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Is Senior Course Load Rigorous Enough for the Ivy League?
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Is Senior Course Load Rigorous Enough for the Ivy League?

Question: My son is hoping to apply to Stanford, Columbia, Yale and Northwestern. He has a 36 composite ACT and a 4.4 weighted G…

Importance of Calculus for College Admission?
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Importance of Calculus for College Admission?

Question: I am going to be a junior in high school next year and I will be taking Algebra 2. At my high school you are not allowe…

How Will Admission Officials View Bio in 11 and Physics in 12?
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How Will Admission Officials View Bio in 11 and Physics in 12?

Question: My sophomore in high school is planning her classes for her junior year. Since her older sister took physics honors as …

6 or 7 Classes for Rising Juniors?
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6 or 7 Classes for Rising Juniors?

Question: Does it matter to the highly competitive colleges whether a junior takes 6 or 7 classes? I am an independent college a…

How Do Guidance Counselors Decide Which Course Loads are "Most Demanding"?
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How Do Guidance Counselors Decide Which Course Loads are "Most Demanding"?

Question:Can you explain how the school guidance counselor decides whether a student's course load is "Most Demanding" or not? I…

How Will Lower-Level Math Classes Affect Admission Outcomes?
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How Will Lower-Level Math Classes Affect Admission Outcomes?

Question: Will the fact that my son has 3 years of "Math Skills" (I, II, III) affect his applying to college, as opposed to the c…

Stats or Calculus for Business Major?
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Stats or Calculus for Business Major?

Question: I would like to study business in college. Is it better to take statistics or calculus in my senior year of high school…

Senior-Year Scheduling
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Senior-Year Scheduling

Question: I realize that it is important to take on a vigorous course load my senior year. Does it matter exactly what it is? I…

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