小才女的名校之路(二)

2020-09-15 827

Julia专栏


Julia,一位从小生长在美国的华人,2018年被宾夕法尼亚大学录取。年轻的她是许多头衔的拥有者,比如“宾夕法尼亚青年女性物理会议的组织者”,“美国未来商业领袖的主席”等。擅长小提琴演奏,并经常为当地疗养院演出。高中时以优异的成绩获得学校给予的AP奖学金,更以全额美国国务院奖学金获得在国外学习的机会。


科博菌专门请到她来为大家讲述自己在美国的中学生活,让我们一起来看看这位小才女的成长之路吧~



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要开始申请大学,首先要做的是列出自己的理想学校和保底学校。在美国,平均每个学生会申请6-10个学校。

在你开始申请学校之前,请确保你在暑假前完成了所有入学需要的考试,以避免在申请学校的同时还要负担额外的学习压力。

查找学校公布的信息,看看你的成绩是否符合该校SAT/ACT的25%-75%的分数排名百分比。


"To begin applying to college, the first thing to do is to make a list of schools, including reaches, matches, and safety schools. On average in the US, each student applies to 6-10 schools. Make sure you are finished with standardized testing by the summer before you begin applying to schools, to avoid the extra stress of trying to study for them while applying at the same time. Look up released score percentiles for schools and see if you fit within their 25th to 75th percentile score range for the SAT or ACT." written by Julia.


牢记一点,虽然分数不一定决定你是否会被录取或拒绝,但是它们可以显示出你的得分是否与大众水平相同。


"It's important to remember that while scores alone certainly do not dictate whether you will be admitted or rejected, they can be a good indicator of whether you are scoring at around the same level as each school's enrolled students." written by Julia.


注:

25%-75%分数排名百分比(25th to 75th percentile score range):

是指某校的SAT/ACT一个区分范围,根据这个学生可以看一下自己的实力。25%,是指25%的学生SAT成绩低于此分数线;75%,是指75%的学生SAT成绩低于此分数线。

比如斯坦福大学:25%-75%,对应着1380-1580,也就是说,25%的学生SAT成绩低于1380,然后75%的学生SAT成绩低于1580。想要申斯坦福SAT低1400,因为25%是高于1580的。




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接下来,你可以浏览每一个院校的网站,了解他们想要什么样的学生,以及校园的整体氛围。

如果可能的话,去参观你感兴趣的学校,感受学校的气氛,听听学长学姐们对该校的看法。

参观学校是形成你自己对该校看法的佳方式,同时也给该校发出一个你有申请意向的讯息。


"Next, you can browse each college's website to get a feel for what type of student they want, and what overall vibe the campus gives off.

If it's possible, visit schools you are interested in, to get a feel for campus and hear what enrolled students actually have to say about their schools.

Visiting schools is the best way to form your own opinion about a school, and also sends a message to the schools that you are interested in applying." written by Julia.



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高中的指导办公室对申请大学也有很大的帮助。指导顾问可以帮助提交表格,发送官方成绩单和考试成绩,提供在择校方面的建议,并且密切关注申请的重要截止日期。


"The guidance office in a high school is also a lot of help to students who are applying to colleges. Guidance counselors can help with submitting forms, sending official transcripts and test scores, giving advice on which schools to apply to, and keeping track of important deadlines." written by Julia.



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如果在做了调查之后,你有了一个第一志愿,你可以考虑选择“提前申请”。这也给了大学一个“你非常喜欢它”的讯号。

“提前申请”是给申请者的一个选项,申请者往往会向自己的梦校提交该申请,你需要尽早地提交所有的申请材料。申请者只能选择一所学校提前申请。


"If, after doing your research, you have a first choice school that you would like to attend no matter what, apply early decision! This demonstrates to colleges that you are very interested.

Early decision is an option for college applicants who know where their first choice college is, and are prepared to submit everything under an earlier deadline. Applicants can pick only one school to apply early decision to." written by Julia.



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我向宾夕法尼亚大学提出了提前申请,宾大的提前申请的截止日期是11月1日,提前申请者会在12月13日接到是否被录取的通知。

普通申请的截止日期是1月1日,接到通知是在3月28日。因此,如果你的提前申请被拒,那么你还可以试试普通申请。


"I decided to apply early decision to the University of Pennsylvania, and the deadline for early decision to Penn was November 1st. Early decision applicants got their decisions on December 13. For regular decision applicants, their deadline was January 1 and they got their decisions on March 28. This way, if you apply early decision to a school but get rejected, you may still apply to regular decision schools." written by Julia.



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在开始,申请大学看起来是一项艰巨的任务,但是在你做调查的时候身边有一群支持你的人无疑是一种激励。

在一个学校的申请表上尽情展示自己可以获得非常满足的感觉,并且在你亲手提交它的时候,你知道你已经尽了大的努力!


"Applying to college may seem a daunting task at first, but doing your research and surrounding yourself with a supportive group of people can greatly facilitate the whole process. It's a very fulfilling feeling to express yourself in an application to a school, and submit it knowing that you did your best!" written by Julia.