Admissions Advice

Get your questions answered by peers and admissions experts
13
PINNED POST
5 days ago
Discussion

AMA with CollegeVine Co-Founder and CEO Zack Perkins

Hey everyone,

We're very excited about this one! Join us as CollegeVine co-founder and CEO Zack Perkins answers any questions you might have for him. Here's a quick intro from Zack:

"Hey every...

13
14
0
17 minutes ago
Question

Highschool extracurriculars for a pre-law dreamer?

I am currently a freshman but want to go into pre-law for college. I am already in Mock Trial (and other clubs), and other suggestions that might fall into my pre-law interest?

0
0
2 hours ago
Question

Transcripts

I have a 3.92 GPA(converted by WES) but as we know that colleges compare us to our own country and I lack in those context(compared to my countries average) but my school report card has additional st...

0
0
3 hours ago
Question

If my desired major is not at a school I want to apply at, would I get rejected from that school?

I am applying at a school I really want to get into, but I was scared that I wouldn't get in because they don't have my desired major. I was going to choose another major that corresponded with the ca...

0
2
0
5 hours ago
Question

Super Scoring

I’ve gotten my 2nd ACT scores back and on the 2nd I had a marketable improvement in a catergory but a decrease in another. So some what obviously I want to superscore. Is there any blog article or oth...

0
1
0
🎉 First post
11 hours ago
Question

Is TOEFL really necessary?

I have heard that many top tier schools are looking at the SAT EBRW score in case we don't take the TOEFL. Would you recommend taking it? Note: I have my SAT coming up too and also it's expensive. I'm...

0
3
1
11 hours ago
Question

Do essay prompts change every year?

I'm currently in 12th grade and will be joining college from fall 2022. I wanted to start drafting my essays. Do essay prompts of colleges and the common app change every year? (In that case, I'll wai...

1
2
0
a day ago
Question

Passion Project and Application Help

I am a rising junior and since it is summer I finally have time to start a passion project and work on building my college application. However, I have no idea where to start for a passion problem, an...

0
2
0
a day ago
Question

How do I record that I took community college classes on my transcript?

I'm planning on taking multiple classes at my local community college this summer and I am not sure how it will help me. Does it go on my transcript or do I count it as an extracirricular? If it is co...

0
1
3
🎉 First post
2 days ago
Question

Tips on College Supplemental "Why Us?"

I've heard from a lot of people and admissions officers that in the "Why Us?" supplemental, you shouldn't make it seem like the college is a stepping stone, like saying that it will help you get into ...

3
4
1
a day ago
Question

Is the TOEFL is a must or IELTS is accepted too? and what score is required?

this is because I'm an international student

1
1
2
🎉 First post
a day ago
Question

What Extra curriculars help a student stand out when applying to ivy league schools?

Grade 8 preparing for highschool and want to be ahead of the game.

2
4
0
🎉 First post
a day ago
Question

for me as an international student; can I join VCU in BS/MD program?

planning to join the combined program in VCU @

0
1
0
a day ago
Question

How do i make investing a extraccuricular that means something

I am already taking online courses related to it

also currently managing a portfolio of stocks

is reading an what going on in the market article good then taking vocab notes good

and reading investin...

0
1
1
🎉 First post
a day ago
Question

What is a good ratio of students to mental health counselors?

The ratio of students to counselors at NYU is approximately 1:1000. Is this average, high, or low for a school?

1
3
0
a day ago
Question

Red Cross Leadership Development Camp

Hey guys

This summer, I am participating in the Red Cross Leadership Development Camp. This is a 1-week camp where we meet from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. We learn leadership skills, self-reflection, and man...

0
3
1
2 days ago
Question

To go or not to go?

So I recently won this writing award for National Colonial Dames of America to got the Washington DC to visit all sorts of places. However, it is scheduled on a week where Youth and Government hosts C...

1
2
2
2 days ago
Question

How can I say this during my Application?

I'm an International Student from Brazil, and my HS is a full-time professional school. Through the 3 years that I've been there I've taken close to 70 courses, including some in Computer Science, so ...

2
1
2
🎉 First post
2 days ago
Question

Does messing up junior year grades means I lost all chances of getting in a top school?

I had 93% in freshman, 96% in sophomore and have 97% in senior year. I got 1580 on the SAT. But I got 70% in junior year. Did I lose all chances of getting in a top college? (I am an international stu...

2
6
1
2 days ago
Question

LAC vs. Liberal Arts Curriculum

WHat is the difference? If a school like Harvard for example has a liberal arts education doesn't that make it an LAC?

1
2
1
2 days ago
Question

About Majors

Schools like UPenn and Cornell (actually most schools) have divided schools. However, schools like UChicago don't. Does this mean that UPenn and Cornell students can hardly change their majors across ...

1
2
Displaying questions 1-20 of 4641 total
 

Join the conversation

Ask a question
Guarantee an expert answer with 20 karma.
Start a discussion
See how your peers are thinking about college admissions.
Reply to a post
Help other students and share your experiences.

Ask the experts

These experts are available to help for free! You can guarantee an expert answer to any question with 20 karma.

jcdenton
ShaquilleOatmeal
mzilla
carlsaganrocks
alyssa33
maplecreamcookies
YeshDatar
EliasMiller
zpx3
GiebienNa
MoriahKofsky
HaleJaeger
CollegeVineSupport
matt.kaye
AmandaMay
CV-Tim
PriyaDesai
ShaneNiesen
ShravyaKakulamarri
bijalluhar
Vinay_CV
tabula-rasta-12

Community Guidelines

To keep this community safe and supportive:

  1. Be kind and respectful!
  2. Keep posts relevant to college admissions and high school.
  3. Don’t ask “chance-me” questions. Use CollegeVine’s chancing instead!

How karma works