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Is it necessary to use American English in the SAT/ACT and College Application essay?

In India we typically use British English while writing; for example, colour instead of color or humour instead of humor. Which style do we use while writing SAT/ACT essays and college application essays on the CommonApp? I'm a student from India and I'll be applying to US universities in a few year...
04 Nov '16, 12:02 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Writing Test Retake Yielded Lower Score: Which Score Do Colleges See?

I have a student who took the ACT writing test twice. Her first score was several points higher than her second score. She wants to know if the higher of the two scores, the more recent of the two, or an average of the two scores is reported to colleges. Answer?
04 Nov '16, 11:49 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Is non-original college-level research compelling for top colleges?

Hello! I am a junior in high school and thinking about applying to some pretty selective schools. I am interested in majoring in molecular biology and am working on developing my "spike" in biology. I have the opportunity to work with my local college on a molecular biology project over the next yea...
04 Nov '16, 11:32 Laura_PrepSc...521
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1530/1600 SAT 76 GPA Help!!!

Hi, My question is how do I explain to colleges about my low GPA. I have a 76 average which is mainly because I failed almost all my electives and easy classes over the past year and a half. My cumulative GPA dropped around 10-15 points over the past year. My transcript shows me doing great and bad...
03 Nov '16, 14:46 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Published paper good enough (as spike) to get in Stanford / Harvard / MIT etc?

I am currently working in a lab at UC San Diego and have been working on my own project for about 5 months now. We have generated a lot of data, and my boss thinks there is a good chance we could write a paper and get it published before I apply to college (I am currently a junior). We were also thi...
01 Nov '16, 16:00 Fred_PrepSch...101
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Do I need APs if I have strong extracurriculars as an International Student>?

I'm from Bulgaria, a small country in Eastern Europe. Our educational system is quite different from yours. Our schools don't calculate GPA and don't offer AP courses. Does not having APs put me in a disadvantage, as I'm going to apply to top US colleges? The difficulty for me in taking APs is this...
30 Oct '16, 22:16 Fred_PrepSch...101
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How do I recover my lost high school diploma?

In the early 90's I did a through the mail High School course. I graduated I got my diploma through the mail. However, the diploma got destroyed. The diploma was important to me, and I'd like to get it back. How do I do that?
30 Oct '16, 22:08 Fred_PrepSch...101
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ACT and Subject Tests

Brown University says that the ACT scores will suffice in place of SAT+SAT lls. My question is that whether sending ACT and SAT lls will be benificial or not? Am I allowed to do so in the first place?
30 Oct '16, 22:01 Fred_PrepSch...101
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What high school classes to take to be a pediatrician? (Or Doctor, MD)

i want to become a pediatrician, what classes in high school should i take? And what electives would you prefer that i do?
30 Oct '16, 21:48 Fred_PrepSch...101
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How to target ivy league college with future doctor career? (Develop spike for future career as MD / surgeon)

I am interested in becoming a surgeon and after reading the article, "How to get into Harvard and the Ivy League, by a Harvard alum." He talks about about deep achievements and I was wondering what are some deep achievements that I can do to get a "big spike". If I wanted to become a surgeon.
30 Oct '16, 21:39 Fred_PrepSch...101
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SAT reading problem: I just don't understand the passage!

In your articles, you have greatly emphasized on reviewing our mistakes after doing every practice test. I applied this strategy and improved my score by 110 points in just 15 days! In Math and Reading section, I found it quite easy to review the but as far as the reading section is concerned, in a...
30 Oct '16, 21:38 Fred_PrepSch...101
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What are the best math extracurriculars sites for high school students?

I used to hate math, but now that i'm in high school, i love it! Im doing math in my free time instead of games! Are there any extra curricular math sites (NO GAMES) that i can use for my free time? i cant find any.
30 Oct '16, 20:56 Fred_PrepSch...101
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SAT score exams lower based on my grade / other survey questions?

I gave my SAT exam on October 1and got result of about only 1240 of which I am totally unsatisfied. I answered all questions and I was quite sure about getting all maths section correct as I have finished earlier and even rechecked but '6 are omitted answers' written in math section of sat result an...
30 Oct '16, 20:51 Fred_PrepSch...101
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[closed] PrepScholar Cost

Hello. I am a sophomore student who absolutely crazy about PrepScholar! Never have I found a website as helpful or accurate . I am seriously interested in buying the education program, but the price is holding me back. My parents are not willing to pay for the program, nor can they afford it. Does P...
30 Oct '16, 20:44 Fred_PrepSch...101
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[closed] How Much Does the Average PrepScholar Student improve on the SAT?

I am seriously considering investing in PrepScholar's SAT program. On average, how many points does the average PrepScholar student improve by on the SAT?
30 Oct '16, 20:44 Fred_PrepSch...101
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Same Exact SAT Score?

