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@Jacobsauce
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about 1 year ago
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I am 25 and have only a few credits, how can I boost my resume to get into a top school?

I am 25, graduated high school 8 years ago. I have accrued about 1 year worth or credits from a few different schools so I am a transfer student. How can I get into a top school? Should I go to commun...

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@kileywalker
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about 1 year ago
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Any college suggestions for these majors and how to get scholarships?

Hi! I am a sophomore in high school, and I'm having a lot of trouble deciding my major, and what colleges I should apply to. I'm really interested when it comes to majoring in law, education, engineer...

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@JeremyHorta
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about 1 year ago
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How can I get into MIT

So currently I am a sophomore in high school and I’m worried about my GPA. So my freshman year I got 1 B and right know I have 1 B and 1 C( This class is not relevant to my major). Is there still a ch...

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@briannasharpe
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about 1 year ago
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Extracurriculars

I am currently a sophomore and I’m very interested in Ivy Leagues. I’ve been doing SAT tutoring and have a pretty high GPA, I also currently am number one in my class (and I’m going to try to stay the...

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@blog.
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about 1 year ago
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I want to go to an Ivy school, how do I strengthen my application?

I currently am a sophomore in high school and I plan to take 12 APs over the course of these 4 years. I have a couple of leadership positions under my belt and I am 1 of 8 editor for the paper at my s...

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@ashley
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about 1 year ago
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What are some extracurricular that I should take ?

I am already in Mock Trial, a leadership program linked directly with my mayor, a club named club unify in which we help the students who are in special education, I am planning on joining color guard...

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@mikewheelers
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about 1 year ago
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How likely is it that I'd get a scholarship in a decent university with strong academics but weak extracurriculars?

I just finished my junior year. I want to major in Computer Science, possibly with a Psychology minor. I have a 3.8 ish GPA, and based on my practice tests, I'm getting around a 1530 on my SAT. I'm al...

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@Himaja
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about 1 year ago
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Example to answer tell me about yourself” in an interview

At present I’m gonna complete grade 12

And I’m giving an personal interview for BBA course

I have contrasting skills so I’m confused about how to frame my answer

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@chidera
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about 1 year ago
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What extracurricular activities can I engage in? Is leadership required?

I'm in 9 th grade.

I'm worried that I won't have good extracurricular activities to go on my college application. I'm currently in Colorguard and a pen pal club, and and i'm not comfortable with lead...

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@Brixilebeux
about 1 year ago
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SAT Testing

Hi!

I am a high school junior who is looking to apply to colleges starting in summer 2020. I just got my March 4 SAT score and its not very good for the colleges I would like to attend (1250). I wo...

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@Rahery
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about 1 year ago
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Input on which college to chose?

I got accepted to Reed, Brandeis, and Vassar. I was offered enough scholarship that the choice is fit not money. I plan on majoring in math and minoring in music and going on for a PHD. I got into U...

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@sanrad
about 1 year ago
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College admissions

I am currently a sophomore in a STEM magnet school (engineering pathway, you have to apply to get in and there is 10% acceptance rate in entire county), and I want to pursue a bs/md program in hopes o...

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@sanrad
about 1 year ago
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Starting a club?

Hello! I am interested in starting a Future Doctors of America club at my school. Can someone explain to me as to what students do in this club and provide more information on the organization because...

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@mahi12003
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about 1 year ago
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Will I be able to get into some well known colleges with a 1360?

I am a high school junior with a 3.81 weighted GPA and SAT score of 1360. I am going to take the Biology and Math Level 2 subject tests and I already took Chemistry and got a 660. I am also doing rese...

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@Anib
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about 1 year ago
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AP and Honors classes

I'm a sophomore at an arts magnet school (basically a public school, but you have to apply to get in) and I'm concerned that colleges won't believe I'm challenging myself because of my schools lack o...

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@justchill
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about 1 year ago
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Should I send my updates grades even though I have a lot of absences.

I got waitlisted to Cornell and they encouraged me to send any updates grades. I want to send my report card, bc my GPA rose from 94.5 to 100.3(both weighted), and my core subject classes(all AP or ho...

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@leebutta
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about 1 year ago
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Any Tips on getting into USC?

Im a junior and I go to a small catholic school

My gpa is 3.75 unweighted but weighted I’m a 4 and my psat was 1280. I’m in my school’s scholars program, NHS, SHS, as well as a service club and two c...

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@madykham
about 1 year ago
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What are the Common App essay prompts for 2020-2021?

Is there a specific website where I can find these prompts?

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@verystressedjunior
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about 1 year ago
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What are my chances of getting in without taking plenty of AP classes?

I go to a pretty small school, which only offers 4 AP classes. I've taken all classes, but have had terrible luck. I got a 2 on my APUSH exam because of teacher reasons, and corona practically ruined ...

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@madykham
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about 1 year ago
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what type of classes are prefferable for senior year?

I'm currently in my junior year. I've taken mostly honors classes in my high school career, this year having my first standard class and AP class. I plan on taking 1 AP, 1 dual, and the rest honors fo...

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