Applying to college tips

Deciding between colleges - Last minute tip.

Its down to wire now, but this is what I used and still will be using for my transfer (if I choose to do so) is to google for '<University Name> + <Major Name> + 'course Map' + 'sample schedule' + 'requirements' And compare them to see which ones interest you. Also, I calculated the AP credits I get and which classes I can avoid at the base level.Ex: Georgia has foreign language requirements, TX does not. UGA/GT offers extensive ML and data sciences XXXX does not etc.

ApplyTexas sucks ass.

Juniors take note. Really really REALLY is the worst POS I have ever encountered.

Use Expresso-App to help redraft sentences to create variety.

My essay coach showed me this web app called Espresso-App. It analyzes your writing and highlights overused verbs, nouns, etc. It can show what your essay is doing well and what it needs to make it unique and fun to read. It is a great tool to use after each draft to fine-tune your essays.Take a look - Use it if you like but it's a great tool

Always pretend you've been rejected when you apply.

So you don't fk up the first semester of your senior year like I did. Everyone told me I had great chances to enter CMU ECE but took a fat L yesterday. Super bummed out because my scores dropped a lot since. Guess I probably don't deserve the position then :/In case anyone cares about my stats: 4.0, 1510, 800 on Math II, Phys, Chem, 5's on 10+ AP's (lost count), National Science & Math Awards, Great Extra curriculars, 4 tech internship positions, probably decent essaysWeakness: International Asian male applicant to engineering

Take the test n@ked.

Yes, without clothes. If no one is monitoring your web cam truly and hasn’t installed any programs without your permission then it will be no problem to take a test in the comfort of your bare body in your PRIVATE home. And if the cameras are rolling? Well, AP will surely have some great law suits on their hands this year

For extra confidence tomorrow with MIT decisions, read the essays you submitted to them. It’s foolproof.

Trust me. What could go wrong?/s /s /s /s /s


I've been reviewing a few essays and the biggest glaring mistake that I see is that for some reason, everyone likes to make big chunky paragraphs. Big chunky paragraphs are a nightmare to read. Shorter paragraphs help an essay flow much more smoothly.You need a new paragraph break if:* The speaker or dialogue is changing* You start a new thought or idea* For powerful statements that need to be read with a lot of "punch"* Your paragraph is just getting way too long. If you feel as if every word of your entire 200 word paragraph is necessary and related to one idea, you may be over describing or ham-fisting your explanation. This article helps to explain my point. It's more journalism-related, but the principle still applies. in mind that these application readers are reading tons of essays everyday. Try to make it as easy on their eyes as possible.

Arrive early.

Figure out when your residence hall opens, and plan on arriving close to that time. If your school assigns you a time slot, obviously stick to that, but the earlier you get there, the more time you’ll have to get settled.

Find or bring a moving cart.

Most residence halls will provide students with big rolling bins for move-in, but they are not abundant. If you aren’t fortunate enough to snag one, be sure to have a backup plan. Bring a dolly or collapsible cart to make the move easier.

Leverage your network.

Online classes may sometimes make you feel like you are learning on your own, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Most online courses are built around the concept of collaboration, with professors and instructors actively encouraging that students work together to complete assignments and discuss lessons. Build relationships with other students by introducing yourself and engaging in online discussion boards. Your peers can be a valuable resource when preparing for exams or asking for feedback on assignments. Don’t be afraid to turn to them to create a virtual study group. Chances are good that they will appreciate it just as much as you will.