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9 months ago
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Recent Changes to Google Settings for Third-Party Apps like CollegeVine

ACTION REQUIRED: Update CollegeVine App Settings in Google Admin by October 23, 2023

For enhanced student data protection, Google is set to limit access for users under 18 to third-party apps like Coll …

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a year ago
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Chancing Changes Due to Affirmative Action Ruling

Because the Supreme Court struck down race-conscious admissions on June 29th, we recently updated our chancing algorithm so that the impact of your ethnicity is greatly reduced. As a result, your chan …

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2 hours ago
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Scholarship Eligibility for Visa Holders

Hey everyone, I'm a rising senior and a dependent of an H1 visa holder (i.e. I have an H4 visa). We filled out the permanent residency application nearly 10 years ago, but it's still being processed ( …

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7 hours ago
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Should I retake the SAT?

When I was a junior in high school, I took the SAT with no preparation and got a 1080. I am now enrolled in a community college and once I complete my gen eds, I want to transfer to a 4 year universit …

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15 hours ago
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AP classes

Hi everyone, I’m a student going into 10th grade this upcoming school and have decided to self study AP classes since my school doesn’t offer them.

I’m not sure what AP’s to take, but I enjoy science, …

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23 hours ago
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Is my schedule for my Junior year competitive enough?

I'm currently going into my Junior year and was wondering if my classes would look good to admissions (assuming I pass with good grades, of course). I am also taking classes at a local community colle …

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a day ago
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Can I have a nursing Major and Minor in fine arts?

I really wan to know this because I would love to have two careers, one in cartooning and the other in nursing. I just don't know if I am able to do that. Any tips? I'm a Junior in high school who is …

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a day ago
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Am I competitive enough?

I am an international student, with perfect GPA, taking gap year

Don't have a class rank

Took advanced classes for 4 years: biology, chemistry, math, physics

Predicted SAT 1500-1550

Major - Neuroscience …

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2 days ago
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CLEP Resources?

Are there any CLEP books or study guides you can buy like you can for the AP tests? Specifically, College Algebra and Humanities.

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3 days ago
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ECs for film & creative writing?

i'm looking to major in film & creative writing, but i'm having trouble finding extracurriculars and programs to get involved in.

I've found a few internships except they're all at least an hour away …

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4 days ago
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Need info for International admissions for under grad

Hi , I have the below questions can someone help me clarify ?

1) Does international student needs SAT score ?

2) Do we need to submit transcripts and if yes which grades do we need for student applying …

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5 days ago
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How early should I start preparing for applications as a future transfer student?

Online, a lot of schools have their transfer admissions and decisions really late, and the opening dates for when transfer admissions open is inconsistent, and I'm not sure how rolling admissions work …

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6 days ago
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Early Admissions Senior year + College Applications

Hi, I’m an upcoming High school senior and I am enrolled at my local college as an early admission student. I am currently trying to figure out the college application process for fall next year. By t …

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6 days ago
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How good is MEDscience@HMS on admissions?

Hey! I'm a rising senior looking to get into a BS/MD program or work on pre-med in undergrads. Now while this isn't the only thing on my app, I did go to a week-long med program for high schoolers at …

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7 days ago
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When should I start preparing for college?

I am from Argentina, I end highschool in december 2025. In USA I would be class of 2026. I decided to go to college in the US this same year, any advices? Everything is helpful.

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7 days ago
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Can I go into a phd program right after my undergraduate?

I’m currently a senior in high school, and i’m trying to narrow down my what I want to do with my life basically. I’m majoring in psychology and aim to get my doctorate. However, skipping my masters w …

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7 days ago
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How Should I Schedule My Courses?

I am going into dual enrollment this fall. One of the majors I am interested in at the University of Washington is Human Centered Design which the prereqs are: 3 quarters of chemistry, 3 math classes, …

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8 days ago
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Add small business to activities list?

Hello! I’ve been selling my clothing and other clothing for resale on a popular site. This takes about 1-3 hrs of my time each week. (I photograph, list, curate, shop, package, and ship). Is this a va …

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8 days ago
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Am I competitive enough?

I have a 3.91 GPA with 22 college credits and an associate's degree in business at 17. I have taken 4 AP classes and will take 3 more in my senior year. My SAT score is low (1390) because I have a se …

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8 days ago
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Which category would Columbia Science Honors Program be considered?

outreach.engineering.columbia.edu/SHP (if you don't want to bother googling)

Just wondering which category it'll be in based on college vine's tiers

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8 days ago
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High SAT, LOW GPA.

Hi, I am an South Asian student in California coming from a semi-high income neighborhood, I moved around a lot before 7th grade and then COVID hit where I fell behind on Science & ELA due to bad teac …

 
Ivy/T10
56%
 
T20
43%
 
T50
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You're cooked, T100 or less
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9 days ago
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"Held Back" Effect Admission Chances?

I moved to the States from a country that doesn't speak English. So my parents put me back a grade before I started school here. I am a rising junior but was born in the winter of 2006 (I should be a …

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