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@TheEpic
3 days ago
Discussion
Poll

How many extracurriculars?

This poll is just a way for me to know how many extracurriculars I should be doing/ should be trying to be doing for college.

 
 
 
 
6 hours left
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@TheEpic
3 days ago
Question

How to reach higher levels in extracurriculars?

I have some extracurriculars that I really like but I do them purely recreationally. For example, I play the piano, go swimming, and code with python but none of these are done competitively and I am ...

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@OFHanson
3 days ago
Discussion
Poll

Site Suggestion for Q&A Communities

Just a few suggestions for communities to see what you all think. I feel as though this site has really elevated after everyone seems to seek advice virtually now after the pandemic isolation. So why ...

 
🖇 Phrased hyperlinks (rather than “https://www......”)
34%
 
✏️ Font adjustments (𝐁𝐨𝐥𝐝, 𝘐𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘴, U̲n̲d̲e̲r̲l̲i̲n̲e̲d̲, etc.)
26%
 
📚 Font color and size (𝕄𝕒𝕪𝕓𝕖?)
21%
 
📌 Smaller forum tabs (so they’re not lost and forgotten easily)
17%
Poll closed23 votes
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@McKellarr
3 days ago
Discussion
Poll

WHat would you choose?

All hypothetical, I'm just curious!

 
Harvard (20K Scholarship)
44%
 
Wharton (No money)
3%
 
State School (Full ride)
44%
 
Safety (Full tuition)
7%
Poll closed106 votes
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@camerongrace04
🎉 First post
3 days ago
Question

Florida Colleges- Be honest... am I on track for state schools in Florida?

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@Tolu
4 days ago
Question

Where do I put Summits?

I'm looking to apply to a couple of competitive academic or leadership summits, where do I put these on the common app? I want to say honors section but I'm not exactly sure.

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@amallios
4 days ago
Discussion

Any tips for taking AP World History: Modern, AP Environmental Science, and AP Computer Science Principles?

Hello! I am currently a Freshman and have signed up to take the AP courses listed above during my Sophomore year. So that I do not go in blind, I was wondering if any of you would have tips or tricks ...

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@world_denomination
🎉 First post
4 days ago
Question

Would me taking coursera courses be a good honors i get a certificate

Honors question

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@lv123
4 days ago
Question

should college essays be formal or informal

I want to write humourous and somewhat informal essays for my college app. is that a good idea or should I stay away from informal essays?

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@ADITANUP
🎉 First post
4 days ago
Question

Any advice on finding CompSci/SoftwareEng/STEM internships?

I am a high school senior, I have taken AP Computer Science A and I do know Python pretty well. I have also won two (high school level) hackathons. Also participate in Science Olympiad, Toastmasters, ...

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@Acelynn
4 days ago
Discussion

Advice on getting an internship.

How do I increase my chances of getting one/finding the best one for me.

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@oompaloompa
🎉 First post
4 days ago
Question

Research/Summer Programs/Internships @ SoCal

I'm a sophomore in socal and I'm paranoid at the atrocious prices for many of the summer programs/research at UC's near me (like High School Summer Institute in Law at UCI costs $1,110 for 5 days!) Do...

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@Ivybeam
4 days ago
Question

(Upvoting all answers) Will colleges like/understand this activity?

I want to major in political science and I have done something amazing this year but I'm unsure if I should mention it on college applications? Please be very honest. So I play this Virtual World Game...

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@Adedoyin22
4 days ago
Question

How would withdrawing from a class look?

I withdrew from Calc 2 (community college class) as a sophomore in high school. How would that be viewed by admissions?

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@fluteloops1661
🎉 First post
4 days ago
Question

Quitting major EC?

Hi :) Current junior here. I have been playing flute for eight years and have been principal flutist of a very competitive youth orchestra for two years. Flute used to be the only thing I did outside ...

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@Mih806110
4 days ago
Question

Should I keep playing tennis?

I started playing tennis in 8th grade. In my sophomore season, I got onto the JV team. I am confident I will get onto the varsity team in the 11th and 12th-grade season as well. I read that colleges d...

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@rayne.rose
4 days ago
Question

Will repeating a year of high school look bad?

So, my school informed me that there is an opportunity to completely retake my Junior year. My grades this year were crud (mainly due to the fact that for the first part of the school year we used an ...

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@AbdulGidado
🎉 First post
4 days ago
Discussion

What kind of extracurricular activities should I do to boost my acceptance chance?

Which ones do colleges usually prefer?

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@olivia
4 days ago
Question

are there any technical theater things i can do?

i live in northern ga. what i mean is like workshops, programs, or internships for high schoolers. it can either be technical theater or production and set design.

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@VictoriaGong
4 days ago
Question

What science classes should I take?

So I am currently a junior and I want to take biochem major for college. My question is: should I take biology, chemistry and physics (all three sciences) even if I am not good at physics?

Context: My...

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