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How can I apply to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?

Question by Haley: How can I apply to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?
At sixteen years old, I know I’m a little old to attend Hogwarts, but I really think it’s the place for me! So, I’m wondering how and when I can apply to Hogwarts. I’m currently a junior in high school, and I have looked at many colleges, but the only school I really want to go to is Hogwarts. I have a good GPA and a good ACT score, but I live in America and I’m not sure if I would be able to apply to a British school without taking additional tests. Also, does anybody know where I can get an application? I have searched through sites such as Mugglenet, Pottermore, and The Last Muggle, but I haven’t been able to find the application or the due date; I really want to get in, so it would probably help me to know the early decision deadline as well. Also, does anybody know Hogwarts’s acceptance rate? I imagine it’s rather low; Hogwarts probably recieves thousands of applications every year. And, if I do manage to get accepted, can somebody tell me how much it would cost for tuition and housing? Any advice is much appreciated!
By the way, I know Hogwarts usually invites people to attend, but does the fact that I’m applying affect the type of education they’ll give me? Will they treat me as well as all the other students?

Best answer:

Answer by Bobby D
You can’t
You have to wait for your letter to arrive. They will send you one, if they think you have potential… but, you need to live in the UK, since the US doesn’t have any Schools for Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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What Hogwarts house do you belong to?

Question by I ♥ James Potter: What Hogwarts house do you belong to?
If anyone of you have taken the test, which Hogwarts house do you belong in?
I’ve taken around 1000000 (okay, I am exaggerating) tests including the official Pottermore one and I always get Gryffindor. So, that’s my official house.
How about you 😉
House pride yes!

Best answer:

Answer by Hannah
I’m Hufflepuff on Pottermore, but I may have picked the answers to get me there. I think I’m more of a Ravenclaw.

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Is Huffelpuff really the loser house of Hogwarts?

Question by WolfRose: Is Huffelpuff really the loser house of Hogwarts?
Okay so a lot of people are still saying that Hufflepuff is the loser house of Hogwarts. People on Pottermore are deleting their accounts and it’s just horrible. But why are they so bad? I mean it’s J.K. Rowling’s favorite house and Hufflepuffs do have qualities. They are hardworking, loyal, and honest students. They also tend to be smart (they just don’t shout about it) Also Tonks was a Hufflepuff (Lupin’s wife) which is pretty awesome so if anything…why wouldn’t you want to be a Hufflepuff? From what I hear they’re pretty great.

Best answer:

Answer by Candy kat
Because hufflepuff is the house that everyone makes fun of. I’m not sure why, they’re just the laughing stock of Hogwarts.

Cedric was a hufflepuff and I liked him c:

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Where in Hogwarts is the magical quill located?

Question by Katia Anteon: Where in Hogwarts is the magical quill located?
I mean in the school – I know Professor McGonagall is the one who sends out letters to students, but where is it located (I need to know for a fan fiction I’m writing)? It might help to look at the pottermore homepage, but I can’t figure it out. Thank you!

Best answer:

Answer by chocolate1212
I doubt it’s important where it is. Just say that it’s in her office, that’s what makes most sense.

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What’s your dominant planet/ sign and what Hogwarts House would/were you sorted into?

Question by Louis de Pointe du Lac: What’s your dominant planet/ sign and what Hogwarts House would/were you sorted into?
Pottermore sorted me into Gryffindor! I almost cried when I saw. A decade of doubt finally put to rest

Dominant Planet: Mercury
Dominant Sign: Leo
My best friend took the sorting test twice and got Ravenclaw the first and Slytherin the second. And her dominant sign is also Scorpio.

Best answer:

Answer by A Bruxa da família de Antoninho
oh um i’ve taken a few different tests and i’ve gotten into ravenclaw and slytherin. i think i’d be a better fit for ravenclaw. but slytherin fits to a certain extent.

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Would you rather live in a Pokemon world or be a wizard and go to Hogwarts?

Question by yo im a g-unit: Would you rather live in a Pokemon world or be a wizard and go to Hogwarts?
I would personally choose Hogwarts, but living In a pokemon world would also be sick! If you said Hogwarts, what house are you in on pottermore? ( I’m in Slytherin) if you said Pokemon, what’s your favorite Pokemon generation (mine is generation 2) feel free to answer both questions too!

