Juniors

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Welcome to the Juniors community 🎉

This is a place to learn how other juniors are talking about college admissions.

There are a few easy ways to participate:

1. Get started by checking out our guidance page for juniors. Here you will fi …

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How does a homeschooler start an independent research project?

So I’m a homeschooled sophomore, and I want to do an independent research project (historical) over the summer. I’m thinking about making this a primary EC but I’m not sure how to start since I don’t …

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15 hours ago
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helppp

anxiety and parental disappointment is hitting me hard-

I'm about to be a junior soon and I've really messed up my sophomore year in 2 of my classes...

how can I pull through and raise my GPA for next y …

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a day ago
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Aim for a higher score or no? + Should I submit my score or get a better one?

Hi all, I was just looking through and wondering.. I've been doing lots of digital practice tests and getting around/a little over my original paper test score from last year, but it is significantly …

 
 
 
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a day ago
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Dropping Grades

I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder in January and my grades have taken a hit. I also recently got diagnosed with ADHD. I just got a 504 plan to help with these things, but honestly it's a …

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2 days ago
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Scholarship cites

Hey! What are some recommendations for scholarship sites to start applying? I've looked at Big Future, but sorting through the thousands of colleges is a little difficult, especially when most don't a …

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2 days ago
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How are we feeling?

JUNIORS,

I did this a couple of months ago as a way to check in on each other (sort of like a mental health check)

I wanted to try it out again and if you need any help comment below

We are all here for …

 
 
 
 
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5 days ago
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Does a 1390 SAT compliment a 4.0?

Hi guys! Quick question: I will be applying to a test-optional university with a 4.0 GPA (unweighted). Should I submit my 1390 SAT score? I am aiming to earn a high merit scholarship at a not-very sel …

 
Submit 1390
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Aim for higher SAT score or apply test-optional
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8 days ago
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What should I do?

My junior year is ending and I have had my ACT scores sent to four schools. Two of the schools have accepted me but I don't know what to do with them. I also want to apply to other colleges but, the s …

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9 days ago
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Essay

I recently toured a college where they prefaced that they don't take into account that I've visited the campus during the admissions process. One of my essay ideas for this school though was using my …

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9 days ago
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SAT retake

I'm debating between the June, October, or November SAT to retake it, as someone who just took it in March. What is the best time to retake the SAT in terms of prep time or other outside factors? Shou …

 
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What to do the day before taking the SAT

Hi

I take the SAT tomorrow at school and I have prepared myself but I feel like I haven't prepared myself enough to do well at it. Is there anything I could do last minute the day before to make sure …

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11 days ago
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SAT

Hi everyone! I am an international high school student taking the SAT for the first time in May. I heard from some of my friends who took the March DSAT that it was nothing like the practice material. …

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12 days ago
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Can I start writing down application deadlines?

Hi! I'm a junior looking into applying to 10 different colleges. To stay organized with my applications, I'm trying to get a head start and mark the deadlines for their different decisions (ED, EA, RD …

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12 days ago
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HELP!!!! Advice needed ASAP

I've played piano for the past 6+ years now, but I don't play with/for my school (ex. band, orchestra). When I was taking lessons I played at a couple local concerts (audience of about 50+ ish people) …

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13 days ago
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Post-SAT

When is the latest you should take the SAT your senior year? I'm not super happy with the score I got (as a junior right now) and want to retake it. I've heard that no later than October of the year y …

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14 days ago
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Study plan for 1420+ DSAT score

Hi everyone,

If you have scored above 1420 on the digital SAT (preferably administered this March), how did you study/prep? Is Khan Academy enough?

I studied super hard with some awesome resources and …

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14 days ago
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Gap Year? I Need Advice.

Hi!

So basically I need help to decide whether or not to take a gap year. I am currently planning on going to the University of Hawaii Manoa, but the out-of-state cost is almost double what it would b …

 
Take Gap Year
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Go Straight To College
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16 days ago
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summer programs/extracurriculars

are there any good summer programs/extracurriculars/events for students wanting to go into either the medical field or international relations? I’m also willing to explore other career options! I live …

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15 days ago
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How to raise my GPA more?

I am taking college courses this summer in my strongest subjects. I’m taking at least 2 and am willing to go as high as 4. However, if there are other ways, I am completely willing to take those.

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16 days ago
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College List!! Please Help!!

I'm a junior in high school and I want to pursue anesthesia in hopes of getting my PhD, but I'm not so sure on where to go. I'd preferable like to go to an HBCU ( I'm a black girl ) but I just feel lo …

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