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"Compelling" Personal Statement?

I am hoping to be accepted into Case Western Reserve University's Pre-Scholars Program. Along with an application that I need to fill out, I am required to write a one page Personal Statement. Problem is, CWRU will only accept 15 students out of all the high-schoolers who apply. Aside from my past s...
03 Mar, 11:28 homeskooler26
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Scores for admission to top computer science schools

I scored 1470 in SAT (780 M; 690 E) and 800 in Math 2 and 800 in Physics, what are my chances to get admission in top engg schools?
23 Feb, 22:18 topcompscience11
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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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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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Ecas and Academics impact vs SAT 1 impact

Hey! So I'm really worried about my admission chances into the top tier universities like Harvard Yale and specifically, MIT which has been my dream school since Grade 9 because I messed up my SAT 1 (1430) due to a lot of issues. However I do have perfect scores in Chemistry and Math Level 2 SAT 2 a...
27 Dec '16, 10:24 fatimamv981
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will a lack of AP classes hurt my college application?

I'm a rising sophomore and an international student. My school does not offer AP classes, thus I am unwilling to take the exam. Will this hurt my college application?
20 Jul '16, 08:52 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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How rigorous do your high school classes have to be to get into top Universities?

I scrutinized Allen Cheng's successful Harvard Application many times and I read examples of others who got admitted into top universities and I noticed that they all had one thing in common. All of them took rigorous classes in high school pertaining to their subject of study but they weren't in ho...
13 Jul '16, 11:14 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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What is more important? Class rank or grades?

Im an international student who had received a 95.2% in my sophomore year but only an 85% in my junior year. But my class rank in my junior year was 3, which is the top 7%. Is my drop in grade going to be overlooked or is it going to affect my chances?
08 Jul '16, 14:04 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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29 ACT Score for Georgetown and NYU?

I'm planning on applying for transfer to Georgetown or NYU, and I have an ACT score of 29. Should I retake the test, or is my score high enough for these schools already?
28 Jun '16, 10:55 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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30 ACT score: should I retake it for California state universities?

I have a 30 on the ACT, and I'm debating whether or not I should retake. Money is tight, so I don't want to register for the test if it's unnecessary. The schools I'm worried about are UC Irvine/UC Davis, UCLA, and Berkeley. I do have a high GPA (3.9 unweighted) and have taken 8 AP classes, so I thi...
27 Jun '16, 16:09 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k

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