Best answer:

Answer by Sharayah
I would be a witch and go to Hogwarts. I’m in Ravenclaw, although Slytherin was my first choice. I’m not that into Pokemon.

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Hogwarts Application for Bill Gates: Celebrity Reader Can Tell Wizards from Muggles

(PRWEB) July 14, 2005

In time for the latest Harry Potter book, invite AmericaÂ’s leading empath to reveal whoÂ’s wizard material. Using regular photos of any celebrities of your choice, she can jump into the experience of being that person, then describe in precise detail distinctive gifts of the soul.

Here follows a sample celebrity reading of Bill Gates. Perhaps you knew that Hogwarts conducts entrance interviews by reading the candidateÂ’s aura? What might happen to Mr. Microsoft if he applied to Wizard School?

Of course you could interview Rosetree about auras of famous people (Johnny Depp, with his new movie coming out, being an especially good candidate). But for the greatest intrigue, invite her to read a local celeb, someone she knows nothing about until she pops into his/her aura. The premise is fiction, her readings are not. HereÂ’sÂ…Â… Bill:

POWER: At this stage in his career, even without the benefit of Wizard training, Bill Gates is exceedingly sure of himself. While not bossy, his aura sports a sense of command comparable to what one would find in Queen Elizabeth. A Muggle might think this is because of all his money, but ordinary deep perception makes clear that the man has a kind of doorway into the future; itÂ’s built right into his aura. Powerful though he is, he feels frustrated at how slowly humanity moves.

INTELLECT: A complex and highly analytical awareness is BillÂ’s trademark. HeÂ’s also uncommonly curious, perceptive and intuitive. As soon as possible at Hogwarts, heÂ’d do well taking electives like Advanced Potions. The more complicated the spell, the less likely he is to be bored.

PHYSICAL MASTERY: Bill relates to life with enormous seriousness, mostly noticing dry facts and abstract patterns. Wizard training might amp up the joy. In any event, avoid placing this man on a broom.

Whether youÂ’re aiming for a lighthearted interview or conversation with soul, let Rose Rosetree dazzle your audience. SheÂ’s done over 600 interviews—on five continents. After hearing her comments and listenersÂ’ reactions on “The ‘X’ Zone Radio Show,” radio veteran Rob McConnell, “You have more credibility with me than any aura reader IÂ’ve ever interviewed.”

Books at http://www.rose-rosetree.com

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Call Rose Rosetree at 403-404-4357

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Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle

One of the perfect gifts you can provide your child, irrespective of his/her age or occasion is a toy. These toys can be outdoor or indoor and are available in different designs, forms, styles and colours. Available in different brands, toys can provide your kids with unlimited fun time.  There are separate sets of toys for both boys and girls like Barbie, Disney princess etc for girls and Ben 10 and Power Rangers for boys. However one brand that has stood the test of time and is equally enjoyed by both boys and girls are the LEGO toys.      

LEGO Toys are considered to be one of the oldest and best building block manufacturers in the market and is considered to be a perfect gift to give a child during Christmas. An important feature of LEGO is that, it has something unique for all age groups, young and old, boys and girls.

One of the reasons for the success of LEGO Toys could be the educational value attached to it. It teaches kids organisation, simple math, following directions etc.

An important milestone in the evolution of LEGO toys is the LEGO Harry Potter series. This is a LEGO theme based on the films of the Harry Potter series. In this, LEGO models of various Harry Potter characters, vehicles, scenes etc were made.

Almost all the Harry Potter fans must have heard of the magical school where Harry, Ron and Hermione go to learn magic. For most of us, we could only imagine how this magic school would be like which is a place filled with magic and mystery. But now LEGO has brought that to reality through the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle set which brings to life the real mystery and magic connected with the castle.  Meant for children in the age group of 8-14, this set is sure to catch the attention of all Harry Potter fans around the world. According to LEGO, this set is by far the most detailed LEGO castle set ever created. This set has over 1,290 LEGO pieces, 3 manuals and 11 Harry Potter LEGO mini figures along with trinkets such as books, jewels, maps for Harry and other characters to interact with.

