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Campus vibes at Drexel?

Hey peeps, so I've been thinking a lot about different colleges and I'm wondering if anyone could let me know what Drexel University is really like. How's the campus community, social scene, and what …

7 months ago

How do colleges view a 'for honor' class designation?

I've got 'for honor' next to some of my classes on my transcript, and I'm a bit confused – does anyone know how colleges interpret that? Is it like an honors class, or something different? Will taking …

7 months ago

What’s college life really like?

As a junior hearing a lot about the 'college experience', I'm starting to wonder what university life is actually like. Is it just studying and parties or is there more to it? How do you balance socia …

7 months ago

What academic strengths define Brown University?

Brown University is obviously on a lot of people's radar for various reasons, but what in terms of academics makes it really shine? Looking for insights beyond the open curriculum—like are there any d …

7 months ago

Can someone shed light on Stony Brook University's strengths?

I'm a junior considering my college options, and I keep seeing Stony Brook popping up. I know they are part of the SUNY system, but what academic fields or programs are they best known for? Are there …

7 months ago

Should I mention my honor society in my college apps?

Hey guys, I recently got inducted into the National Honor Society and I'm wondering how to effectively include this in my college applications. Do colleges view participation in an honor society as a …

7 months ago

Universities with a collaborative environment like UMD?

I'm currently in love with the University of Maryland's collaborative and engaging academic atmosphere. I've heard they have great STEM programs and lots of research opportunities. Could y'all suggest …

7 months ago

What are alternative options to WashU with a focus on pre-med?

WashU stands out to me because of its reputation in pre-med, but I’m trying to find other colleges that might offer a similar path. What are some universities that are known for excellent pre-med advi …

7 months ago

Does the PSAT penalize for incorrect answers?

Little stressed here, I've been practicing for the PSAT and I’m kind of a guesser on tough questions. Does the PSAT take off points for wrong answers or is it like some tests where it’s better to gues …

7 months ago

PSAT Retakes—How many shots do we get at this?

So I've heard a few different things and I want to set the record straight. How many times can you take the PSAT/NMSQT? I know for the SAT you can take it multiple times, but I'm not clear on the rule …

7 months ago

Why should I take the PSAT as a sophomore AND a junior?

I know most people take the PSAT in their junior year, but I've heard of some taking it as a sophomore too. Is there a benefit to this, or is it just extra practice? Like, does it look good for colleg …

7 months ago

Understanding honors courses in high school

Can someone explain how honors classes work in high school? Just started thinking about my schedule for next year, and I'm not really sure what the difference is between an honors course and a regular …

7 months ago

Notable Aspects of Wofford College?

Yo, can someone give me the lowdown on Wofford College? I'm going through my college list and trying to figure out which ones excel in certain areas. What's Wofford known for? I'm into humanities, if …

7 months ago

What are some of the easier honors classes to balance my schedule?

Okay, so I've loaded up on a few tough classes for junior year, but I want to keep a good GPA. Are there any honors classes known to be on the easier side that can help balance my schedule but still s …

7 months ago

Academic Reputation of U of Rochester?

Hey folks! Doing a deep dive into my college list and University of Rochester caught my eye. Does anyone know what majors or fields the U of R excels in? Is there something particular that Rochester i …

7 months ago

How does honors class weight affect my GPA for college admissions?

Hey everyone! So I'm taking a couple of honors classes and I'm trying to figure out how they impact my overall GPA, especially when it comes to how colleges will view my transcript. Does the GPA weigh …

7 months ago

How can I retrieve my PSAT scores from previous years?

I'm trying to look back at my old PSAT scores to see my progress, but I'm not sure where to find them. Does anyone know how I can access these past scores? Thanks a bunch!

7 months ago

How does attending a private school impact my college admissions?

Hey everyone, I’ve been attending a private school for my high school years and I’m wondering how colleges view this. Do they consider the curriculum to be more rigorous, or does it not make much of a …

7 months ago

Standout features of the University of Findlay?

Calling all college knowledge buffs! I stumbled upon the University of Findlay, and I'm interested. What's their claim to fame—any programs or facilities that are particularly impressive?

7 months ago

Do honors classes boost your college application like APs?

Yo, quick question. I know AP courses are weighted and look good for college, but do honors classes also give a similar advantage when applying to colleges? Are they weighted similarly, and do they ho …

7 months ago
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