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How much do freshman year grades impact admission?

Hello! I am currently finishing up my sophomore year, and am throwing around the idea of wanting to go to a more selective college. For context, my grades and coursework are strong (7 honors and 8 APs …

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How does USC Priority Decision work?

USC is #1 on my college list. I saw that they offered something called Priority Decision, but I'm not entirely sure how that works. Can anyone explain?

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American sign language option

how can i see if my school options offer american sign language?

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For the MIT Admissions requirements it says I need 2 semesters of Calculus based physics but my school only has 1?

The one it has is Physics: C Mechanics and I found out its only 1 semester. What do I do in this case. I don´t want to give up on my dream school. The major ideally shouldn´t change as i want to go th …

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Is it worth it to take a $2700 Critical Reasoning Precollege Course?

Hello there. I'm deciding whether I should apply for a $2700 three-week in-person Pre-College Critical Reasoning course at UW-Madison. It's expensive, and I'm not sure I should spend the money on it.

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Canada Colleges

I live in Minnesota, which did a deal with the Manitoba province, so that people who are residents in Minnesota pay as much as if they were in Canada. I was also wondering what is the best college in …

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When is too early to apply?

I'm finishing up my sophomore year of HS, and I was wondering if I start applying for college in my junior year or to wait to my senior year?

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Karma keeps going negative?

Hi,

My responses to community posts keep getting un-accepted, making my karma turn negative. How can I stop this from happening?

Please help.

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What goals should I set for myself as a freshman?

This freshman year was a little tough for me, and i finished with not-so-good grades and a less than desirable GPA. will my freshman year mess me up if I was going for some top UC schools? (UC Berkele …

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What can I do to help me get to great colleges?

I'm a high school freshman right now and am planning to be a doctor. I am taking as many Honors and AP classes as I can and I am trying to learn to study so I can make sure I contain my 4.2 GPA. I am …

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What can I do to help me get to good pre-med colleges

I'm a high school freshman right now and am trying to get a great college for pre-med. I am taking as many Honors and AP classes as I can and I am trying to learn to study so I can make sure I contain …

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Which grades do colleges pay the most attention to?

I got 5 A´s and 2 B´s for freshman year. I had a 4.1 WGPA for one quarter and a 3.9 WGPA for 2 quarters. What scores do I need next few years to be eligible for MIT. I know extracurriculars count but …

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extracurriculars and community colleges for political science

currently, in my junior year with a 2.07 GPA, I plan to apply to community college to fix that. what I am currently looking for help with is finding extracurriculars that I can join this coming summer …

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How accurate are financial aid calculators?

Hi! I have been calculating college’s estimated net worth tuition costs on their websites, and a lot of them seem much higher than I even expected, higher than the estimated cost on here too. How accu …

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Unweighted weighted ?

Does unweighted GPA matter if I have an incredible weighted GPA?

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Can I get a good scholarship even five years after high school with a 3.0 GPA?

Hi guys! My name is Pedro, 21 and I'm from Brazil. Since 2020 I've been considering to apply for some colleges in the United States. I finished my high school in 2019 with a 3.0 GPA (I know, I wasn't …

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Breakthrough challenge 2022 (khan)

Hello, Im plannig on joing breakthrough Khan, Im not really sure what I should do.

I was planning on doing

Protien

Phage therapy

Feedback loops

Energy

Please can give any ideas

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are SAT's still needed as part of Application Process.

On the fence about having our Kid put energy into test that really does nothing. Are schools still requiring these and honestly, are they using them as a cut off tool during application review.

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If I am applying to colleges as a social work major is it hard

I want to go into college for social work. I am scared that I will not fill out the applications right because all my friends are applying for business or undedicded. Is there anything specific I need …

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Advice/suggestions on extracurriculars?

Please help me. I'm a secondary student studying in Brazil. Even though college is still far away, I wanted to attend a competitive university in the U.S (probably an Ivy). My grades are not an issue, …

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