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Sophomore Score on Calc BC AP Exam
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Sophomore Score on Calc BC AP Exam

Question: I'm in 10th grade and just took the AP Calculus BC test. I'll probably get a 3. Will this in any way affect my admissio…

My Grades Are Awful ... Can I Save My College Acceptance?
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My Grades Are Awful ... Can I Save My College Acceptance?

Question: I am a high school senior and I have been accepted to my first-choice college. However, I've had a series of problems t…

Will Summer School F Mean Rescinded Transfer Acceptance?
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Will Summer School F Mean Rescinded Transfer Acceptance?

Question: My son attended a local community college and was accepted to transfer to a four-year college as a junior this fall. Ho…

Annotate Your Activities List
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Annotate Your Activities List

How do you tell a college all about the many "activities" you've done and currently do, when you're filling out your applications…

Which Test Scores to Send: Should I Trust My Gut or the Admission Guy?
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Which Test Scores to Send: Should I Trust My Gut or the Admission Guy?

Question: My daughter took both the SAT and ACT exams. She did okay on the SAT's, but did extremely well on the ACT. Should she…

The school counselor says our son is overreaching. Do we listen?
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The school counselor says our son is overreaching. Do we listen?

Question: My son was thinking about applying ED to Tufts. His guidance counselor told him that no one from his high school has ev…

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…

Our High School Rarely Sends Students to Top Colleges
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Our High School Rarely Sends Students to Top Colleges

Question: My child is very highly ranked in her class, has an A+ GPA and good SAT scores. But our high school does not have a his…

Should Son With Low GPA Leave Rigorous High School?
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Should Son With Low GPA Leave Rigorous High School?

Question: My son currently attends a very pricey and academically rigorous private school. He will be a junior in the fall and f…

Does Fluency in Multiple Languages Count as Exceptional Talent?
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Does Fluency in Multiple Languages Count as Exceptional Talent?

Question How helpful is fluency in multiple languages in the admissions process? I read an article in “Journal of Higher Ed” brea…

Why So Many 4.0 GPA's on SuperMatch?
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Why So Many 4.0 GPA's on SuperMatch?

Question: How are average GPAs computed for purposes of College Confidential's Supermatch College Search?

The College Search lists…

Bizarro College Admissions
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Bizarro College Admissions

One of the more irrational exercises high school seniors undergo this time of year is trying to figure out why they and some of t…

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