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International application for Harvard

I am an international student. I'm currently applying to few Ivies, including Harvard, which is my first choice. Additionally, I am applying for the dual-degree with Berklee College of Music. I have stellar grades (almost straight A+s), I was ranked 15th on a National Law Olympiad and am currently a...
21 Jan, 19:57 Qisiel11
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Extracurriculars commitment

How important is commitment with extra curriculars? Would extra curriculars of 3-4 years hurt my chances of getting into a top college? Do I need something more long term for extra curriculars?
15 Jan, 23:51 ap0211
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How important is commitment with extracurriculars

Would having extracurriculars of only 3-4 years hurt my chances of getting into a top college? Do I need something more long term to get into a top college?
15 Jan, 23:49 ap0211
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How important is commitment with extracurriculars

Would having extracurriculars of only 3-4 years hurt my chances of getting into a top college? Do I need something more long term to get into a top college?
15 Jan, 23:49 ap0211
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How important is commitment with extracurriculars

Would having extracurriculars of only 3-4 years hurt my chances of getting into a top college? Do I need something more long term to get into a top college?
15 Jan, 23:48 ap0211
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Should I take Harvard Extension School graduate level course?

Hello, I am a junior in high school and my passion is business/entrepreneurship. I was wondering if I should try taking a graduate level course about management in Harvard Extension School. I believe the workload will be pretty heavy, which will take my time and effort from studying for AP tests in ...
28 Dec '16, 22:43 sean120111
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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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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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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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What do top colleges think of merit-based awards?

I'm an international student from an European country, Bulgaria. I've won a few national literature awards. In Bulgaria they are equivalent to "4th place awards", "merit-based awards" or "consolation prize". I had a couple of short stories published, I've written 7 high fantasy novels, I had my debu...
19 May '16, 10:06 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Extracurricular activities for Earth Sciences/Geology major?

Hello, I was wondering which extracurricular activities I should undertake before applying for an undergraduate degree in Earth Sciences or Geology. What extracurricular activities do universities like to see? Kind regards, Jessica
19 May '16, 09:50 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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How can I earn scholarships and get accepted to college after academic struggles?

I’m Savannah and I'm a junior in high school. It is now towards the end of the year, and I've been thinking about applying for scholarships and looking into colleges. I’m extremely worried about my 3.4 GPA. Throughout my high school years, I've been dealing with dysthymia, (now called persistent de...
16 May '16, 13:55 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Can an international writer get into top US colleges?

I have some questions... they are quite a bit but I really need to know the right answer as I'm not from the US and everyone - including my teachers - seems to be VERY misinformed. The only advice they give me is to be well-rounded, and you said that's a bad thing... I think it's bad too :D. Also, i...
04 May '16, 10:03 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Do my extracurriculars make me too “well rounded”?

My school specializes in science and engineering, but I’m actually looking into pursuing a career in medicine. I’ve taken all of the math and science APs, and received good scores, but my extracurriculars are pretty split between activities related to medicine, and activities related to engineering....
30 Apr '16, 11:39 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Will joining lots of clubs help my college application?

I know its quality over quantity, but wouldn't BOTH quantity and quality be even better? Or would it not make a difference? I want to do as much as possible to maximize my chances of getting in a top college. My main extracurricular activity is the track team, but would it look better if I had that ...
13 Apr '16, 09:56 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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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_PrepScholar1.3k
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Will coding an app help me in college admissions?

I am planning on coding an app no matter what, but I'm wondering if this will help in college admissions. I don't have any organized extracurriculars in programming, and since I'm indicating it as one of my interests on my app, I think I probably should. This project will take up a lot of my time (6...
28 Mar '16, 11:45 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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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_PrepScholar1.3k
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How do colleges verify extracurriculars?

I know that most students list a lot of extracurriculars on their applications, which include location and school-specific things like club presidencies or community service participation. How can colleges verify that students aren't lying about these activities? Do they even look into it, or do the...
13 Feb '16, 15:45 Fred_PrepSch...101
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Should I focus on a single extra curricular activity?

What if I'm passionate about too many things? That's always been my problem-- I run a club with ~30 members at the local middle school teaching students to write, but I also love math and science and did research at a very well-known university last summer and will be presenting at a conference in D...
09 Feb '16, 14:25 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Should I mention video gaming in my college application?

Over the past 4 years I've been almost fully responsible with running the ins and outs of a guild of players in an online game. It's been nearly a full time job to manage literally hundreds of people ranking from the new members all the way up the chain. We are one of the top guilds in the US and th...
09 Feb '16, 13:58 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Do colleges consider extracurriculars in the admissions process?

Do extracurricular activities matter much for admissions? I'm not sure whether I should be worried about them or not. I thought that most colleges did take them into account, but I've heard some conflicting things.
27 Jan '16, 16:19 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Should I continue an EC I hate if I'm really good at it?

I've been on my school's debate team since freshman year (I'm a junior now), and I'm nationally ranked. However, I kind of got roped into debate without understanding some of the pettiness and lack of substance it involves. Instead of making a truly strong, valid argument, people just want to find a...
25 Jan '16, 12:33 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k

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