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Which research summer program to pick?

I got into both the Garcia Summer Scholars program at Stony Brook University and BU RISE at Boston University, and I’m not sure which one is a more helpful extracurricular for college apps. I want to …

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Will I get into college?

hi, im a rising junior and my gpa is very bad with it being at a 2.95. I want to work really hard next year and after calculating if i get all A’s my next 2 semesters i will get a 3.5 gpa and i feel l …

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an hour ago
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Do I need to take more science classes?

Hi! I'm a rising sophomore, and I'm trying to figure out how to schedule the rest of my high school career. I would like to go into a biology-related career path, so I'm taking lots of science over th …

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Should I Take Precalc or College Algebra If I Want To Major In Psychology?

I want to pursue a career in clinical psychology and I am having difficulty with which class would look good on my transcript and help me with my major. I’ve heard information about both classes but c …

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3 hours ago
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Books for my common app essay?

Basically, I made a challenge with myself to read 100 books during 2020. I ended up achieving that goal and have since then, continued reading but not as much. I’ve always liked reading and I am plann …

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3 hours ago
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How can I increase my chances of getting into "elite" universities

I am a junior planning to apply to colleges this coming fall. It has been a long-time goal of mine to attend Stanford, or another competitive school such as Colombia or Yale. I do have an extensive li …

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11 hours ago
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Are my EC's good enough for Writing at a t20

Hey there!

I'm a rising senior and I just wanted to know if my extracurriculars were a good enough writing spike for a T20! Thanks.

I want to major in Creative Writing/English at an ivy/T20, specificall …

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8 hours ago
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What extracurriculars and classes should I take?

I plan to be an ultrasound technologist, but I'd like to get into a university that sets me up for success. As of now, I'm finishing my junior year, and I want to take classes next year that will help …

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12 hours ago
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Are my Ec's enough

I'm in 11th grade and was wondering if my Ec's were enough. I have all A's, and when the time comes, I'm applying to Ball State. My Ec's are volunteering with the red cross and the National Honors Soc …

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9 hours ago
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Can you guys give me ideas on how to write this?

So, I'm applying to this selective mentee program (Girls Write Now) and I have to write 3 essays. I have already written 2 and had them reviewed many (many) times but I am stuck on the last one. Can y …

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12 hours ago
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Am I taking challenging enough courses?

My high school does not offer AP, IB, or advanced courses because it's a small school in a small town. So, I'm taking PSEO courses from a community college in the area. Next year, I'm also doing an …

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a day ago
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Do colleges look into/focus on your involvement of extracurricular activities???

I’m in 11th grade and thus far, haven’t partaken in many extracurricular activities through the school, including sports, clubs, etc. Although this is true, I am involved in some extracurricular activ …

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a day ago
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Admissions Advice

Hi!! I'm currently a junior. and I have a quick question-

recently (last semester) I took 5 college classes (dual enrollment) but unfortunately I failed 2 of those (which is stuck on my high school tra …

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a day ago
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Finding a research position.

I have been struggling to find a research position, I have tried emailing professors from Stanford university, etc, but didn't get any response. How do I get a research position? How do I try at commu …

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a day ago
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How important are college essays?

Hi,

I think of myself as a generally good writer, but I feel a bit anxious about the college essays we must submit. So, how important are they and how can I bet prepare to write mine?

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a day ago
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really bad at math

I am horrible at math. It seems to be some undiagnosed version of number dyslexia, I understand trig and geo though but algebra 2 is my weakness I've already gotten 2/4 C's in that class. I do have a …

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a day ago
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Are my ECs enough for admission?

Hi!

I wanted to know if my extracurriculars were enough. I don’t have any outstanding awards or any lab research, etc. but here ya go:

- Computer Science Club (I teach coding languages and cyber securit …

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a day ago
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What tier would YYGS (Yale Young Global Scholars) fall under on the EC list?

Would it be on par with programs like Notre Dame or RMP? It is not listed on college vine's recommended prestigious summer programs. Please help.

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a day ago
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EC date

Hello!

Do universities consider an EC from grade 4: I stood 1st in my entire city in International English Olympiad (IEO) in grade 4. Is that a remarkable achievement and is it worth mentioning as one …

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a day ago
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What classes should I take in high school to be ready for college to become a biology teacher?

I am a rising sophomore who wants to take more classes than my school schedule allows. I have to choose between advanced chemistry or a class about early childhood development and get to work in a pre …

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