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How to get into columbia university?!

Universal923Universal923 Posts: 10Registered User New Member
edited July 2009 in Columbia University
Going to columbia is my dream, but i am overwhelmed by everything about this school. Please help I need some tips on what to do and how to prepare myself!!!
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Replies to: How to get into columbia university?!

  • demeterdemeter Posts: 1,367Registered User Senior Member
    Please read through the thread at the top of this forum titled "Important Columbia Threads." Your questions have been asked several times on this forum, and I'm sure you will find helpful answers in many of the past threads. If you have more specific questions that haven't been answered, you're welcome to ask or PM someone.
  • Universal923Universal923 Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    okay thank you demeter. i have read through the other threads and found helpful information. if anyone is already attending columbia are there any other helful tips you can give me?
  • Fastfood15Fastfood15 Posts: 644Registered User Member
    More than half the active users on this board are current or past students. What you need to do is begin your college search and application process. If you have specific questions we can help, but I don't think anyone wants to hold your hand through it all. (think about a metaphor between a chick and the egg, or butterfly and cocoon.)
  • Universal923Universal923 Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    lol thats true but im not at the stage of applying yet im still in highschool.
  • House of LondonHouse of London Posts: 1,268- Senior Member
    Focus on high school academics first. As you age & mature, you will build confidence and your anxiety about college will surely diminish. I promise.
  • SkraylorSkraylor Posts: 1,391Registered User Senior Member
    Going to columbia is my dream, but i am overwhelmed by everything about this school. Please help I need some tips on what to do and how to prepare myself!!!

    Obligatory snarky comment from board regular: Cure cancer and you'll be golden.
  • knitty321knitty321 Posts: 36Registered User Junior Member
    FastFood15 hit it spot on. Really, there is no point in answering this sort of question without having more information.
  • House of LondonHouse of London Posts: 1,268- Senior Member
    Either way if he keeps doing nothing but worrying it's only going to be a pipe dream.
  • Universal923Universal923 Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    okay thanks yeah im gonna stop worrying and do something i was thinking of voulentering at a hospital this summer but i have to figure out how i would get there and back oh and if i take a regular english but all of my other courses are honors does that look bad
  • wombatsoupwombatsoup Posts: 1,156Registered User Member
    Yes. Columbia has a little known requirement that states that all courses must be honors or higher. Also periods are required at the end of all sentences (crazy I know).
  • Fastfood15Fastfood15 Posts: 644Registered User Member
    I swear we're not trying to be hostile.

    The way you have to think about it is this: there is always going to be someone who goes a little bit further than you. Some one will apply that did take that english honors course. Do you feel confident that you are showing your best if you don't? Challenge yourself and you will be rewarded. Take it easy and the colleges will know. That's not to say that you have to be perfect to get in, but you have to take risks and do well.
  • Universal923Universal923 Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    alright, thank you i am going to try and e-mail my counsler and see if she can place me in the honors course instead for english. I think they'll make my parents sign off on it but they aren't going to say no.
  • Universal923Universal923 Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    Thank you wombatsoup i did not know about the who periods thing thanks for informing me. =)
  • EpaminondasEpaminondas Posts: 788User Awaiting Email Confirmation Member
    ^still not using it right :D
  • ForumObserverForumObserver Posts: 34Registered User Junior Member
    I'm curious, what do your standardized test scores look like? (Not SAT or ACT, but the ones that list your performance as a function of percentile)
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