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simonlee
High School Insights
High School (New Zealand)
King's College v Saint Kentigern College v Auckland Grammar School
Does anyone have any experience navigating the choice between these high schools?

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stellajames942
Other
Book Recommendations
In your opinion, what are [approximately] 5 different books (regardless of genre/type) that you thoroughly enjoyed, or greatly benefited/learned from, & why? ...

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Anonymous998
High School Insights
High School (New Zealand)
Diocesan School for Girls v St Cuthbert's College - which school is better for me?
Does anyone have personal experience as a student or a parent at Dio or St Cuths? I would also like to know how competitive these all girls schools are. Can anyone give me a perspective on: Any other ...

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victor.li
High School Insights
High School Exams
How many APs should I do if I want to apply ED at a top US school?
I am going to take NZQA Scholarship exams and do the University of Auckland/Canterbury Young Scholars program (1st year university/scholarship level courses). If I plan to apply ED at a top US univers...

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harrymellsop
US College Admissions
University Selection/Admission
New Zealand applicant to Stanford stats
How many NZ students does Stanford generally take in each year? And has anyone (in the past 10~ years) been successful in gaining financial aid?

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anonymous50
US College Admissions
University Selection/Admission
If you could change one thing about your application what would it be?
Glad to say that I got into a top school but looking back in hindsight since I got into my ED school I would not have applied to the 4 others. What would you change?

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10 Replies

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harrymellsop
US College Admissions
Academics / Rankings / GPA
NCEA Grades
Hi, If I’m taking Level 3 NCEA this year, and want to apply to some universities in the USA, does it matter if I have gotten a few Merits? Overall, I have an Excellence endorsement in Level 2, however...

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duncan.parsons
High School Insights
High School Exams
How should NCEA students prepare/fight for a place in US/UK universities?
Like what are the steps we need to take to successfully gain admission to US/UK University

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a.merchant
High School Insights
High School (New Zealand)
NCEA Scholarship Grant
Hi all, I’m applying for the NCEA Scholarship Grant from Crimson Education and have completed my cover letter and am ready to complete my application, but the page has gone down! I understand that it ...

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9 Replies

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a.tapper
US College Admissions
Standardised Testing
Best books for SAT and SAT II prep?
Princeton vs Collegeboard vs Kaplan vs Barron’s & more And which are the best ways to prep for subject tests?

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9 Replies

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a.merchant
US College Admissions
University Selection/Admission
STEM vs Humanities: Who Wins?
I’m conflicted as to which I should pick. Can anyone share with me the merits of both? Which would have a larger impact in terms of job opportunities? Why is it that those within STEM seem to look dow...

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tevez_978
US College Admissions
Life on Campus
Harvard vs Yale vs Princeton vs Stanford
These 4 schools seem to be the most desirable and well-regarded universities for nearly all students applying to the US. How do they compare? Is there a clear winner? Where should I early? From what I...

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victor.li
High School Insights
High School Exams
AP exams - how many to take?
AP exams - with current rat race for admission what is the minimum number that one should take to get into good university ? Also for UC ? Thanks !!

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8 Replies

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John_Princeton
US College Admissions
University Selection/Admission
What should I look for in a "safety" college?
Hey guys I am obviously shooting for the stars and aiming high in terms of my applications but I am also aware that I need to be practical and have a plan b. What should I look for in a safety college...

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duncan.parsons
US College Admissions
Life on Campus
Why should I Study in the US Instead of in NZ?
For those of you who’ve chosen to go to the US, why did you make that choice instead of staying at home?

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7 Replies

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m.hardy
Careers Insights
Big 4 - How do you choose?
I know people say that all Big 4 Firms are the same on paper, but I would really like to know what is unique about each of these firms!

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7 Replies

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harrymellsop
US College Admissions
Degree Questions
Philosophy Major at Princeton
Can anyone provide insight into the Philosophy major at Princeton?

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victor.li
High School Insights
High School Exams
Can I apply to US Universities (Ex. NYU) with International Baccalaureate Math Studies?
Hello! I’m about to start the International Baccalaureate program in New Zealand and need to confirm my classes ASAP! I would like to major in economics or business in university, however, I’m a bit c...

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a.merchant
High School Insights
High School Exams
How best to go about scholarship exams for subjects not taken?
I’m interested in doing scholarship exams for subjects I don’t take and was wondering if there were any specific tips for going about this. For writing subjects it seems easier to accomplish but for s...

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rmcn94
High School Insights
High School Exams
Why do New Zealanders generally study more A Levels than their UK counterparts?
I have friends in the UK studying 4 AS subjects in their lower sixth form (year 12), and studying 3 A levels in upper sixth form (year 13). Meanwhile here I am being told to study 5 AS (at a minimum) ...

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