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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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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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7 hours ago
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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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23 hours ago
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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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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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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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19 hours ago
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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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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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I submitted my 1470 SAT to schools like Duke and WashU even though this is below the 25th percentile. Was this smart?

For background, I am Hispanic, South American (white) and have a 3.95 unweighted GPA with moderately strong extra curriculars and 8 APS. I also go to a private school. (Be completely honest please)

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My PSAT was cancelled two years ago; help?

I knew there was a way that you could still apply for national merit through the SAT, but nobody ever showed us how to enter. Online it says that you use your SAT score. Is there any way I can qualify …

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2 days ago
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Double majoring?

I'm really confused about how double majoring works and have been getting conflicting answers in my college research. I'm looking at doing either English and Environmental Sciences or English and Astr …

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2 days ago
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Conversation of marks to grades

As, an student of Indian central board school , our marksheet have the result in terms of marks instead of the grading system in west . I browse through the internet but it vary from site of site . No …

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2 days ago
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Help me?

Say I wanted to major in something that has to do with writing, would I need to have a story with my college app? If so, how long would it have to be?

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2 days ago
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100% need-based aid

Hello!

I applied to many schools that claim to offer 100% need based aid (Holy Cross, Skidmore, Northeastern, Boston College, Colgate, Smith, and Colby). I am pretty confident I will get into both Hol …

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2 days ago
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Can I increase my 4.72 gpa to a 4.8 (w)?

In 3 semesters, do you think I have a chance to increase my gpa 0.08 points?

Some stats for more context:

credit hours: 316.74

I am taking around 50 credit hours this semester (which I'm not counting in …

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2 days ago
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number of rec letters?

how many recommendation letters am I allowed to have? Or does it just depend on what college I apply for?

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2 days ago
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Would you recommend Idaho State University for psychology of any sort.

I'm thinking of clinical psychology and maybe even working in a mental hospital someday. If not, please feel free to recommend any other colleges that would be helpful to my college journey! If you're …

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Regarding Literary Analysis Paper.

Hello,

The university I applied for (honors college) has asked me to write a literary analysis paper(A full-length academic writing sample: 3-5 page literary analysis paper with a central thesis and st …

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International Student (odd situation)

Hello everyone.

Does anyone know how the admissions process is for international kids who are living in the US and go to a public school?

For example, I live in the US because of my father's job yet I' …

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What should I do about extracurricular?

Should I put the ones I'm doing now or the ones I've done in my four years in high school?

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Summer activities

Hey! I’m a freshman and I was wondering what summer activities are impressive. I am planning to study abroad in Rome before my junior year, but I don’t have any other plans over the summer- academic w …

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