Articles and Documents
Welcome to our Articles and Documents page!
What are these templates all about?
This section includes frameworks, guidelines and samples to help you navigate through the supporting documents that supplement your application. These are divided into sub-categories: Planning Documents, Timelines, Financial Documents, Visa Documentations.
Why must I use these documents?
We recommend that you use these documents not just for planning your college career, but also to tie up any loose ends just before you send in your application to ensure you have all it takes to kick-ass!
At cforcollege, we know that it is nearly impossible to translate eighteen years of your lives to eighteen lines of prose (worse still when you’re asked to compose verse about yourself! Last year, NYU asked applicants to write a limerick about themselves – can you imagine limericks???!) and we’re here to help you organize your fantastic, accomplished lives so far!
The Planning Guide (I,II,III), along with the Timeline will help you identify your major strengths, give you ideas as to how to draw upon them successfully. You may also, through this process, become increasingly aware of the apparent “weaknesses” in your application. Don’t worry! This document will guide you through even that, enumerating the ways in which you can either circumnavigate them or disguise them as strengths.
Financial Documents includes bank-certification, parent certification and financial aid application worksheets to guide you through some formalities of the application process. Yes, it’s boring -but by no means less important than any of the other components. Start early on this – documentation systems are different in India than from the rest of the world, financial data takes time to procure and validate, and your Chartered Accountant will take time figuring it all out!
Visa Documents. So you’ve gotten into your dream college, accepted your top offer, and are raring to start packing your bags! Not yet…all students who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents need an F1 or J1 visa to enter the United States as a student. Even though the actual interviews typically don’t last more than 30 seconds, its is imperative that your paperwork is immaculate. You don’t wanna get rejected a US Visa after all the hard work you’ve put in for the application (and that can happen).
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