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Duke University
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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


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How can I make the most of my freshman year?

Kind of stressing about starting high school and I want to make sure I'm making the most of it. What should I be doing in my freshman year to set myself up for success later on? Should I be focusing on certain activities or classes? Please send some tips my way, thanks a bunch!

8 months ago

Hey there! It's perfectly normal to feel a little stress about starting high school, but you're already on the right track by planning ahead. The transition into freshman year is your chance to lay a solid foundation for the rest of your high school career.

First and foremost, focus on your academics and aim to keep your grades up; this early success sets a great precedent. Explore different clubs and activities to find what really interests you, and consider trying out for a sport or participating in the arts if that appeals to you—these activities not only enrich your high school experience, but can also stand out in your future college applications.

Get to know your teachers and consider asking them for advice or extra help if needed; they can be invaluable mentors. Finally, start thinking about your future plans in a broad sense—what subjects do you enjoy, and what might you want to explore more deeply? Take this time to explore and discover, but remember to have fun, too!

8 months ago

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