Career Questions tagged College Admissions

Tips for College?

I'm going to college in less than a year now, and I'm pretty nervous. What advice do you have for an incoming college freshman? #college #college-advice #college-admissions #help...

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Active Dec 06 at 02:59 AM

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Posted by Kaesin O.’s Avatar Kaesin O.
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Anna Currin | Global Program Manager at Okta for Good Attending college is an extremely exciting time! College is one of ...

I took two SAT subject tests and I'm wondering if I should send those scores to colleges that don't require them?

I got a 720 on Math 2 and 690 on Biology. Some of my schools have the option of submitting these scores. Do you think submitting them will help or hurt my application? #sat #college-admissions...

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Jennifer Haden’s Avatar Austin L.’s Avatar
Active Nov 09 at 03:05 AM

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Posted by Elizabeth G.’s Avatar Elizabeth G.
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Jennifer Haden | Higher Education Consultant Hi, Elizabeth! Congratulations on your scores. I would encourage you to ...
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G. Mark Stewart | Adjunct Professor Engineering Share your personal experiences. All of us have feelings that depict ...
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Scott Bedell | Theatre Professional and Consultant First off, do not get discouraged. SAT scores are just one ...

Are there the same amount of financial opportunities for students who take a gap-year?

I am currently taking a gap year from school and it has inspired me more to pursue higher education; however, it seems that my opportunities are more limited compared to students who did not take a gap year. Scheduling college visits, applying to colleges, finding scholarships that apply to my...

#college-admissions #scholarship

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Active Nov 14 at 12:24 AM

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Posted by Allie H.’s Avatar Allie H.
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Lindsay Williambrown | Award-Winning Enterprise Transformation | Humane People Strategy | ... In the US, your options for financial scholarships are very limited ...

Should I address my upward curve in my college app?

I'm currently a high school sophomore and I'm doing much better than when I was a freshman. When I was a freshman, the worst I'd get was straight C's with a few B's here and there. I raised my GPA from a 2.8 to a 3.1 on a 4.0 scale. Currently, as a sophomore, I'm excelling in all my classes and...

#college #college-admissions #college-application #college-advice

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Active Nov 13 at 01:11 AM

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Posted by Gabriela M.’s Avatar Gabriela M.
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Jono Anzalone | Global Disaster Response & Relief Partnerships and Special ... Hi there Gabriela - first of all, congrats on the achievement! ...

What are some things that I should study for SAT in order to increase my score by 250 points

My sat grade the first time wasn’t that I’m trying to bring it up to at least a 1100 any pointers #college-admissions #testing...

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Active Oct 25 at 10:05 AM

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Posted by Darlie C.’s Avatar Darlie C.
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Kim Igleheart | Employment Counselor | Open Records Specialist Darlie,My first recommendation is to determine whether you have an option ...

My gpa is a 2.83 my dream college says if a student has a gpa of 3.3 they are automatically accepted, how do I bring up my gpa?

I’m a senior this year and my dream college early application is this December #college-admissions #gpa...

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Active Oct 24 at 01:44 PM

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Posted by Darlie C.’s Avatar Darlie C.
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Kim Igleheart | Employment Counselor | Open Records Specialist Darlie, The more classes you have already taken, the less impact ...
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Lillian Wang, LMSW | Career Counselor in Higher Education If you are choosing between go to community college vs. not ...

Is it okay to shut down your dream school to stay close to home

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Active Oct 24 at 08:03 PM

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Posted by gabrielle C.’s Avatar gabrielle C.
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Lillian Wang, LMSW | Career Counselor in Higher Education We don't know your reasons for wanting to stay close to ...

If I get accepted into a low acceptance school should I go?

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Active Nov 06 at 02:29 AM

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Posted by Devin L.’s Avatar Devin L.
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Austin L. | PwC Experienced Associate, Advisory Hi Devin, Really great question. So the answer to your question ...

How early is too early to apply to college?

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Active Oct 16 at 02:03 PM

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Posted by Madison H.’s Avatar Madison H.
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Lillian Wang, LMSW | Career Counselor in Higher Education It depends on what you mean by "applying to college." The ...

Tips to get into the college of my choice?

Want to get into a college that is hard to get in....

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Active Oct 17 at 07:46 PM

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Jay Bhagat | Start-up Sales It depends on which schools you're trying to get into and ...

What classes will better prepare me for the emerging market of IT Security?

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Active Oct 12 at 04:09 AM

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Posted by Dennis M.’s Avatar Dennis M.
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G. Mark Stewart | Adjunct Professor Engineering First I'll give you the more obvious answer. You should start ...

Does retaking the ACT/SAT really matter when applying for college?

If my scores were low, can I really make a difference in my score? enough that I can increase my chances of receiving scholarship and grant awards to help with the cost of college? #college #tuition #scholarship #grant #cost #accept #win #usa #graduate #financial-aid #college-admissions...

#college-advice

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Active Oct 13 at 12:59 AM

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Posted by Dennis M.’s Avatar Dennis M.
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Katie Troxler | Health Center Administrator Hi Dennis,Your ACT/SAT scores matter when applying for college, so you ...

How can I cope with not getting being able to afford your dream school?

I have unfortunately set my mind on one school. Although I am applying to multiple, I can only really see myself at this one school. The problem is if I don't get a chunk of financial aid, then it will be really hard for me to actually attend that institution. How can I cope so I won't be...

