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8 days ago
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Should I include HS ECS in transfer application?

I’ve only been in college one semester and have 2 extracurriculars to show for it. Should I include my high school ones? Or only the most prominent high school ones like NHS and leave off 4 year varsi …

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25 days ago
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How to Improve Application After Deferral

I got deferred from Case Western. In the time since applying and now, I have made some heavy revisions to my additional information, activities, and common app essay. These changes are as simple as re …

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a month ago
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Bio + Business Programs

What are some programs similar to Berkeley’s Robinson Life Science, Business, and Entrepreneurship Program?

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a month ago
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Repetition in Common App

I've written my personal statement (CommonApp essay) on my sense of belonging and desire for social justice work. In my supplementals, I'm exploring social justice themes in a different way, such as t …

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a month ago
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Should I Apply Test Optional To Ivys?

So I have a 1500 SAT, 790 Math and 710 Reading. Some of my peers have told me to apply test optional while some said to submit them. So now I'm on the edge and after some Googling, I read that applyin …

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2 months ago
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Last min advice b4 I turn in my Jan 1st application?!!

Idk I want everything to be perf

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2 months ago
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Who do you admire?

For one of my college applications, I have to write a letter to scholar, artist, scientist, activist, etc. that I admire. To get some inspiration, I figured I would see what you all thought.

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2 months ago
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Optional essay advice HELP!! dealine in 4 days

{these are (mine) graceanne deladem's submission and my original essays, please dont plagerize :D}

Hey I am applying to NYU and I have done research I was wondering about if I should specify that in m …

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2 months ago
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Should there be a Question Mark?

Hello! I am confused on a grammar rule here if someone could quickly help me out. I have a statement in my Common App Essay where it goes "blah blah romanized words," or "blah blah English translation …

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2 months ago
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Should Romanized Words be Italicized or in Quotation Marks?

Hi! I have encountered a problem with the Common App essay. I tried inputting a foreign language and it would appear as question marks on Common App. So, I decided to use the romanized version of the …

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2 months ago
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Will removing a completed application for a school on the Common App affect anything?

Once I submit an application to a school on the Common App, can I remove that school from my list? I am considering adding a couple more schools to my list but the limit on the application portal is 2 …

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2 months ago
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Course Question

Texas A&M asks "Please indicate any math course you have completed or will complete during high school from the list below" on the common app. Do the courses have to be offered by my high school or co …

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2 months ago
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Should I put links to the films I have created in the Additional Information section on the Common App?

I'm applying as a film and media studies, wrote my common application about filmmaking, and a lot of my extracurriculars are about my filmmaking experience. Should I put the links to my films in the a …

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2 months ago
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Course Rigor on common app

My school's curriculum is fairly regular. I have no opportunity to take any advanced classes. I've challenged myself with online courses from colleges (Not accredited). How could I express my situatio …

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2 months ago
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I need extracurricular advice, as a high-school freshmen!

Hello, my name is Ali and I’m a 1st year high school student. (I.e. first year of A - levels)

My academics are great - for my IGCSE RESULT I have 4 A stars, and 6 As (a total of 10 subjects) and as for …

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2 months ago
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Should I Mention Another College In My Essay?

Hello, I am applying to colleges on the CommonApp and I recently started my essay. My essay includes talking about how another college sent me an email about joining a stock market challenge hosted by …

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2 months ago
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Should I Mention Another College?

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2 months ago
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Connections

I received a connection request for a university that I think is really out of reach for me. Do the counselors even check the people they ask to connect with or is this just a way of them getting peop …

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2 months ago
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I’m taking A-Levels and really want to get into MIT

A little background:

I have an IGCSE Result of 4A and 4As (don’t know how that translates into GPA), and have just begun my A-Levels (August 2022). For A Levels I’m taking the following 4 Subjects:

Phys …

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2 months ago
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Is fluency in a foreign language considered to be a good extracurricular for my college apps?

I'm fluent in 2 other languages besides English... Would this be considered a strong activity for my college application? Is it better to earn certification? If so are there any websites/organizations …

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