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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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What chance do I stand at getting into these schools?

Hi, I'm Ahmed from Tunisia and I'm currently in 11th grade. My goal is to get into a really good engineering school in the US, so my main targets are Columbia, MIT, Cornell and others. I'm an IB student with 4 HL and 2 SL classes. I've also taken AP classes before, with two fives on both tests I'v...
22 Mar, 12:56 ahmedfarah11
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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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Early decision and Regular decision..

Hi, I'm applying to private universities and colleges ( all of them early decision schools ), now, my question is if i can apply to just one of those in early decision ( which is the rule ) and leave the rest for regular decision, I'm just a little confused with that, thanks.
31 Jan, 15:16 MrKarmant1
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How do colleges convert CGPA (Indian Marks) to GPA?

I live in India and here in grade 10 we received a CGPA out of 10. I got 9.8. In 12th grade we get % marks out of 100. How do they convert our score into GPA?
22 Dec '16, 18:31 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Application for graduate studies abroad with a low gpa

Hi, I have a cgpa of 2.48 from a recognized university in Nigeria and want to apply for a graduate study program in Canada. The application requirements states that I have a 3.3 or B equivalent to the last two years of my transcript and my last two years were pretty good. What are my chances of gett...
22 Dec '16, 18:30 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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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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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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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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SAT prep for international students

Hi I am international students in usa. I have been preparing for SAT for 5 weeks for 30-40 hours every week. My reading-writing score was 310, math 500.. Now i just improved about 100 points.. I can't improve..Especially reading writing..how should i study.. Reading writing passages is difficult for...
16 Aug '16, 15:02 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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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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Is my spike good enough for Stanford?

Can you give me advice about spike? I am 19 years old and i international student in US now.. I am going to apply stanford... I love influence people... I love look for information that they need.. SAT, health, bodybuilding, education...Now i started my official account in LINE, i am posting informa...
21 Jul '16, 11:28 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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Is it worth it for me to prepare for and take the SAT?

My problem is this: I'm a Spanish student, and the education system of my country is very different from the American one. While I have very good grades, I don't take part in any clubs or extracurricular activities, simply because in Spain, such concepts are nearly non-existent and won't be of any u...
13 Jul '16, 10:29 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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Should I cut work hours so I can study more for the SAT?

I came to the US as international student almost a year ago. I heard about some great schools and the SAT/ ACT tests and just started prep recently. I need advice about my schedule and how to prep for college. I don't have any financial help from anywhere, so I am working about 25 hours a week. My ...
29 Jun '16, 14:03 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Should I take the TOEFL test?

What are the benefits of taking the TOEFL tests?
17 Jun '16, 14:45 Borris0111
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When are International SAT/ACT scores released?

I read sometimes it takes longer for international students in countries like korea or China to get their scores back. Is that true?
14 Jun '16, 13:58 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Non-Native English Speaker - 1 year enough for SAT prep?

I have to take SAT exam to apply for universities. I've actually started to study for SAT (i'm going to take it in 2017), but i'm very afraid I'll get a low score. my target score is 1200, because I'm not a native English speaker, and if i got a lower score i would wait another year. so, do i have t...
10 Jun '16, 12:39 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Standardized Test Tips for Older International Student?

I'm considered intelligent and a quick study by most of my peers, but I am concerned how I will do in a standardized testing environment since I'm so rusty. I'm not looking for study tips and tricks so much as I'm wondering about how much time I should give myself to prepare. Alternatively, are ther...
01 Jun '16, 11:33 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Are there ACT/SAT scholarships for international students?

Are there scholarships available to international students based on SAT and ACT scores? I can only find information on scholarships that are limited to U.S. citizens.
22 May '16, 18:21 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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Should I take Math I or Math II?

Hello, I just finished high school and will be taking the SAT in October along with the SAT Subject Tests. Which SAT should I take - the new one or the old one? Which one will be valid if I apply in early 2017 or December 2016? For my SAT Subject Tests I will be taking Physics and Math. Should I tak...
10 May '16, 10:16 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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International Admissions

I heard that international students have different standards when it comes to admissions. Is this true? If so, how is it different than domestic students? Is it different at the different tiers of schools (Public vs Private schools)? How difficult is it for international students who study at US hi...
11 Apr '16, 11:44 Laura_PrepSc...521
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International SAT Test Dates same as in US?

Are the SAT testing dates for other countries the same as the testing dates in the US?
08 Apr '16, 18:25 Laura_PrepSc...521
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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_PrepScholar1.3k
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Is it harder for international students to get into Ivy League schools?

I live in the Netherlands. However, I'm hoping to go to an Ivy League school in the US. Will it be harder for me to get in than it is for US citizens? What should I do to improve my chances?
20 Jan '16, 14:29 Fred_PrepSch...101

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