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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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Rec Letter situation

I am applying to majors within business but is very math-heavy (data science) and I wanted to know what would be the best rec letters to submit:

My International Relations teacher who also supervises

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11 hours ago
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CollegeVine says my extracurriculars are weak. Are they really?

Here's my EC list:

*Section leader in competitive marching band

*Math team

*Scholastic bowl, captained some meets (our school has rotating team captains)

*4H club, held various offices including

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7 hours ago
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What would you do in my position???

I'm a senior in Arizona, and I'm graduating in February; as soon as I graduate, I will start my real estate classes; that's the only thing that's certain in my life right now.

I've already been ac

 
 
 
 
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9 hours ago
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Common App Activity Section; own initiative goes under Work (Paid)?

I am doing my Common App Activity Section and want to add a small business that I did as a junior. Specifically, I managed small businesses using my relationships. I used to promote sales and products

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10 hours ago
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I'm a Freshman in highschool. Would anyone know how to go about getting a internship at jobs or places

Hi im a freshman that just turned 15 and i was wondering if there are any internships or jobs that i should apply for so i can boost my Ec's

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11 hours ago
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Xavier (Cincinnati) tuition incorrect?

I think there's an error in the tuition for Xavier. It's shown in CollegeVine as $28015, but according to www.xavier.edu, that's the per semester number not the annual number.

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19 hours ago
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Should I apply ED to a school with my admission chance calculated as 26% (the one that collegevine marks)?

I'm afraid that I would be losing an opportunity to apply to a more likely school with early decision.

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22 hours ago
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Submitting ACT Scores

I scored 2 points higher on the Sept 21 ACT compared to the Feb 21 test. Should I self-report both on the Common App or only the higher? The increase is due to a 6 point jump in English and 2 points

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18 hours ago
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Reapplying for university as a freshman

(International student) I am currently a freshman and I am planning to reapply for the next school year. I passed some international unis last year but I couldn't accept the offers due to COVID restri

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2 days ago
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Is it a good idea to email colleges to ask if I can submit a research paper to them if not mentioned on their website?

I'm just asking the titular question in general for T20s that do not set any specific requirements regarding scientific research papers. Also, would it even be beneficial to submit one if they don't h

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2 days ago
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Teacher recs

Okay so I have about four teachers who have said they’d write a recommendation for me. But…how does it work? Like what do I…do?

The earliest application deadline I have right now is November 1st so I

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2 days ago
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No confirmation of receiving application

So I submitted my application to LSU through the common app a couple of weeks ago and I have not gotten an email or portal saying that they had received my application. Should I wait a while longer or

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2 days ago
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activity section in common app

ok so in common app there is a 150 character max for "Please describe this activity, including what you accomplished and any recognition you received, etc." i don't really know what to put in it or li

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2 days ago
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I didnt take an AP exam despite taking the class. How will it effect me?

I have taken, so far, 10 AP Classes (6 more on the way), but only 9 tests. I skimped out on my AP stat test since my teacher did a really horrible job on the review, and covid made it so that I barely

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3 days ago
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Am I really Hispanic?

I read the Federal definitions, wording of the Common App (“Are you Hispanic/LatinX including Spain?… Regardless of your answer to the previous question, please indicate how you identify yourself…”).

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3 days ago
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Which Standardize Test Scores send to college

Hi,

I am confused which standardized test score sent to below colleges:

1. Yale University - Applying Regular Decision

2. University of Pennsylvania - Applying Early Decision

3. Johns Hopkins Unive

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3 days ago
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3.96 Unweighted GPA vs 4.00 Unweighted GPA

Hello, I am currently in 11th grade and am wondering how badly a 3.96 GPA will affect my chances of getting into top schools (MIT, Caltech). I unfortunately got two Bs during my freshman year, one of

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3 days ago
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What kind of papers to submit in Williams' writing supplement

Hi. I am writing a research paper. Can I submit that for my writing supplement for Williams College?

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3 days ago
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Can I submit old ACT or SAT scores to schools that I didn't originally mark to send?

If I took the ACT last year but didn't submit my scores to the schools that I'm interested in this year, am I still able to submit those scores?

Also, how does super-scoring work? Will schools automat

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3 days ago
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Can colleges see how many times you retake sat or act?

I have googled this answer but want to make sure they cannot. I got a 1390 because I was having a rough week but I do not want them to accept 1390 if I get a higher grade. Will they see if I take the

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