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To many, college is just down the road and is stressing in comparison to the little worries that they have previously had in their younger schooling life. Show what you know and have experienced, and stop these new college students from messing up too badly!

While I and many others are not in college, many of us want to know the feel of college, how it is, how to interact with others, etc., things that are something we have to consider for our whole highschool career. Give us the best advice you feel is necessary/important!

:dave: 

 

Some Recommended Advice Examples:

 

- The Best Methods in Studying

- Ways to Make Friends

- What Scholarships You Should Apply To

- SAT Help

- Etc.

 

- Good Scholarship Websites -

 

 

https://www.scholarships.com/

http://www.collegescholarships.org/

https://www.unigo.com/

https://colleges.niche.com/

http://www.fastweb.com/

 

*add any other websites you think that are helpful!

 

- Race Specific Scholarships -

 

 

1. Asian 

Spoiler

vietnamese

all

all

all

*UNDER CONSTRUCTION/RECOMMENDATIONS WELCOME

 

2. White

Spoiler

 

white

*UNDER CONSTRUCTION/RECOMMENDATIONS WELCOME

 

 

3. Black/African-American

Spoiler

 

black

*UNDER CONSTRUCTION/RECOMMENDATIONS WELCOME

 

 

4. Hispanic/Latino

Spoiler

 

hispanic

*UNDER CONSTRUCTION/RECOMMENDATIONS WELCOME

 

 

5. Middle Eastern

Spoiler

 

arabs

*UNDER CONSTRUCTION/RECOMMENDATIONS WELCOME

 

 

6. All 

Spoiler

 

all

gates millennium scholarship

NSLI-Y (Studying Abroad)

no essay

*UNDER CONSTRUCTION/RECOMMENDATIONS WELCOME

 

 

**IT WOULD HELP IF YOU COULD LINK SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS AS WELL!**

 

- Best AP/SAT/ACT Review Books -

 

 

Art History:

Biology:

Calculus AB: Barrons

Calculus BC: Barrons

Chemistry:

Chinese Language and Culture:

Computer Science A:

Macroeconomics:

Microeconomics:

English Language and Composition:

English Literature and Composition:

Environmental Science:

European History:

French Language and Culture:

German Language and Culture:

Government and Politics - Comparative:

Government and Politics - US:

Human Geography:

Italian Language and Culture:

Japanese Language and Culture:

Latin:

Music Theory:

Physics 1:

Physics 2:

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism:

Physics C: Mechanics:

Psychology: Barrons

Spanish Language:

Spanish Literature:

Statistics:

Studio Art Drawing:

Studio Art 2D Design:

Studio Art 3D Design:

US History: AMSCO

World History: Princeton Review

ACT: Red Book

SAT:

 

- OHer Tips and Tricks -

 

befriend your professor

grades do matter

**any feedback is welcome!!!

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I got my degree three years ago, do I still qualify  :derp:

yes!

all advice is welcome

as well as what scholarships you applied for, clubs you joined, etc.

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for ap us history use the AMSCO united tates history preparing for the advanced placement examination book

for calculus i think barrons is best bc barrons tends to be harder than the actual test

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yes!

all advice is welcome

as well as what scholarships you applied for, clubs you joined, etc.

Okay, then. I'll get on with it!

 

I graduated with a degree in Mass Communication, though the course has been dissolved now and renamed as just communication. Not to boast, I graduated With Distinction, which means if I did a lot better I could've gotten a 'laude' honor. I didn't because my terror TV production professor gave me a low mark (he's really terrifying, like the boss on cake boss or that dude on hell's kitchen).

 

Anyway, people say that where you graduated and grades don't matter, but in reality it's what gets you the job. I don't want to make this any longer. If you have questions, feel free to ask

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HS Senior and College bound here (yes I'm in high school). Any U.S. HS kids yet to apply can ask me about college process because I got 100% done with it (mentally done too) after Christmas. I'm open to share where I applied, my scores, what I did for ECs, etc.. I decided where I'm going last month so :)

 

Took AP WH last year, Princeton Review is the best. I saw you had it down so thats good. 

