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A Medical Emergency

By TashaDecember 26, 2009
I'm a junior in High school and I'm moving schools because i've had 4 surgeries in the past 2 years and my school is fed up with me not being there, mainly because i go to a school for the educationally talented and they want ... More  →
A Medical Emergency

Is the Grass Greener on the New School's Side of the Fence?

By TashaDecember 24, 2009
Dear Tasha, I have a dilemma because next year there will be a new high school opening up in my county and I have the option of switching high schools. I am aiming for the Wharton business school at the University of Pennsylvania. I have a ... More  →
Is the Grass Greener on the New School's Side of the Fence?

Perfect—But Not Panicked Enough?

By TashaDecember 23, 2009
Hi Tasha! I'm 14 and a freshman in high school. Lucky for me, I already know that I want to teach choral music at a high school some day, and plan to major in music education once I get to college. I will be taking ... More  →
Perfect—But Not Panicked Enough?

Stuck at 1800 and Stressed

By TashaDecember 22, 2009
Hi! Like most that contact you, I am in need of some help. I have done well in school, no doubt.  I am ranked #1 in my class right now but I go to a small school so my class has less than 100 ... More  →
Stuck at 1800 and Stressed

Middle Class Income, Big League Dreams

By TashaDecember 18, 2009
Like many Sparklers, today's question-asker is wondering if a middle class family income means an elite school is out of reach. Here's the story. I am from a working-middle class family. My parents work from 7-6, and sometimes I feel sorry that they have to work ... More  →
Middle Class Income, Big League Dreams

Advice for International Students

By TashaDecember 15, 2009
International students applying to American colleges often wonder: will my application stand out? Hey Tasha! My name is Tushar and to tell you the truth, I'm freaking out. To begin with, I don't live in the US. I am from India. What's freaking me out ... More  →
Advice for International Students

Bad GPA, Good Test Scores

By TashaDecember 14, 2009
Here's a question many of your SparkNotes editors faced: will not-great grades and high test scores make colleges throw up all over my application? I was wondering which will affect my college acceptance more, my GPA or my test scores. I have a rather low GPA ... More  →
Bad GPA, Good Test Scores

A Home Schooler Applies to College

By TashaDecember 4, 2009
Is there anything that I, as a home school student, can do to help make me stand out in a crowd? It's so stressful trying to apply to college when you're home schooled and your 'teacher' (aka your parent) doesn't always keep up with grading ... More  →
A Home Schooler Applies to College

Arts, Hebrew, Volleyball, and More

By TashaDecember 3, 2009
A Sparkler asks: can I get into any of the schools that interest me? I am a student an private Jewish day school in Brookline, MA. I study Hebrew on the same level that I do english and I find it very aggressive and interesting in ... More  →
Arts, Hebrew, Volleyball, and More

One Isn't a Lonely Number, Thank You Very Much

By TashaDecember 2, 2009
It's important to take a leadership role in your extracurriculars. But what if your extracurriculars consist of...just you? I'm a freshman at high school, and after reading some of the entries in the College Advisor, I noticed the emphasis that you place on extracurriculars, and specifically, ... More  →
One Isn't a Lonely Number, Thank You Very Much