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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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1450 SAT Score - Good Enough for Harvard?

I got 1450 SAT score and have 4.0 gpa. Is this good enough to even stand a shot for highly selective colleges? Upenn, Harvard, etc... I don't do any extracurricular activities but I have a job at a grocery store. Big disadvantage?
15 Nov '16, 16:34 Laura_PrepSc...521
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What kind of calculator for SAT?

I don't have a graphing calculator to take to SAT. I won't be able to get one either. Is it fine for me to only bring scientific calculator?
15 Nov '16, 16:04 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Is it worth it to retake the ACT because of a bad writing score?

If I got a 36 composite score on my ACT but a writing score of 8, should I retake the ACT in hopes of a higher writing score, or is this good enough?
15 Nov '16, 15:56 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Should I Submit SAT Subject Tests to Harvard as an International Student?

I'm an international student and am applying early to Harvard this year. I've taken the ACT and scored a 35. I'm also taking the Math 2 and Physics SAT Subject Tests since many of the schools I am applying to require/recommend them. However, because my school does not run on an internationally recog...
10 Nov '16, 01:50 boeingrules1
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Taking the New SAT with 1970 old SAT Score

Hi, I am an international student. I already took the SAT but before March and got 1910 twice with a superscore of 1970. I was hoping to apply to colleges for a full scholarship because my parents can't afford the tuitions of the US colleges but I realised that most of the colleges that offer full s...
08 Nov '16, 09:19 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Good SAT Score Possible on First Attempt?

Is it possible to get a decent SAT score (1400-1600) in the first attempt? I'm giving the test in January which means I'll only get one attempt. I'm relying on Khan Academy and practice tests to get by. English is my strength, Math needs practice. So if I set my sights on a good score, is it unreali...
08 Nov '16, 09:12 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Retake SAT senior year with good junior year score?

Do I need to retake my SAT my senior year even if I got a score I'm satisfied with? I am 16 and in 11th grade. I have 4.0 gpa and haven't taken SAT yet. I am great at taking tests so I am taking it Dec. 3rd and then again in May or June. Also would it be possible for me to pass a Math 2 in June with...
08 Nov '16, 09:10 Laura_PrepSc...521
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In Stanford College Apps, Does Knowing Lots of Languages Get You In?

Hi, I'm 16 and just took my second SAT test and received a 1570 and my weighted GPA is a 4.6. I am from Europe and am half Finnish and half German. Also, I'm not too interested or good at math but I am able to speak six languages fluently including English, German, Chinese, Finnish, Swedish and Fre...
04 Nov '16, 14:34 Laura_PrepSc...521
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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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