Application Resources

Last updated 16th December 2010 with 153 resources .

Some resources for you to start preparation. Do start preparation from now onwards:-

1. General US Applications Guide – for USA For Students

2. Andrew Loh’s Why Study in America

3. Gabrielle (Wellesley College)

4. Su Ann (Columbia University) – Part 1

5. Su Ann (Columbia University) – Part 2

6. Charis Loke (Brown University)

7. Charis Loke (Brown University) – On Application Essays

8. Boon Jim (Cornell University)

9. Andrew Loh (Swarthmore College)

10. FreeRice.com – SAT Vocabulary

11. ReCom.org – The Worldwide Malaysian Students Network

12. College Confidential.com

13. ADFP Guide (Prepared by former INTEC US-Bound Students)

14. Collegeboard.com (SAT Test)

15. TOEFL Test

16. Common Applications

17. US News Ranking of US Universities

18. Times Higher Education Supplement Ranking of World Universities

19. Andrew Loh (Swarthmore College) – For the Kiamsiap: How to save money in US college applications

20. Common Data Set (Prepared by Xianjin)

21. How to Make Full Use of University Life

22. Admit Rate of Class of 2013

23. FreeVocabulary.com (SAT Words Practice)

24. Inside The Admissions Game (Newsweek take a look at University of Chicago admission Process)

25. Wall Street Journal – Summary of Application Essays by 10 University Presidents

(For 26 to 35, it is sample application essays by University Presidents, and may not necessarily be good application essays.)
26. Barnard College’s Debora Spar on daily routines

27. Carleton College’s Robert A. Oden Jr. on getting lost — and found — in Cairo

28. Grinnell College’s Russell K. Osgood on a historical figure that has influenced him

29. Oberlin College’s Marvin Krislov on a historical figure that has influenced him

30. Pomona College’s David Oxtoby on an experience that was ‘just plain fun’

31. Reed College’s Colin Diver on an experience in diversity

32. The University of Chicago’s Robert J. Zimmer on “Living the Question”

33. University of Pennsylvania’s Amy Gutmann on her autobiography

34. Vassar College’s Catharine Hill on an influential person in her life

35. Wesleyan University’s Michael S. Roth on an influential person in his life

36. Youtube videos (US Applications Workshop at HELP UC) .

37. Admission Stuff .

38. Preparation for US Applications from June 2009 -> January 2010 .

39. USA Study Guide.com .

40. Collegeapps.about.com .

41. SAT Score for Ivy League Universities (25 percentile & 75 percentile) .

42. SAT Score for top Liberal Arts Colleges (25 percentile & 75 percentile) .

43. SAT Score for top US Universities (non-Ivy) (25 percentile & 75 percentile) .

44. SAT Score for top Public Universities (25 percentile & 75 percentile) .

45. US News Guide to Admissions .

46. College Admission Tips.net .

47. IvyLeagueAdmission.com Essay Writing Tips & Strategies .

48. IvyLeagueAdmission.com Admission Guide .

49. HopelessToHarvard.com .

50. 5 Tips to get into Ivy League (CNN) .

51. Ivy League Admission Statement for Athletes .

52. Ivy Gate Blog .

53. The Brown Daily Herald .

54. Columbia Spectator .

55. Cornell Daily Sun .

56. Daily Princetonian .

57. Yale Daily News .

58. The Dartmouth .

59. The Daily Pennsylvanian .

60. The Crimson .

61. MIT Open Courseware .

62. http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/.

63. Academic Earth (Video Lectures from Top Unis .

64. iTunesU (Lectures from Top Universities – Do scroll down) .

