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Do AP classes count for college credits?

I am a junior this year taking 3 AP classes, and I plan to take at least 3 more next year. I have heard in the past that if you score well on the test, you may earn college credits since AP classes ar …

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Weighted and Unweighted GPA, are both required?

My son's high school does not provide unweighted GPAs, only weighted. I have asked the Counselor and their position is very clear.

Does that hurt his application in any way?

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Best teacher for a rec letter?

So I have a good friend and I promised I would help with the process and he was stressing over the fact that he had to have a humanities rec letter. As a STEM bound student would a (Regular non AP non …

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How does financial aid/ scholarships work for an international (hispanic) student?

I currently am only a freshman but I would like to know how it works and what are the requirements

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I have two different ideas for my college application essay and wanted to know which one stands out more ?

One idea is to represent the essay through the elements of theatre. There are come major elements of a theatre....character, plot, diction etc... So I can represent the story of my life by defining th …

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What is the ideal curriculum to get into college if your a Hispanic student?

I am an hispanic student and im not sure what extracurricular activities or acomplishes are needed to improve your chances on getting into a college?

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SAT test subject vs SAT?

Can I submit only SAT test subjects to a college if it's SAT/ACT optional? I would only do this if my SAT wasn't that great but my SAT subject test scores were.

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How do you find a good Common App essay topic?

I am a senior and I was wondering how I should brainstorm ideas for my Common App essay. I have written many drafts yet none of them makes me stand out ( according to my mentors). How do I find someth …

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Do Senior Grades Matter for ED?

I'm planning on applying to Cornell ED. Will my senior year grades matter? Our school does grades on a semester system and my first semester grades won't be finalized until the decision is released. A …

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AP/IB and Honors classes

Is it bad that my school does not offer honors or ap/ib classes? Can it greatly affect colleges decisions to accept me?

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How should I write 'Why transferred high schools' section on common app?

During my high school life, I attended three different schools. On the common app, there is a section that writes the reason why I left my previous school or why I choose to attend school. What I am w …

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Magnet Teacher LoR vs. STEM LoR?

I am a senior preparing for the college application process. I know a lot of colleges highly recommend a letter from a STEM and Humanities teacher, but I have a stronger bond with my magnet teacher (T …

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Act composite vs subscores

Do colleges care more about the composite score on the ACT, or do they focus mainly on the subscores? Also would it make a difference if someone had a 34.5 composite vs someome who had a 35 composite …

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Courses on Common App

Common App requires you state the current courses you are taking in your senior year. As an international student my school doesn't work the same way as it does in the US. We are required to take: sci …

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What colleges or universities give need based financial aid for international students?

I am from Ethiopia

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Answer if you know about the UC Application and Dual Credit section!!

So I am trying to fill out the UC application for dual credit and it asks me about units. I'm not sure what units are?? Is it like credits, because I earned 4 credits each during the fall, winter, and …

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Is being a regular editor on Wikipedia a good EC?

Lately I've really been getting into editing the Wikipedia pages for my local area. I'm thoroughly enjoying it and I'm considering branching about more. I know this wouldn't really count as published …

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Shoud I take 4 years of a language in highschool or will 3 years in middle school be enough?

I took French for 3 years in middle school and am planning on taking Spanish for 2 years in highschool. Would that look good on applications?

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Cal poly application portal

Hi,

Sorry this might sound like a stupid question but I cannot, for life of me, find the cal poly application portal on my browser 🤦.. is there anyone who could send a link to it please? Thank you!

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Tell recommender which activities?

The teacher from whom I requested a letter of recommendation wants a list of my activities. I did not give her one because I did not want her to rehash what is on my college application. Instead, I wr …

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