COLLEGE SHORTS (July 2018)

SAT Subject Tests have been losing their relevance over the years. As more and more colleges say goodbye to the Subject tests (there are only 3 now that actually require it for all their applicants), it is now possible to imagine the College Board will do the same.

https://princetonreview.blog/2018/03/13/sat-subject-tests-are-a-sinking-ship/

The Indian government has thrown a lifeline to all aspirants in country’s premium examinations. The engineering and medical entrance exams JEE Mains and NEET would now be conducted twice. The best of the two scores will be taken as the final result for candidates.

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-govt-anoounces-big-changes-in-jee-neet-exams-all-you-need-to-know-2634453

Another major university said bye to the written essay portions of the SAT/ACT. Princeton has however introduced the requirement for students to submit a graded high school paper, preferably in the subjects of English or History.

https://admission.princeton.edu/updated-application-requirements

Carnegie Mellon University announced several changes in their application process including multiple shorter essay prompts instead of their regular long one, elimination of demonstrated interest, a non-evaluative interview policy, etc. Often a popular choice for our students, this page on their admissions website is worth a read to understand the details.

https://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/eliminating-demonstrated-interest

Grades, test scores, and the strength of one’s high-school curriculum still remain as the most important criteria that US colleges look for in their students. But other criteria are playing a larger role than they used to …

https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/561167/?utm_source=twb&__twitter_impression=true

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BABSON COLLEGE

When you think entrepreneurship and business, one of your first thoughts go to Babson College. The Entrepreneurial Thought & Action (ET&A) methodology here allows students to engage in a practical learning experience, allowing them to build real-world skills. This is perfectly epitomised in the Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME)- a first-year course where students create, launch, and manage their own business. Add to it the Coaching for Leadership & Teamwork Program, the Management Consulting Field Experience, the Action Centres, and Career Preparedness and Professional Development, and you get an empowering experience that prepares students to make an impact in organisations across the world.

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BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Global engagement, academic flexibility, Undergraduate research & internships, a spirit of service and action, award winning faculty, and a residential urban campus are some of distinctive features of Boston University. A popular choice for our students, the BU campus offers a great living and learning community that students can flourish within. Our wonderful visit today ended with the college mascot, Rhett the Boston Terrier, seeing us off! Brownie Points for anyone who can guess why he is called Rhett!

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CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

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CHATHAM UNIVERSITY

A self sustaining and efficient community, this campus hosts Chatham’s programs in sustainability!

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COLLEGE OF WOOSTER

About 2000 engaged students, 17% of them International. Mentored undergraduate research. Independent study. #1 US Micropolitan city. Internships. Shadowing opportunities. APEX program. Great residence halls. Superb sports infrastructure including a Golf Course. The warmest people you will ever meet. That is the College of Wooster for you. As per a recent GALLUP poll – Wooster is doing exactly what creates great jobs and great lives. And i believe them!

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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

One of the most selective universities in the world, Columbia University was founded in 1754, and both a small college and a major research university, providing an Ivy League education on a human scale. It has one of the most diverse and talented student bodies in the world.