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How do I go test optional if my transcripts include my whole test history of SAT/ACT scores?

My school's transcript include SAT/ACT scores for each test I've taken.

So if I'm going test optional, do I ask my counselors to remove all the test scores from my transcript?

And if I'm going to use m …

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7 hours ago
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How will your Political Perspective impact your College Admission?

Hello everyone,

Since politics and philosophy are two of my primary interests. As a result, I'll have to express myself. Although I make every effort to be objective and neutral, this is not always pos …

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8 hours ago
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What is the value of the College Board National Recognition Program Award?

The title, basically.

I was apparently selected by CollegeBoard to apply for the National Recognition Program based on... well actually, I don't really know. I was just wondering what it was, and if it …

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9 hours ago
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What extracurriculars can I do from now till Jan 1st?

Hello, hello!

Rising Senior here looking for ways to strengthen my application. I found my theme or “spike” a little late which is music and biology. I’m other words I want to mix the 2 subjects. I pl …

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10 hours ago
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Any ideas for ECs?

Hi again... I'm a bit worried about my extracurricular activities since there aren't a lot of opportunities for those under 18. I was wondering, are there any ECs I can do at hone or online, that woul …

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7 hours ago
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Rec Letter Decisions: help me!

I read somewhere that when compiling recommendation letters, I should have at least two different teachers. I also read somewhere that one letter should be from a STEM teacher, and the other from arts …

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13 hours ago
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Does Chorus Class count as an extracurricular?

I'm in the Chorus Class at my school. There are three levels (you have to audition) and for my senior year, I will be in the Advanced Honors Class. In addition to daily classes and pass-offs, we have …

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7 hours ago
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How should I diversify my ECs?

I'm a rising senior, and I'm looking for any last-minute improvements to my app I can do before applying to college. Here's what my schedule looks for senior year (which might change)

- 3 APs (one of …

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10 hours ago
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How to improve chances?

Hi! I was just wondering if anyone can help me out on how to improve my EC's and grades for schools I'm looking at such as MIT, UCLA, Harvard, Princeton, Brown, Yale, those kinds of schools. Here's wh …

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10 hours ago
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Is this a good enough spike in writing for a T20?

I want to major in Creative Writing/English at an ivy/T20, specifically Dartmouth or Cornell. is this enough?

My ECS/Awards:

Scholastic National Silver Medalist

Georgia River of Words State Winner

8th in …

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21 hours ago
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Best volunteering opportunities over the summer for underclassman?

Since it's almost summer, I've been thinking about volunteering opportunities. Being an underclassman, my age limits me (for example, I would love to volunteer at a hospital since I'm interested in nu …

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15 hours ago
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Does these count as ec's?

1. I created multiple projects about stigmatized topics such as intersexuality, GMO, nutrition supplements, and explained them during biology lessons (my teacher was supporting my attempts to elucidat …

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a day ago
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How prestigious is YYGS (Yale Young Global Scholars), and will it add to my application for top schools like ivies?

What summer programs is it comparable to in terms of prestige (UCSB RMP, NASA SEES, LBW, EFL, etc.) Please let me know your thoughts

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a day ago
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How many APs/Honors should you take if you want to go to prestigious schools?

For schools like the Ivy Leagues, Stanford, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and other prestigious colleges, how many APs/Honors classes did the accepted applicants take? Is it bad to have a few 3s and 4s for the A …

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a day ago
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Hello, to apply for university admissions, can you send the academic records of the last two years? I

Mi eacuela secundaria es en honduras es publica nose si eso me afecte negativamente

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2 days ago
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TOEFL

Due to everything that's going on in my country, I'm not sure I'll be able to take TOEFL atleast in nearest time. However, I think there's slight chance that I'll manage to do so (right now I'm safe, …

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2 days ago
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What summer plan should I do?

I was accepted into a conservation summer program for this summer. Only 8 people were selected, and it'll be for a month over the summer. If I go, then I wouldn't be able to work and get money to go f …

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2 days ago
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I'm writing an book extremely controversial book, will colleges think bad of it?

If I write a book that has VERY controversial opinions, which would be provided by seperate writers, and a disclaimer that I don't share these opinions will college admissions think bad of it? These o …

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2 days ago
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Are my summer plans enough?

Hello. Incoming sophomore here! Are my summer plans enough to attend a nice college? If not, what else should I do?

- Test Prep (Sundays) | SAT & PSAT

- Tennis Practice (Mon & Wed)

- Museum Volunteering …

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2 days ago
Discussion

Class of '22 - Thoughts About College?

First off, I want to congratulate this year's graduates! Great job getting through high school; even with having to navigate the pandemic and doing so during your college search, you made it to the en …

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