LEGO sets are valued for the LEGO mini figures that ship with each set. You cannot purchase the LEGO mini figures separately and that is what makes them so special. The only way to purchase individual LEGO mini figures is through sites like eBay or Amazon.com. The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle contains some of the most valued mini figures like Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Lord Voldemort, Professor Dumbledore, Professor Snape, Professor Mcgonagall, Professor Flitwick, Argus Filch and his cat, Mrs.Norris and 2 Dementors thus making a good cast of both heroes and villains.

With over 1290 LEGO pieces in this set, one can create four main parts to the castle.

Astronomers Tower with a vanishing cabinet in the bottom floor, a library with forbidden section in the middle floor and a telescope on the top

Great stair case tower with Slytherin common floor on the bottom, the knight on the middle floor and the Gryffidor common room on the top floor. On the top of the tower are the messenger owls.

Great Hall which contains everything one would expect in a dining hall like table, cup, cake etc. This is the toughest section of the entire LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle.

Dumbledore’s office with a slide out stair piece on the bottom floor, Dumbledore’s office in the second floor with the sorting hat and Gryffindor’s sword above the office.

The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle, like other grand LEGO buildings, may take a while to construct. However, thanks to LEGOs’ kid-friendly instructions, children can take part in building their own play set! This can make for increased interest in building and creativity, as well as a source of accomplishment and bonding after a parent and child finally complete Harry Potter’s own magical school.

The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle is a fine addition to any Lego collection, be it as a stand-alone piece or an addition to a Harry Potter Lego universe.

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Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle

Magic and mystery haunt the Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle!

Dementors already have surrounded the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Soon enough Harry Potter along with his best friends will certainly fight against Lord Voldemort whereas Professors McGonagall together with Flitwick make an effort to continue to help keep the school secured! There’s lots to discover inside the Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle! It really is fantastic discovering beautiful details such as Dumbledore’s office which has a sliding spiral stairs or even the Slytherin and Gryffindor common rooms, and even more!

Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle is of course the largest of the Harry Potter Lego sets released this season. The castle has lots of impressive details and will definitely lighten up just about every Harry Potter fan’s heart! You will definitely always be impressed by the details in this building set.

The actual Lego minifigures in every set cannot be bought on their own, causing them to be so very in demand. Attach all 1,290 Lego parts together and have fantastic adventures:
Discover Tom Riddle’s diary saved deep inside of a knight’s armor. Run across restricted library of Hogwarts Castle in this Lego set. Walk through the Astronomy Tower and then take a glance at the vanishing cabinet.
Go into the clock tower with its swinging pendulum, and you shouldn’t forget to have a look at Professor Trelawney’s classroom. Head to the Gryffindor Tower along with Harry Potter. Find out lots of the secret rooms and also make certain you look out for any dangerous Dementors.

This Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle happens to be an really impressive set for most fans as well as collectors. The product quality as well as the details are phenomenal and will come up to your expectations. The Hogwarts castle is without question large enough so that you can play and also move the minifigures inside the numerous rooms.

This excellent Harry Potter Set will definitely always be totally popular throughout this christmas, particularly with the premier of the very last film installment beginning this year. Shops happen to be notorious with regard to selling out of well-known Lego building sets promptly, for that reason: Buy your Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle set immediately, prior to it being out of stock!

The particular Lego Hary Potter Hogwarts Castle comprises:

– Harry Potter
– Hermione Granger
– Lord Voldemort
– Professor Dumbledore
– Professor Snape
– Professor McGonagall
– Professor Flitwick
– Argus Filch and his cat
– Mrs. Norris
– 2 Dementors
– the Sorting Hat
– Gryffindors Sword
– a Basilisk fang
– secret sliding stairs
– Gryffindor common room features fireplace with Sirius Blacks face
– Tom Riddles book tucked away inside the knights armor restricted section of the library
– Astronomy Tower
– Vanishing Cabinet
– Great Hall decorated with Slytherin and Gryffindor colors

Prepare for sensational adventures in Hogwarts Castle!
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Harry Potter Special: Evaluating Hogwarts Teachers

Article by Annie Condron

As the final film of the Harry Potter series hits theaters, it is a time to celebrate all the things these world famous books have brought to their readers.

