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Question: I am a junior now. Like what you said in your bio, I'm pretty frustrated about the whole college application process too. I really want to get into selective colleges esp Columbia/Stanford, but I'm not sure what to do next to help me with the process. My current gpa is 3.97 (we don't have APs so only unweighted gpa) and my mock SAT is around 1500(I'm taking a real one this December). For my extra curriculum, I play the Chinese zither and I've performed it in Carnegie hall for a competition. I was one of the finalists for an international music competition at Stanford too. I also do ballet in our local art college. For social experiences, I work at a law firm as a file clerk. I have been a TA for the math class at school and I'm taking the most advanced math class in junior year, which means I might go to a local college for my math class in senior year. Moreover, i speak Chinese and French too. I went to France for an exchange program earlier this year for two months through the connection of our high school. Do u have any further suggestions/advice on what I can do to improve? Btw I'm not doing all these FOR applying for college; I love all the things that I am doing and I have passion for them. I just need someone experienced and nice (like you! It's really nice of u to do this!) to guide me a little bit and help me with applying the colleges I like while I am still able to do the things I love. :):) hope you can have a little time to read through my long message ;) thank you!

Answer: Wow, have you started forming your resume yet because your credentials are so impressive!! Will you be taking the ACT as well?? I would recommend taking both SAT and ACT because most people tend to ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: I have some questions regarding engineering. In particular I wanted to ask how I know if it is something I would be good at. What traits do really good engineers have? When I go to college I want to major in something that I both like and have a natural aptitude for. So I want to see if I have the talent that is necessary in engineers

Answer: Well, one exercise I recommend is to write down a list of things you absolutely know you DO NOT want to do in college. And then write a list of things you consider yourself to be good at. Once you ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: What would make the ideal transfer candidate?

Answer: There are several factors. One is how well have you been preparing for Stanford itself. Another is how motivated you feel when you transfer from your current institution. Grades are also pretty critical. Well, there is no "ideal" ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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Question: I am a junior now. Like what a lot of kids are undergoing right now, I'm pretty frustrated about the whole college application process too. I really want to get into selective colleges esp Columbia/Stanford, but I'm not sure what to do next to help me with the process. My current gpa is 3.97 (we don't have APs so only unweighted gpa) and my mock SAT is around 1500(I'm taking a real one this December). For my extra curriculum, I play the Chinese zither and I've performed it in Carnegie hall for a competition. I was one of the finalists for an international music competition at Stanford too. I also do ballet in our local art college. For social experiences, I work at a law firm as a file clerk. I have been a TA for the math class at school and I'm taking the most advanced math class in junior year, which means I might go to a local college for my math class in senior year. Moreover, i speak Chinese and French too. I went to France for an exchange program earlier this year for two months through the connection of our high school. Do u have any further suggestions/advice on what I can do to improve? Btw I'm not doing all these FOR applying for college; I love all the things that I am doing and I have passion for them. I just need someone experienced and nice (like you! It's really nice of u to do this!) to guide me a little bit and help me with applying the colleges I like while I am still able to do the things I love. :):) hope you can have a little time to read through my long message ;) I appreciate your time!

Answer: Wow! You're repertoire is impressive! I think you are doing all the right things. Keep going at things you're passionate about and continue to excel in the things you do. I'd say that your next step is to find a ...  Read Full Chat Transcript

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 Read Full Chat Transcript  Upvote   Answered By:  Miranda (UC Berkeley - Business Administration)

#Admission-Process #Stanford #Columbia #Chinese #Music