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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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Barron's ACT vs Barron's ACT 36

I need to get a new prep book (that I'll actually use) for the February ACT. What's the difference between Barron's ACT and Barron's ACT 36?
23 Aug '16, 18:07 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Bad Idea to Take ACT 4 Times?

I'm taking the ACT for the 3rd time soon. If I don't reach my goal on this next test, would it be a bad idea to take it a 4th time?
23 Aug '16, 17:42 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Peer recommendation letter - Online Friends okay?

Can an online friend, who knows my character very well, write a peer recommendation? I contacted the MIT office, they said that I can submit a peer letter as a supplemental one, but can online "peers" count as valid recommenders?
23 Aug '16, 16:03 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Does managing a YouTube channel count as an EC?

I have a YouTube channel with over 13,000 subscribers, 1.3 million views (total), and 100 videos. Over the course of a few years, I have also earned a few thousand dollars. Would this count as an extracurricular? If so, would it be advisable to mention it on applications for elite colleges? Although...
17 Aug '16, 14:03 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Should I include my YouTube channel in the activities section?

Hi, I saw another recent post regarding noting a YouTube channel on the activities section of the Common App. My case is a bit different: I have 70,000+ subscribers with 8 million + total views, and earned a few thousand dollars. The channel focuses on funny / epic gaming videos that most adults won...
17 Aug '16, 13:28 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Should I retake my AP Human Geography exam?

Hi, I want to be competitive for top colleges, but I feel like I will retake my AP exams for those. These were from my 9th grade, and I'm going to 10th. In AP Bio, I got a 3, and in AP Human Geo, I got a 4. I'm not satisfied with either-- Bio is one of my interests and perhaps future major, and a 3 ...
16 Aug '16, 17:31 latiere11
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Take ACT during my gap year

Hi! I'm taking a gap year next year (I'm going to move to Brazil's biggest city with some friends and dedicate myself 100% to my startup). I'm planning to take TOEFL and SAT Subject this year and take the ACT only next year. Is there any difference for colleges about taking the test this year or nex...
16 Aug '16, 15:37 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Actual ACT test drastically different than my Practice tests

I take practice tests at home with the same official time limit, sometimes 5 minutes less in order to compensate for filling out the bubbles. I get about composite 32-34 range with the practice tests. I have only taken the previously administered tests. I've also all the tests from the red ACT book,...
16 Aug '16, 15:19 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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SAT prep for international students

Hi I am international students in usa. I have been preparing for SAT for 5 weeks for 30-40 hours every week. My reading-writing score was 310, math 500.. Now i just improved about 100 points.. I can't improve..Especially reading writing..how should i study.. Reading writing passages is difficult for...
16 Aug '16, 15:02 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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What should I do to improve my college application?

Hi. I am international student in usa. I am 19 years old. I finished high school last year and came here. My school was best school in my state. My grades were all good, starting from 6th grade at school i participated computer programming olimpiad every year.. First time i took 3rd place at school ...
16 Aug '16, 14:22 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Arithmetic Sequences and Series on ACT Math?

Are arithmetic sequences and series even tested on the ACT? I'm using Barron's 36 and I have never even seen this stuff before. Should I bother to remember it?
05 Aug '16, 16:14 Laura_PrepSc...521
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High Composite, Low Writing- applying to Columbia

I am an international student doing the IB Diploma at an international school in China. I will be applying Early Decision to Columbia University this year. I took the ACT with writing in April and June and respectively got 34 Composite/25 writing and 35 Composite/19 writing. Although Columbia does n...
03 Aug '16, 16:01 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Can I recover after my class rank has fallen by 35 spots?

I am a 16-year-old girl who just finished her sophomore year in high school. Today, class ranks and GPAs were updated (the school year ended on June 4th or 5th, if I remember correctly). Freshman year, I was number 21 in my class; I am now number 56. I'm heartbroken (I'm sobbing as I type this now) ...
03 Aug '16, 15:35 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Apply Early Action to MIT with October SAT Subject Test Date?

My son scored a 2390 on his SAT. He would like to apply to MIT this fall however he will not be able to take his subject SATs until October. He was planning on applying early action to MIT, but he would not have his subject SAT scores at that time. What do you advise? Will his application not be con...
27 Jul '16, 17:15 Laura_PrepSc...521
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ACT Writing Score Questions - When To Hand Score?

On the recent June ACT Test I received a 23 on my writing, but my composite was a 30. The breakdown for the subscores were all 8s which seemed peculiar to me, as I know that my strength lies in ideas and analysis, whereas my organizational strategies tend to be weaker. Would you advise having my ess...
27 Jul '16, 16:40 Laura_PrepSc...521
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SAT superscoring - is it worth it for a very small point increase?

I've taken the SAT twice. My first score was a 1520, and my second score was a 1580. My issue is that I actually scored 10 points higher on one section when I got the 1520, so my superscore comes out to a 1590. Is it worth it to send both of these scores to colleges so I have a higher superscore? Or...
27 Jul '16, 14:18 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Are scores from state-mandated ACTs acceptable on college applications?

I live in a state where all high school students have to take the ACT. Are my scores from the state-mandated test ok to submit to colleges? Or do I need to take the ACT again independently and submit those scores instead?
27 Jul '16, 12:21 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Online SAT Prep Class for Rising Sophmore

I wanted to get my son started with preparing for the SAT..........maybe just a one week start so he can get motivated and then do it on his own . Any recommendations for this ? Thanks
26 Jul '16, 17:23 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Will I be able to get a 1600?

Hi, I'm a rising junior and I'm desperate for your opinion!!! I took the redesigned PSAT in March and I got 620/740/1360 (verbal/math/total) without any preparation except one official PSAT practice test. Then, I studied 3 hours per week for 2 months and scored 630/790/1420/18 (verbal/math/total/ess...
23 Jul '16, 09:53 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k

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