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Bilangual diploma or AP

I just read your article on the required classes of Ivy League schools. You really enforced the need of course difficulty throughout high school. I am a French immersion student and have been my entire life. I am going into high school (grade ten here) and the highest level class I can take in Frenc...
23 Feb, 01:11 Jfesyk11
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where is the best place for buying a paper ?

In the academic student's have more works. Academic composition is a task that each student might go ahead at some point or another. Essay writing is not such easy. Internet is a large collection of data. There are so many writing services are available in web.
22 Feb, 02:16 Kristina G Z...11
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Last Elective: AP Chemistry or AP Statistics?

I am currently a sophomore and I am choosing classes for my junior year. So far my schedule is: Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Design, AP US History, AP Language and Composition, AP Calculus BC, and AP Computer Science. I have narrowed down my last elective to either AP Chemistry or AP St...
21 Feb, 02:23 rishik1
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Physical Education

My school does not require physical education. I take it once a week. It is a joke. I got a 96 for doing nothing. Would you suggest I continue taking it in 11th and 12th grade? Do colleges care about physical education if it is not required by the school?
18 Feb, 18:38 yesme96321
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My School's Misleading Profile

My school doesn't actually offer any AP classes, but our school does put that they do offer AP classes on their school profile because they offer AP classes online (classes that are known by only like 10% of the students and don't help prepare for the ap exam). Will colleges know that the courses we...
17 Feb, 02:57 yalepark11
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How Colleges View Grade Percentages

I heard that if you just get over 90% it won't matter if you get a 100% or 90%. Is this true?
16 Feb, 07:01 yalepark11
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My School Doesn't Offer Any AP Classes for the Exam

My school doesn't offer any ap classes and I didn't even know you had to take so many ap classes to get into a good school. I'm in the 11th grade now and I'm taking ap online classes and I'm planning to take around 3-5 ap classes this year, so i can say that i at least tried. Will this be enough for...
16 Feb, 06:59 yalepark11
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International Transfer Financial Aid

Do colleges provide full Financial Aid to International Transfer Students ?Can you name a few colleges that do?
13 Feb, 05:25 rahul1231
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Financial Aid

I have reviewed the list of schools that claim to meet 100% of a students demonstrated need, but what about a list that goes in the other direction? Is there a list out there of schools that do quite a poor job of meeting need? It seems the first list of schools should be closely reviewed by high ac...
03 Feb, 13:42 thigpen7841
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Early decision and Regular decision..

Hi, I'm applying to private universities and colleges ( all of them early decision schools ), now, my question is if i can apply to just one of those in early decision ( which is the rule ) and leave the rest for regular decision, I'm just a little confused with that, thanks.
31 Jan, 15:16 MrKarmant1
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SAT with Essay

I took the new SAT with essay and got a 1410...I plan to take it again in March. My goal is to get at least 1500. How important is it to take the SAT with essay? Would you recommend I check with each school on my target list to see if essay is required or should I assume they will want to see the es...
30 Jan, 19:05 laurenwillett11
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Which high school electives look good on your transcript?

Hi. I'm going to be a freshman in high school this September. I really need to know "Which high school electives look good on your transcript?" I heard that Science Research is a good course and college likes it but I don't want to take Research. PLEASE TELL ME WHAT OTHER COURSES LOOK GOOD FOR COLLE...
28 Jan, 14:26 RS281
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International application for Harvard

I am an international student. I'm currently applying to few Ivies, including Harvard, which is my first choice. Additionally, I am applying for the dual-degree with Berklee College of Music. I have stellar grades (almost straight A+s), I was ranked 15th on a National Law Olympiad and am currently a...
21 Jan, 19:57 Qisiel11
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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?
15 Jan, 23:51 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?
15 Jan, 23:49 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?
15 Jan, 23:49 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?
15 Jan, 23:48 ap0211
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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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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...521
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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...521
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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...521
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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...521
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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...521
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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...521
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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...521
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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...521
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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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