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7 days ago
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What kind of recs are the most effective?

I've received recommendations from within the schools I have applied to (from deans, professors, and alumni who have and haven't worked at the schools I'm applying to), and within both of my high scho …

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9 days ago
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How many "reach" schools should I apply to?

I am currently a high school junior and recently got Collegevine to help with college suggestions. However, when I put my top schools in the chancing, all of them are either "reach" or "hard target". …

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12 days ago
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What is the difference between USC and USC Dornsife?

and is applying to Dornsife competetive

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13 days ago
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My Councelor has not answered me!!

My school counselor is supposed to send my transcripts to schools and write a recommendation but she has not done so. I invited her on Common App in August so she would have some time to get things do …

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16 days ago
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What classes do I need to take to be a competitive applicant? What is a good SAT or ACT score?

I go to a small school where advanced classes are offered according to grade level. So for juniors, we can only take Physics and AP Lit. Seniors can take Advanced Chem and AP Lang. I am taking both Ph …

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21 days ago
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Dartmouth Official Score-Report Deadline

Hi. I'm a senior who just applied to Dartmouth today.

Before completing my CommonApp application, I made sure to check whether or not Dartmouth requires official sat scores directly from Collegeboard. …

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22 days ago
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What may be some great Science ECs?

I am a 10th grader and I was wondering what may be some great science extracurriculars. If I were to do research where should I look for and if I were to cold email a professor how could I sound credi …

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22 days ago
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How can I get the Bank of America student leader internship?

I'm applying for the Bank of America student leader internship, which is incredibly selective, and I was wondering how I could stand out and be chosen. The application consists of recommendation lette …

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23 days ago
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Should I submit ACT scores to Princeton or apply test optional?

Because Princeton doesn't super score the ACT, they would see my highest test score of 33. Not sure if I should report it or not... I have an unweighted GPA of 4.0 and feel pretty good about my essays …

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23 days ago
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SAT scores Dilemma

I am currently a senior in High School and I have a 3.8 GPA and my college application has been fairly competitive except for my SAT scores. (I like to think that my essays are pretty good).

I've appli …

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23 days ago
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COMMON APP AP SCORE MISTAKE: forgot future test scores

I've just completed two of my application to two prestigious universities but I realized that on my 'common app' tab, I only list my past AP scores and not my future AP tests. The prompt was to list a …

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25 days ago
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Princeton Graded Written Paper

Hi. I'm a senior applying to Princeton in January.

I have recently learned that the more teacher's comments there are, the better the admission officers would view the graded written paper.

My graded …

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26 days ago
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Johns Hopkins-DMP Essay Deadline?

I'm planning on applying for Johns Hopkins's Direct Matriculation Program for International Relations. It includes a short "extra" essay that needs to be written, but the prompt is not released until …

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26 days ago
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Starting on College Apps

When is the "right" time to create a Common App account and start working on some college apps related things?

I am a high school junior right now, so starting on college apps is going to come soon, bu …

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27 days ago
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Commonapp plz help

Um so I started a commonapp account as a junior and I got this message from Yale

Finalizing Your Yale Application

Dear ,

Thank you for beginning your application to Yale. Here are a few reminders:

["Remin …

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28 days ago
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CommonApp Portfolio Unsure

Hi. I'm a senior from an international school applying to 10 U.S. colleges in total.

Recently, a reporter came to where I am living in order to film me and my school to broadcast it in my home country …

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a month ago
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I'm wondering if it's worth it to take AP Calc AB

Right now I'm taking honors precalc(I'm a sophmore)and I almost got a C last quarter(ended with a B though) although I am doing a lot better this quarter. I'm wondering if it would be worth it to take …

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a month ago
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Which college has the lowest acceptance rate?

Which college has the lowest acceptance rate?

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a month ago
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SAT Submission?

Hi!

Recently my SAT scores came out and I got a 1430. I gave the SAT a few days before my exams and that too in my senior year of high school, making it difficult for me to score a high grade. I have a …

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a month ago
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Got Deferred by Yale

Hi, I'm a senior living in Thailand.

I submitted my Yale application in November (EA) and got the results today. I got deferred. Although I have applied to Yale as early action, it's not really my fir …

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