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Does this count as a hook

I hear people saying hooks(first gen) are a great deal as they increase your chances by a lot. I asked my counselor and he told me that I was the first student to even apply to universities in US in o …

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10 hours ago
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Who qualifies for full-tuition scholarships?

I have a friend of mine who I found out got a full-tuition ride to two schools. I coincidentally applied to the same schools, but only got 1/2 tuition. I know for a fact that I have a higher rank and …

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7 hours ago
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Do I still have a strong chance of getting into my safety schools if my grades are good but my essay isn’t special?

-senior in high school

-safeties in particular are Iowa University and CU Boulder

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6 hours ago
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Why are online course so expensive?

I was doing some reseach b/c I was thinking about getting my mba and I shocked to find that some online grade courses are more expensive than traditional graduate class in the classroom.

I would think …

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9 hours ago
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Need help on punctuation errors

Hello, I need advice.

I submit my college essay and there was an accidental punctuation error such as this:

" .?I realized my voice was essential.."

All of my other sentences were grammatically correct, …

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15 hours ago
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Changes to Activity List

I have already submitted my application for my Early Decision school, but I just found out that there is a possible inaccuracy in the "description of leadership" section of the activity list. Is it ne …

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21 hours ago
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AB vs BC Calculus

Hi!

I have a question about Calculus, specifically regarding the Wharton School at UPenn.

This year, I am taking AB calculus after getting a B in precalc. However, a majority of other ivy-league applica …

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19 hours ago
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Punctuation error on college app.

Hello, I need advice.

I submit my college essay and there was an accidental punctuation error such as this:

" .?I realized my voice was essential.."

All of my other sentences were grammatically correct, …

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a day ago
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Essay topic question

I plan to write my personal statement on my ethnic group and how its decline over the years has led me to pursue a career in international relations.

Would this kind of essay be too boring/commonly se …

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23 hours ago
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How much should students disclose about extenuating family circumstances?

How much should students disclose about exceptional family circumstances that affected educational progress/timeline (e.g. had to take time off)? Is it enough to say something like "significant family …

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a day ago
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Is it okay that I can talk about the bulling I faced because of my religion in the supplemental essay

The supplemental essay asks what change I'm going to make. As I'm an artist, I want to spread the true idea with my art and use my artistic sight to show my colleagues the true image and prove my inno …

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2 days ago
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Can I reapply RD

I was wanting to apply to a college early decision but I was wondering if I got rejected ED could I reapply regular decision? This is my top school and if I could reapply I would add or remove somethi …

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2 days ago
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I have an instagram account with 2k+ followers and I express my handlettering skills. Would this be an extracurricular?

Hi,

I've been running this account for a year now, and I really like handlettering and I wanted to share them with others and perhaps inspire them as well. I was wondering if this could be counted …

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a day ago
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Want to major in some from of music/music theory, but don't want to addition

Howdy, everyone.

I am looking at going into a field related to music in some fashion or another. My skill right now is in composition. I've been teaching myself theory for the better part of two years, …

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2 days ago
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How to calculate my GPA, my grades are in a different grading system than the US?

I completed my High School in Mexico, so my transcript is very different from yours, I don't have credits, I don't have course types i.e. AP, IB, Honors, College-Level Courses, etc; hence the distinct …

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2 days ago
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Is writing about depression and anxiety in college essays considered a cliché?

From the perspective of college admissions officers, I often wonder if it is a boring and commonly written-about subject that students should refrain from writing about. I, myself, have an essay writt …

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a day ago
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Any college programs that support an international relations major?

Hello!

I’m trying to find college programs that would look good on my application (currently a Junior). Does anyone know of any affordable programs that would look good for me?

I’m really interested in …

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2 days ago
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Family Responsibility section of the common app

Hey Everyone! International Student here.

So my studies have been disrupted a lot. Before March 2020 everything was perfect. I was on an exchange program that was fully funded by the Govt. and then co …

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a day ago
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What would the Best Buddies program be?

I am a part of Best Buddies, an international program where they pair buddies (people with IDD) with buddies (people without IDD). What extracurricular would this count as?

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