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What classes should I take in my junior year?

As I'm getting ready to plan my junior year of high school, I'm uncertain about which classes I should be taking. Can someone offer any advice or recommendations on choosing the right classes during t …

8 months ago

Why is research essential at universities?

I'm a little bit stressed with my college search and I wanted to know why research is such an important aspect of universities. What's the purpose of research in a university setting? How does it affe …

8 months ago

Do colleges put more emphasis on junior year?

I've heard that colleges tend to focus more on a student's performance during junior year compared to the other years in high school. Is this true, and if so, why is that the case?

8 months ago

Pros and cons of Early Decision?

Hey everyone! I'm a junior in high school looking into the college application process, and I'm wondering if Early Decision is a good choice for someone who's sure about their top choice school. Can y …

8 months ago

What should I be doing during junior year to prepare for college applications?

Hey! I'm starting my junior year and I'm feeling a little anxious about the whole college application process that's ahead. What should I be doing during my junior year to make sure I'm prepared when …

8 months ago

Can you be deferred or waitlisted from Early Action (EA)?

Hi guys, I'm considering applying Early Action to my top few choice schools, but I was curious what would happen if I didn't get admitted straight away? Can you be deferred or waitlisted when applying …

8 months ago

Importance of freshman year?

I've heard mixed opinions about the importance of freshman year when it comes to college applications. How significant is it for most colleges? Should I be worried if I didn't do too well?

8 months ago

Is early decision a good idea?

Hey everyone, I was just wondering if applying early decision to a college is a smart move. I've heard that the acceptance rates are higher, but I'm also a bit concerned about it being binding. Can so …

8 months ago

How many AP classes should I take during junior year?

I want to challenge myself academically, but I'm not sure how many AP classes would be appropriate to take during my junior year of high school. Any suggestions or personal experiences?

8 months ago

Can someone explain what a research program is within a university?

Hey everyone, I recently came across the term 'research program' when looking at different college websites, but I'm still unsure about what exactly it entails. Would any of you be able to explain how …

8 months ago

How to write a university research paper?

Hi everyone! I'm currently a junior and I've been hearing a lot about writing research papers in college. I'd like to prepare myself for this task, but I'm unsure where to start. Can anyone provide so …

8 months ago

How can I effectively research universities while creating my college list?

Hello! I'm starting to put together my college list and want to make sure I'm researching universities thoroughly. Do you guys have any tips or advice for what to look for and how to efficiently gathe …

8 months ago

Is Tufts known for its research opportunities?

Hey everyone! I'm really interested in applying to Tufts and I'm curious about their research opportunities. Is Tufts considered a research university in terms of the opportunities they offer to under …

8 months ago

Is Penn State considered a research university?

Hi everyone! I'm thinking about applying to Penn State and was curious to learn if it's classified as a research university. Are there ample research opportunities available for undergraduate students …

8 months ago

Is Boston University known for its research opportunities?

Hi everyone! I've been considering applying to Boston University and was curious about their reputation as a research institution. Does BU offer a lot of research opportunities for undergraduates, or …

8 months ago

Best methods for researching colleges and universities?

Hey folks! I'm a junior, and I've started to research colleges and universities for my applications. I'm a bit overwhelmed, so I was just wondering if anyone has any tips/strategies on how to effectiv …

8 months ago

Is Northwestern University known for its research?

Hi everyone! I'm a high school junior who's interested in Northwestern University. I've always wanted to attend a research university to conduct hands-on research during my undergraduate years. Is Nor …

8 months ago

Do Ivy Leagues care about AP scores?

Hello! I'm in the process of preparing my college applications and wondering if I need to worry much about my AP scores when applying to Ivy League schools. Should I include them on my applications or …

8 months ago

What happens if you renege on an early decision agreement?

Hey everyone, just a curious question. What would happen if someone applied early decision and got accepted, but later decided that they don't want to attend that college or simply can't afford it? Ar …

8 months ago

How much does applying early decision really help?

Hey guys! I was wondering whether applying early decision to a school would significantly increase my chances of getting accepted, or if it's not really that much of a difference? If it helps, I am co …

8 months ago
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