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Can I use high school awards as extracurriculars?
What organizations can give volunteering hours that schools will accept?
How do I improve my coursework?
Can someone rate this profile? : I am trying to get into UPenn's M&T Program
Will a virtual internship (because of COVID-19) look worse to colleges than an in-person internship?
What are some good extra-curriculars besides school clubs?
What to do about summer school?
What will replace the SAT Subject Tests?
How to build a spike in the social sciences?
How can I increase my GPA?
Which competition should I attend?
Any thoughts on how the latest changes from CollegeBoard will affect the admissions process to state and elite school?
Is doing volunteer summer research with professor good as a high schooler?
Do colleges value summer programs such as the Congress of Future Medical Leaders or NSLC?
Will Class of 2022 also be test-optional due to COVID-19?
Moving to a different country in the middle of the school year
Just thought you should all know, not a question
Do colleges care if you repeat a year of high school?
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