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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 to apply for scholorships?

I'm a high school freshman and there's no way my parents are going to pay for my college as they don't want me going, but they also won't let me get a job so the only way for me to go to college is wi …

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10 hours ago
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What are some good Physics related extracurriculars

I am an international student from the Philippines. I am currently a junior and I'm aiming for MIT and Stanford. What are some interesting extracurriculars that are physics related for me to consider …

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5 hours ago
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Rec letters

How and when do you ask teachers to write a recommendation letter?

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6 hours ago
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Online AP courses

I am a homeschooled sophomore, and I haven't taken any AP courses so far (at least none that are accredited by the college board).

What are some online AP courses I can take to strengthen my college …

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What are some good Physics related extracurriculars

I am an international student from the Philippines. I am currently a junior and I'm aiming for MIT and Stanford. What are some interesting extracurriculars that are physics related for me to consider …

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18 hours ago
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I got a 1190 on my PSAT 10. Is a 1500 on the SAT reasonable?

Hello!

I’m a sophomore who took the PSAT 10 last fall without any studying and got a 1190. My top colleges include two of the Ivy Leagues, so I was disappointed in my score and I am very concerned if I …

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18 hours ago
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Extra-Curriculars for English/Writing?

I want to become more involved in literary/writing-based clubs and organizations, but my school is so small that NEHS is the only opportunity I have. I'm interested in writing competitions and essay s …

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20 hours ago
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What extracurriculars should I try for?

I'm a freshman in high school, and I don't really know what to do in the future, but I do plan on applying to slightly more selective schools. So, I was wondering if there were any sports, extracurric …

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21 hours ago
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How many "reach" schools should I apply to?

I am currently a high school junior and recently got Collegevine to help with college suggestions. However, when I put my top schools in the chancing, all of them are either "reach" or "hard target". …

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23 hours ago
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applying to college as a homeschooler

I've been homeschooled since the end of elementary school (I'm a sophomore in high school right now). I've done lot's of ECs (I do ballet, I did orchestra until 2019, but I still play violin, I used t …

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Extracurriculars is High School for a Health Related Major

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I am a freshman in high school and want to go into a health related Major in college for the Pre-Med track. I was wondering if there were any suggestions on what extracurriculars I should do in Hig …

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Marine Biology Extracurriculars

Hey! I'm a sophmore in Austin, TX and I'm trying to get into UT Austin's Marine Biology program in a few years. I'm currently in the top 13% of my class (140/992) as of freshman year, and I think my r …

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22 hours ago
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Will a 4 on AP Biology and AP Psychology harm my chances?

I took AP Biology as a freshman in high school, and my grades were always above a 97. My first semester was rougher than second semester, but that was when COVID hit and everything went virtual for a …

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How do I start brainstorming ideas for an independent research study?

Hey guys, I have just recently learned about getting involved with an independent research study while still in high school. I am currently a freshman in high school in Massachusetts and have always l …

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What should i do?

I'm an italian guy, i'm attending my 3rd year at high school (we have 5) and i want to apply for college. What should i do? I started practicing for SAT.

thank you.

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2 days ago
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How can I make up for the inconsideration of the SAT for the UC's?

As many of you know, the UC campuses distributed across California, as well as other Californian schools, have stopped considering the SAT and other standardized tests in their application process. Th …

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Freshman grades

Just how important are my grades from freshman year? Sadly, my mental health was at an all-time low during freshman year and I ended the second semester of English with a 60%. I know that this will af …

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Late Teacher Recommendation Letter

I'm a senior applying for several colleges right now and I realized that for one of the colleges I'm applying to, I submitted the application on time but I needed one more teacher recommendation lette …

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2 days ago
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what more should i do to increase my changes or getting into duke?

Are my stats and EC good enough for a prestigious college?

I’m a junior in high school right now and I want to go to Duke, or a school to that level. Duke is very very competitive so if anyone can give …

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How will C's affect my admission chances?

I am currently a senior and I have finished applying to all of my schools. Unfortunately, some of my schools are requesting a mid year report and my grades are the lowest they have been my high school …

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