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Does intended major at Cornell affect acceptance rate?

At Cornell, you don't declare your major officially till sophomore year. Does this mean indicating a major on the common app will not affect the acceptance rate? Or will picking CS make a harder chanc …

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how do i efficiently raise my gpa?

i am a freshman with a weighted gpa of 3.9 and a cumulative gpa of 3.4. i am currently taking three honors classes with one ap class. i have all a's, and am never late to any of my classes. my grade d …

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I'm confused as when I apply my race here on collegevine on what I'd be considered as?

This is a question more about college vine itself

To give some insight I'm from Iraq (Both of my parents as well)- I know that I'm middle eastern but in terms of race in the US what would I be consider …

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9 hours ago
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Is it worth applying to Ivy schools and can I expect to get into 1?

I am currently a junior going to a private school in New Jersey. The school is somewhat rigorous in terms of academics but not as competitive as schools like Lawrenceville or Pingry. However, the scho …

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12 hours ago
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Are my essays on the right topics?

Hi, I'm applying to Harvard Early Action and was wondering if my essay topics are well-selected; I'm confident in all of the drafts I have and have received positive feedback on the writing itself, bu …

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13 hours ago
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Consistently made a B in English throughout high school. How will this affect my admissions if at all?

I have never been the strongest when it comes to English in the academic setting, probably due to being raised in the deep south. English is the only subject I have ever made a B (less than 93) on, wi …

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Did anyone else’s admission chances go up.

I know vine just added more data and that’s why it changed, but figured it go down with recent competition for admissions. Are we finally seeing admissions going back to being reasonable.

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15 hours ago
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Thoughts on being top 300 world and top 1000NA in separate video games a strong extracirricular?

Hey everyone,

I'm planning to apply to most of the UC's and UW and was wondering if being extremely good at video games is a strong trait to get into these schools. My unweighted is like a 3.91 and I'm …

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What is the average GPA for UCI UCSD UCSB weighed capped and uncapped? And Is my gpa good enough?

I have a 4.35 weighed, 4.05 UC capped, 3.65 unweighted. Do I have a good shot at UCI UCSB and UCSD?

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Wrote about a controversial topic on college essay

Hi! I'm a HS senior applying to QuestBridge, and for my final essay in which we can choose a topic that interests us, I chose to write about the College Board monopoly on education. I was, and still a …

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Cal State Application

Does anyone know why manually entering your a-g courses on the cal state application delay your application process? I'm currently filling out the high school courses section on the application and it …

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How to write about becoming a club president without sounding too pretentious?

I am writing a PIQ with the prompt "Describe how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunity or worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced."

My essay revolves aroun …

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2 days ago
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Will a C+ tank my GPA

I'm an HS senior and have a 4.0 GPA, BUT I'm struggling in pre-calc and a C+, will this tank my GPA

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2 days ago
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Which ACT score should I use?

I am applying to Drexel, the University of Washington, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for business. These schools don't superscore, and I have 2 ACT scores with the same composite. The first …

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2 days ago
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Good STEM safety schools with financial aid for international students

Hey everyone!

I am looking to expand my college list with some backups. The most important criteria is good financial aid for international students, because I can't pay for college in the US. My ideal …

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2 days ago
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Is it recommended to write a PIQ about a topic other than your major?

Hello,

I am currently writing my PIQs, and 3/4 essays have something to do with my major: comp-sci. I have been thinking to write my final PIQ about another topic I am interested in rather than my ma …

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Fall 2022 Chancing Updates

Hey everyone!

I’m Matt -- I work on data science projects here at CollegeVine and have been around in the past talking about some of the methodology behind our chancing model.

As we do every few months, …

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Does my extracurriculars have to relate to my intended major? Do they have to relate to each other?

Does my extracurriculars have to relate to my intended major? Do they have to relate to each other? My extracurriculars range from different subjects and I'm wondering if that will effect my college c …

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3 days ago
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Questions about the honors/awards section?

Can the Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy count as a honor because I just got accepted today? And this next question is about honors in general. Can I still put down a honor that I got accepted into if I …

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3 days ago
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Advice for a senior

1. I am taking the ACT in 21/10 and found that I have some lack in my knowledge so I started studying from this book and solving in crackab.com and varsity tutors.com as they have some good explanatio …

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