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Question Good colleges - February 13th 2012, 11:06 PM

I need some college ideas.. I know I'm just a sophomore in high school, but I need to start planning.

Right now I have a 3.6 GPA (will be brought up soon probably) on the 4-point system (not weighted). I do volunteer work regularly and am on the youth council (basically church leadership) in my youth group at church. I do marching band, am on the archery team, math competition team, and am in French club. I'm taking all honors and advanced placement classes where they are offered. My projected score for the ACT is a 30-34, but I have yet to take it. I'm determined, though, to get a good score on it. I took a practice PSAT this year, and I can't remember what I got, but apparently it was the highest of the sophomores, which is a good sign. I've also done Model UN and next year when my health is better hope to do it again.

Basically, I need colleges I could go to for education (primary, secondary, pre-k all work), and the college should be decent at mathematics and science. I need scholarship advice as well. Just any advice at all would be great, if you can give it to me.

Also, my dream college is Sweet Briar College. If I could get it, in would have to be on the Boehmler Scholarship, or I couldn't afford it. Please give me tips on things I could do to have a better shot at this!
   
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Re: Good colleges - February 14th 2012, 03:46 AM

Hey, congrats on getting such a jump start on all of this college stuff. Since you seem like you've thought all of this out before, do you know what type of school you are looking for (size, type of town it'll be in, location, etc. etc.)? Are you looking to do any extracurricular activities during college like band or any of the other assorted activities you have listed here? I am not quite sure what your high school is like, but I'd like to think that most schools have some sort of college preparation center within it that you can get help at. There are so many options you have when it comes to this stuff lol.

I am not sure if these will help at all, but I have a couple sites here that may help narrow your search:

http://www.princetonreview.com/schoolsearch.aspx -find schools wherever you want, whatever major, extracurricular stuff, academic requirements

http://www.unigo.com/ -anecdotes from current or past students on campus life, academics, etc. It does have you join the site, but it is apparently free.

www.careercruising.com -search for schools and jobs, there are professionals that explain a little of what their job is like, there's a little survey to help you perhaps find out what you'd be best at, describes campus life. This one requires a username/ pass but I can give that to you if you PM me.

Most of these sites have financial information and statistics about acceptance numbers and stuff too. If you do have a college center at your school, I'd highly suggest you check it out ASAP before trying out any of these sites. I hope all goes well since you seem pretty gung-ho about it.


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Re: Good colleges - February 14th 2012, 06:39 AM

This website, called Cappex, is amazing. You can search for good schools with your requirements, along with scholarships. I ended up going to a more "local" school (same state anyway) but the help really helped me look at my options. Good luck!


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Re: Good colleges - February 16th 2012, 04:10 PM

If you're interested in math and science, have you thought about getting your undergraduate degree in something like that and then a master's in education?


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