Can I Send a Résumé to Stanford?

Question: Dear Dean, I am an international student applying to top tier US colleges including Stanford. At my school there are not many clubs like there are at American high schools so my extracurricular activities take place outside of my school. I am planning to send a separate CV to colleges to provide details about…

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Where on Applications Does “Patent Pending” Fit?

Question: I have a patent pending, where should enter  it in common application. Should I enter it under  award or activity? Thanks  A patent pending would be considered an activity and not an award. Alternatively, you can include it under the “Additional Information” section of your applications, where you will have more room to explain…

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Application Timeline for High School Junior

Question: Dear Dean, I am a high school junior in a California public school. I wanted to know when would be the best time to send in an application to Grand Canyon University but also how can I get and application? I am very interested in studding health care and nursing to be a future…

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Will 9th-Grade Detention Affect College Outcomes?

Question: I recently got a Saturday detention at my school from a teacher for laughing in class. I was wondering if this Saturday detention will affect my future college application. I have never gotten in any trouble in my life. This is the only time I got in a detention. I was wondering if college…

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Should We–or Shouldn’t We–Disclose ADHD?

Question: My daughter, who is a senior, is very intelligent and has done very well in school (3.9 gpa, several honors classes and 2 APs included), but a few snags in her academic picture have me wondering if she should do something I know she would hate — but might help her in the long…

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