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Many high school students choose to take advanced placement (AP) courses and the corresponding tests. But do those AP test scores directly affect admissions decisions? The short answer is no, your AP scores will not usually affect whether you get in or not. However, there are several benefits to submitting your AP scores, especially if you earned a 3 or higher.
Applying to colleges is a confusing and stressful process. When I was a junior, I didn’t even know where to start. If you’re having trouble keeping track of the numerous tasks you need to complete, refer to the following list. I know it seems like a lot, but don’t worry too much! Take it step by step and you’ll totally be able to get everything done before the deadline.
Throughout my junior year and the summer leading up to my senior year, I was flooded with advice on my senior year of high school. The most common advice that was given to me was to cherish every moment of my senior year, because it would be over sooner than expected. So that’s what I have been doing. I have been cherishing my last moments with my peers and taking in the last of my high school journey.
Submitting college applications can be a weight lifted off your shoulders. All seniors applying to college know how tedious and stressful they can be and once they are submitted, it is like a breathe of fresh air. Now that your college apps are in, what do you do? What goals are there to strive for?
With the early decision deadline for most colleges swiftly approaching on November 1st, most ED seniors out there are probably stressing out. I vividly remember this time exactly a year ago. Here is what I would tell my former self.
Nowadays, pre-college programs have become one of the most popular ways academically competitive high school students spend their summers. The programs tend to involve students taking a course at a university, with most staying in the dorms throughout the duration of the course. In some cases, participants can gain college credit. If not, they are given a certificate of completion and an evaluation from their instructor at the end of the session.
This past week I was grabbing a smoothie with several soon-to-be seniors (boy, do I love unintentional alliteration). Naturally, the topic of school came into conversation and, upon hearing their array of concerns, I was inspired to come up with this. So voila! Here is an exceptionally lengthy and most certainly over-kill list of what I wish I’d known (in no particular order) before starting twelfth grade.
Most students already know that the SAT Reasoning test is awaiting them long before they make it to their junior/senior year. I know for me, the SAT Reasoning test was looming over my head since my first day of high school. But even as someone who had the SAT Reasoning in mind for so long, what I didn’t know was that there were also these little things called SAT Subject Tests!
I hate to be “that person,” but for the betterment of your senior year, I will suffer the reputation. I’m not about to tell you that summer shouldn’t be fun, relaxing, indulgent: because it should be. What it should also be, however, is the perfect opportunity to prepare yourself for the oncoming chaos.