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My curriculum does not have such thing as coursework
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I am from Indonesia. Our national curriculum does not have coursework or such thing, so I never take any. So it makes any college chancing I try to be very much below average (I'm aiming for uPenn). My gpa is 94 out of 100 and my ECs are average. Does anybody know what to do? Or is it really necessary for me to partake in any coursework? Do colleges really count that?

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I am in a similar situation, as I am also looking towards the US with a non-US curriculum.

You can always boost your resume with extracurriculars, and you will also have a chance to explain in your applications why you were unable to do specific things or had to choose specific classes. For me, all my AP classes are preset for all students, with the sole option to add a single extra AP class if you feel like it. There are literally no other choices for the coursework whatsoever. Such limiting circumstances can be considered if properly explained.

After all, admissions will look at the overall picture your application paints, not at single specific landmarks, especially not if they don’t apply to you and you can communicate such circumstances.

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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
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SAT: 720 math
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