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Will No Pre-Calc Torpedo Elite-College Chances?
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Will No Pre-Calc Torpedo Elite-College Chances?

Question: Our son intends to study Latin, German and Classics in college. He attends a private college prep HS and has strong cr…

Must IB Student Take AP Exams, Too?
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Must IB Student Take AP Exams, Too?

Question: My school adopted this system called the IB Program. We choose the courses that we all want to take (limit is 6) and we…

Picking Your Professors
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Picking Your Professors

Okay, seniors. Most of you who have applied to college have received your acceptances, denials, waitlistings, or deferred enrollm…

Which Senior Math Class Will Boost Ivy Odds?
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Which Senior Math Class Will Boost Ivy Odds?

What math course should I take in my senior year in order to have a great chance of earning acceptance to an Ivy League school if…

Must Daughter With ASL Credits Take Spanish in Grade 12?
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Must Daughter With ASL Credits Take Spanish in Grade 12?

Question: My high school junior has taken honors classes throughout middle school, and AP courses throughout high school. She co…

Impact of 8th-Grade Classes on Ivy Aspirations?
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Impact of 8th-Grade Classes on Ivy Aspirations?

Question: I'm an eighth grader who received the opportunity to take 3 high school credit classes this year. I can honestly say I …

Inside A Professor's Head
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Inside A Professor's Head

I recall with great fondness sitting in my college classes and wondering what my professors' true motives were. Some seemed apath…

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 Study Hall on Senior Schedule Affect Academic Scholarship Chances?
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How Will Study Hall on Senior Schedule Affect Academic Scholarship Chances?

Question: Our son, a junior, is in the process of picking out his courses for senior year. Every course he has taken so far has …

Does 8th Grade Algebra Count at CSU's?
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Does 8th Grade Algebra Count at CSU's?

Question: Are 8th grade courses counted for the CSU's? For example I had 1 year of Algebra I in Middle School. When I went to Hig…

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 …

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