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Where and how can I get funding?

Posted on Jul 01, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

1. Personal Funding – this is one of the most popular ways. it generally involves funding through family and relatives. 2. University Aid – This includes: a) Merit-based scholarships, which are granted on the basis of special skills, talents, or abilities. Merit-based scholarships are usually very competitive. b) Need-based scholarships, which are awarded based on..READ MORE

How much will it cost to study in the US?

Posted on Jul 01, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

The itemized average costs at a top university for one academic year (2015/16) are: Cost Item (in USD) Tuition: 44,000 Room & Board: 11,500 Transportation: 1,200 Other (entertainment, insurance, books): 3,500 Total Per Year: 60,200 The numbers can significantly vary based on your chosen degree, location and personal lifestyle.READ MORE

How do I prepare for the admissions interview?

Posted on Jul 01, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

The interview is a critical final step in the application process. This is when you really have the chance to “wow” your interviewer. The interview will be conducted by either the admissions board or an alumnus of the school, depending on the interview process of each school. The interviews can take place on campus, in..READ MORE

Why are letters of recommendation important?

Posted on Jul 01, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

Your letters of recommendation can reveal a number of things about you to the admissions team, including your academic strengths, areas of interest, personal qualities and community service. They offer insights that indicate who you are and whether you are a right fit for the college that is reading them.READ MORE

Why are extracurricular activities important?

Posted on Jul 01, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

Engagement outside the classroom is an important aspect of the college application process. While universities look for good grades, they are more interested in well-rounded individuals. Most college applications ask about the activities that you are involved in during your free time, as it shows traits that grades alone are not able to demonstrate. For..READ MORE

Why are essays important?

Posted on Jul 01, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

The admissions committees at top schools are looking for an impressive and multi-dimensional applicant who will be able to maximize what he/she gains from and contributes to the school. Through the application, you need to showcase that you have gathered informed opinions on a wide range of subjects, in addition to those within your area..READ MORE

How do I write an effective resume?

Posted on Jul 01, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

The main objective of the résumé is to be able to provide a snapshot of your academic accomplishments, with regard to both personal and professional interests. 1. Organize your content chronologically 2. Quantify your achievements 3. Identify accomplishments and do not just list descriptions 4. Begin your statements with action words 5. Don’t make things..READ MORE

What are the TOEFL and IELTS?

Posted on Jul 01, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) are two popular choices of English proficiency tests, and are accepted by most universities. Most colleges require international students to have completed one, with the grade requirements and preference (if any) clearly stated on the website, as part..READ MORE

What are the SAT II Subject Tests?

Posted on Jul 01, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

There are a number of colleges that require the SAT II (also known as SAT Subject Tests), in addition to the ACT or SAT. These tests are hour-long and content-based, and they allow you to showcase achievement in specific subject areas in which you excel. There are 20 SAT Subject Tests in five general subject..READ MORE

When should I take the SAT or ACT?

Posted on Jul 01, 2016 by ReachIvyHelp

It is strongly recommended that you take your chosen exams as early as possible, ideally in the 11th grade. This not only gives you a good indication of potential colleges on your radar, but also allows you to then focus your time and resources on other aspects of the intensive college preparation process. Also, should you..READ MORE