Anant Jaitha (CMC ´17) gives advice to future applicants


What advice would you give future applicants?

I would advise all future applicants to start their preparation for applying to colleges as soon as possible. Applying to colleges is a long process involving many steps like deciding what kind of a college you want, preparing a college list, preparing the applications, writing the essays, etc. The more time you devote to this to try and improve this, the better it will be for you.

What did you find most challenging about the college app process?

I found two issues very challenging. The first was where to apply. I didn't know which colleges I should apply to. The second challenging part was the essay. Writing good essays was very difficult.

What was your SAT and Subject Tests prep strategy?

I simply followed the tips given in the prep books and tried to take as many mock tests as I could. I would see where I went wrong in my mocks and learn from them so that I didn't make the same mistakes again.

How did your college list change over time?

The list changed quite a bit. The college that I'm going to was not even a part of my list at the start.

What are you looking forward to the most in college?

I am mostly looking forward to the new life that I will be drawn into. Going to a different country, living independently, making new friends, and doing so many new things which I have never done before; the thought just excites me.

What major/s are you considering? 

I am considering a Dual major of Computer Science and Mathematics maybe. And I might include an anatomy Sequence.

What excites you about the courses you'll sign up for?

Computer Science is a field which really interests me. I would love to be able to study Computer Science to be able to create software and programs which could be used the world over.

What are your plans for summer?

The summer before college, I'm working as an intern at a local college.