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3:25@anonymous:I've been struggling with choosing what colleges to apply to. What is a good amount of colleges to apply to and how do you decide between in-state and out-of-state schools?
11:32@philip_0327:From your knowledge, how is a student who takes 2 APs in a school that offers 4 along with a handful of IB HL classes looked at?
14:35@1000_Words:I am working on adding more community service/extracurriculars to my application, tips for doing that during Covid?
17:33@anonymous:can you provide info on external scholarships? Have you done those? I know people who have done lotss
23:16@anonymous:do you think for every AP class, we need to buy those specific AP books?
25:45@DJ1:So are you saying that if a certain school is not in your state, your not gonna get accepted?
27:18@rtn.:What do you suggest in terms of looking for colleges for someone who feels torn between different fields, unsure about their degree of interest in these fields, and simultaneously insecure/unsure about their skill in these fields
31:16@anonymous:How should I spent my summer?
32:09@philip_0327:Follow up to the question regarding AP & IBs (same student) -- I am taking the AP World History exam through self-studying (was unable to take it due to seats being filled up), and I plan on taking the course & exam for AP Statistics and AP Calculus. Basically, I will be taking 3/4 however 1 of them is through self-studying.
33:28@stemcurious:What is the qualification to get nominated for US president scholar?
34:43@1000_Words:This is more of an opinion question, but how do you thing Covid is going to change admissions this fall?
37:06@anonymous:According to you what are some good ECs for international students?
38:43@anonymous:why am i obsessed with AP Classes
38:57@anonymous:what are all the schools you applied to and where did you get in?
43:30@stemcurious:I am interested in going the premed route and I am part of my school's red cross, pre-med, neuromed clubs... if I pursue research, Does it look odd if I don't do any neuroscience related research projects?
44:31@anonymous:Is having Stanford as a target school good?
45:36@anonymous:im a junior next year and im debating whether to take ap lang or apush for an intended CS Major
47:23@rtn.:When do you suggest to start writing applications (as a junior rn)
48:56@anonymous:I'm not sure how relevant this is but in Indiana, we have ACP classes that a university here offers but I've heard that other classes do not count that as a credit. Will it still look good on your college apps?
50:47@anonymous:do colleges care about more self-individual extracurricular activities that you can achieve on a level, orrr like community wise?
52:39@philip_0327:How does it look if a student takes a full IB schedule but did not take any AP classes at all?
53:28@anonymous:What AP classes do you recommend taking for an intended CS Major in junior year? Im planning on taking Calc BC, Physics 1, Psych, and AP CS. Do you recommend any others?
54:22@mimi:How can I find out the acceptance rate of a specific department in an out-of-state public school?
55:54@anonymous:Do you know about passion projects? Can you share anything you know, or maybe you even did it yourself in high school?:)
59:31@anonymous:Do selective schools like Stanford or Harvard like to see national awards for literature if youre a STEM Major
60:09@stemcurious:What kind of ECs do you suggest specifically for BME major?
61:42@stemcurious:How is medical research different from biology research?
62:49@anonymous:I remember you saying you took AP Pysch, what was your personal experience and what was the curriculum like?
64:31@DJ1:So say you want to invent something that could cure the deaf and blind. What major is that exactly?
65:59@philip_0327:Quick follow up to the AP Pysch - Did you self-study because it was not offered at your school? Or you just found it easier to take it outside of school?