One thing that is rarely noticed about these books and movies is how revealing Rowlings’ work is to the teaching profession. She followers her characters through their school years and shows the readers what does and does NOT make for great teachers.

As a tribute to memory of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, here are 10 teacher evaluations for our favorite magical faculty (in no particular order).Minerva McGonagall

Subject: Transfiguration

Prof. McGonagall is known for her strict, no-nonsense classroom demeanor. Despite her mastery of classroom management, she engenders the deepest respect from her students. Her high expectations and project-based instructional approach allow students to try and make mistakes in their learning.

Prof. McGonagall’s only weakness is her avid love of Quidditch. She recruited Harry as Seeker in his first year instead of punishing him for an unsupervised broom flight.

Teaching Philosophy:“Transfiguration is some of the most complex and dangerous magic you will learn at Hogwarts. Anyone messing around in my class will leave and not come back. You have been warned.”

Sample Lesson:Students are tasked with turning a mouse into a snuffbox for their end of term Transfiguration practical – extra points for how pretty the snuffbox was, points off if it still has whiskers. Ron’s still had a tail.Pomona Sprout


Prof. Sprout isn’t afraid to let her students get their hands dirty. She is known for her hands-on approach to instruction in the green house and for putting students at ease while challenging them to be their best. The encouraging environment helped shy, nervous Neville shine in his favorite subject.

Teaching Philosophy: “I feel that if a single pupil wants to come, then the school ought to remain open for that pupil.”

Sample Lesson: After receiving step-by-step instructions and applying protective gear, students will repot mandrakes (plants that look like crying babies, but whose roots have curative properties). To confer the importance of the lesson, the instructor will also question students about the possible uses for mandrake roots and the dangers in improperly handling them.Rubeus Hagrid

Subject: Care of Magical Creatures

Hagrid is a typical novice teacher: ambitious, caring and lacking confidence. His blind spot for dangerous creatures adds adventure and a plenty of apprehension to his lesson. His classroom management took a hit with a few failed lessons (blast-ended skrewt, anyone?), but he demonstrates a mastery in his subject matter and has tremendous potential.

Teaching Philosophy: “Vastly misunderstood beasts, Harry. Vastly misunderstood.”

Sample Lesson: After initial instruction, students are tasked with approaching a hippogriff. These half-horse, half-eagle animals are very polite and require that people bow, show respect to the animal and let the hippogriff make the first move. Harry was a natural with Buckbeak, but Malfoy blatantly ignored Hagrid’s instructions, insulted his hippogriff and got hurt. This set off week-after-week of boring lessons with harmless flobberworms. Cuthbert Binns

Subject: The History of Magic

As the only ghost teaching at Hogwarts, Prof. BInns’ class is as old-fashioned and lifeless as he is. His lectures are monotonous, managing to turn the details of bitter goblin uprisings into a snooze-fest.

As the story goes, Prof. Binns died in his sleep an old man, but stuck to his usual routine and class schedule as a ghost. There’s a teacher who should consider differentiating his instruction.

Teaching Philosophy: “My subject is History of Magic. I deal with facts, not myths and legends.”

Sample Lesson: Students will try to stay awake as the instructor lectures on the importance of some bit of historical information. Lecture, rinse, repeat for eternity.Dolores Umbridge

Subject: Defense Against the Dark Arts

Dolores Umbridge is the ultimate example of what happens when politicians dictate school policies and practices. As the mouthpiece for the Ministry of Magic, she rules her classroom and the school with an iron fist and no regard for learning. Her classroom is purely reading and rote instruction with no practical application. That’s why Harry had to take over as the real DADA teacher with Dumbledore’s Army. Unlike Umbridge, Harry was a natural.

Her disciplinary tactics were also positively “medieval.” She is also inflexible and demeans co-workers, leading her toxic teaching to infect the entire school, not just her classroom.

Teaching philosophy: “Wands away”

“It is the view of the Ministry that a theoretical knowledge will be sufficient to get you through your examinations, which after all, is what school is all about.”

