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 (www.acceptu.org) 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:

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.

All inquiries should be sent to workshops@northsouth.org.



College Admissions Planning Workshop Overview:

1. Admissions Strategy for Sophomores & Juniors

Sophomore & junior year mark key turning points for high school students (and their parents) as they more formally embark on the college search process. In this webinar, we will cover advice for grade 10 & 11 students on standardized testing, school list development, summer activity planning, admissions strategy and preparing for success in the college process.

Presenters:
Marc Zawel, marc@acceptu.com
Marc is the co-founder and CEO of AcceptU. As author of Untangling the Ivy League, he literally wrote the book on gaining admission to highly selective colleges. Marc received a BA from Cornell University and an MBA from University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he chaired the admissions advisory board. He has also conducted alumni interviews for Cornell for fifteen years.

2. How to Build a STEM Profile

With an increasing number of candidates, majors in STEM produce the most highly selective applicant pools. In this webinar, we will cover how to build your profile to standout in the STEM admissions process, specific academic and extracurricular STEM activities and how to improve an application through awards, volunteer and research programs.

Presenter:
Stephen Friedfeld, stephen@acceptu.com
Stephen is the co-founder and COO of AcceptU. He received a BA from Cornell University, an MA from Columbia University Teachers College, and a PhD from Rice University. Prior to founding AcceptU, Stephen was an Assistant Dean of admissions at Cornell for four years and an Associate Dean of graduate admissions at Princeton University for six years. He also worked as an independent admissions consultant for four years.

3. Pre-Med vs BS/MD

Pre-med programs, and combined BS/MD programs, are some of the most competitive in the United States. In this webinar, you will learn the differences between the various types of pre-med programs offered and the advantages of each, specific requirements for pre-med applicants and how to improve an application through certifications and volunteer programs.

Presenter:
Kyle Cortley, kyle@acceptu.com
Kyle is a college counselor at AcceptU. She received her BS from Vanderbilt University and has a certificate in college advising from Columbia University. Kyle has over five years of admissions experience at both public and private universities, including at the State University of New York as well as Rice University, where she was an Assistant Director of admissions and oversaw the BS/MD program with Baylor College of Medicine.

4. Mock College Application Review

Join this interactive webinar as former college admissions officers evaluate applicants, discuss the merits of each and make the difficult decisions on which applicants to admit. Learn how admissions officers holistically review applications, weighing strengths & weaknesses and the ways in which your child can best stand out in this highly competitive process.

Presenters:
Jamie Moynihan, jamie@acceptu.com
Jamie is a college counselor at AcceptU. He received his BA from University of Mary Washington and has a M.Ed from George Mason University. Jamie has over five years of admissions experience at several institutions, including the University of California - Berkeley and Loyola University Maryland. Jamie also worked for six years as the Associate Director of college counseling at one of the top private schools in Washington, DC.
Sophie Gray, sophie@acceptu.com
Sophie is the managing director of AcceptU. Her career spans a variety of roles in admissions and higher education at several institutions, including Columbia University and the City College of New York. Previously, Sophie was a college counselor for AcceptU, supporting both domestic and international applicants. She received a BA from University of Vermont and an MA from Columbia University Teachers College.
Sarah Pinson, sarah@acceptu.com
Sarah is a college counselor at AcceptU. She received her BA from Davidson College and has a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University. Sarah has over seven years of admissions and advising experience at several institutions, including at Vanderbilt University, Emory University, College of Charleston and Davidson.

5. Ivy League Q&A and Case Studies

Join a panel of AcceptU's former Ivy League admissions officers as they discuss case studies from students who have been accepted to Ivy League universities, provide strategies on differentiation and answer all of your questions about applying to the most selective colleges and universities in the U.S.

Presenters:
Sophie Gray, sophie@acceptu.com
Sophie is the managing director of AcceptU. Her career spans a variety of roles in admissions and higher education at several institutions, including Columbia University and the City College of New York. Previously, Sophie was a college counselor for AcceptU, supporting both domestic and international applicants. She received a BA from University of Vermont and an MA from Columbia University Teachers College.
Stephen Friedfeld, stephen@acceptu.com
Stephen is the co-founder and COO of AcceptU. He received a BA from Cornell University, an MA from Columbia University Teachers College, and a PhD from Rice University. Prior to founding AcceptU, Stephen was an Assistant Dean of admissions at Cornell for four years and an Associate Dean of graduate admissions at Princeton University for six years. He also worked as an independent admissions consultant for four years.
Emily Furlong, emily@acceptu.com
Emily is a college counselor at AcceptU. She received her BA from Middlebury College and has an M.S.Ed. in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Emily has over six years of admissions and advising experience at several institutions, including at Swarthmore College (consistently ranked as a top 3 liberal arts college) as well as at University of Pennsylvania, where she evaluated applicants for the Wharton School.

6. Inside the Admissions Office

Join us as we provide an overview of today’s college admissions landscape and how families can best prepare for success in the process. In this webinar, you will learn how your child’s applications will be read, how to stand out in the application pool, why some applicants do not get in, how to find the right fit for your child and a parent’s ideal role in the process.

Presenter:
Jamie Moynihan, jamie@acceptu.com
Jamie is a college counselor at AcceptU. He received his BA from University of Mary Washington and has a M.Ed from George Mason University. Jamie has over five years of admissions experience at several institutions, including the University of California - Berkeley and Loyola University Maryland. Jamie also worked for six years as the Associate Director of college counseling at one of the top private schools in Washington, DC.