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Can I send too many letters of recommendation?

I was deferred at University of Chicago, so they will be reviewing my application again for Regular Decision. I had sent in 3 letters of recommendation originally, and when I e-mailed a counselor he said that I could email additional letters. Right now I have turned in 2 from English techers, one fr...
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2.0 GPA, what colleges can I be accepted to?

I haven't done much in HS except play JV and Varsity football. My SAT predicted score is 990/2400 (750/1600 on the new SAT). What are schools that will take a student such as myself in? I have no idea what I want to do and no direction to it either. I have US citizenship, was born in Dallas Texas, a...
29 Apr '18, 07:42 sheeraz(suspended)
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Will colleges look at social media accounts?

I hear some jobs do this and maybe colleges do the same. My guess is that they don't because it would be hard to track that down for everyone. Do you think an admissions official will look at my online accounts?
10 Jan '18, 01:07 vivek212511
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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...536
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How old is too old for the SAT/ACT?

Is 28 too old for the tests? I'm 28 and looking to go to college for real this time (looking to pursue my dreams and whatnot). I took the ACT at 18, and didn't take it seriously because I was "too cool for school" and I now regret it and want to go back and restart my last 10 years of messing around...
21 Jun '16, 14:06 Laura_PrepSc...536
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How much weight does a 36 ACT score carry in college admissions?

I took the ACT for the first time as a junior in December and just received my score of a 36. My GPA is only about a 3.9 unweighted and a 4.2-4.3 weighted, which is not as high as you would expect of someone with a 36 ACT. I scored a 2160 on the SAT, which is disproportionate to my ACT. I've been he...
14 Jun '16, 11:06 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Should I submit SAT scores if my ACT is better?

I got a 31 on my ACT and will take it again to hopefully get at least a 32. I got a 1410 on my SAT and that seems to be at the level of a 30 on the ACT. Do colleges want to see both tests? Or should I only send in my ACT since it has better scores?
03 Jun '16, 14:05 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How can I explain bad grades due to depression?

Hey y'all, my freshman and sophomore years of high school were tough for me. I lost motivation and struggled with personal issues and my grades suffered with my GPA ending up 3.47 unweighed. I realize that it's not "bad" but I'm interested in selective schools and naturally that's far lower than th...
02 Jun '16, 11:32 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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What questions should I ask during a college interview?

I’m a high school senior and have several campus interviews coming up. I’ve heard that it’s not a good idea to ask a lot of questions that suggest that I’m only concerned with material things or my chances of admission. What types of questions should I think about asking during the interview? Are th...
29 Apr '16, 17:09 Laura_PrepSc...536
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How likely is it to get accepted from the waitlist?

I'm currently waitlisted at Wake forest, Claremont McKenna, and Boston college. Wake forest said they take nearly 20% of the applicants on the waitlist. Do you know any sources where colleges post what percentage of waitlisted students ultimately gain admission? Also, is there anything I can do to i...
19 Apr '16, 10:43 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Does Senior year course load matter?

Hello, I am currently a Junior and it is almost time to make my senior course load and I am wondering if the senior year course load matters much in the college process. I'd like to take an easier load than in the past to free up time for college applications and extra curricular activities.
19 Apr '16, 10:07 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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2310 on the SAT, should I also take the ACT?

I currently have a 2310 SAT composite from the December 2014 test and have been considering retaking it again for a higher (hopefully perfect) score to make up for my lower grade point average. Would having both the SAT with subject Tests and ACT enhance my application? Also, would a 36 on the ACT b...
11 Apr '16, 14:22 Laura_PrepSc...536
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I'm way behind on college applications. What are my options?

I'm a 17 year old high school senior in Minnesota. In my junior and senior year I've been in a program called Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO), which basically means I'm a full time college student at St.Cloud State University, earning both high school and college credit. By the time I gradua...
11 Apr '16, 11:38 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Will dual enrollment make up for a lack of AP's?

My high school (a STEM-themed magnet school) doesn't offer any AP classes. Instead, they have duel enrollment classes at the local CC (they have them at the nearby state school as well, but I can't afford them). I'm only a sophomore now, but during junior and senior year I'll probably be taking almo...
04 Apr '16, 15:17 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Should I go to a mediocre school for free?

I'm a high school senior and I got offered full tuition for 4 years by Eastern Michigan. This offer sounds good, but the thing is that Eastern is not that good of a school, I checked and apparently only 10% of people who go there graduate in 4 years. Should I go there anyway? My only other option i...
01 Apr '16, 14:08 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How should I update colleges on extra curriculars?

