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Extracurriculars commitment

How important is commitment with extra curriculars? Would extra curriculars of 3-4 years hurt my chances of getting into a top college? Do I need something more long term for extra curriculars?
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How important is commitment with extracurriculars

Would having extracurriculars of only 3-4 years hurt my chances of getting into a top college? Do I need something more long term to get into a top college?
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How important is commitment with extracurriculars

Would having extracurriculars of only 3-4 years hurt my chances of getting into a top college? Do I need something more long term to get into a top college?
2 days ago ap0211
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How important is commitment with extracurriculars

Would having extracurriculars of only 3-4 years hurt my chances of getting into a top college? Do I need something more long term to get into a top college?
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Best free summer programs in political science and english

I'm a sophomore in high school and I'm looking into programs to apply to for this summer that will look good on my college applications. Do you know of any free and well thought of summer programs available to incoming juniors in either political science or english (two majors that I'm considering)?
11 Jan, 10:04 Bbrady23231
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How to get into the Research Science Institute

Hi! I was wondering is you knew how common it was for students to be accepted to RSI without MAJOR academic awards (i.e. national Olympiad medals, ISEF fair medals, etc.). I am considering applying to RSI next year, but I'm not sure if I will be able to earn any awards of this caliber by then. I kn...
09 Jan, 15:52 Seth D11
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AP Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC?

I'm currently a sophomore in Pre-Calculus Honors with a 98-99 average. Math comes (relatively) easy for me, but my heart truly lies in the natural sciences. If I'm planning on majoring in Biology when I get to college, should I take AP Calculus AB or BC as a junior? (At my school, you can't take bot...
07 Jan, 21:39 tdangtest1
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What are the odds of me getting into Wake Forest?

I am a senior in highschool right now and here are my stats. - 3.96 GPA - 28 ACT Composite - Cheer Captain - Niswonger Scholar - Organized a blood drive - Organized a mission trip to the Philippines - Organized a clothing drive - Top 10% of Class - Multiple awards for volunteerism - Youth...
02 Jan, 19:58 lorrainehayes1
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AP classes?

Hi! I have a tough question! I am a junior. I just took the PSAT and made a 1480 (221 in National Merit), so I will qualify to be a NM semifinalist. I am a homeschooled student and have done: biology in 9th grade, chemistry in 10th, and am currently doing physics. To qualify for National Merit Final...
30 Dec '16, 21:30 abigail980911
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Should I take Harvard Extension School graduate level course?

Hello, I am a junior in high school and my passion is business/entrepreneurship. I was wondering if I should try taking a graduate level course about management in Harvard Extension School. I believe the workload will be pretty heavy, which will take my time and effort from studying for AP tests in ...
28 Dec '16, 22:43 sean120111
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Is making USABO camp(top 20) good enough to be a spike for Ivy League colleges?

I am a sophomore who is looking to make it into top 20 in USABO either this year or next year. I am pretty confident in doing so and want to ask whether its worth spending 2+ hours per day doing so. I've heard from friends that making it into even upper tier Ivy League colleges is very likely if you...
28 Dec '16, 21:16 YoungStunna11
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GPA IMPORTANCE

HI Im a brazilian student applying to US universities. All was fine with my SAT/TOEFL grades and my extracurriculars wich are pretty good but since ive studied all my life in a top school here, my gpa is not good, id say a 2,8. Is this going to affect a lot in my application considering my 1500 SAT ...
28 Dec '16, 12:54 zismanalan1
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Ecas and Academics impact vs SAT 1 impact

Hey! So I'm really worried about my admission chances into the top tier universities like Harvard Yale and specifically, MIT which has been my dream school since Grade 9 because I messed up my SAT 1 (1430) due to a lot of issues. However I do have perfect scores in Chemistry and Math Level 2 SAT 2 a...
27 Dec '16, 10:24 fatimamv981
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What does "undocumented immigrants " mean?

Hi, my name is Kenny ,I have been in the united states for over a year now but I lost my student status .I now live in New York City and I would like to know if I still can go to college despite all? Thank you!
25 Dec '16, 12:31 Didier00111
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ACT superscore decision

I am applying to some universities such as UChicago, UPenn and Columbia U. I need some advice pertaining to how to report my ACT scores. I took the ACT three times. First time E- 34 M- 36 R- 33 S- 34 Composite 34.25 which rounds to 34 Second time E- 36 M- 33 R- 15 S- 27 Composite 27.75 which rounds ...
23 Dec '16, 07:19 xclaner11
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Rolling Admissions and Scores

I am currently applying for the universities that offer rolling admissions. Can I submit my SAT scores after I have submitted my application? Will they look at them?
22 Dec '16, 18:35 Laura_PrepSc...461
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How do colleges convert CGPA (Indian Marks) to GPA?

