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Should I apply for off-campus jobs?

I'm a college freshman and I don't have work study. I think my classes are going to be really challenging, and I don't need to have a job this semester, but I'd still like to work maybe ...


College issues to the max

Hi so im 19 and decided to go to college my freshman year 4 hours away from home and i hated it within the first 10 days i withdrew from the university and went to community college for a...


Hox in a box – live blogging

I checked in at The Hox. Not at 3 pm but at 5.30. Because I am slow. Adele showed me around and let me be. I took a look around. This room is awesome!   So I put myself into bed, my ...


French I or Art II?

I'm a junior, and I have already taken Spanish I, II, and III. Next semester in 4th block, there isn't any honors class available. I can't modify 1st (Dual Credit Biology), 2nd (AP Lang),...


Should I take AP Chemistry or take an Intro Programming class?

I have no ap classes for the first three years of high school (though I have 1 APUSH exam that I self studied for). I'm planning to go into ece, and want to take AP Chemistry to prep mys...


Where to apply early?

I was really wondering where I should apply early. I was really set on applying to Duke but I was diffident regarding their financial aid offered over there. I'm really interested in appl...


Indepedent Status Yet?

Hello, I have been looking over the requirements for aid and I'm hoping you can verify my conclusions here. Thanks! I was born 12/28/1991, so I meet the age requirement for dependence ...


Scholarships from TAMU

Dear All, I cannot seemed to find a lot information regarding the chances of getting TAMU merit scholarships. I refer to merit only, not need base. Also not National Merit, as this i...


Grandma's age based cash gifts; fair or not?

For the past 5-10 years my mom has been giving everyone in the family a cash birthday gift that is a multiple of their age. It used to be 10 x age, which was sort of quaint. Now we are al...



CC to 4 year University

I'm currently going to be attending a community college in New Jersey called Essex County, with the goal of transfering to a 4 year university. I always thought you have to finish comm...


Majors for Epidemiology/Public Health

Hopefully this is the right forum to put this in. So right now, I'm about to enter my second year in university, studying anthropology and geography. I'm not quite sure what I want to do ...


Service hours?

I don't know where to get my service hours from. Sure, I can join the city marching band and earn 20-ish per parade; but that's hardly exceptional, and I'm afraid I won't have enough t...


President of a club for 2 years in a row?

If I want to start DECA this year as a sophomore, is it bad to be President next year? Does it look bad? Also, can't you just start a club and call yourself president, but not list the fo...


Hook-Up Culture at Harvard, Stanford Wanes Amid Assault Alarm

"... Sex and relationships are always tricky terrain for college students. Those arriving this year are finding schools awash in complaints and headlines about sexual assault and respondi...


Universal App vs. Common App

I’m considering using the Universal App over the Common App for U Chicago and Cornell. I started filling out information for the Uni App and can already spot some slight differences, espe...



Looking For Advice

Last year I applied to 5 UC's and got into all of them. I was planning on attending UCSD but circumstances in my life came up that prevented me from going and left me stuck at my CC. The ...


529 Withdrawal Advice

Ok, I think need to bite the bullet and call the IRS because I'm confused about how to account for some expenses. For example: if I don't buy S2 a meal plan how can I deduct some $$$ f...


Can I take the AP Spanish EXAM without taking the class?

I have a half-day for my upcoming senior year. My counselor has already assigned me 2 classes per day: 3 AP class and 1 regular class. I also registered for AP Spanish but AP Spanish is o...


Good Extracurriculars?

Do universities even consider school clubs ( environment clubs, debating clubs blah blah) as good ECs. I've never really bothered doing them. I'm more drawn towards internships and volunt...


Three Guidelines for Writing Villains

Most writers (and readers) have learned by now that a good villain involves more depth than just a bad guy running around, trying to take over the world. But how do you do that? The post ...


"Social" Activities

I'm not a parent so i would like to first apologize for sniping around but i tried posting this on the high school forum and i didn't get much luck, so maybe you guys might be able to he...


Help on how to move forward

Ok. So I've been struggling a bit with UChi and I just need some advice. I'm just gonna dump my thoughts here so it may be long, but I just need some help. I'm gonna be a second yea...


Lacking extracurriculars

Hello! Duke and Yale are my top choices, although I am honestly leaning toward Duke. I know extracurriculars are important and distinguish students from each other, however, my extracu...