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Does a volunteer based club look suspicious on college applications?

I was doing research into good extracurriculars on the collegevine program guide and one line that particularly worried me was "Both parties [school and university] are naturally suspicious that you a...

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Should I self-publish on Amazon or this other site where I have a contract and can rank top 10?

Hi, I'm a rising junior! So I am deciding on whether I should self-publish on Amazon or this Chinese site (turned to the international market) where I can get a contract and can rank pretty high for t...

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a year ago
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Writing help?

Does anybody know any good resources that will help me get better with writing? I've been told that I have a lot of grammar mistakes in my writing and it doesn't have varied sentence structure. I don'...

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a year ago
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What is a personal statement?

What makes a good personal statement?

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a year ago
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Extracurriculars/Online opportunities

I am really interested in majoring in Political Science or Criminal Justice. I live in a really small area so we don't have many opportunities to get involved in those fields. I was wondering if anybo...

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a year ago
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Will I get accepted into UF?

I was watching this YouTube video of a girl that wanted to help other people get in UF like she did. As i was watching the video she said if you take dual enrollment classes and get your AA degree bef...

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a year ago
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How can I apply to a USA college if I live in a Southamerican country (Chile)? What are de requirements?

I am in ninth grade, I will graduate from school in 2023 from a private, Christian School in Chile. I do some extracurricular activities like babysitting, ballet since I was 4 (now I'm 13), piano and ...

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If my spike isn’t what I want to major will it hurt my application?

I want to major in computer engineering. But I’m planning to make my spike programming. I’m passionate about programming and I can definitely see how I can make a spike with it, but I can’t see myself...

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How much does self-publishing a book matter? Is it actually the popularity/sales of the book that really counts?

While I was looking at how extracurriculars were ranked, I was really surprised to see that self-publishing a book was really high up on the list. Does the act of self-publishing really matter or is t...

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Should I go to UF (University of Florida) or UCF (University of Central Florida) ?

I’m a junior in high school and just found out about this site. I don’t know how accurate it is in truthfully telling my chances to get into a college but for now to be honest It’s pretty useful and I...

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Should I report my SAT, ACT, or both to colleges?

I'm a rising senior and I was lucky enough to be able to take both the SAT and ACT before COVID. I scored 1540 on the SAT (780 math, 760 R&W) and 32 on the ACT. I was registered for the July ACT befor...

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What SAT subject tests should I take?

I know that SAT subject tests are not as important anymore since many schools are no longer recommend or require them. However, I still want to take them if possible since my top schools will still be...

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Are there any good resources for first generation/low income students?

I'm a first-generation/low-income student and I was wondering if there are any resources/programs I should be aware of. I am going to apply to QuestBridge but obviously that is a very prestigious prog...

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a year ago
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Tips for doing well in BC Calculus

Hello! I am currently in an honors math analysis class (pre-calc and "A" part of AB Calculus), and I was recommended for BC Calculus, however I don't really feel prepared for it. Are there any resourc...

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a year ago
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Extracurricular activities

How can I improve my extracurricular when I get rejected from all of project I applied to? How can I know what I need to focus to be accepted in an organization?

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a year ago
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What GPA do UC schools display on their student profiles?

Hello,

Often times colleges will report a student profile of admitted students.

Example: https://www.ucdavis.edu/admissions/undergraduate/statistics/

I'm particularly interested in the UC scho...

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a year ago
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As an International student from Colombia, what sat score should I aim for if I wish to get into a top 20 university?

Given that I have a 110+ TOEFL score and a 3.5 ish GPA (My school has grade deflation)

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What can you do with karma?

I’m in sixth grade..... wait! Please still answer my question. I’m here because I got a college-level scores on the Act.

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are my extracurriculars ok?

Hi during my freshman year i did the debate team for about one tournament but it didn’t seem like a good fit so i decided to not pursue it. i did theater plays in my sophomore year and in my school yo...

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Hoe to get accepted into ivy leagues as an international student?

Hi, I am a student attending an IB school and I also do not live in the states, so I wanted to know what all is needed as an international student to get accepted into an ivy league?

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