For AP prep books, I heard for some subjects CliffNotes = Princeton >> Barrons

 

SAT: I didn't take the revised SAT so I can't help on that. For the math section its good if you know the math, but if you're really lazy you can try downloading the programs for certain subjects. This applies to the ACT too.

ACT: Just buy the official red book, don't get the 2016 version because its literally same thing as the 2011 one. I bought the 2011 one and has improved my scores. Don't skip questions because they don't deduct points for incorrect choices. 

SAT Subject: I wasted money on getting the Barron's book for Biology. Honestly don't buy a prep book if you aren't willing to concentrate and study a lot from it. I slacked off and it showed in my subject scores.

 

General scholarships: 

Gates Millennium Scholarship (10 essays you have to write btw)

Niche No Essay (Its legit lol) 

 

Asian:

APIASF 

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In the Philippines some of the best schools include University of the Philippines, Ateneo De Manila, De La Salle University, and University of Sto Thomas. I was supposed to go to the latter but somehow my parents decided to enroll me somewhere near where we live. I ended up going to St. Joseph's College.

 

Getting in University of the Philippines is like entering University of Tokyo, not that the educational system is the same, but basically it translates to landing a job as soon as you graduate. Like, if your resume has UP in it, you'll get shortlisted right away

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Not too sure about what they use for AP now, but I took them maybe 6-7 years ago (?), used Princeton.

 

Graduated university last year with honors as a Biology major and Art History minor and am currently enrolled in a Master's Program. 

 

I think the main focuses anyone should have coming into university are:

  1. Be on top of your grades. Do not procrastinate. You may be able to get by with it but in the long run it is in your best interest to fix bad study/work habits.
  2. Network. Be it with your professors (Ask them questions and if you know all the answers already, ask them anyway. It boosts their ego and makes them think more positively of you and it'll help down the road if you need recommendation letters) and with your peers (Join a club you're interested in, it could be whatever. Get a leadership position if possible.)
  3. Never leave your drink unattended or take a drink that hasn't been made in front of you.

If anyone has questions, feel free to quote.

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HS Senior and College bound here (yes I'm in high school). Any U.S. HS kids yet to apply can ask me about college process because I got 200% done with it after Christmas. I'm open to share where I applied, my scores, what I did for ECs, etc.. I decided where I'm going last month so :)

 

Took AP WH last year, Princeton Review is the best. I saw you had it down so thats good. 

For AP prep books, I heard for some subjects CliffNotes = Princeton >> Barrons

 

ACT: Just buy the official red book, don't get the 2016 version because its literally same thing as the 2011 one. I bought the 2011 one and has improved my scores. 

SAT Subject: I wasted money on getting the Barron's book for Biology. Honestly don't buy a prep book if you aren't willing to concentrate and study a lot from it. I slacked off and it showed in my subject scores.

 

General scholarships: 

Gates Millennium Scholarship (10 essays you have to write btw)

Niche No Essay (Its legit lol) 

 

Asian:

APIASF 

thank you!

so when you applied for your colleges, did you get into the rly good ones?

bc im worried about my grades in math

i take the harder classes... but the way it's done is just weird in my school or smth and i have like a b

rn i have a low b, including a low b last semester (precalc)

 

like i don't want a community college, but i want to go to a renowned school ya know

not those unis that are just okay

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I'm about to graduate. Can I Join?

 

I will share my senioritis laden advice

 

Best Advice?

 

Paper and pencil>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Technology for notetaking

 

This coming from a technology major

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:o thanks for the scholarship recs

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Best resource for scholarships are always the financial aid office and department admin of whatever school you're applying to, especially for major and subject scholarships. FA can also steer you in the direction of honors colleges/programs that sometimes come with scholarships, free or subsidized housing, etc. 

 

If you're a sophomore or junior and have some time, talk to a counselor or teacher you trust about your school's prestige and reputation. If you go to a school that doesn't have a good rep for being rigorous, you want to make your grades as high as possible because admissions might mentally knock a few tenths off your GPA comparing you to students from different HS. A B in one school isn't the same as a B in another.

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ahh im crying im gonna need this info in less than a year ;__; ill try to add what i can

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If you live in NYS... barrons for the regents!

