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High School Class of 2020

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  • trumpetmathgeektrumpetmathgeek Registered User Posts: 76 Junior Member
    @rachel89012 It all depends on what is offered at your school, but if your school offers AP English you should definitely take it.
  • rachel89012rachel89012 Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    @trumpetmathgeek my school only offers AP English for seniors. Thanks though!
  • ps1kdps1kd Registered User Posts: 150 Junior Member
    edited March 2018
    @ab2002 @anthonytheboy how are you guys able to visit schools? I only went to Brown during a half day because I live an hour away in Boston? Are you guys on break or something? And on your Vandy visit did you get to talk to the students and what was the vibe? At Brown everybody is wicked happy and there’s a super chill vibe because of their open curriculum and how they let you take classes pass fail and stuff like that.
  • trumpetmathgeektrumpetmathgeek Registered User Posts: 76 Junior Member
    @Max147 I'm looking forward to visiting Brown this summer! Their open curriculum system seems really neat :)
  • hs2020kidhs2020kid Registered User Posts: 79 Junior Member
    @ab2002 @anthonytheboy @Max147 - good to know that you started college visits - do you schedule official tours/visits or just going around on your own. Do we need to contact them and setup or just show up at office and they can arrange a visit with someone. Sorry - had to ask these questions - yet to do a 'formal' visit though I visited a few campuses around where I live to participate various competitions etc.
  • ps1kdps1kd Registered User Posts: 150 Junior Member
    @hs2020kid it’s best to schedule official visits so you have someone to explain things about the school that you might not otherwise learn. You just go online and search (the college’s name) tour. There you can pick a time and the type of tour. There is one tour at every college where a student shows families and tourists around campus explaining the buildings and some things about what it’s like to go to the school. There are also programs where you can follow a student without your parents around and go to classes or a meal with them. I did this at Brown and I liked it because you get the vibe of the school better and the type of students that go there better.
  • ab2002ab2002 Registered User Posts: 640 Member
    @hs2020kid Personally, I schedule mine online. There are tour times, and you go with a group of students. I do that because, for one, they sometimes log your visits for college apps as “demonstrated interest”. Secondly, I get a better perspective on the school, and you usually get better access to the facilities on campus. I also got in contact with the admissions officer for my region.
  • ab2002ab2002 Registered User Posts: 640 Member
    edited March 2018
    @Max147 Yes, I’m on spring break. I actually flew into Nashville and stayed for the night. Vanderbilt is ranked #1 for “Happiest Students,” and I could really feel that. Being from Ohio, the climate was absolutely perfect for me. I am definitely going to somewhere in the South or Midwest for college. The campus is also gorgeous. There are plants everywhere, and it was very green on campus. It’s definitely a great school, but it is 10% acceptance rate, so it’s really a gamble for anyone applying. I met some cool people too! I met someone from D.C. who is also interested in Political Science, so that was pretty cool.
  • excovererexcoverer Registered User Posts: 616 Member
    @Max147 I'm also on Spring Break. W&M is also in my state, and I'm visiting the area for vacation with my family, which is how I am able to go. Like @ab2002 said, I don't know how it works for each college, but for W&M, you schedule online.

    Have a good day!
  • ps1kdps1kd Registered User Posts: 150 Junior Member
    @ab2002 @anthonytheboy Do you guys go to private schools or something or is it just the different region of the country? I know private schools in the northeast have 2 weeks off in March but public schools get one week in April and another week in February.
  • ab2002ab2002 Registered User Posts: 640 Member
    @Max147 I go to a really high ranking public school. We are off from March 24th to April 2. I am currently in Florida chilling with the fam.
  • ps1kdps1kd Registered User Posts: 150 Junior Member
    @ab2002 it’s probably just because we live in different regions
  • collegeready33collegeready33 Registered User Posts: 289 Junior Member
    Seeing all of these results from Ivy Day I’m worried of how competitive it will be when we become seniors. How low will the acceptance rates drop by 2020 yikes.
  • HS studentHS student Registered User Posts: 173 Junior Member
    @collegeready33 What is Ivy Day? I feel like I should probably know this but I don't lol.
  • HS studentHS student Registered User Posts: 173 Junior Member
    edited March 2018
    Hey guys, so I had a question and was just wondering what you all thought. I didn't want to make an entirely new thread about it, since I consider it to be a minor question, but how high of a priority would you consider AP Literature? My school isn't offering AP Language (which I tried to take, but not enough people signed up...), and I won't have space in my schedule for AP Lit because I'm taking Speech for a semester next year. Speech is unweighted, so some people might say it's a lighter class for a rising junior, but I am terrible at public speaking (I get incredibly nervous) and I think Speech would benefit me more in the long run because it's something I actually want to take and it would hopefully help my speaking skills that I'll likely need later on. I'm not planning on majoring in the humanities and I really, really don't want to take AP Lit, though I have the option to senior year as well. Is there a really compelling reason that I should take it anyway, either in lieu of Speech or during senior year?
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