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Mahmoud241 views

Dual Enrollment vs. AP courses?

Since beginning high school, I've believed enrolling in college courses would be more advantageous. However, I've started to wonder whether certain selective colleges might perceive them differently in the context of college applications. l've claimed 20 credits at my state university (UMN) and additional credits at my local community college. Although my school offers multiple AP classes, I opted for college courses due to the diverse options available each semester. By the time I graduate from high school, I'll have amassed over 80 college credits. Is it plausible that this choice might put me at a disadvantage? Could colleges prioritize students with AP classes when reviewing applications? To be honest, I think they would prefer AP classes because they're standardized across the nation, but on the other side, I believe college/university classes are more rigorous and can reflect my intellectual curiosity.

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Mahmoud334 views

College classes vs. AP classes?

Ever since I started high school, I always thought taking actual college classes made more sense. However, I’ve begun to wonder if specific selective colleges will look at them differently regarding college applications. I have taken 20 credits at my state university (UMN) and more at my local CC. My school offers multiple AP classes, but I choose college classes because they allow me diverse options of courses each semester. I will graduate from high school with 80+ college credits. Is it possible that I may be at a disadvantage regarding this choice? Will the college review my application and say they want students with AP classes?

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Is high school honors worth it?

I'm wondering if high school honors matter to empoylers. I already got accepted ED into Northeastern University, so I assume it won't matter to colleges if I didn't get one. I'm planning to drop a math class as I hate math and it just stresses me out. Will Northeastern rescind my application if I drop that math class? I failed the first term of that math class, so I retook it, but will they recind me if I don't finish the second term. Will graduating from high school matter to empoylers at all?

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Gabriela370 views

Applying multiple times for a same university is ok?

I am unsure on whether I will be starting on spring or fall term, I want to know if that is okay or even possible.

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Aliah995 views

How much do you have to do around your school to be accepted?

Like how do you make sure to get into a medical college? I have a 4.0 average so far into my 7th grade year. I want to know what courses I should take in High School to be sure to get into medical college.

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sarah390 views

What is the best thing to put on college applications?

I am in Indiana.

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joy352 views

college applications and where to begin?

how to i begin applying to colleges? it feels like im a little too late to the game and wont get accepted, or wont have my stuff into. what do i do?

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Shannon800 views

How impactful do my high-school sophomore grades impact my chances of getting accepted?

I go to an academically challenging school, and after hitting the ground running freshman year, I hit the sophomore slump with less As than I'd like. I even got my first C. My grades in junior year are all As and A+s.

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Shannon392 views

What are the best ways to stand out in college applications without burning myself out from too many extracurricular activities?

I’m trying to get inti an Ivy and i want to be different from my peers. I’m leading a few clubs and I’m a member in many more, but i’m afraid its not enough. What can I do?

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Jasharee520 views

What should I put on my college applications ?

What should I put on my college applications to make it look.

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Jolene230 views

When it comes to postgraduate applications, does a person studying a major and a minor have a disadvantage compared to someone studying a dual major degree in the same fields?

If so, how big of a disadvantage?

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Joe268 views

Why am I not accepted?

Why was I not accepted into Harvard? I have a 4.0 GPA, did debate and speech all throughout high school, and aced all my AP exams. What did I do wrong?

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Emily253 views

how do i get colleges interested in my application?

how do I apply for colleges? What do I need an application? what are four main parts of an application to look good? how do I get colleges to look at my applications?

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Claudia323 views

What do I need to know my senior year to prepare for picking colleges?

I'm a senior in high school, and I do an online schooling for credit recovery. I graduate in the spring, but have only recently decided that I want to go to college. I have very limited knowledge of what I should be doing to prepare to apply for college. I decided to major in psychology (BA), and pick my minor on which school I'm applying to. I want to be a family therapist, and I recently learned I'll need to get my masters for that. That being said I'm confused on how my undergraduate year would work. Do I have to do 6 years of school, and if not what would I be doing? I only have one person I could ask that would be able to help me with college information, but I don't know exactly how to ask or what I need to ask them. Any kind of light that can be shed on my situation would be greatly appreciated.

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Kylie363 views

How do I get ready?

How do I build a good college application? What should I do being homeschooled?

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Emma349 views

What do I need to focus on for college apps?

What are the most important aspects of a college application. My dream school is Stanford. What parts of my application should I focus on the most and is there any template or key words I can use?

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Julie413 views

Do colleges prefer letters of recommendation?

I’m currently applying to colleges, and many have letters of recommendation as optional additions to my application. School started two days ago, but it already feels so late to ask a teacher to write an entire essay about me. Should I ask?

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Sophie295 views

How can I stand out in college applications?

And what are some topics to write about in essays to help me have a strong application?

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Reagan353 views

When should I start applying for colleges?

When should I start applying for colleges?

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Crystal242 views

How do I strengthen my college application as someone who wants to major in architecture?

As someone who wants to apply to schools with competitive architecture programs, how do I prove to admission officers that I’m qualified? Are there extracurriculars or courses that will strengthen my application?

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Riley648 views

If you could go back to when you were choosing/applying to colleges, what would you do differently?

There's so much out there about applying to college and I've been trying to get as much help as I can from that, but what are some of the most important things to think about/do?

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Gianna354 views

What are some things I can do to create a good college application?

Hi! I am an upcoming junior in high school and a freshman in a community college because I do dual enrollment. What are some things I should do to have a good looking college application? Im also from a small town, so there aren't as many options.

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allaya519 views

how many safety, target, and reach schools should someone apply to?

the title says it all so yeah

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Kennisa955 views

what makes high school students stand out to colleges?

I am an AP, IB, and DC student who volunteers in various clubs while maintaining a 4.86 GPA. However, I'm afraid this isn't enough. What can I do to stand out?

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jason277 views

What is the easiest way to apply to a college with the least amount of time you have to put into it ?

I'm currently a highschool senior and have a 3.5 gpa. Looking for a good science college.

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Emma306 views

When should I start finding a passion project to do?

I am a 10th grader should I be starting a passion project? I have an idea to start a jewelry business and donate profits to a certain neuro research organization

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alex334 views

how do i go to college for music?

how do i get to college for music performance, what should i do, why should i go to college for it, and when should I start applying. I am in the 10th grade

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Madison288 views

What do collages look for on your application?

Currently, I am interested in understanding the key factors that colleges prioritize when evaluating applications. Specifically, I would like to gain insights into which academic courses, extracurricular activities, and club involvements are considered significant. I believe it is important to proactively plan for my future success, hence my inquiry. While I am already engaged in a number of clubs and enrolled in a high-level math class, I am eager to explore additional opportunities that will maximize my chances of admission to the college of my choice.

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Rhyian247 views

Can I put a free course on college application as a curricular?

I participated in a free high school neuroscience course from the University of Toronto. We had online sessions for over 2 or 3 months, but no homework. Would I be able to put this on an application?

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Drew288 views

What steps to take during undergrad to succeed in med school applications later?

I am a new college freshman and am fairly certain about going to medical school. I need tips on what to do now to make applications easier down the line.

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