Career Questions tagged College Admissions

College admissions are the process of requesting approval to attend whichever college was applied to. For more information, please read below.

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soledad G. Sep 27, 2018 229 views

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...

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

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Nicholas P. Sep 26, 2018 205 views

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 #scholarship #college-admissions

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Gabriela M. Sep 13, 2018 227 views

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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Gabriela M. Sep 03, 2018 196 views

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...

#university

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Samuel A. Sep 01, 2018 326 views

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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Ricardo V. Sep 01, 2018 197 views

DACA students

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

#financial-aid

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Isabell B. Aug 27, 2018 173 views

Do colleges see scholarships the applicant has received?

Do colleges see if the applicant has won any scholarships and could it effect their decision on being accepted? #college-admissions...

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Eva K. Jan 13, 2018 266 views

What are some things that the MIT Admissions Department looks for?

I have read that MIT looks for many things in its applicants that aren’t spoken about, does anyone know a few of these? #mit #massachusetts-institute-of-technology #college...

#college-admissions

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Lisa Z. Aug 13, 2018 232 views

Are out of state schools worth it? I get homesick easily but there are better schools outside of where I live...

The schools I'm interested in are mainly out of state, and on opposite sides of the country (from where I live). I hear that a majority of people stay within 5 hrs of their hometown. #distance #school...

#college-admissions

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Amina G. Mar 10, 2018 254 views

What GPA do UC schools look like?

When applying to UC schools in California, what GPA do the schools look at (i.e. scholastic, weighted, unweighted, etc), because I want to be prepared to take the right classes? #uc #gpa #admissions...

#college-admissions

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Abdirasaq A. Apr 27, 2018 274 views

What is the most important thing medical schools look for besides your GPA or MCAT?

I have all of these options and I know I need to do something to show on my application. It is nice to be involved and well rounded. #medicine #med-school -school #doctor #admissions...

#college-admissions

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Josie C. May 08, 2018 295 views

Does my ethnic background play a role in whether or not I get accepted?

I am asking about ethnicity because I am a white, female, however, I have Cherokee Indian on my grandfather's side of the family. I have no idea how to prove it; or what route to take. Is it even needed? Would it help getting admitted as a mixed ethnicity? #cherokee #admitme #financial-aid...

#college #admissions #ethnicity #college-admissions

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Jade M. May 16, 2018 272 views

What kind of medical-related jobs are med schools looking for?

I hope to go to medical school after I graduate. I know there is a lot that medical schools want to see on your application even before you apply. I have heard from some other med students that you need to have some form of job experience or volunteer experience in a hospital with patients. I...

#med-school #doctor #admissions #medschool #medicine #college-admissions #jobexperience

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Emily V. May 16, 2018 216 views

How much more competitive is an Ivy League degree compared to a SUNY degree?

If two candidates are applying for the same job, will the one with the Ivy League School degree get it over the SUNY degree applicant? #degrees #college #ivy-league #suny #admissions...

#college-admissions

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Brianna T. May 17, 2018 265 views

What is considered a "good" SAT score to have in order to get into a ivy league?

I got an average score on the SAT but I am well rounded everywhere else. #college #admissions #college-admissions #ivyleague #sat...

#testing

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Kaitlyn K. Jul 11, 2018 209 views

How much do standardized tests matter in the college application process?

I would consider myself decently smart, but not when it comes to standardized tests. I appreciate tests that my teachers make because if I am proficient in the topic, the grade will show. Standardized tests like, the AP exams, the SAT, and the Regents exams in New York are extremely stressful...

#college #college-admissions

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Gordon U. May 12, 2018 348 views

Do I have a realistic chance of making Notre Dame with the following credentials: 4.3 weighted GPA, 1450 SAT score, NHS member, founder of a volunteer program at my high school, varsity cross country runner and wrestler, no trouble in a year and a half?

I have wanted to go to Notre Dame since I was a young boy. I understand that I may not have given enough information, but I want to have a better rough understanding of my chances of getting into Notre Dame. I think that I have about a 1/3 chance of making it. #college #college-admissions...

#college-selection #college-bound

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Ava C. May 10, 2018 278 views

How do you get full-ride scholarships, and how do you find out which schools are willing to give them to you?

I have a 1520 SAT and a 4.87 GPA and am in IB classes. That being said, I think I have a pretty good shot at scholarships from less selective schools. I'm wondering how I find which schools will give me a full-ride scholarships. Is there some kind of search platform or something? Sorry, I...

#financial-aid #scholarships #college-selection #college-admissions

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Ava C. May 10, 2018 195 views

When applying to selective colleges, can AP tests be substituted for "recommended" SAT subject tests?

A couple of colleges I want to apply to say that SAT subject tests are recommended. I took the math 2 subject test and scored in the 31st percentile (ouch) but got a 5 on the AP BC calculus exam. Subject tests do not pose any kind of financial hardship to my family, but I tend to do better on...

#satsubjecttests #college-admissions

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Benjamin C. May 05, 2018 258 views

Are there any resume items which would make my college application really stand out?

I am active in community service, extracurricular and leadership activities, as well as clubs, sports, and band. Are there any other things I could do to improve my visibility when applying for college? #college-admissions #university-applications...

#resume-building

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Alisha S. Jan 12, 2018 817 views

What are the top universities for Education Majors in America?

I am interested in teaching computer science to middle and high school level students. #education #teaching #college #college-admissions #college-major #college-selection...

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Gissely R. Apr 25, 2018 249 views

Can you waive an enrollment fee and who would I contact?

I am a student who is going to an out of state university and my expected family contribution is $0. I am committed to going to this college, but if I could waive some fees such as enrollments, housing application, orientation that would relieve some of the financial burden #college...

#college-advice #college-admissions #financial-planning

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Anisa K. Apr 23, 2018 178 views

Do students from private or public schools have a high chance of getting into selective colleges?

I'm considering transfering out of my high school, a private high school, but I am wondering if it will hurt me later on. I want to be homeschooled and get my education through an online high school to graduate early. But will that affect my chances of getting into a very selective school such...

#homeschool #college #private #college-admissions

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Sabrina J. Apr 23, 2018 244 views

Will these college classes work during admissions?

In my high school it is not required to take a foreign language class to graduate, so as I am ending my junior year I have never taken any. Unfortunately, most colleges I want to apply to require two years of a foreign language to apply. There is a dual credit program between my high school and...

#foreign-languages #requirements #college-admissions