#college #scholarship #college-admissions #financial-aid #finance

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Active Oct 15 at 09:31 PM

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Posted by Julia E.’s Avatar Julia E.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential  It really does not matter what school you attend, as the ...

Should I put community service/clubs/etc. that aren't necessarily in my career path on my college application?

I plan on studying pharamceutical sciences and anything related. I am in a few clubs and organizations that will give me experience and show that I am dedicated to my decision. However, I'm also in other clubs/organizations that are more or less recreational and have little to nothing to do...

#college #college-admissions #college-application #college-advice

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Sheila Jordan, PMP’s Avatar Katherine Nemeth’s Avatar
Active Nov 11 at 05:31 PM

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Posted by Gabriela M.’s Avatar Gabriela M.
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Sheila Jordan, PMP | Senior Technical Project Manager at AT&T Hello Gabriela:YES, by all means list your clubs, volunteerism, community service, ...

PT school deadline

Does anyone know how long it will be until you find out if you get accepted into graduate school, PT more specifically? #admissions #college-admissions #graduate-school #ptschool...

#admissiondecisions

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Active Nov 14 at 04:54 PM

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Posted by Samantha Z.’s Avatar Samantha Z.
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Paul Gullatte | Senior Compliance Associate Every school is different so you will need to contact the ...

Can you apply to scholarships before you get accepted to a school?

I have been applying to some scholarships already and they ask what school I am going to. I am not currently in school and applying to a physical therapy program. Can I start applying to scholarships or do I have to wait until I get that acceptance letter? #college #scholarship...

#money #college-admissions #graduateschool

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Sia Moua’s Avatar Ken Simmons’s Avatar
Active Oct 06 at 03:29 AM

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Posted by Samantha Z.’s Avatar Samantha Z.
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Sia Moua | Project Management | Communication | Social Impact Yes, you should be able to. Review the guidelines for the ...
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential The most important activities to include on your application would be ...
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Meridyth Mazer | Learning and Development Professional Hi Jasmine,This is a great question! There are many different factors ...
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Sheila Jordan, PMP | Senior Technical Project Manager at AT&T Hi Ashlynn:Excellent question. Typically, you want to mention those things on ...

How important are clubs/extracurricular activities in comparison to coursework or internships??

Does joining clubs or extracurricular activities during your years as an undergraduate significantly impact your resume or chances at graduate school or is it better to keep that to a minimum and focus on getting work experience and taking a rigorous course load?? # #college #grad-school...

#college-advice #resume #internship #veterinary-school #college-admissions #vet-school #application #job #graduate-school #veterinarian

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Active Sep 30 at 12:48 AM

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Posted by Kathryn C.’s Avatar Kathryn C.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential The most important thing that you can do is to develop ...
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Courtney Riel | Zoo Keeper & Pet/House Sitter (Owner) It's actually a good idea to have both. But if you ...

Community College or Universities?

Applying to colleges is stressful. One thing i'm thankful is that ever since 6th grade my school made us focus on college. I used to complain but i've never been so thankful. Now i need to make a decision if i want to attend a community or University. I have the grades but not the money. What...

#college #university #college-admissions #college-advice

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Active Sep 27 at 11:54 PM

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Posted by soledad G.’s Avatar soledad G.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential  It really does not matter what school you attend, as the ...

How Can I Get More Scholarships With a Mediocre GPA?

Honestly through high school I have been very lazy and it took me until the end of last year to get off my feet. I then got a 3.5 GPA in the last trimester. My cumulative GPA is 2.8 and I still want to go to college and I need financial help. I am paying for college on my own. #financial-help...

#college-admissions #college #scholarship

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Active Sep 30 at 01:30 PM

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Posted by Nicholas P.’s Avatar Nicholas P.
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Amit Kapadia | Financial Analyst Hi Nicholas,Although GPA is usually an important factor in many scholarships, ...

How can I show colleges that I am eager to go to their school?

There's going to be an information session for a school I plan on applying which I will be attending. What can I do to show the advisors that I am passionate about their school? What questions should I ask? #college #college-selection #school...

#college-admissions

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Active Sep 13 at 11:54 PM

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Posted by Gabriela M.’s Avatar Gabriela M.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential The most effective way to show an interest is to share ...

What are some ways I can make my college application stand out?

I'm worried my college application will look like any other. I want colleges to be in awe with my application. What are some ways I can make that happen? #college #college-advice #college-admissions...

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Active Sep 04 at 10:12 PM

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Posted by Gabriela M.’s Avatar Gabriela M.
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Norma Martinez | Sr. Analyst - Force Gabriela,Tell an attractive, well thought out story that is charismatic and ...

What will help college admissions officers look at my resume

What kind of things should I do to differentiate my self from the rest of the crowd of other students. # #resume #college...

#college-admissions

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Alice Foster McCallum’s Avatar Ken Simmons’s Avatar Derrick Bonyuet, CPA, CFA’s Avatar Rita Gleason’s Avatar
Active Oct 19 at 03:02 PM

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Posted by Samuel A.’s Avatar Samuel A.
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Alice Foster McCallum | Higher Education Advisor and Communications Professional Hi, Samuel. While you have gotten some really fabulous advice here ...

DACA students

Anyone known a place a DACA student can apply for a Scholarship? # #scholarship #college #college-admissions #college-advice...

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Ken Simmons’s Avatar
Active Sep 02 at 11:22 PM

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Posted by Ricardo V.’s Avatar Ricardo V.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential The starting point for locating scholarships, internships, coop programs, and other ...

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