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How can I make myself stand out when I am applying to colleges?

I have suffered from many illnesses over my high school career which have prevented me from participating in lots of school activities and volunteer programs. I also didn't get the chance to participate in AP classes and my GPA is 3.73, not the greatest. I participated in choir and I was the...

#college #college-applications

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How did you decide how many colleges to apply to?

For professionals who have already gone to college: I'm coming up on 11th grade and I'm supposed to start researching colleges. I'm just wondering how you decided how many colleges to apply to when you were in high school? I looked at the applications and they look like they can take a long...

#college #college-applications #college-selection

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How do you choose the college that is right for you?

I am a junior in high school and am preparing to go to college. I was just wondering how I can choose a college out of all of the colleges that have already accepted me. I have not started applying to colleges just yet, but before it's too late, I want to learn how to pick the right college for...

#college-choice #college #college-applications

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Do colleges prefer students that don't have a 4.0 gpa, take vigorous courses and don't have a job or a student with a 4.0, volunteers monthly, and has a job and is also involved with sports?

A friend of mine is in this situation and wonders what she shall do her senior year to make her college application stand-out from the others. #college #college-admissions...


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How much of the college admissions process is based on luck, and how much of the process is based on accomplishments, grades, test scores, and extracurricular activities?

This question was asked by a senior in high school who is beginning his college application process, today. He is interested in a career in computer programming and hopes to find himself walking the halls of a California State University during the fall of 2016. I would like to share this...

#college #university #college-admissions #college-applications

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How does applying to college as a high school senior compare to applying to graduate school as an undergraduate?

Hi! I ask this question because as a highschool senior, I wonder how independent the graduate school application process truly is. I understand graduate students usually receive far less scholarships than highschool students, but are there ways around that? Also, did the application process...

#college-applications #college-admissions #applications #graduate-school #college #highschool

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When should you begin the college application process?

I'm a senior in high school and up till now I haven't really begun the college process. I want to become a NICU nurse so I don't know when I should start to apply especially since I'll be having a surgery October 9th. My school doesn't have a guidance counselor so the students are pretty much...

#college #nurse #college-admissions #nursing #college-applications

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How long before the college application deadlines should I ask my teachers for a letter of recommendation?

This question was asked by a high school junior who knows college application deadlines are approaching for the seniors of her school. She wants to get a jump on her letters of recommendation, and she wants to know how soon is too soon for the request. She's interested in pursuing an english...

#college-advising #college-applications #online-publishing #english #college #publishing

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How should I prepare for grad school?

I am going into my senior year as an undergrad and am wondering how I should start preparing for grad school? What are the best ways to prepare for grad school? Should I start applying at the start of my senior year? Or should I wait until I am closer to graduation? Should I hold off on...

#career-path #graduate-school #college-applications #college-prep

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What are some extra curricular activites that look impressive on a college application?

I'm a sophomore in high school and have been focusing on building up my extra curricular or activities so I have a good list when I start applying for college and I want it to look impressive so they can see that I'm all around good student and not just academically. #college-applications...

#community-service #academic-advising #extracurriculars

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Spread-out interests in college application

Hello, Of course, college admissions officers say that they like seeing people who are extremely involved in one or two activities, and that students with too varied and superficial activities do not have the best example of a good college application. Of course, I know that colleges will...

#college #extracurriculars #undergraduate #college-applications #resume

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How many clubs, internships, and work study programs is too much?

I am attending the University of Washington this upcoming fall and will be majoring in biochemistry. My goal is to get accepted into med school in the future which obviously requires many extracurricular activities and volunteer work. Currently, I am signed up for work study, I plan to get...

#medical-school #extracurriculars #undergraduate #college-applications #internships

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What is the difference between the early action and the early decision college application deadlines?

This question was asked by a junior from San Jose, Ca who plans on applying to Stanford next fall. She hopes to study biomedical engineering and eventual find herself in the medical device industry.thank you so much njuhuh #college-admissions #college-applications #college-advice #early-action...


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Where can I find a list of scholarships and grants along with a description of their application processes?

College application season is here, and seniors all over the country are looking for scholarships and grants to help reduce the cost of attendance. This young lady from Houston is hoping to win some scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. #college #scholarships #college-applications #debt...

#personal-finance #grants

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