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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...521
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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...521
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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...521
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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...521
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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...521
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Notre Dame Pre-Med Program: Am I on the Right Path?

Hi, I am currently a sophomore at a Catholic High School, I currently have a 4.0 GPA unweighted and I am currently taking all honors courses at my school except in my math class. I am a year advanced. I am trilingual (English,Spanish and French), my extracurriculars include: Mass Choir, French Club,...
14 Dec '16, 09:50 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Majors in College?

I still am not 100 % sure of what I want to do with my life. It is between a medical doctor or an accountant. Will colleges have a rough time accepting me with this in mind? Also is it possible to try out majors in the start of college or whatever I pick will be my career choice?
14 Dec '16, 09:48 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Info regarding preparation for harvard

I'm currently a student of 12th standard in group science. I have a dream to get into harvard and want to start preparing for it early. I need some suggestions regarding how should I prepare myself for the battle.
13 Dec '16, 16:20 Laura_PrepSc...521
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How can I get into Harvard? (Medical Field)

I'm interested in the medical field and was wondering what I need to show Ivy League schools like Harvard that I'm unique from my peers!
13 Dec '16, 16:18 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Will colleges consider SAT 1 scores taken after applying?

Hi, I am an international student who is planning to apply to some top schools in the U.S. (Harvard, UPenn, Columbia, Princeton, Yale, Brown, Northwestern, Georgetown). I have a GPA of 3.91 (unweighted) very strong extracurriculars, SAT 2 Physics 780 and Chemistry 800. Unfortunately I have an SAT 1 ...
13 Dec '16, 15:57 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Non-traditional Homeschooled Student and Ivy League Admissions?

I've read the How to Get into Harvard blog post and although it's super helpful, as a very non-traditional student, I still have some questions. I was homeschooled throughout high school and had great grades and test scores, but limited access to extracurricular academic activities. In fact, there w...
13 Dec '16, 14:48 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Gap Year Affecting SAT, College Admissions?

i had an extra year gap between my class 10 and 12, will it have an influence on my SAT and admission process?
13 Dec '16, 12:08 Laura_PrepSc...521
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ACT score for a student with a 2.7 GPA

If a student has a certain low GPA (2.7), can scoring high on the ACT keep him/her going to a Division 1 school? If so, how high would they have to score to go D1?
12 Dec '16, 18:04 Laura_PrepSc...521
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SAT 2 Additional Subject Tests Billing

I registered for two sat 2 subject tests but on the test day I attempted three. How do I pay for the third one?
12 Dec '16, 17:38 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Low Grade One Marking Period - Selective Schools Still Possible?

So my overall GPA is 98%, but there's one grade of 78 on my transcript of my music class for just one marking period, the marking period follow the 78 for the same class is a 100. So can I still get into a selective college?
12 Dec '16, 16:57 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Superscore Between SAT With and Without Esssay?

I am applying to three schools that require the sat with essay: Duke, Rice, and Dartmouth. I did very well when I took the test in october. I got a 1420, but it was without the essay. When I took it again in november WITH the essay, I only got a 1270. Is there any way that these schools could consid...
12 Dec '16, 16:39 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Private Jewish School - Ivy League Application Questions

I go to a private Jewish school. We have many religious classes (Torah, Talmud, etc.). I would really appreciate it if you would answer each question separately. NOTE: I wish to go to an ivy league school. Please answer my questions with that in mind. How do colleges view religious classes? Are the...
12 Dec '16, 16:13 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Fluctuating ACT Score

I took the ACT twice, the first in September and the second in October. My composite score was a 33 on the 1st and a 32 on the second. However, what I'm most worried about and debating is my subscores. For the math section, I got a 31 in the 1st and a 33 on the second. However, I got a 33 on the rea...
12 Dec '16, 14:35 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Ivy League Applications

Hello I am a senior in the middle east. I have decided that to apply to Ivy League schools (Harvard) and there a couple of questions I would like to ask. Does my location (Kurdistan) affect my chances? Do I have to do SAT 1 with essay? Finally, another student from my class is applying to the sam...
12 Dec '16, 13:32 Laura_PrepSc...521
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SAT Transfer Issue

My Sat is scheduled for Dec 3 2016.The last registration deadline is 22nd november 2016.I want to transfer it to January 21 but the problem is there are 4 centre in my city and when I search for it all of them were full.Now what should I do if I cant find the center in my city for january 21.More th...
21 Nov '16, 12:19 Laura_PrepSc...521
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SAT Essay Weighting for Different Majors?

Does weightage on our performance in the essay depend on the stream that I wish to pursue? For example, if a student wishes to study Engineering or math, do they pay less attention to his/her essay score? (given that you don't need to be great at essay writing to be a good engineer) On the other han...
21 Nov '16, 10:05 Laura_PrepSc...521
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SAT Essay Examples - All 3 Types of Techniques?

I'm confused about the things I need to analyse. Do I need to focus on all three of the things-evidence, reasoning, and style- the author might use, or can I focus on two of these things?
21 Nov '16, 09:53 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Are Khan Academy practice tests accurate?

Hi, I recently took one of the full length practice tests on Khan Academy, and I received a score of 1510 out of 1600. As this is my first practice test, I was wondering if this is an accurate reflection of my ability to score on the actual test, and if the Khan Academy practice tests are very simil...
18 Nov '16, 11:52 Laura_PrepSc...521
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How to fully "take advantage of available opportunities" in my community

Hello, I keep seeing that colleges want you to show that you have taken full advantage of the opportunities available to you...what exactly does this mean (for a highly competitive public school in the Bay Area) and how does one accomplish this?
16 Nov '16, 12:41 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Is the SAT an indicator of general intelligence?

I've read in one study that the correlation between SAT scores and IQ is 0.86 (0.72 recentered), so I'm wondering how much of the SAT score is innate talent and how much is accumulated knowledge, as in will my IQ bottleneck/limit the score I can get? Or, say someone's been studying since he was in ...
16 Nov '16, 11:58 Laura_PrepSc...521
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The ACT sent a cancelled score. What can I do?

I decided to cancel sending a score report to UMich (my first choice school) for fear of having them see a poor ACT score. I did this prior to their 12:00 pm CST deadline on the day of. I was glad I did so, because when I received my scores they were much lower than my best test. I checked Wolverin...
16 Nov '16, 11:36 Laura_PrepSc...521
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How many Subject tests do most colleges recommend?

I was planning on taking only two subject tests, Chemistry and Math 2, but now I only want to take math 2 due to my busy schedule. Are both subject tests important, or will I be fine with just taking math 2?
15 Nov '16, 17:51 Laura_PrepSc...521
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How important is the SAT registration information?

I am older than the usual SAT applicant, but I'm applying to a school that requires the SAT and SAT Subjects. When trying to register there was like 9 pages of questions about what classes I took in HS. Do I have to actually fill all this out? Are the colleges going to know I skipped it? I feel like...
15 Nov '16, 17:31 Laura_PrepSc...521
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SATs VS Subject Tests

I have taken the new SAT, and I got a 1380 combined but I know that if I re-do them this December, I will get a higher score. I have also taken my A-Levels early and I got two A’s and an A*. I considered taking the subject tests this December as well. Is it more advantageous to re-take the SAT or to...
15 Nov '16, 17:12 Laura_PrepSc...521

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