as well!
🌟College Admissions 101 | 8/15 | RSVP TBD
🌟Narrative Building & Personal Statements | 8/22 | RSVP TBD
🌟Supplements & Interviews | 8/29 | RSVP TBD

This Sunday, we're also hosting a workshop with Dyllen Nellis (Stanford 2024).
🌟Applying to College in a Pandemic | 8/9 5 - 6 PM PST | http://bit.ly/sp_covidapp
In this workshop, Dyllen will be presenting recent information published by deans across 300+ colleges on what college admissions officers will especially keep in mind this application season. Additionally, she’ll provide some handy tips on perfecting the “Why Us” essay commonly requested by colleges.

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Hi! I hope the college process is going well for you so far :) You’re probably writing your essays right now, and I remember the uncertainty and doubt that came with that process so recently a few qualified students and I started a counseling service to help out other students! We have received acceptances into University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, Washington University, Cornell University, NYU Stern School of Business, and several BS/MD medical programs. From applying to 80+ schools in total, we have learnt a lot and we want to share all of the tips we’ve gained by editing your essays along with providing general admission strategy. If you are interested, please check out our website!

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Are you a high school senior applying for college apps this fall? Join the Class of 2021 Community, a platform of 600+ students supporting each other through essay writing, resumé building, mental health, and more.

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I am looking for good business with psychology programmes in the US
In the US (unlike Europe) it is difficult to find good joint business/psychology programs. I would recommend looking at some good business programs like UVA, UPenn and UMichigan (few others too) and doing a minor or taking psychology courses outside of the business program.
hey there. I wish to pursue medicine in the US (I'm an international student) do I have to pursue undergraduate from an American University? If so , do I have to take the medical exam that I have in my country? (it is similar to MCAT but students take that exam directly after highschool)
You need to have bachelors degree before going to medical school. If you don't do undergrad in the US it is still possible to apply to medical schools in the country.
There are some joint BS/MD programs (6 years usually) but they are very difficult to get into
A skill that you have to master before you submit your college applications is creating a resume. Presenting a well crafted resume that demonstrates all of your achievements in an organized fashion indicates professionalism and attention to detail. This will show you how to properly create a high school resume.
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During your college interview, there may come a moment where you are asked a question that you didn’t prepare for. If this happens, no worries, this video will show you how to navigate this situation.
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