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What Does the Average BS/MD Applicant Look Like? - Part 4

In today’s BS/MD admissions advice post I would like to discuss the profile of the average admissions applicant applying to the selective to highly selective programs. These would include schools with …

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How much do alumnae parents help?

Hello, I’m a sophomore in HS and very early in the application process (just have 1 tour lined up for spring break) I was wondering how much alumnae parents raise your chances of getting into a collag …

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Shadowing a doctor/ touring a medical facility

I recently sent out a few emails to various doctors asking if they would be willing to let me see what their job was like through something such as shadowing or getting a tour over this summer.

I got …

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How might colleges determine high school rigor for me?

It may seem like a dumb question, but, firstly, is rigor determined relative to high school course offerings or is it determined by a specific standard set by whatever college?

Furthermore, I moved sch …

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how to message people with the new collegevine feature?

Title. I want to message a Dartmouth Counselor but do not know how. Thanks!

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Would it help for me to minor in music to boost my chances of admission?

Hello!! I'm a junior thinking about how to increase my chances of getting into some great schools for my intended major, entrepreneurship. My biggest extracurricular is definitely piano, I've studied …

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How important are completed courses?

I am currently a HS junior with a good GPA and good PSAT scores and course selections in terms of AP (6 courses by graduation) and Honors (7 courses by graduation). So far Texas| UT Austin is my top s …

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PostSecondary options

So, i don't really know what section this would go under but lately I've been thinking;is college really worth it?

I want to go to college an get a bachelors(possibly masters) in Computer Science, beca …

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Are AP/IB courses important?

So at my high school, there's no IB program but there are AP courses and parents' consent is needed. My parents' don't want me to ever take the classes. How important are AP courses?

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Advice on College Interviews

I want to ask if I should do a college interview if I am not prepared for it. If I prepare for it for only like a week will I be ok? If I do badly on the college interview could it hurt me or will it …

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In the tier ranking/list, for the Tier 2 ranking for Writing, what is considered a 2nd tier publication?

Basically just the question above

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What should I do to get the attention of a college?

I think that I'm a pretty decent student but it's not like that isn't the majority of applicants. I don't have anything that interesting on my application so far. I have some clubs and sports, but tha …

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coursera

I'm homeschooled (I'm a sophomore btw), and I haven't taken any AP courses, although I'm planning on taking at least 3 AP exams. I know that AP courses are really important on a transcript to get into …

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If I am transferring after Sophomore year from a school that offered no AP or IB, how will that show up on applications?

Currently, I am a Sophomore at a school which offers 1 AP class for my grade: AP Spanish Language and Culture. I am, moreover, taking class, but I am transferring the coming year. The thing here is th …

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Can colleges see your middle school grades?

Can colleges see your middle school grades (6-8th)? I know they mostly look at 9-12th but can they see it? :)

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Financial Aid

Due to some personal problems, I'm very late with my CSS profile and I still haven't submitted it as I'm not finished yet. I'm planning to send it in by Feb 1 but since it's way over the deadline I'm …

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Was it smart to submit my 1470 SAT to Duke and Rice even though it’s below the 25th percentile?

For background, I am both Jewish (white) (my moms side) and Argentinian (my dads side) so I mark Hispanic (South America) and white. Both sides of my identity are important to me and I emphasize this …

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Creative approaches to writing a college essay?

I'm beginning to write my personal application essay and in doing so I've realized that while I have a strong, unique essay theme/topic, I am struggling to express this idea in a way that's unique (an …

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Coursework

hi, if I am taking 3 Higher IB and 3 standard IB courses, how do I register this in my profile that I am taking a more difficult course equivalent to AP? do I select from teh AP course list and indic …

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Questions for Math and Computer science ECs

Grade :9

School type : Homeschooled

International applicant from India

I have few questions:

1. If I were able to reach USACO Platinum (not saying I will) which colleges will consider it as a good award( …

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Is there a big difference between the ACT versus the SAT?

I'm a junior who hasn't taken the ACT or SAT yet and was wondering whether one is preferred over the other in terms of sending your scores to a college. I have no prior knowledge of it nor alot of inf …

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