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Will colleges take into account my intended major.

I am a junior with a 3.7 unweighted GPA, and I want to study musical theatre/drama at New York University. By the time I've graduated, I would've had 2 APs and 3 honors, which is a bit below average o...

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I'm a HS freshman who wants to create a spike in my application; feedback on my ideas would be appreciated.

I'm very interested in the college admissions process and many people who get into T20 schools all have a passion project, and I want to start mine, especially with all this extra time during the COVI...

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How can I find my spike as a frehsman and grow my existing passions to set myself apart?

I am currently a freshman in high school who is interested in making the most out of this time of self-isolation to plan out the rest of high school and research how college admissions will operate wh...

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a year ago
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will sports help with my admission?

so im a average student maybe 85% so i was wondering will my sports help in any colleges or provide scholarship?

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when should i start applying for colleges if my final exam is in march?

i study in CBSE board

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I'm currently a junior in high school and wanted to know my chances at UCs or top 30 schools.

I think I have pretty good ec's and 35 act which is the better part of my application, but gpa wise, coutnting 9, 10, and semester one of junior year, it is 3.65 unweighted with all honors and five ap...

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Should we put programs/internships but cancelled due to coronavirus on our college applications?

Some great programs and internships have been canceled due to coronavirus. Can we still use it on our college applications and how would admission officers view those activities?

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Tips for Applying to Georgetown University or UPenn

I'm a sophomore in high school with strong academics but average extracurriculars. Could anyone recommend some tips on improving extracurriculars or ideas for extracurriculars that may boost my applic...

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a year ago
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Would you be required to mention your intended major in college/university applications?

I’m a freshman in Canada and I want to apply to one of the ivy colleges. Just wondering if they require you to say anything about your intentions of major in the applications? Or would it be better fo...

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Academic Dishonesty and How It Will Affect Me?

So I am a student in a dual enrollment program. I had helped a classmate on a quiz and got in trouble. My teacher had reported it to the Dean. I am not going to try and appeal it, the teacher failed m...

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a year ago
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Tips on how to have a strong application for UCSB CCS.

Am looking for tips from people who have gone through process of application or have mentored those who have applied to CCS on how to craft a strong application.

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How are essays evaluated her? Can I trust the opinions of the person who reviews my essay?

Just wanted to know.

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a year ago
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Are "sob stories" a strong essay for common app to get into selective colleges?

I've heard that some colleges don't like it when you write about a sad thing that happened in your life or a "pity story" on your application, but I feel like my "sob story" would be really beneficial...

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a year ago
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In the absence of summer programs, are coursera offerings from universities worthwhile?

I was planning on attending a program at a university this summer but it was cancelled. I know many elite schools have offerings on coursera. Will taking them help with college admissions at all eithe...

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a year ago
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What are my chances of Test Optionals

I was wondering what my chances would be if I did a test optional at a non selective school? Would it increase or decrease?

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a year ago
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Which colleges take weighted GPA?

I was just at a webinar and I noticed that UW only takes an unweighted GPA and mine is not so hot. It's a 3.63. I was calculating my chance of getting into some colleges and I was wondering which coll...

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How are extracurricular activities evaluated for students who have transferred to many different high schools?

I am currently a junior. When I graduate, I will have 3 high schools that I have attended. As you can imagine, it is hard to be consistent with extracurricular activities when I have not had enough ti...

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Should I submit an SAT score to test-optional UCs?

I am a current junior and will be graduating 2021. My SAT score is a 1320 and I was going to take the March one until it got canceled. I was also going to take a ACT as I was doing better in practices...

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How can I get a summer internship during these times?

I really want a summer internship this summer not only to explore my potential major, but also to make my college application more impressive. However, many summer internship applications are either c...

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a year ago
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Is my schedule rigorous enough for my senior year?

So I got my preliminary coursework from my counselors and want to know if it looks rigorous enough for Top 20 colleges. Some context: my high school has 5 AP options for that I could potentially take....

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