I live in India and here in grade 10 we received a CGPA out of 10. I got 9.8. In 12th grade we get % marks out of 100. How do they convert our score into GPA?
22 Dec '16, 18:31 Laura_PrepSc...461
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Application for graduate studies abroad with a low gpa

Hi, I have a cgpa of 2.48 from a recognized university in Nigeria and want to apply for a graduate study program in Canada. The application requirements states that I have a 3.3 or B equivalent to the last two years of my transcript and my last two years were pretty good. What are my chances of gett...
22 Dec '16, 18:30 Laura_PrepSc...461
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Is it possible I could improve my SAT Score by 300 points?

I took the redesigned SAT without much preparation. I got an okay score- slightly above average. I have four months until my next SAT test date. I am now using Khan Academy as my sole SAT prep. I took a practice test from Khan Academy and I improved by 70 points within the first few days using Khan ...
22 Dec '16, 18:22 Laura_PrepSc...461
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Science Fair competitions impact on top 5 college admissions

Hello, I have participated in science fairs since 8th grade, and now I'm a sophomore. I won the grand award at my county three years in a row, and I went to the California State Science Fair and got an honorable mention (1st year) and 2nd place in my category (2nd year), and I'm going to it again th...
22 Dec '16, 18:21 Laura_PrepSc...461
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AP classes for Ivy League Hopefuls

I am interested in attending an Ivy League school. I read Allen's article on getting into Harvard (http://blog.prepscholar.com/how-to-get-into-harvard-and-the-ivy-league-by-a-harvard-alum) and the graph it included seemed to suggest that anything beyond 4 APs does not benefit an application that muc...
22 Dec '16, 18:15 Laura_PrepSc...461
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How can I make my interest in business and entrepreneurship my college application 'spike'?

So I have just finished and have been really enlightened by this article http://blog.prepscholar.com/how-to-get-into-harvard-and-the-ivy-league-by-a-harvard-alum I still have a couple of years to develop my spike further, so far I have been involved in math and science olympiads and competitions, bu...
20 Dec '16, 08:18 apeters11
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Are summer programs really worth it?

I was recently nominated for the National Youth Leadership Forum for Medicine and I am wondering if it is really worth it? The program is very expensive ranging from $3,000 to 4,000 plus living and transportation arrangements. I know almost nothing about the program and I am very much debating wheth...
19 Dec '16, 17:22 Laura_PrepSc...461
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Self Studying Advanced Mathematics

Hello, my name is Alex Figueroa and I am currently a high school junior. I am highly motivated to learn math and wish to pursue a PHD in Applied Mathematics. My question is: Would my hard work and motivation self-studying math be noticed by university admissions? If so, would it increase my chances...
19 Dec '16, 17:02 Laura_PrepSc...461
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Can you take an SAT Subject Test without being enrolled in that course?

I want to take the SAT Subject Test for Spanish, as I am a fluent in it. However, must I be enrolled in a Spanish course at my high school to take it?
19 Dec '16, 15:52 Laura_PrepSc...461
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Can you take SAT Subject Tests as a junior?

I am interested in the Biology SAT Subject Test but I'll be taking AP Bio as junior. Is it possible that I can take the test as a junior and it still count for college applications?
19 Dec '16, 15:34 Laura_PrepSc...461
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Name is incorrect on ACT admission ticket?

I looked at my ACT admission ticket, and I realized my last name is wrong! I'm really worried that I won't be able to take the test or get my scores. What should I do in this situation??
17 Dec '16, 12:06 Jjastore1
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Admissions for Post-High School International Student?

I am an international student,i want to take SAT,but i have completed my high school last year . will it affect my admission in an reason?
16 Dec '16, 17:14 Laura_PrepSc...461
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Retake SAT with 1550 for competitive colleges?

Asian Junior, 1st seating Sat score is 1550 (760 RW + 790 M) from November test in 2016. Other aspects of academics are strong so far. Aim for very competitive colleges. Is that worthy to retake Sat to improve 20 to 30 points? Looking for your advice. Thanks.
14 Dec '16, 11:03 Laura_PrepSc...461
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Top College Acceptance Without Foreign Language Experience?

Freshmen year, my counselor advised me that foreign language classes weren't necessary... At my school, people may stay in a foreign language class for four years and still be very inadequate. Now I'm a senior without any FL experience, and most of the colleges I aspire to attend require or recommen...
14 Dec '16, 10:27 Laura_PrepSc...461

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