65. SatVocab.com .

66. CollegeNews.org – Liberal Arts Colleges news .

67. AdmissionAdvice.com .

68. How to get into Ivy League Admissions .

69. Liberal Arts Education .

70. Alumni Interview .

71. Earnings of those from Elite Universities .

72. Choosing the right colleges .

73. Forbes US Colleges Ranking .

74. College Confidential – Xiggi’s SAT Prep Advice .

75. College Confidential – Arachnotron’s SAT Prep Advice .

76. College Confidential – Bigb14’s SAT Prep Advice .

77. College Confidential – SAT Prep Books Review .

78. College Confidential – Past and Present SAT Practice Tests .

79. College Confidential – Tips from a SAT 2400er .

80. College Confidential – How to improve significantly in SAT .

81. College Confidential – How to attack SAT critical reading effectively .

82. College Confidential – Strange Camus’s SAT Grammar Guide .

83. College Confidential – How to ace SAT essay .

84. College Confidential – SAT Math Help Center .

85. College Confidential – SAT 2 Review Books .

86. College Confidential – SAT 2 Chemistry & Physics Help .

87. College Confidential – SAT 2 Literature Guides .

88. College Confidential – SAT 2 Maths Guides .

89. College Confidential – SAT Test Curves .

90. College Confidential – SAT Practice Tests & SAT Official Essay Prompts .

91. College Confidential – Sharing on Conquering SAT .

92. College Confidential – Big Improvement Scores in SAT .

93. College Confidential – List of SAT Vocabs .

94. College Confidential – Past Year SAT Official Essay Prompts .

95. College Confidential – List of Topics on SAT in College Confidential .

96. Unigo.com – College Reviews by College Students .

97. Vocabtest.com .

98. Syvum.com – SAT Practice .

99. Quiz-tree.com – SAT Practice .

100. SAT-Preparation.co.il – SAT Practice .

101. English-test.net – SAT Practice .

102. West.net – SAT Practice .

103. Majortests.com – SAT Practice .

104. SATtest.us – SAT Practice .

105. Yahoo Education – SAT Practice .

106. Yahoo Education – SAT Subject Test Practice .

107. ENotes.com – SAT Practice .

108. Wikibooks.org – SAT Study Guide .

109. Sparknotes.com – SAT .

110. Brightsparks.com – US Applications Forum .

111. What Will They Learn – Core Curriculum of Top 100 Unis .

112. WhatWillTheyLearn.com .

113. What Should Colleges Teach – New York Times

114. Collegedata.com

115. College Admissions Tracker

116. Fusion Academy – 31 Free SAT Writing (Grammar) Lessons

117. Fusion Academy – 31 Free SAT Vocabulary Lessons

118. Fusion Academy – 31 Free SAT Critical Reading Lessons

119. Fusion Academy – 31 Free SAT Maths Lessons

120. Harvard Dean of Admissions – Part 1 Reply

121. Harvard Dean of Admissions – Part 2 Reply

122. Harvard Dean of Admissions – Part 3 Reply

123. Harvard Dean of Admissions – Part 4 Reply

124. Harvard Dean of Admissions – Part 5 Reply

125. Uncle Ezra Replies on Cornell – Since 1986

126. A Word A Day – Lets Improve our Vocabulary

127. SAT Score Analysis (Using Thai Case Studies)

128. 100 Free Ivy League Lectures

129. FreeVideoLectures.com

130. US College Search

131. Article on Liberal Arts College (NST)

132. Article on Choosing Colleges based on cost

133. Edforall.net (Collections of Lecture Notes from Top Universities

134. Iswari (Cornell University) – Her Journey

135. Iswari (Cornell University) – Application essays

136. Alan Lawrence Sitomer (Essay Preps)

137. Chan Leong (Carnegie Mellon University) – His Journey

138. Khan Academy – SAT Video

139. Khan Academy – GMAT Video

140. Khan Academy – Video Resources

141. Calnewport.com – blog of a Harvard Postgrad Student

142. College Confidential – Admission Letter Dates

143. Michael Teoh on his observation at Stanford

144. Waitlisted? What can you do (by Andrew Loh and Darell Koh)

145. Waitlisted? Sharing from MBA Perspective

146. Cornell University Video

147. Carnegie Mellon University Video

148. Malaysia-Scholarship.Net

149. Sharings by Felicity Gan

150. CollegeProwler.com – College Reviews by Students

151. Wellesley College by Gabrielle

152. Forbes list of America’s Best Colleges 2010

153. Mathacle.blogspot.com

* All these resources are sourced from various people. A lot of them shared based on their personal experience, and we would encourage everyone to evaluate on your own, on whether which advice to take and which advice to ignore. Neither we nor the author of the articles will be held responsible for the advice shared. We do not endorse any of the product/package sold by any website above.

* If you find any good articles, do share with us at usapps2010 AT gmail DOT com, and we would share it here. If everyone shares 1 or more article, then there would be a lot of articles here for everyone to learn together.

10 Responses to Application Resources

  1. Yi Lin says:

    This list is Very Good! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Alicia Wong says:

    Link 2, 3, and 19 have either shifted or disappeared.

    but otherwise, it’s a great list!

    Thanks!

  3. Asyrique AT says:

    Forbes just recently rated America’s best colleges 2010 on their website, maybe you guys could add this to the list… I mean, i know about kiasu-ness and all, but, well, these are supposedly ranked on student experience ๐Ÿ™‚ So, hopefully, it’s helpful ๐Ÿ™‚

    Forbes list of America’s Best Colleges 2010
    http://www.forbes.com/2010/08/11/best-colleges-universities-rating-ranking-opinions-best-colleges-10_land.html

  4. alex koh says:

    this is very good!! need a bit time to read through…terima kasih banyak banyak..

  5. Tan says:

    Is there any information regarding financial aid application process?? I am so confused now as some colleges that I apply need me to fill in the FAFSA, but I am an international student without the social security no.. how the hell I am gonna fill in that form… Anyone please tell me how to do…

  6. D. Andre says:

    if someone is studying in US but on a social visa and has finished high school and going to return back to Malaysia, how to apply for a university? Most ask about the F1visa in the application if you apply as a foreign student.

    • Philip Z Loh says:

      And by social visa which visa do you mean? The same procedure will apply, always, if the applicant is neither an American citizen nor a permanent resident of the United States.

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