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My GPA dropped my Junior Year

Hello.

I am currently a senior in high school. My GPA is 3.0, while it used to be 3.9. I would have only needed one more point to get a 4.0. Unfortunately, I failed my American Literature class in …

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17 days ago
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I'm certain this is the best cycle to apply to Columbia University

Most Ivy League colleges are self-selecting especially if you are an ALDC, recruited athlete, legacy, development candidate, or child of faculty. For hooked applicants like Black, LatinA, Indigenous, …

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21 days ago
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Potential EC's for a Sophomore interested in Law, Political Science, and Journalism

Hi! I'm a Sophomore in Florida (currently doing school online) looking for potential extracurricular ideas. For some background, during my freshman year I was an intern for my counties' public library …

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23 days ago
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I'm upset about the US New Ranking for Columbia University and this is why.

Tenured and untouchable math prof. Michael Thaddeus did make a valid point that some of the data Columbia submitted didn't align with the 2 areas of the ranking worth 11% which is 1.) Percent full-tim …

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I just hit 1000 accepted answers so I'm going to focus on Columbia U. and take a break

My first day of class at Columbia University freshman starts Tuesday and I'm going to try my best to get good grades and a high GPA. Answering questions on CV has been my unofficial community service …

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a month ago
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TRANSFER ACCEPTANCE RATES FOR T40 COLLEGES

These are the most current transfer rates I pulled off of CDS' for T40 schools.

I'm providing these to give seniors some context to not getting into their dream colleges and settling in at a target or …

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2 months ago
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FOR FALL 2022, UC Berkeley Applicants can now select an ALTERNATIVE MAJOR

FOR FALL 2022, UC Berkeley Applicants can now select an ALTERNATIVE MAJOR and this is good news.

Previously if you picked a highly competitive major like EE or CS, you had a much lower chance to get ac …

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2 months ago
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STEM SENIORS - CalTech is has changed its EA program to REA Restrictive Early Action

NOTE that CalTech is now Restrictive Early Action just like Stanford, Harvard, Yale, and Princeton.

No longer will you be able to "stack" CalTech alongside UChicago, MIT, and UMich if you are applying …

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2 months ago
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choosing extracurriculares

I am currently a junior and I noticed the common app only has ten spots for extracurriculares. Im involved in more than that and was wondering how I should chose the best ones to put on my application …

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2 months ago
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UC Admit rates for Class of 2026 are finally out !!!!

I hope this helps some of you make informed decisions on which UC to apply if you are applying to UC schools.

Overall, about 43.8% of admits come from some marginalized group. 37.3% LatinA, 5.8% Black …

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2 months ago
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AP/IB Phycology

So I just learned that what used to be AP/IB phycology is now just IB phycology, I was gonna take the course for AP credit but I guess I can’t now, any tips or advice? Kinda bad but I guess it is what …

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2 months ago
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College Admissions advice/chances

I am looking for advice on my college list.

1. Demographics: Asian, Public School

2. Stats: Unweighted GPA (3.97) | Weighted (4.71)

SAT: 1560

3. Courses: 20 AP/IB courses

4. Awards: National Merit Comm …

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2 months ago
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ARE you a high achieving, low income, first gen USA senior applying to colleges?

If you answered yes, then I'm going to remind you to look into applying to Questbridge by September 27th to be considered for the QB College Match Program.

Each year there are about 35,000 American hi …

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3 months ago
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TOP Admissions Trends for 2023 (Class of 2027)

TOP Admissions Trends for 2023 (Class of 2027)

These are some thoughts for 9th-11th graders to think about the upcoming admissions cycle. Since it's a discussion, feel free to add your comments or add …

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3 months ago
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Transferring to a college rather than 1st year Admit

I’ve seen on here, Reddit, and other platforms that there are higher acceptance rates for transfers into a college rather than getting in as a 1st year applicant.

Would it make sense to go to a state s …

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3 months ago
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Would writing about mental health in an application essay be instant sabotage?

I'm thinking about going into psychiatry/psychology, and I'd like to write about some of my background, reasons, and the trials I've faced; however, I have doubts about doing this. I feel like my exp …

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3 months ago
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CV Appreciation Post

Hello all,

I just wanted to express my immense gratitude to CollegeVine and to everyone on here! My school doesn't really focus on college advice, or how to get in, and the resources on here are incred …

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3 months ago
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The College Essay

What are some good topics to write about in college essays? For me, it seems like I'm trying to sound different when, in reality, I'm exactly the same as everyone else. I have a very competitive tran …

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3 months ago
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Lowest chances that have been accepted?

Is there anyone on here who had like … insanely low chances for a school (like maybe 10-20% chance) but still got accepted ?

Also, what are the lowest chances that you had for a school but still got ac …

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3 months ago
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What should I write about in the leadership essay that UT Austin asks for?

I have not participated in common leadership activities such as Model UN or president of NHS or student council. And I am really confused about what I should write about. The only thing close to leade …

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