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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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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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