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[closed] Choosing Between the SAT or ACT

Hello, I am an upcoming senior with the goal of attending Yale in the Fall of 2018; however, my SAT and ACT scores seem to be my biggest hindrance. I need help deciding which exam is better for me. I have taken both once, with my most recent SAT being a 1280 composite (680 RW, 600 M) and 27 ACT (35 ...
28 Apr, 00:23 Fred_PrepSch...101
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Is making USABO camp(top 20) good enough to be a spike for Ivy League colleges?

I am a sophomore who is looking to make it into top 20 in USABO either this year or next year. I am pretty confident in doing so and want to ask whether its worth spending 2+ hours per day doing so. I've heard from friends that making it into even upper tier Ivy League colleges is very likely if you...
28 Apr, 00:09 Fred_PrepSch...101
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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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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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How can I get into Harvard? (Medical Field)

I'm interested in the medical field and was wondering what I need to show Ivy League schools like Harvard that I'm unique from my peers!
13 Dec '16, 16:18 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Will colleges consider SAT 1 scores taken after applying?

Hi, I am an international student who is planning to apply to some top schools in the U.S. (Harvard, UPenn, Columbia, Princeton, Yale, Brown, Northwestern, Georgetown). I have a GPA of 3.91 (unweighted) very strong extracurriculars, SAT 2 Physics 780 and Chemistry 800. Unfortunately I have an SAT 1 ...
13 Dec '16, 15:57 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Non-traditional Homeschooled Student and Ivy League Admissions?

I've read the How to Get into Harvard blog post and although it's super helpful, as a very non-traditional student, I still have some questions. I was homeschooled throughout high school and had great grades and test scores, but limited access to extracurricular academic activities. In fact, there w...
13 Dec '16, 14:48 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Ivy League Applications

Hello I am a senior in the middle east. I have decided that to apply to Ivy League schools (Harvard) and there a couple of questions I would like to ask. Does my location (Kurdistan) affect my chances? Do I have to do SAT 1 with essay? Finally, another student from my class is applying to the sam...
12 Dec '16, 13:32 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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In Stanford College Apps, Does Knowing Lots of Languages Get You In?

Hi, I'm 16 and just took my second SAT test and received a 1570 and my weighted GPA is a 4.6. I am from Europe and am half Finnish and half German. Also, I'm not too interested or good at math but I am able to speak six languages fluently including English, German, Chinese, Finnish, Swedish and Fre...
04 Nov '16, 14:34 Laura_PrepSc...521
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How to target ivy league college with future doctor career? (Develop spike for future career as MD / surgeon)

I am interested in becoming a surgeon and after reading the article, "How to get into Harvard and the Ivy League, by a Harvard alum." He talks about about deep achievements and I was wondering what are some deep achievements that I can do to get a "big spike". If I wanted to become a surgeon.
30 Oct '16, 21:39 Fred_PrepSch...101
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2240 SAT Good Enough for Ivy League?

My highest score on the SAT is a 2240. I got a 690 on Critical Reading, a 750 on Math, and an 800 on Writing. The schools I'm most interested in are Brown, Yale, and Columbia. Are my scores good enough, or should I retake the test?
27 Jun '16, 15:55 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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I know my spike, but I have other major activities that don't relate to it—help!

I am a rising junior who wants to study Psychology and pursue a career in the mental health field. I really want to get into an Ivy League. My current quandary is regarding extracurriculars: I read Allen Cheng's article about getting into Harvard and finding your spike to appeal to collage admission...
27 Jun '16, 11:20 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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How Many AP Classes for Ivy League Schools?

I'm planning on applying to a couple of Ivy League schools. I know that they vary a bit in their expectations, but what's an estimate of how many AP classes should I take in high school if I hope to attend an elite college?
24 Jun '16, 13:46 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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What's the average ACT score for Wharton?

What's the average ACT score for WHARTON undergrad at UPenn?
07 Jun '16, 14:08 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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33 ACT score - should I retake for top colleges?

I've consistently gotten 35-36s on practice tests, but there were some distractions at my test center, and I missed a few questions on the Science section. As a result, I ended up with a 33 composite score. I know a 33 isn't a bad score, but I don't want to disadvantage myself unnecessarily if I can...
01 Jun '16, 15:29 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Subject Test Scores and Requirements for the Ivy League

What would be considered a good SAT subject test score in BioM, US History, and Math2 for schools like Yale or Harvard?
31 May '16, 17:00 Laura_PrepSc...521
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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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Scientific Paper Author - How Will It Help on College Apps?

I’ve written a scientific paper in high school (currently in pre-print) & also have designed an experiment. I have acted as a trainer for the Asian Physics Olympiad 2016 team & was a team member in both previous year’s APhO & IPhO but failed to get an award :/ I am curious if any of thes...
22 May '16, 16:49 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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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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3.0 GPA Junior - Ivy League Chances?

I'm a junior ending the year with a 3.0 gpa . Do I still have a chance at getting into Ivy League schools? I also just recently developed my spike and want to go for it more next school year. I'm training now to be a lifeguard this summer. I have a handful of voluntary things that I love doing. I do...
10 May '16, 12:46 Laura_PrepSc...521
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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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No Top 10 School from my HS - What are my chances?

My guidance counselor recently told me no one from my high school's ever gone to an Ivy, MIT, Stanford, Caltech, etc. Each year, however, it seems like there are definitely qualified kids. Our high school was built around 2004. For the last 3 years, the top 10 students in the school have all been n...
11 Apr '16, 13:34 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Taking the SAT More Than Three Times for Ivies?

Will Ivy League schools view my application negatively if I take the SAT more than three times?
05 Apr '16, 12:58 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Do top colleges require SAT II scores if you send the ACT?

I'm applying to very competitive schools (Ivy League and other top engineering schools), and I'm not sure whether it's important for me to take SAT subject tests. Does the ACT just replace the SAT, or does it replace both the SAT and the SAT II?
29 Mar '16, 15:43 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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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_PrepScholar1.3k
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Rejected ED to Penn

I received a 2230 on my sat (770 CR, 720 M, 740 W), and I applied ED to Wharton and was rejected. If I wanted to be possibly accepted to an Ivy RD, which schools should I focus on? I know Harvard, Yale, and Princeton will be a stretch, but am I really in the running for any of them at this point? I ...
25 Mar '16, 21:29 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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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_PrepScholar1.3k
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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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Improve ACT score from 32 to 35 in two months?

I just took my first ACT practice test, and I got a 32. I want to apply to Ivy League schools, so I'm hoping to get a 34 or 35 on the real test in two months. Will I be able to improve this much by then? How many study hours should I put in?
19 Jan '16, 12:42 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k

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