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Woodland Mist Academy

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  1. When I do a preview, the uploaded documents don't show up. Is that normal? Will they open them and print them separately? Also, didn't someone have a senior a couple years ago whose application was lost? How did they know? Does anyone remember?
  2. How does one put the information in perspective? Schools of all ranks, non-selective to elite, have some scary stats.
  3. I have searched old threads, but can't find info about this. (Please feel free to direct me to a link. ) Some of the optional questions are irrelevant for homeschoolers. I was going to leave them blank, but when I do a preview, it feels unfinished to have unanswered questions. (Some questions don't appear on the preview if you don't answer them, but some do.) I'm trying to decide about listing number of APs available and max number that can be taken. Same for honors. If anyone actually answered this, what was your approach? If you left it blank, I'd be interested in knowing that as well. I know this probably won't make a difference either way, but I just want to make sure I've thought through everything. (ad nauseam)
  4. I keep coming back to this.... Unless schools are offering AP everything, including AP Health & PE (which doesn't exist), is it possible to have a 5.0? 5.0 makes sense to me in general, but going by the Common App's answer above, there is no correct choice on the Common App., is there? The highest possible grade is somewhere between 4.0 and 5.0.
  5. I'm curious how many pages course description documents typically are. I thought I remembered an old thread that mentioned page length, but I can't find it. Anyone care to share how long their course description document was?
  6. Just a note before anyone panics. It's not DUE on October 1st. That's just when it becomes available.
  7. I would be inclined to call the class Honors Biology and in the description include the WTMA class, the local Academy intense lab, and anything else you'll be doing at home. In other words, I wouldn't rename the WTMA class to be honors (without contacting them), but would feel comfortable giving an honors biology credit that included the class. I'm sure there will be a range of opinions though. Credits and honors designations are murky!
  8. Thanks for the warning. (Although I really wish you didn't have any first-hand experience with it!)
  9. This is part of my quandary. I wanted to have it in the text box, but then I need to cut a bit more. I wonder if it makes a difference either way? (Text box or upload)
  10. Just checking my understanding... If you upload the document, a header/footer, signature, etc might be a good idea, but if the letter is copy/pasted into the text box those are unnecessary. Is that correct?
  11. So that's not an issue anymore? It wasn't for me, but I thought maybe I just got lucky. (I should have known that wasn't the case. ?) Oh wait, the thread is about it shrinking documents. Different issue. So, is the shrinking still a problem for some people?
  12. I'm just now playing around with the transcript on my practice account. If I click the box that says "Yes, this looks exactly how I intend" does that mean there's no going back, it can't be corrected? I was afraid to find out the hard way, so I thought I would ask first.
  13. Here's a link because sometimes searches can be hit or miss: Common App shrinks my transcript!
  14. That's what I did. Although I think that's another -- depends on who you ask ---sort of question.
  15. I got the brilliant idea (*cough* *cough*) to just do what the local private and public schools do. How silly of me! ? I found exactly what you described. So much variation! One school even gave quality points by percent. There are seven quality point increments between 90%-100%. Forget chocolate, I'll take my cocoa powder straight out of the jar.
  16. Probably. I just did today. (I can't remember now if there was an option way back at the beginning to mark that you don't rank. I might be getting that part confused with the Common App) I do know that I answered the tie question today on the scholarship form.
  17. Too bad it's not that way at all schools and for all scholarships. But I guess they have to use something. I suppose there's no perfect way to compare.
  18. Hmm... Are your honors courses 5.0? What scale are you using? I'm asking because I've always seen honors as in-between AP and reg. So reg=4, honors=4.5, AP=5. Are you using a 6.0 scale?
  19. I vote zero as well. (That's what I put on a recent application, so I really hope it's correct. ?)
  20. Is anyone else starting to feel like GPA is meaningless?
  21. Thank you! After I posted I went through everything again and realized I had made an error in my previous calculations. Counting this semester or just counting through the end of junior year, the difference in the weighted grade was minuscule with her particular mix of classes. I was worried over nothing. Again.
  22. Also, I just remembered some local schools factor in + and - . A+ gets 5.33 instead of 5. If some scholarships are given without using a universal scale for GPA , some students will miss out just because of how the grades are calculated. I really need to let go of the idea of fairness or that this process should make sense...
  23. Do you include the grades so far this year on the Common App and transcript? At what point would you list the current year's grades? For example if you submit it now - no, but in October or November -yes? There's a place to mark what date the grades are included through. Would it be appropriate to include the current grades through whatever date it's submitted? If the weighted scale is used and grades for the current year aren't included yet, the senior AP and honors classes don't count, correct? In other words, the GPA would be higher once those grades are included because of the weight of APs, DE, etc. If applying early, the lower GPA might be what the decision is based on. Or am I misunderstanding?
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