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Academics

Degree options for undergraduate engineers

November 16, 2016, Posted In Academics
Aidan

An undergraduate degree in engineering provides students with vocational specialization, career preparation and a likely positive salary outlook. This specialization of skills is most reflective in the degree options available in undergraduate engineering departments. Large universities typically offer 10 to 20 different programs for students, each with its own unique curriculum, requirements and faculty. There are dozens of different […]

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Weighted vs. unweighted GPA

October 2, 2016, Posted In Academics
Aidan

Parents and students often wonder whether weighted or unweighted GPA will be submitted as part of the application, and which is given preference by an admissions committee. First, it’s important to note that the use of weighted vs. unweighted GPA is at the discretion of your child’s high school. As such, students do not choose between one or […]

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How can my child decide on an academic interest?

March 20, 2015, Posted In Academics
Marc

If your child is like most, he or she may have several academic interests. How are students supposed to select a major and demonstrate interest when they’re curious about two or more subjects? Encourage your child to further explore his or her current academic interests and consider the opportunities for continued study through a college […]

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Everything you need to know about AP courses

June 16, 2014, Posted In Academics
Stephen

How many AP classes have you taken – or plan on taking? Advanced Placement courses can serve you well not just during high school but also during your college tenure. It may not really strike you that your coursework in high school can affect classes that you will take for the four years of undergraduate […]

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Top 10 college admissions questions

March 9, 2014, Posted In Academics
Stephen

Here at AcceptU, we receive a lot of questions about the college admissions process from high school students and their parents. Below, we have compiled ten of the most frequently asked questions – as well as answers from our team of former college admissions officers. 1. How far ahead of time should a student begin […]

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