Questions Tagged With high-school
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Weighted gpa

I wanna be chosen for the presidential merit scholarship at Florida international university and they require 4.0 out of 5.0 weighted gpa unfortunately my school doesn't use weighted gpa does that mean that I will not be acceptable or they will consider that?
21 Oct, 14:19 Koko anis11
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Questions about school-related stuff

Hello. I'm a junior in high school and soon to be a senior. This is my first year in an American high school and I moved from a country in Europe called Kosovo (a country nobody heard of it before). I lived there for many years and probably wouldn't consider myself to be a native English speaker, so...
30 Apr, 10:11 tommy1211
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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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Do I need to submit both Transcripts for the college aps.

Hello, I am transferring high schools Junior year. I was wondering if it is necessary to submit both transcripts if my current transcript comes senior year accurately documents my high school career. I was in a pretty bad place freshman year due to depression and racial tensions at the Private Schoo...
01 Mar, 22:47 junda1
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Bilangual diploma or AP

I just read your article on the required classes of Ivy League schools. You really enforced the need of course difficulty throughout high school. I am a French immersion student and have been my entire life. I am going into high school (grade ten here) and the highest level class I can take in Frenc...
23 Feb, 01:11 Jfesyk11
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Which high school electives look good on your transcript?

Hi. I'm going to be a freshman in high school this September. I really need to know "Which high school electives look good on your transcript?" I heard that Science Research is a good course and college likes it but I don't want to take Research. PLEASE TELL ME WHAT OTHER COURSES LOOK GOOD FOR COLLE...
28 Jan, 14:26 RS281
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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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How do I balance ACT prep and school work?

I am finding it very hard to balance my school work and studying for the ACT. It's the end of the year, so I have to study for finals and I have a lot of essays to write! There's barely any extra time to study for the ACT. Do you have any tips for managing both?
14 Jun '16, 09:38 Laura_PrepSc...521
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What are good “stand out” electives for college admissions?

I’m going to be a sophomore next year, and I am planning on taking debate and mock trial as electives. Should I change one of them to have more variety? What kind of electives make a student stand out for college applications?
26 May '16, 12:44 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Do colleges prefer AP or IB?

I'm just a freshman in high school right now, but I will be applying to some prestigious schools in the future. To help shape my high school plan, I'm wondering what is more impressive to schools (particularly Ivy Leagues): IB or AP classes/scores?
26 May '16, 12:03 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Should I quit my sports team to focus on the SAT?

I am on my school basketball team, and there is a 50% chance that I'll be co-captain next year. Unfortunately, my grades aren’t that great, so I really need to study and do well on the SAT. Should I stay on the basketball team, possibly as co-captain, even though it’s so time consuming, or quit and...
25 May '16, 15:35 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Does your high school affect your Ivy League chances?

I will be starting high school next year, and I have the option of going to two different schools. The first is a prestigious public high school that is completely focused on academics, and will likely be very difficult to excel in. The other option is my local high school, which will offer a greate...
24 May '16, 12:22 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Will retaking a class at a community college change my grade?

I have a C- in my language class, so I’m going to retake the class at a community college this summer. Will the grade I get replace the first grade? If retake more classes this way, would that change my GPA for that year?
29 Apr '16, 13:38 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Should I retake a B in Spanish 1?

Call me silly, but I am a Freshman and I have set my sights on Harvard (I know how unhealthy and unrealistic that is, but I'm taking it as a challenge). First, I have one question. Does Harvard, (or any of the HYPSM or other top schools) consider 8th grade high school classes? I know so many applica...
23 Jan '16, 13:00 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k

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