 

edit: advice for incoming uni freshman... take pre recs first dont take major classes bc you may want to change you major but then you realize you ended up taking like 5 classes for nothing

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For Americans that want to study abroad in high school for a very low cost, I highly recommend the NSLI-Y program. It's competitive to get into but one of the best experiences of my life, and studying abroad looks great on college apps and scholarships apps if you do it before senior year. 

 

Here's the link: http://www.nsliforyouth.org

 

But I think that anyone even slightly interested in studying abroad before college should search for those opportunities because it really is a life changing experience and could influence which career/major you choose to pursue. 

 

Also, just some general advice: don't slack off senior year. People may tell you its the easiest year of high school, but I found it the most difficult because you have to keep up with so many different applications, grades, and clubs (leadership positions too, since you are an upperclassman). Try to stay motivated and think of the bigger picture. 

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I'm about to graduate. Can I Join?

 

I will share my senioritis laden advice

 

Best Advice?

 

Paper and pencil>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Technology for notetaking

 

This coming from a technology major

do your profs typically upload lecture powerpoints? or you just hope for the best that you paid attention? 

:lol:

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thank you!

so when you applied for your colleges, did you get into the rly good ones?

bc im worried about my grades in math

i take the harder classes... but the way it's done is just weird in my school or smth and i have like a b

rn i have a low b, including a low b last semester (precalc)

 

like i don't want a community college, but i want to go to a renowned school ya know

not those unis that are just okay

Sorry this took too long. I was trying to type this all up.

 

I applied to 13 schools. Most seemed out of reach for me and my guidance counselor even said so but lol in the end its your decision. What I went through and where I'm going in green:

[spoiler]

My background stats: I took the SAT and ACT three times each. I dont know why I did it and it was stupid lol. My stats didn't jump up alot so it was a waste of money. I don't know what I was thinking applying to Ivys with these scores but yolo  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: . Its funny looking back at it now.

Superscored ACT: 27C; 30 English, 23 Math, 31 Reading, 25 Science, 28 Writing, Essays 8/12 

Superscored old SAT: 1670; 580 Critical Reading, 530 Math, 560 Writing (MC 54, Essays 10/12)

Unweighted/Weighted GPA (100 scale): 93/100, 95/100. On a 4.0 scale I think that's 3.5 and 4.0? It confuses me..

Class Rank: 46/223

AP Classes: Junior year --> World History (4), English Language (4), U.S. History (3)

Senior year --> Biology, French, English Literature. I'm taking it in two weeks and I have barely studied.  :imstupid:  :imstupid:

Foreign Lang taken: French (4 years), Latin (3 years).

Extracurriculars: I flip flopped sports and clubs because I was trying to find the right fit for me. But the things I'm in now are Art Club, this volunteer job on OH, and Academic Decathlon. 

Volunteering: Pretty important if you want to go to a top school. I volunteered at my school's multilingual center in the summer and helped kids enroll in school. I only volunteered once, but its quality > quantity. I related to this work because I know how its like being an immigrant kid.

 

Acceptances

Boston College < Committed

Bryn Mawr (Womans college, I chose test optional choice. Surprised I got in because I slacked off on writing their supplemental essay until June lol...) 

3 In-State Schools

University of Vermont

 

Waitlisted

University of Connecticut - Storrs (Main Campus)

 

Rejected

Cornell & Yale

Stanford

Bowdoin College

Colby College (I only applied because it was free lmao)

Boston University (BC > BU, surprising huh lol)

 

When I got my first rejection from my ED school, I'll admit I cried lol. But once you get acceptances from other places it'll be alright. Its not the end of the world if you don't get into your top choice. It doesn't mean your an idiot either. Stanford's acceptance rate was 4.2% this year. I already knew I would get rejected the moment I sent my application in, but you miss 100% of the shots you don't take. If you get free fee waivers from Common App, exploit them!!

 

Essays do matter and the admissions council will notice whether or not your being genuine or trying to impress them. My essays were very personal and emotional. I didn't have to make my essays like that but its not bad to show how you feel in certain situations in your life to them imo. Put a face to your application and don't rely on the numbers to get you to the accepted pile.[/spoiler]

 

How are your grades during the 3 years so far? Have you improved your GPA or made it worse? They'll look for patterns.

