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I plan on taking Nutrition Science in college. Should I take AP Calculus AB and/or AP Psychology senior year?

I am debating taking AP Calc because of my heavy schedule (AP psychology is already in my schedule). Should I drop the psychology and take the Calculus course instead, or do both?

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The school I am attending doesn't offer the Foreign Language courses I want, what are my choices?

I go to a rural high school and the only foreign language course offered is Spanish, a language I don't want to learn. I want to get some way for colleges to know that I know German and French. In fac...

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What can a Junior do to improve their admissions chances?

I'm a first-generation college student and as such, my parents have no experience with applying to college. Heck, when I told my parents I wanted to go they were shocked. I feel like they kind of expe...

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What kind of common app essay looks better or is more unique?

I am a rising senior currently working on college applications. I have two ideas for my coalition/common app essay. The first one is about my dad's death when I was five and how it taught me the value...

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Which SAT Subject tests do I have to take for my college application as an international student?

I'm a rising-sophomore right now and I couldn't decide which SAT Subject-tests or any other test do I need to take. My school doesn't offer any AP or SAT classes and it's conducting the national curri...

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Starting a Non-Profit - What Issues Should I Be Aware of?

A friend and I are thinking of starting a non-profit. We have a product we could sell that could serve as a means to fund an environmental charity already in existence. Are there any issues with resp...

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Do colleges care more about your High School grades rather than Community College and Online Accredited Courses?

I am a Junior in High School right now. I can get a maximum of 4.08 weighted and 3.7 unweighted through my high school courses but I am taking various online AP Courses which are accredited at UC Scou...

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Access to registering SAT denied?

I'm registering for the SAT and my access to the "My SAT" has been denied. What should I do now? I've informed my problems to CB already. I'm really upset now.

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What can I do to strengthen my College Applications?

Lately I've begun to realize that a lot of people are doing so much more in their extracurriculars/free time. Maybe it's just Quarantine getting to me, but I've started to worry that I will never get ...

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competitions?

How helpful is attending competitions and what competitions should I attend? I currently interested in graphic design, so are there any design competitions I can take part in?

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SSRs

Hi how exactly do SSRs work and what information do you need for them?

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ACT or SAT?

Hi! I've taken the ACT twice before, but currently, I am enrolled in an SAT prep class. I know I have time before I have to take either of these tests, but I was wondering which one I should take? I p...

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need to change my email address

Created an email address specifically for college search/application process, and would like to enter it on CV but the box is greyed out. Is there any way to change it w/o recreating my profile??

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Online courses

Hi!! I am also doing specialization courses on Coursera, so will these courses benefit me?

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Business Extracurriculars

I am going to be a junior this fall and I hope to study business at a selective school like Wharton or NYU. What are some business extracurriculars I should do to improve my chances in getting into on...

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Can international students get full ride scholarship when they don't have much EC?

People tell me that I need to volunteer and become a leader in many groups to have a chance to apply for full ride scholarship in the US (undergrad), and I don't know if I just get involved in 3 - 5 c...

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Should I do this passion project?

Hi I want to be a bio or psych major and interested in going to pre med in the future but right now I am interested in starting a lip gloss business. The only other EC I have is playing the drums bec...

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how much pull does being a legacy at an ivy give you to help in getting in?

thanks!

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high school internship opportunities?

Hi, I'm currently a junior and I was wondering if there were any known and available high school internship opportunities? (no pay required)

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