Sample Lesson: Students are tasked with reading a chapter from their text books and encouraged not to question orders or decrees from the Ministry of Magic.Remus Lupin

Subject: Defense Against the Dark Arts

While Umbridge exemplifies how NOT to teach, Prof. Lupin epitomizes the ideal, caring teacher.

He is known for putting his students’ at ease and giving them the confidence to take on challenging assignments. He plays to students’ strengths and encourages them to tackle Dark Arts and other magical foes, even helping Harry conjure a Patronus to ward off dementors years before the “standards” dictated.

Teaching Philosophy: Snape to Lupin: “Possibly no one’s warned you, Lupin, but this class contains Neville Longbottom. I would advise you not to entrust him with anything difficult. Not unless Miss Granger is hissing instructions in his ear.” […]

Professor Lupin raised his eyebrows.

“I was hoping that Neville would assist me with the first stage of the operation, he said, and I am sure he will perform admirably.”

Sample Lesson: With preliminary instruction, students will face a bogart (a creature that appears to be what you fear most) by transforming it into something funny. The lesson will be monitored closely with constant encouragement and assistance from instructor.Filius Flitwick

Subject: Charms

Professor Flitwick is often underrated among the Hogwarts staff, though his subject is among the most important… perhaps it is due to his small stature.

His gentle demeanor and fierce abilities combine to create a positive learning environment for his students. He demonstrates patience as his classroom, though it is often filled with bangs, explosions and other frightening results of miscast spells.

Teaching Philosophy: “”Now, don’t forget that nice wrist movement we’ve been practicing! The swish and flick! And saying the magic words properly is very important, too.”

Sample Lesson: After the instructor demonstrates the levitation charm, students will practice using the incantation “Wingardium Leviosa” and the “swish and flick” wand technique on feathers. Instructor will circle the room giving individualized instruction and encouragement to each student. Severus Snape

Subject: Potions / Defense Against the Dark Arts

Prof. Snape’s teaching revolves around assigned potions to be made by students during class time, along with reading and research essays. Though he is competent in his subject matter, Snape relies largely on fear and intimidation to motivate students and can create a high-pressure, unpleasant work environment that does not breed the best results from his students. He is also known to play favorites.

Teaching Philosophy: “I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even put a stopper on death — if you aren’t as big a bunch of dunderheads as I usually have to teach.”

Sample Lesson: Students will follow a potion’s “recipe” posted on the black board with little to no guidance from instructor. Some potions include Swelling Solution, Hair-raising Potion and the Draught of Peace. Sibyll Trelawney

Subject: Divination

Prof. Trelawney is a well-meaning, kind teacher (unless you doubt her abilities… Hermione). She has Hogwarts and the students’ best interests in mind, but needs more organization and focus to her lessons.

Prof. Trelawney seems more concerned with creating her image as a “seer” and convincing her students that she really can predict the future than she is about the students’ success. If only she knew that her true Divination talent needs no study.

Bottom line: Spend more time lesson planning and less time forecasting students’ imminent demises.

Teaching Philosophy: “I believe examination passes or failures are of the remotest importance when it comes to the sacred art of divination. If you have the Seeing eye, certificates and grades matter very little.”

“if you do not have the Sight, there is very little I will be able to teach you. Books can take you only so far in this field…”

Sample Lesson: In pairs, students will read the tea leaves in each others’ cups and interpret them using the guide in Unfogging the Future, pages five and six. Bonus points will be awarded for the grimmest prediction. Albus Dumbledore

Subject: Formerly Transfigurations/Headmaster/Horcrux-hunting

Prof. Dumbledore showed off his teaching skills in his personal lessons with Harry. His teaching approach relied largely on allowing students the freedom and resources to explore and learn for themselves. He entrusted Harry, Ron and Hermione with real responsibility and learned along with them.

Dumbledore’s main focus was on character education and developing the whole child.

Teaching philosophy: “It is our choices Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

“From this point forth, we shall be leaving the firm foundation of fact and journeying together through the murky marshes of memory into thickets of wildest guesswork.”

Sample Lesson: Student is tasked with observing memories along with the instructor. Afterward, student will engage in critical thinking and Socratic discussion to hypothesize what potential truths can be drawn regarding hidden horcrux objects and locations.

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