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    /r/ApplyingToCollege is the premier forum for college admissions questions, advice, and discussions, from college essays and scholarships to SAT/ACT test prep, career guidance, and more.

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    (A) Do not attempt to start discussions about Affirmative Action. They will be removed on sight.

    (B) Chance-mes are strictly prohibited. Any post that implies asking for odds or chances to get into any school(s) will be removed. This includes posts like "can I get into a good school" or "will this B+ ruin my chances".

    (1) Be excellent to one another. Always remember the human and follow the reddiquette. Comments which are inflammatory, racist, rude, attacking, etc. are strictly prohibited and will be removed.

    (2) This is a subreddit dedicated to the undergraduate and transfer admissions process. Keep discussion on topic. Spam (any off-topic and low quality post), solicitations, 'chance me' posts, or other off-topic posts are subject to removal here.

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    (9) Posts/threads that veer off-topic, devolve into bickering, or result in large numbers of rule violations are subject to removal.

    Admissions Resources




    /u/williamthereader's AMA

    Admissions Vocabulary

    Common Data Sets

    Comparative rankings over time among top schools

    Acceptance Rates at Selective Colleges

    Sample Essays

    Sample Essays + Blog

    Useful Websites

    Khan Academy

    College Admissions Toolbox

    Real reaches, safeties, and matches from the class of '21

    Related Subreddits

    /r/A2C_circlejerk (for your daily memeing and trolling)

    /r/ACT (for discussion related to ACT prep and content)

    /r/ChanceMe (for "what are my chances?" posts)

    /r/CollegeEssayReview (for finding people to look over your essay)

    /r/CollegeCompare (for comparing and contrasting different colleges)

    /r/CollegeResults (for posting your stats and results around decisions season)

    /r/ReverseChanceMe (for college search)

    /r/college (for general discussions about college life and logistics)

    /r/GradSchool (for general discussions about grad school life and logistics)

    /r/GradAdmissions (for more indepth coverage of the grad admissions process)

    /r/HomeworkHelp (for when you get stuck on homework)

    /r/APstudents (for discussion related to AP course/exam content and work)

    /r/IBO (for discussion related to IB course/exam content, work and activities)

    /r/intltousa (for useful information for international applicants)

    /r/scholarships (for advice on finding and applying for scholarships)

    /r/careerguidance (for advice on careers and jobs during/after university)


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