 

If your schools curriculum or grading system is weird, they'll take into account what is available at your school. So if you don't have APs, they won't penalize you for it and so on. Just get high grades in the hard classes. Some schools might re-do your GPA (for example to take out gym class) so it may look different to them. 

 

Reowned school or not, you have to do well to get good job prospects and graduate school placement. Like people say its not where you go, its what you do those 4 years.

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do your profs typically upload lecture powerpoints? or you just hope for the best that you paid attention? 

:lol:

 

If they upload beforehand you can print them out and write notes on them. I even have handwritten code from my programming class lmao.

 

But overall you learn more by handwriting note and laptops/tablets are super distracting. My uni has a notes sharing site from either current or past semester (still the same material) too and there's always quizlet if really feel like you're missing something.

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Current law school student in the United States, which is a bit different from most people who are in college or doing graduate degrees. If anyone has questions about law school in the United States (and also Canada, UK and Australia which I researched when applying), send them my way

 

Also graduated college in 2015 so happy to share anything about that or the application process

 

I just wanted to add YES to Barron's for AP Calc - helped me so much lol

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tbh you should take as many classes regarding your major before college, because college classes are way harder than high school classes simply because 1) not as much interaction with the teacher 2) no homework every day/often, which makes it harder to learn the material and 3) no retakes, exams are worth so much of your grade so the lack of retakes makes it difficult to do well if you have lots of exams together.

 

^ I agree, Barrons book for Psychology was really good.

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Sorry this took too long. I was trying to type this all up.

 

I applied to 13 schools. Most seemed out of reach for me and my guidance counselor even said so but lol in the end its your decision. What I went through and where I'm going in green:

[spoiler]

My background stats: I took the SAT and ACT three times each. I dont know why I did it and it was stupid lol. My stats didn't jump up alot so it was a waste of money. I don't know what I was thinking applying to Ivys with these scores but yolo  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: . Its funny looking back at it now.

Superscored ACT: 27C; 30 English, 23 Math, 31 Reading, 25 Science, 28 Writing, Essays 8/12 

Superscored old SAT: 1670; 580 Critical Reading, 530 Math, 560 Writing (MC 54, Essays 10/12)

Unweighted/Weighted GPA (100 scale): 93/100, 95/100. On a 4.0 scale I think that's 3.5 and 4.0? It confuses me..

Class Rank: 46/223

AP Classes: Junior year --> World History (4), English Language (4), U.S. History (3)

Senior year --> Biology, French, English Literature. I'm taking it in two weeks and I have barely studied.  :imstupid:  :imstupid:

Foreign Lang taken: French (4 years), Latin (3 years).

Extracurriculars: I flip flopped sports and clubs because I was trying to find the right fit for me. But the things I'm in now are Art Club, this volunteer job on OH, and Academic Decathlon. 

Volunteering: Pretty important if you want to go to a top school. I volunteered at my school's multilingual center in the summer and helped kids enroll in school. I only volunteered once, but its quality > quantity. I related to this work because I know how its like being an immigrant kid.

 

Acceptances

Boston College < Committed

Bryn Mawr (Womans college, I chose test optional choice. Surprised I got in because I slacked off on writing their supplemental essay until June lol...) 

3 In-State Schools

University of Vermont

 

Waitlisted

University of Connecticut - Storrs (Main Campus)

 

Rejected

Cornell & Yale

Stanford

Bowdoin College

Colby College (I only applied because it was free lmao)

Boston University (BC > BU, surprising huh lol)

 

When I got my first rejection from my ED school, I'll admit I cried lol. But once you get acceptances from other places it'll be alright. Its not the end of the world if you don't get into your top choice. It doesn't mean your an idiot either. Stanford's acceptance rate was 4.2% this year. I already knew I would get rejected the moment I sent my application in, but you miss 100% of the shots you don't take. If you get free fee waivers from Common App, exploit them!!

 

Essays do matter and the admissions council will notice whether or not your being genuine or trying to impress them. My essays were very personal and emotional. I didn't have to make my essays like that but its not bad to show how you feel in certain situations in your life to them imo. Put a face to your application and don't rely on the numbers to get you to the accepted pile.[/spoiler]

 

How are your grades during the 3 years so far? Have you improved your GPA or made it worse? They'll look for patterns.

