North South Foundation : CollegeAdmissions

College Admissions Planning (CAP) process is not well known to many of the NRI parents. Getting into college has never been more competitive. With tens of thousands of qualified candidates, every aspect of an application is critical for success.

North South Foundation in partnership with AcceptU ( is offering the following targeted college admission workshops. AcceptU founders and team members have been college admission officers in various Ivy League and other prestigious universities.

College Admissions Planning Workshop Schedule:

Please Click Here to Register Online
Eligibility: Grade 8 or higher

Don’t miss out these workshops! There will be a late fee of $15 for registrations after the deadline. Two-thirds of your contribution is tax-deductible. This portion is used towards helping poor children going to college in India.

Please register online by selecting "Register for Online Workshop" from the Online Workshop tab on the Parent Functions page.

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College Admissions Planning Workshop Overview:

Guide to Pre-Med Admissions - June 4, 2023

While doctors, dentists and other health practitioners have never been in more demand, pre-med programs and combined BS/MD programs remain some of the most competitive in the United States. It is imperative to plan early and strategically in order to realize success. In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What admissions officers are looking for in pre-med applicants
  • How to engage in meaningful extracurricular activities
  • Whether a BS/MD program is the best path for your child
  • Ways to differentiate your child from other applicants

Building a Standout Extracurricular Profile - June 18, 2023

From an admissions perspective, a strong academic profile alone is not enough to gain admission into highly selective colleges and universities. Applicants must convey to admissions committees a purposeful commitment to involvement and leadership outside the classroom. In this webinar you and your child will learn:

  • Why extracurricular and summer activities matter to admissions officers
  • How leadership is evaluated
  • Common misconceptions when it comes to extracurricular activities
  • Why admissions committees have re-evaluated the term “well-rounded”

Ivy League Q&A and Case Studies - August 27, 2023

Ivy League universities are some of the most prestigious and selective colleges in the country. From exceptional academics and renowned professors to bucolic campuses and endless extracurricular activities, the Ivies are in a class of their own. But who gets in - and why? In this webinar you will learn:

  • Case studies of students admitted to Ivies
  • Strategies on differentiation at the top universities
  • How applying early can be your best shot at acceptance
  • Answers to all of your questions about applying to the most selective colleges

UC Admissions For In-State and Out-of-State Applicants - September 17, 2023

Last year, UCLA received nearly 150,000 applications, making it the most applied-to four-year university in the nation. Join us as we provide an overview of admissions at the University of California and how both in-state and out-of-state families can best prepare for success in an exceptionally competitive process. In this webinar you and your child will learn:

  • An overview of the unique application system used by the University of California
  • What the most important part of the UC application actually is
  • How applications are specifically evaluated by UC admissions officers
  • The unique challenges (and opportunities) for in-state and out-of-state applicants

All You Need to Know About Academic Competitions - October 15, 2023

When it comes to college admissions at highly selective universities, academics are king but extracurricular activities can make or break an application. Join us as we cover all you need to know about academic competitions, which are heavily used by admissions officers to identify high-potential applicants. In this webinar you and your child will learn:

  • What role academic competitions and awards play in the admissions process
  • Why research experience is increasingly valued by colleges and universities
  • Which academic competitions are most-respected by admissions officers
  • How to build a robust academic profile outside of the classroom

How They Got In: Case Studies of Elite Applicants - November 12, 2023

Join a panel of AcceptU's former Ivy League admissions officers as they discuss case studies from students who were accepted to Ivy League and other top universities, including Stanford and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, last year. What was their hook - and how did they get in? In this webinar you and your child will learn:

  • Strategies on how to build a unique, differentiated profile
  • How to leverage early decision to maximize your child’s outcomes
  • Essay topics that will resonate best with college admissions officers
  • What admissions officers at elite universities are truly looking for in applicants