I have an international level extra curricular that I really want to update colleges on since I feel it will help my application. My counselor asked me to write a few paragraphs on the activity and said he will email that write-up to colleges. The reason I'm asking is that some colleges like Stanfor...
01 Apr '16, 12:05 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How will coming from a low-end public school affect my chances?

I'm from a high school in Ontario, but I'm a US citizen. I don't like to talk badly about my school because I do like it here, but honestly it is pretty bad. There is a 60 percent graduation rate and only 19 percent of graduates end up going to College/University. There are no AP/IB courses availabl...
29 Mar '16, 15:25 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Can I transfer from Community College to an ivy league school?

Due to certain circumstances my time in high school was incredibly unimpressive. I have just started at my local community college with the intent to transfer after receiving my associates in social sciences to pursue a degree in neuroscience . I was wondering how this would affect my chances on get...
29 Mar '16, 10:18 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Can I get into college if I refuse to take the SAT or ACT?

I know there are a variety of tests and grades and honors classes offered in high school, some of which can transfer directly to college credits. By refusing to take an ACT or SAT will the school still accept me and look at my overall grades?
25 Mar '16, 15:31 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Importance of major-specific program vs overall school quality?

I'm in a tight comparison between 2 business schools (UMich Ross & Notre Dame Mendoza, but this situation probably applies to many people so feel free to answer in general terms). One school is better in terms of its business program (top 5), but the school itself is not as great as the other sc...
25 Mar '16, 11:20 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Can colleges rescind admission for poor senior grades?

Due to laziness, depression, and overall senioritis, I've let my grades fall to Cs/Ds and an F. (The F is in AP Physics, in which I got a C 1st semester, and I applied for engineering...it's absolutely ridiculous how far I've fallen behind in the material and I can't really see myself passing.) Ther...
17 Mar '16, 12:23 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Do colleges ignore SAT Math scores if Math II is higher?

I recently received my SAT scores (the 2400-scale SAT, not the new 1600 point one) and was both disappointed and relieved. I achieved a high score in reading, a somewhat decent score in writing, and a relatively poor score in math. While practicing for the SATs, I neglected the math sections, thinki...
16 Mar '16, 15:39 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Can I stretch the truth on my college application?

I was involved in a community-oriented but school run leadership group freshman and sophomore year; however, as a junior I have not really participated in it at all. The catch is, I've been telling my parents that i have been involved all year to get them off my back. This will inevitably lead to me...
11 Mar '16, 09:40 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Are there legitimate online colleges that can be taken seriously?

I want to go to college but I will not be permanently living where I am now. I will not be here in 2 years and probably not even one year. I do not have time to attend colleges down here beyond the fall semester. I will be moving to a place in Alabama where the nearest schools are all almost an hour...
09 Mar '16, 09:59 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Do college classes look better than AP's?

Should I take an AP class my senior year or take the equivalent class (Chemistry) at my local community college over the summer? Which would look better to a college admissions office?
08 Mar '16, 10:34 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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What defines being a "legacy"?

Ignoring uncles, cousins, siblings, etc., what makes you a "legacy" to a certain college? I'll put this in context of myself, because keeping it hypothetical is too much work. My father got his bachelor's from Cornell, and his master's from Boston U. However, despite the fact that the degree reads B...
07 Mar '16, 22:00 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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I Sent the wrong SAT score, can I cancel it?

In an attempt to send my scores to colleges, I also sent the Math 1 Subject test on which I got a 580. I do NOT want them to see it. Is there anything I can do to cancel sending the scores?
07 Mar '16, 15:51 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Should I send this SAT subject test score?

I'm debating whether or not I should send my SAT Math I subject test score of 760. I got a 750 on Math section of the SAT I and a 780 on the Math 2 Subject Test. I figured I'd take it since I was taking the physics that day anyway. Is the Math 1 worth sending or should I just send the Math 2? I'm lo...
12 Feb '16, 12:47 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Is an Associates degree valuable?

I told my family I want to get an associates degree, join the National Guard after, then become a Law Enforcement officer. My dad says that Associates degrees are awful and that I would be better getting a 4 year degree. I want to get a 4 year degree way later in life rather than right now. Am I in ...
10 Feb '16, 15:34 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Has anyone gotten into an ivy with a few C's in High School?

I know schools like Harvard aim high, but even people who have struggled prove to be just as capable or even better than the peers at Harvard. I was wondering if you, personally, know of anyone who has had "terriblish" grades in high school because they were unique and had a difficult past. Would wr...
10 Feb '16, 14:59 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k

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