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.

1. Planning Early for College Admissions

Freshman or sophomore year is the right time to lay the foundation for a successful college admissions process. Earlier is always better! In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How students can narrow down and identify an academic area of interest/future major
  • What extracurricular, summer and leadership activities have the most impact
  • Why the key to gaining admission to highly selective schools is starting early
2. Guide to Pre-Med Admissions

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 various types of pre-med programs offered and the advantages of each
  • Specific requirements - academic, extracurricular and otherwise - for pre-med applicants
  • How to improve an application through certifications and volunteer programs
3. Untangling the Ivy League Universities Admissions

Ivy League universities are among the most rigorous, selective and coveted in the United States. Most now have acceptance rates in the single digits. In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What Ivy League admissions officers are really looking for in applicants
  • Why essays are often the key to admission - and how to write essays with impact
4. Writing a Standout College Essay

The college essay can be the determining factor for admissions officers in deciding whether applicants should be admitted or rejected. In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How the essays are evaluated by admissions officers - and what they are looking for
  • The way to select a topic that will enable applicants to stand out from the pool
  • Examples of truly exceptional application essays as well as common mistakes to avoid
5. Tips & Tricks to Completing the Common Application

Whether your child is applying to college this year or in several years, it is beneficial and helpful to view and understand the college application. In this webinar, you will learn:

  • About each section of the application and how students should approach completion
  • Why the order in which students list their extracurricular activities is so important
  • How a student’s declared major plays a critical role in the admissions process
6. Building a Standout Extracurricular Profile

Admissions officers seek applicants with the most compelling and interesting extracurricular profiles. Leadership is critical, too. In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The importance of a student extracurricular profile in the college admissions process
  • Activity recommendations: academic, competitions, pre-professional, travel, athletic
  • Which activities have the most impact and when students should get started

The following is the College Admissions Prep Session schedule for 2019:

Product Code Event Date Time (EST) Duration (hours) Presenter Registration Deadline without Late Fee Registration Deadline with Late Fee Fee
College Admission Preparation Sessions
Planning Early for College Admissions Sat, 03/09/2019 1:00 PM 1.5 Marcd Zawel 03/05/2019 03/08/2019 $30
Planning Early for College Admissions Sun, 03/10/2019 1:00 PM 1.5 Marcd Zawel 03/06/2019 03/09/2019 $30
Guide to PreMed Admissions Sat, 04/13/2019 1:00 PM 1.5 Kyle Cortley 04/06/2019 04/12/2019 $30
Guide to PreMed Admissions Sun, 04/14/2019 1:00 PM 1.5 Kyle Cortley 04/07/2019 04/13/2019 $30
How to gain admission to IVY League Universities Sat, 05/11/2019 1:00 PM 1.5 Stephen Firedfeld 05/04/2019 05/10/2019 $30
How to gain admission to IVY League Universities Sun, 05/12/2019 1:00 PM 1.5 Stephen Firedfeld 05/05/2019 05/11/2019 $30
Writing a Standout College Essay Sat, 06/22/2019 1:00 PM 1.5 Jamie Moynihan 06/15/2019 06/21/2019 $30
Writing a Standout College Essay Sun, 06/23/2019 1:00 PM 1.5 Jamie Moynihan 06/16/2019 06/22/2019 $30
Tips & Tricks to Completing the Common Application Sat, 07/27/2019 1:00 PM 1.5 Emily Furlong 07/20/2019 07/26/2019 $30
Tips & Tricks to Completing the Common Application Sun, 07/28/2019 1:00 PM 1.5 Emily Furlong 07/21/2019 07/27/2019 $30
Building a Standout Extracurricular Profile Sat, 09/21/2019 1:00 PM 1.5 Sophie Gray 09/14/2019 09/20/2019 $30
Building a Standout Extracurricular Profile Sun, 09/22/2019 1:00 PM 1.5 Sophie Gray 09/15/2019 09/21/2019 $30

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" on the Parent Functions page. Do not use the link “Register for Onsite Workshop”, which is a different tool.

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