Editorial Team

The University Grants Commission (UGC), has already recommended that academic sessions for freshers and already enrolled students may begin in September and August respectively. Students might as well want to get a head start on their college preparation this summer. Staying on track, organized and confident is crucial for success in the college admissions process, and there are a plethora of smartphone and tablet apps available to aid students and parents in preparing for the college application and the journey thereafter. 

Here are some great college-prep apps that will help you stay informed, organized and up-to-date for college admissions.

Cambly

Starting a new college life away from family is already a difficult task for most and it can become more daunting in the face of a cultural shock. For students moving to a metropolitan from a smaller city, the communication barrier is the first impediment in adapting to the new culture. Cambly can ease that out for you. Cambly is the world’s leading app for on-demand access to English tutors over video chat. Cambly focuses exclusively on the English language and gives you the opportunity to practise your skills by interacting directly with native language tutors through a conversational video chat. Cambly offers an equalising effect by providing the students coming from smaller towns and cities a fair chance to build their confidence and eliminate the fear of being looked down upon because of their poor English skills. Since all the tutors on Cambly are native English speakers there’s no judgement and learning happens in a bias-free and prejudice-free environment.

bSafe

With students coming to study from their homelands to the metro cities, safety becomes one of the major concerns while they are away from their family. bSafe was created with just this in mind. bSafe is the most advanced and reliable personal safety app that allows you to create your own security network, take care of each other by receiving SOS alarms when your loved ones are in trouble and view friends’ locations on the map, stream and automatically record emergency video and much more.

GoCheck India

The app lets you search for Indian colleges & their courses and apply for admission through a one-click application form. Browse through program syllabus, the college fees, get college admission updates, entrance exam alert, college jobs, photos, review & rating etc. to decide on the right colleges in India and their course to apply for. This network-based platform drives transparency in the college admission process and finds references in colleges and courses before you apply for the college admission process and help find the top colleges in India and their courses for admission, classified by diploma courses, certificate courses, undergraduate courses, dual degree courses, integrated courses, postgraduate courses, doctorate courses, fellowship courses, vocational courses and competitive exam.

The Find

As a college student, having extra money for shopping can be scarce, so bargain hunting for fashion finds is a must. The Find has the ability to search through over 500,000 stores for products, allowing its users to shop all of them in one place. With this app you can save items, create a shopping list, and even tell the application to notify you when your wish list item goes on sale. There is also a bar code scanning feature that allows you to do a price comparison so you know you’re getting the best deal. This application is great for fashion, but it’s also really beneficial for all your bargain-hunting needs like dorm decor, electronics, and other miscellaneous items.

Ridlr

Being new in the city can leave you completely confused with how to travel to places and of course, be on time for your lectures. Ridlr tells you exactly when the next bus, train or metro rail will arrive so you can plan your journey with ease, even using multiple modes of transport. It gives real-time information on bus, metro and train timings, with cancellations, delays and alternative suggestions for transport. Timetables can be downloaded and used without an internet connection to view them later. Get rid of queues and hassles of carrying change by buying your DMRC Airport line Metro Ticket, Mumbai Metro (SKIIIP) tickets, BEST Mumbai bus tickets, NMMT AC bus tickets, MBMT bus tickets on select routes as well as recharging your BEST pass, Mumbai metro smart card using the Ridlr app.

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