 

If your schools curriculum or grading system is weird, they'll take into account what is available at your school. So if you don't have APs, they won't penalize you for it and so on. Just get high grades in the hard classes. Some schools might re-do your GPA (for example to take out gym class) so it may look different to them. 

 

Reowned school or not, you have to do well to get good job prospects and graduate school placement. Like people say its not where you go, its what you do those 4 years.

more like two haha

it's not bad but obvi could be better

freshman year: all A's except for math (88 both semesters, acc geom)

sophomore year: all A's except english and math (rn 86 in english, 83 in english)

i do well on the tests in english (last one i got a 97), but i just rly can't be fucked with reading so >.>

math is just hard bc it goes by such a quick pace and my teacher likes to go on about the backstories of how formulas were created...

 

pretty much worse...

:rlytearpls:

last semester i got an 83 naturally in apwh bc of this dbq i failed so badly + other county exam that required writing. dropped from an 89 > 86 > 82 and only got up a point bc of the final ;___;

now i have a 90 (dropped again 2 pts bc of test..)

 

rank: 140/1000

gpa: 3.75

haven't even taken sat or act, but i got a 1000 on psat for the new version im pretty sure

 

agh idk ik i shouldnt base grades off of having all A's but i want a rly high gpa and just go to a good college

plus i have a dbq to do that's due this monday

can you help revise it when im done pls

:rlytearpls:

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more like two haha

it's not bad but obvi could be better

freshman year: all A's except for math (88 both semesters, acc geom)

sophomore year: all A's except english and math (rn 86 in english, 83 in english)

i do well on the tests in english (last one i got a 97), but i just rly can't be fucked with reading so >.>

math is just hard bc it goes by such a quick pace and my teacher likes to go on about the backstories of how formulas were created...

 

pretty much worse...

:rlytearpls:

last semester i got an 83 naturally in apwh bc of this dbq i failed so badly + other county exam that required writing. dropped from an 89 > 86 > 82 and only got up a point bc of the final ;___;

now i have a 90 (dropped again 2 pts bc of test..)

 

rank: 140/1000

gpa: 3.75

haven't even taken sat or act, but i got a 1000 on psat for the new version im pretty sure

 

agh idk ik i shouldnt base grades off of having all A's but i want a rly high gpa and just go to a good college

plus i have a dbq to do that's due this monday

can you help revise it when im done pls

:rlytearpls:

What schools are you interested in right now? If its ivy leagues, your GPA isn't so bad but could be better if you raise those classes to an A by the end of this year. Class rank looks like your in the top 25%.

 

A 100 on a 160 psat seems pretty average. When are you planning to take the tests? Do you qualify for fee waivers? I would honestly try both the SAT & ACT practice tests (you can find tons of practice tests online for the ACT, not sure about the new SAT) and see which one your most comfortable with taking for real.

 

A useful website that has all of their stats (GPA, SAT/ACT, crime rate, etc.) is collegenavigator. Does your school use Naviance? If so you could check if your GPA and test scores are in line with the students who were accepted from the same school as you.

 

The world history test changed this year so I'm not sure if they changed their DBQ rubric too, but I can try to help you edit it by looking back at my old DBQs saved on Google Drive.

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What schools are you interested in right now? If its ivy leagues, your GPA isn't so bad but could be better if you raise those classes to an A by the end of this year. Class rank looks like your in the top 25%.

 

A 100 on a 160 psat seems pretty average. When are you planning to take the tests? Do you qualify for fee waivers? I would honestly try both the SAT & ACT practice tests (you can find tons of practice tests online for the ACT, not sure about the new SAT) and see which one your most comfortable with taking for real.

 

A useful website that has all of their stats (GPA, SAT/ACT, crime rate, etc.) is collegenavigator. Does your school use Naviance? If so you could check if your GPA and test scores are in line with the students who were accepted from the same school as you.

 

The world history test changed this year so I'm not sure if they changed their DBQ rubric too, but I can try to help you edit it by looking back at my old DBQs saved on Google Drive.

prob during the summer

i took the psat for free at my school

 

i dont think so. ive never heard of that before.

 

oH REALLY??

THANK YOU

ill send you the link when im done, though i think it'll take me awhile >.>

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