I took my first SAT Practice test and got a 1130. The next time I did significantly worse and got a 1040. Now, I have taken another practice test and got a 1130 again! Is this normal?
30 Oct '16, 20:39 Fred_PrepSch...101
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Sending SAT with essay scores to schools that don't require the essay

If a school doesn't require the extra essay component of the SAT, and a student takes the essay portion and it shows in the score report (no way to eliminate it) so the school still technically "sees" it, should that student send ALL test scores to "superscore" the essay just in case? For example, i...
30 Oct '16, 20:36 Fred_PrepSch...101
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Does not having Physics on your college app look bad?

I'm in my junior year of high school and I'm not taking any science classes this year. I took honors Earth Science, honors Chem and honors Biology in previous years. I won't have time to take physics next year (senior year) as well. By default then, I will have only taken 3 sciences and won't have p...
30 Oct '16, 20:28 Fred_PrepSch...101
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Cornell Average GPA is 4.01, is this out of a 4.0 scale (Unweighted)?

According to the PrepScholar website, the average GPA for a Cornell student is a 4.01. Is this grade weighted or unweighted? This seems a little strange to me because according to the PrepScholar website, other schools such as UCLA have higher GPA requirements than Cornell, which is Ivy League.
30 Oct '16, 19:40 Fred_PrepSch...101
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SAT Score Release Date Close to College App Deadline, Help?

I need to apply to Purdue by November 1st, 2016. This is their deadline to be considered for scholarships. I want to send my application in right now, October 20th, 2016. But I haven't received my SAT scores yet from the Oct 1st SAT. It says scores don't come out until Oct 27th, but I don't want t...
30 Oct '16, 19:36 Fred_PrepSch...101
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Bad Freshman Grades

I'm a freshman and I'm getting kind of stressed about my grades. The quarter's about to end I'm not happy with my grades. I'm doing fine in 3 classes. Information Technology: A+ Honors History: A Spanish II: A However, I'm extremely worried about the other 3: Honors English: B Honors Geome...
20 Oct '16, 13:42 Joshua_Preps...16
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ACT High Composite/Low Writing, Selective schools

I am an international student doing the IB Diploma at an international school in China. I will be applying to Princeton and Stanford this year. I took the ACT with writing in April, June and September and respectively got 34 Composite/25 writing and 35 Composite/19 writing, 34Composite/(6/12Writing)...
19 Oct '16, 16:30 Laura_PrepSc...521
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How much time, on average, is allotted to each SAT question type?

I know there are two Math Multiple Choice sections, 20 questions in 25 minutes and 16 questions in 20 minutes. Therefore, the average time allotted to each Math Multiple Choice question is 1.25 minutes. Furthermore, the average time allotted to one Grid In question must be 1.5 minutes. What about th...
30 Sep '16, 17:48 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Missing SAT scores on CollegeBoard.org?

I think CollegeBoard lost my score. just before we sent out college application, we found that one of SAT Subject tests scores missing on the account at CollegeBoard. Does anyone know how to recover the score? It was there on the account couple weeks ago. Now the score is gone. Is anyone has simila...
27 Sep '16, 17:20 Laura_PrepSc...521
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IELTS vs TOEFL

I'm an international student and I'm thinking of applying to top US colleges. I searched everywhere but no one seems to know if I should take the IELTS or TOEFL (besides the SAT). Some of my teachers say US colleges favor TOEFL, others say there's no difference. If the second is true, I prefer takin...
23 Sep '16, 17:46 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Should I send ACT scores, SAT scores, or both?

Hello, I've taken the new SAT once and scored a 1470. I've also taken the ACT and scored a 33. I took it again just yesterday and am expecting a score of 34-35. I did some research and, percentile-wise, my ACT score seems to be better than my SAT score. I'm wondering whether I should send just my AC...
23 Sep '16, 17:15 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Will Colleges Combine My Highest Reading and Math Score?

On my first SAT, I scored a 700 reading and 500 math. On my second SAT, I scored a 500 reading and 700 math. Will colleges consider my highest score a 1200 or a 1400? In other words, will colleges combine my highest reading and math score, even if they are on different SATs?
12 Sep '16, 12:19 Laura_PrepSc...521
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AP Calculus AB and BC - Same Day Testing?

Can I take Calculus AB and BC on the same day? I saw that Calculus AB and BC are on the same day. I am preparing for Calculus AB first and then BC, so I will complete my prep before the exam.
09 Sep '16, 10:04 Laura_PrepSc...521
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SAT reading score fluctuation

Hello, I'm preparing for this October's SAT and I'm quite lost because of my reading score. I used to get 35/40 pretty constantly on the reading section, and one time I even scored 37/40. But now my score is down to 30/40. I've been getting this score for the last three practice tests I took and I f...
09 Sep '16, 09:43 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Taking AP exams at the same time as AS level exams

I want to take my AP Exams in May 2017. The problem is that I study in Cambridge Curriculum and we have our AS level exams in May 2017. What should I do? Will it be beneficial for me to take the course without the exam?
29 Aug '16, 14:07 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k

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