University Selection

Applying to a university abroad, especially to the United States can be a daunting task. Every year, over 800, 000 graduate applications are received on an average for seats in the American universities, mostly covering STEM disciplines, pure sciences, and the humanities. Given that the United States is a global education destination for international graduates, globally; there is intense competition among the best of students as well as students with unique distinctions and contributions in their profile. Malala Yousafzai gained an admit to the prestigious Oxford university, as much for her excellence in her ‘O’ levels, as for being the ‘torchbearer of gender parity’ for Afghan women and other people, across the globe. Academic profile It is a well-known fact that students, who have consistently excelled in their academic curriculum also stand a better chance to gain admits to the choicest universities abroad and in the United States. However, itREAD MORE
The advent of the Information Age at the start of the millennium has seen the West become a hub for technology, with a focus on developing acute capabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This jumpstart has given the West an edge that other countries are yet to catch up with, naturally leading to advanced education systems and pedagogy in various universities. Another reason is the quality of research and peer review that lends credibility to the development work carried out in universities, through funding from strategic think-tanks as well as government. Also, a student with a degree from an accredited foreign university fares better, in terms of remuneration, corporate placement, work skills and has been historically known to have better employability values; as the university education in the West, focuses on the practical application of theories. At the end of the day, a degree must be monetised withREAD MORE
Admission to the Master’s program in US universities depends on several criteria. Apart from focusing on academics, universities give importance to GRE scores. Doing well in your GRE increases the weightage of your application. The best definition of a good GRE score is that it should get you into your school of choice. Most colleges have a cut off GRE score, or a minimum score that you must meet for your application to be considered. Sometimes meeting this cut off score is enough for the school to feel confident about your quantitative, verbal and analytical skills, but it is recommended that you score higher than the cut-off score to improve your chances of being admitted. Some schools are more accommodating and flexible. They assess your overall profile if you fail to meet their GRE cut-off score. Hence, before you begin studying for the GRE, it’s a good idea to knowREAD MORE
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Admits Fall 2017



Collegepond is thrilled to announce results for its Fall and Spring 2017 Admission season. The results have been outstanding so far with students receiving admission to the college of their dreams such as Georgia Tech, Upenn, UMich and more. Our startling accomplishments year-on-year are an outcome of unflagging determination, meticulous approach and collective efforts of Collegepond and its students.  (more…)

List of academic-centric and GRE-centric universities
Students work very hard to create an impressive profile to gain admission into the university of their choice, but sometimes, despite hard work, they may end up with low GRE scores or an average academic score. This often puts them in a quandary as to which universities to apply to? Which universities are GRE centric and which are academic-centric? A common thought that prevails among students is that they must analyze what is stronger in their profile- GRE or GPA and accordingly apply to a university which is either GRE centric or academic-centric. Though this may sound simple, but in reality, the selection procedure is highly unpredictable and irrespective of the score and academics, one cannot be certain of securing admission. Hence, you cannot exclusively categorize any of the universities as "GRE-centric" or "academic-centric" and universities won't directly tell you either. Universities, however, do have cut-off scores with regards toREAD MORE
How to get into a good university with average acads?
How to get into a good university with average acads? A question that many students often worry about is how to get into a good university with an average academic record?  One cannot deny the importance of good grades, strong GPA and a stellar academic record as the essential criterion to get into a good institution, but even if your grades are average, you still stand a good chance to get into a reputed college. What you need to do is to make the rest of your college application sparkle and demonstrate a compelling evidence of your skills, talents, abilities and achievements to make sure that the admission committee notices you. How to get into a good university with average acads? The following tips will help you in securing admission to a good university despite an average academic record: Work hard for your standardized test: How to get into a good universityREAD MORE
University of Southern California
University of Southern California | Ex-student Feedback About the Course University of Southern California Without any doubt, the courses over here are really amazing and the things we learn here are 200 times better than what we did in 4 years of engineering. There are many good courses and the professors for a few of the courses are extremely good. They keep changing from semester to semester. Truly speaking, there would be a lot of self-learning involved, which would make studying more interesting. University of Southern California The course follows a semester pattern. University of Southern California Many internship opportunities are available. Apart from the career fairs which are attended by many companies including Google, Facebook etc. and many startups, you would also be able to find many other companies externally. You just need the right skill sets and a bit of luck as there is a lot of competition for the same. I too amREAD MORE
Syracuse University
  Syracuse University | Student Feedback 1) About the program Syracuse University - The 42 course credits that I will have to complete for graduation, how should I spread it across over the semesters? Personally, I have taken 3 courses(10 credits) in my first semester. Currently, in my second semester I am taking 4 courses (12 credits). Syracuse University This differs from person to person. All my friends took 3 courses (10 credits) in the first semester and 3 courses (9 credits) in second semester. Syracuse University - What do students usually opt there? And in what duration do they normally complete it? (1.5 / 2 /2.5 years). I understand this varies from person to person depending on the workload they sign up for. But generally what do students do there? In our seniors batch people who got internships after 2nd semester in companies which sponsors H1B visas graduated in 1.5 years. However, thereREAD MORE
University of Southern California Feedback
University of Southern California Feedback Collegepond stays in constant touch with their ex-students in order to aid the current students to get the real-time information. We get them connected to clear doubts about the course, internships, housing, travelling, jobs, etc. Below is one of the University of Southern California feedback from our ex-student in response to the doubts asked by Fall 2016 aspirants of Collegepond. University of Southern California Feedback 1. Course: University of Southern California Feedback The course structure at USC has changed a bit in the last couple of years. Now, if you are general CS student, you are supposed to take only 28 credits and 32 credits if you take up some specialisation. Also, all courses are worth 4 credits now. Plus, you also get few credits for internship and directed research. So basically, if you are a general CS student, you will be able to take no more thanREAD MORE