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What's New at CollegeVine

Hey everyone, can you believe July is almost over already?! Whether you're taking time to build out your application profile or just relaxing and enjoying your time off, I hope everyone's summer has b …

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What Does the Average BS/MD Applicant Look Like? - Part 4

In today’s BS/MD admissions advice post I would like to discuss the profile of the average admissions applicant applying to the selective to highly selective programs. These would include schools with …

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CommonApp Essay Idea - Webtoons

Hi, so I'm a senior living in Thailand.

My first application deadline for an IVY League School is November 1st. Most of my classmates are done writing their CommonApp essay, but I am having trouble wi …

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Common App language section

Hi! The common app asks about what languages I know. It gives the option for a first language, speak, read, write, and spoken at home. What do I do if I am fluent in 2 languages and English is not my …

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Common App activity description

Hi! How should I describe my activities in the common app? Specifically sports. I understand recognition but, for example, if I do cross country do I just say I run?

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How much will my SAT scores impact my admission chances?

The first time I took the SAT was in March of 2021, and I did not prepare enough for that, so I did very poorly and got an 1160. Then I took it again in August of 2021 and got a 1390. I should have st …

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Test optional

If I apply test optional and someone else applies with a test score, is the score used to their advantage as a tiebreaker

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Common App Personal Essay!

Which do you find easier to write?

 
 
 
 
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How to get into University of Wisconsin-Madison

I’m a senior in high school, and I’m submitting a 3.6 gpa early action with 10 extracurriculars listed. Is there anything specific that Wisconsin looks for in its applicants that will allow me to boos …

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PSAT/SAT Predictions

I hope you all did awesome on your psat/sat stuff this week. Put in the comments below these things:

The score you hope to get ideally

A realistic score goal

Your dream schools average sat

 
 
 
 
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I want to go to med school but don’t want to take maths is it okay to do so?

Is it okay if I take bio, chem and business studies

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EMT Training as an EC?

So, I took an accelerated Emergency Medical Technicians course (6-months in 6-weeks), and passed. I'm wondering if I should place this in the EC section of the common app?

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Extracurricular advice for High School Junior

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Extracurricular Advice for High School Junior

Hey! Im a Junior and I've been really stressed about college applications and extracurricular activities. I am interested in going into medicine, specifically bs/md programs and currently my top schoo …

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What does UPenn Wharton School of Business value most in undergraduate applicants?

Hi friends! I was wondering if anyone could provide some insight into what Wharton specifically looks for in an undergrad applicant. What is the general profile of students accepted to this program? A …

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OPTIONAL TEST SCORES

I AM FROM INDIA AND I AM HAVING FINANCIAL TROUBLE IN GIVING SAT EXAMINATION SO I AM OPTING NOT TO SUBMIT SAT EXAM WILL IT REDUCE MY CHANCES TO GET IN USA COLLEGES, OR MY NATIONAL LEVEL EXAM SUCH AS BO …

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Ideas for extracurriculars for a major in business and international/global affairs?

I’m in North New Jersey, and I wanna do things that would try to show I have a passion for business and international/global affairs majors. I already have plenty to show that I do, however I’d like t …

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SAT scores not great, should I submit?

I scored 1450 on my SAT and plan on applying to Northwestern for my ED. Should I report the score?

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Can my private academy(hagwon) teacher be a other recommender?

In Korea, there's a thing called hagwon. It's similar to private academy or cram school or something... There's nothing exactly same thing in US. To briefly explain, if you having hard time to follow …

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Submitting SAT Scores

I got a 1460 on the SAT and im unsure if I should submit to Duke. I plan on applying early decisiom.

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Should I submit my ACT?

My absolute top school in Fall 2020 Common Data Set had an average ACT range of 29-33. My best test was a 30 Math 29 Reading 27 English 28 Science 29 Composite. Im going to be going into a CompSci/Bus …

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What should I write my college essay about?

Hello, so I'm a senior and some of my colleges applications are due November 1. But I have been stuck on mi essay topic for months. I have various topics that I'd like to talk about, but I don't which …

 
How life in the US changed me and impacted me
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My love for my country
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My love for my hobby and how has that helped me
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the most traumatized thing that happened and how it change me
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