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22:15@howdyyy:Is there any way you can review my essay please. I need help because I am not sure if I answered the prompt. Please let me know if its possible. Thank you so much :))
23:18@arielle:I just recently changed my mind about my "life path" I guess you could say, so I wanted to know how much of an impact my extracurriculars will have on my chances as my major went from biochemistry to economics. Also, I just wanted to voice some concern I had with volunteer opportunities/extracurriculars. Because of COVID, my plans drastically changed and I feel like I don't have enough.
25:27@mimi:Who will review the essays submitted in "Essay Review Tool" on CollegeVine website?
25:51@anonymous:I have 9 extracurriculars, all of which I participate in and am devoted to. However, I know sometimes it seems almost like a red flag to have so many. What are your thoughts on the amount? Hopefully you get to my profile but I figured I'd ask now incase you don't.
46:17@anonymous:Is it good to have all extra circulars (Strong 5-8)
related to community service or academics only..without arts or other kind..please advise, TIA
47:17@mimi:Normally how soon can we get the review result after we submit via "Essay Review Tool" on CollegeVine?
47:33@mimi:Can you please show Profile 7's Awards?
47:48@howdyyy:I want to apply priority to a certain school and I want to apply with my SAT scores, however, my SAT test date is Nov 7 and the priority deadline is Nov 1. What advice would you give in regards to wether I should apply priority or regular.
60:59@mimi:Could I combine volunteer activities at different organizations into one activity in the application?
61:42@Amalia:If our ECs seem impressive but scattered, should we apply undecided or risk applying to a competitive program for the major that we really want?
62:53@anonymous:I submitted a profile to be reviewed around 2 weeks ago, and there has been one profile review since (around 3 days after I submitted mine). I didn't see mine today either :( I entered the necessary emails, so I don't know whats going on, please help!
64:51@ianfridmann:Hey! Would you mind refreshing the conclusion of the Argentine guy?
66:28@ianfridmann:Also, what do I do if I don't have safety schools since I'm an international who needs aid...
68:53@mimi:Where do you recommend us to put SAT Subject test scores on the application? Some schools say they do not consider SAT Subject scores. Also FYI only: in the pop-up question, there is no option for "attended SAT test once, ACT test once". Also I would vote for a session about walking through CV Chancing Engine, since I do have questions when trying to use it.
71:31@anonymous:Schools: Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins, Brown, UPenn
International student from Canada
East Asian and African
I will apply for financial aid to the schools which are aid blind for international students
Intended major: Neuroscience, psychology, philosophy; my ec doesn’t really match, please don’t roast me too hard on this, I am aware :(
GPA is 3.95 unweighted
I’m doing IB, have done 11 honours
Not submitting SAT score
EC list: (very brief)
Non profit co founder, raised over 500 dollars from 4 countries, 2 years
Work on the national stem fellowship organization, created stem learning opportunities for over 300 students (high school and undergrad), 2 years
My bio research paper is being published right now
Many national awards for concert band, concert choir, chamber choir, etc.